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Hubble telescope solves mystery of star's dimming

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 53 min ago
New findings from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have helped astronomers to solve the mystery of why Orion's bright red supergiant Betelgeuse dramatically faded for a period of weeks last year. In examining the massive red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris, ...

Spacewalking astronauts tackle stubborn struts to prime space station for new solar arrays

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 23 min ago
Expedition 64 astronauts Kate Rubins of NASA (wearing a red-striped spacesuit) and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) spent 6 hours and 56 minutes working in the vacuum of space, most of that time dangling unusually far away from ...

How do you know where volcanic ash will end up?

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 34 min ago
In the wake of this economic disaster for airlines, ash concentration thresholds were introduced in Europe which are used by the airline industry when making decisions on flight restrictions. However, a team of researchers, led by ...

Researchers Find Organic Matter and Water in Sample from Asteroid Itokawa

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 39 min ago
The S-type asteroid Itokawa. Image credit: JAXA. “Understanding the earliest chemical reactions involving liquid water provides crucial insights to how simple building blocks of organic compounds evolved into increasingly complex macromolecules via ...

How to invite more 'good guys' in your garden

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 42 min ago
At the same time, I thought I should familiarize myself with the “good guys” I had heard about through my Marin Master Gardener education — those wonderful beneficial insects that feed on the “bad guys” that love to eat my ornamentals and edibles.

Artificial intelligence reveals current drugs that may help combat Alzheimer's disease

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 43 min ago
New treatments for Alzheimer's disease are desperately needed, but numerous clinical trials of investigational drugs have failed to generate promising options. Now a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) ...

NOAA Pressured to Take Emergency Action for Right Whales

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 45 min ago
The proposed rulemaking to protect North Atlantic right whales from entanglement fails to meet the legal requirements set forth by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and must be immediately withdrawn for substantial revision. North Atlantic right whales can ...

Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 1 min ago
Feb. 9, 2021: Both a starburst galaxy and a spiral galaxy, NGC 1792 can ben spotted in the constellation Columba (The Dove). In this photo, snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope, ...

'Space Hurricane' confirmed to have formed above Earth

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 11 min ago
This storm rained electrons, shifted energy from the sun's rays to the magnetosphere, and went unnoticed for a long time. · An international team of scientists has confirmed the existence of a "space hurricane" seven years ago. · The storm formed in the ...

Live turtle found inside fish's stomach

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 24 min ago
FLORIDA: In a surprising discovery, biologists found a live turtle in the stomach of a Largemouth bass in Florida. According to the details, the biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were catching largemouth bass for research ...

Spacewalkers finish solar panel prep for station power boost

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 42 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts completed the first round of prep work Friday for new solar panels, part of a major power upgrade at the International Space Station. NASA's Kate Rubins and Japan's Soichi Noguchi installed mounting ...

Comet Catalina suggests comets delivered carbon to rocky planets

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 59 min ago
In early 2016, an icy visitor from the edge of our solar system hurtled past Earth. It briefly became visible to stargazers as Comet Catalina before it slingshotted past the Sun to disappear forevermore out of the solar system. Among the many observatories that ...

This Week In Space: It's a SPACE HURRICANE!

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 10 min ago
The hurricane happened on August 20, 2014 and lasted for 8 hours. Being a space hurricane and all, it wasn't made of clouds, but of magnetic fields and solar winds (the same thing that causes the aurora borealis). That's still very cool.

Global CO2 emissions bounce back to pre-COVID levels: International Energy Agency

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 30 min ago
Major economies led a rebound in December when emissions were 2%, or 60 million tonnes, higher than in December 2019, as a pick-up in economic activity increased energy demand.

Covid-19: Mystery UK person with Brazil variant found

Health News BBC - 5 hours 32 min ago
Health officials have also traced the contacts of the person, it is understood.

Essential oils could help keep food safe

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 33 min ago
MONTREAL – A combination of irradiation and essential oil vapors would effectively destroy insects, bacteria and molds in stored cereals, shows work carried out at the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS). This strategy would have the additional ...

Covid-19: Vaccinated NHS staff numbers vary across England

Health News BBC - 5 hours 34 min ago
Nine in 10 have received one dose, but in London it's much lower, figures show.

Food security: Irradiation and essential oil vapors for cereal treatment

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 37 min ago
A team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), led by Professor Monique Lacroix, has demonstrated the effect of this process on insects affecting rice. The study was published in Radiation Physics and Chemistry.

Constellium Meets With US Congressional Delegation To Promote Aluminium Usage In Space Program

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 43 min ago
Representatives of European value-added aluminium firm Constellium NV met with several United States legislators recently to lobby for the aluminium industry and its continued inclusion in the U.S. space program. Among the legislators Constellium's ...

Engineering marvel: Sixth mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 56 min ago
The sixth 8.4-meter (27.5 feet) mirror—about two stories high when standing on edge—is being fabricated at the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab and will take nearly four years to complete.

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