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Cancer research: Scientists seek clues to how disease 'is born'

Health News BBC - 3 hours 3 min ago
Cancer researchers from the UK and US are teaming up to search for the very earliest signs of cancer.

This Giant Toad Mimics a Deadly Venomous Viper With the World's Longest Snake Fangs to Avoid Being Eaten

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 21 min ago
In nature, many animals mimic others, for a variety of purposes. Now scientists have uncovered the latest example of this peculiar ability—finding that the Congolese giant toad mimics the appearance and behavior of the venomous Gaboon viper to avoid ...

Fireball That Flew Over Japan in 2017 Was Tiny Piece of Giant Asteroid that Might One Day Threaten Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 23:24
A still from a video shows a fireball passing over Kyoto, Japan after 1 a.m. on April 28, 2017. (Image: © SonataCo Network). In the early morning of April 28, 2017, a small fireball crept across the sky over Kyoto, Japan. And now, thanks to data collected by the ...

Man Wounded in Shooting During Argument: Dallas Police

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 22:06
A man was critically wounded Sunday morning after he was shot during an argument, police say. Two people were arguing about 1:30 a.m. at Garrison Street and Ann Arbor Avenue in east Oak Cliff, when one person shot the other, police said. The man was ...

Nobody really knows if there are other 'Earths' out there

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 21:27
Are there other Earth-like planets out there in the cosmos? We simply don't know. Scientists have been peering into space for centuries and, thanks to advancing technology, we have spotted other worlds that might be capable of supporting life, but the ...

NASA's Mars InSight is unstuck and officially back to work

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 21:07
Things were looking grim for NASA's Mars InSight mission back at the beginning of October. But now, things seem to have turned around. The InSight lander had originally been sent to the Red Planet with the goal of drilling some 16 feet into the Martian ...

Report calls for changes to rules about contamination of other worlds

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 21:00
A new report has called for NASA to update its rules preventing the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms to other planets in the course of space exploration. The report was written by the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board ...

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 20:51
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor. This comet from outside our solar system is zooming by us at a blistering 110,000 mph (177,000 kph). Hubble caught some glam shots over the weekend from a ...

Researchers unravel chemical makeup and origin of dunes in Saturn's moon Titan

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 20:26
LOS ANGELES, Oct 20:Scientists have found the chemical composition of organic dust dunes present on Saturn's moon Titan, an advance that sheds more light on the mechanism by which carbon-based structures form in extreme cold environments in space.

Where to watch the Orionid meteor shower in Edmonton

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 20:24
EDMONTON -- Edmontonians can get a glimpse of the annual Orionid meteor shower when it peaks this week, a local astronomical society says. The meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through debris left by Halley's Comet. The result is a dazzling ...

Europe's Solar Orbiter has completed testing and is ready to explore the sun

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 20:00
An upcoming mission will travel within a few million miles of the sun to collect data on how our star affects the whole solar system. The European Space Agency (ESA) is working together with NASA to create the Solar Orbiter, a tool for exploring the star at the ...

Chandra X-ray telescope sheds new light on the Tycho supernova remnant

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 19:53
The Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured intriguing images of the vast Tycho supernova remnant, first noted in 1572 when the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe reported a bright “new” star in the constellation Cassiopeia. The new star was actually a Type ...

“Visitors from an Alien Star” –The Sequel (Weekend Feature)

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 19:32
Posted on Oct 20, 2019 in Astronomy, Extraterrestrial Life, Featured Articles, News, Science, Space, Technology. . “I don't see extraterrestrials as more speculative than dark matter or extra dimensions,” says Harvard's Avi Loeb, who has spent much of his ...

Mars Once Had Salt Lakes Similar To Those On Earth: Study

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 19:09
Mars once had salt lakes that went through wet and dry phases similar to those on the Earth, according to a study which indicates that the red planet's climate 'dried out' over a long time. According to the researchers, including those from Texas A&M University ...

NASA's Mars orbiter visited the InSight lander and Curiosity rover from above

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 19:08
It wasn't that long ago that the idea of having a single functioning machine on Mars was little more than a dream for scientists. Today, NASA has a whole bunch of hardware on and around the Red Planet, and sometimes they catch a glimpse of one another as ...

Rocky exoplanets are more like Earth inside that we thought

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 19:00
When looking for exoplanets that are similar to Earth, astronomers typically look for worlds in orbit around a type of star called a red dwarf on an M-dwarf. These types of star are somewhat similar to our sun and are common in our galaxy, making up about ...

Feeding off-world colonies: Leeks and tomatoes can be grown in Martian soil

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 17:45
In a move that takes us one step closer to creating a colony on another planet, scientists have demonstrated that it is possible to grow edible food crops in soil like that found on Mars and the moon. “A (permanent) human settlement on Mars or the Moon is ...

Max-Q: This week in space

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 17:36
Space is becoming a major area of startup and commercial investment, and so I've decided to start providing a weekly round-up of the biggest news in aerospace, space science and space-related technologies. Let me know if you appreciate this or have ...

Researchers unravel chemical makeup & origin of dunes in Saturn's moon Titan

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 17:31
Los Angeles: Scientists have found the chemical composition of organic dust dunes present on Saturn's moon Titan, an advance that sheds more light on the mechanism by which carbon-based structures form in extreme cold environments in space.

NASA will work with Japanese space agency on lunar landing projects

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 17:30
The Japanese space agency, JAXA, has confirmed that it will be working with NASA as part of the upcoming Artemis mission which aims to send humans back to the moon by 2024, the Japan Times reports. NASA Administrator James Bridenstine and JAXA ...

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