1.) You, or the one you love, can now travel into space. Elysium Space, founded by an ex-NASA employee has a service -- called Memorial Spaceflight -- that lets you send your cremated remains, or those of your loved ones, to outer space. To get on board this service, customers will first be mailed a kit that lets them transfer a symbolic portion of the ashes they want to send to space, into the "custom ash capsule". The capsule will be placed on the Elysium spacecraft that will be launched from the Cape Canaveral launch facility in Florida. With a smartphone app, family members can follow their loved ones’ celestial journey. The cost is just $1,990.
2.) Last month, you may have heard about a study saying that drinking four cups of coffee a day cuts your risk of suicide in half, so coffee is actually a lifesaver. Now, an even newer study has found coffee is murdering you. The research from the Mayo Clinic found that drinking more than four cups of coffee a day increases your risk of dying by 50%. The researchers believe the reasons are, "caffeine's potential to inhibit insulin activity, and increase blood pressure." This was especially true for people under 55. Once you make it to 55, coffee doesn't seem to have the same effect.
3.) There good news in Boston this morning as the last of the Boylston Street businesses damaged in the Boston Marathon bombings is reopening. The second of the two pressure cooker bombs that went off at the marathon's finish line on April 15 exploded outside the Forum restaurant, which reopens today for a charity event and will be open to the public tomorrow. Still, owner Euz Azevedo says he's nervous. He knows the restaurant is part of history but hopes he's made enough changes to erase bad memories. Forum employees were widely praised for helping blast victims.