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Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 24 min ago
Date: June 17, 2019; Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Summary: Scientists have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the bear's gene copy numbers in response to a ...

Mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid solved

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 24 min ago
Date: June 17, 2019; Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Summary: Findings show how to make confined bubbles develop uniformly, instead of in their usual scattershot way. Share: FULL STORY ...

Nerd tourism the next big thing for southeast Qld

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 36 min ago
Southeast Queensland is carving out a lucrative niche for itself in events and attractions with a science and technology focus – or “nerd tourism”, as it's being dubbed. State's top 10 most popular events · The OTHER event we want to steal · Biggest tourism ...

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Turns 10, with Lessons for Moon Missions

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 39 min ago
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter launched 10 years ago today (June 18, 2009), at a time when NASA was toying with going back to the moon. A decade later, the agency now has a tight deadline of 2024 to land people on the lunar surface, and LRO's ...

Very Large Telescope Gears Up to Hunt Exoplanets in Alpha Centauri

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 42 min ago
Astronomers around the world were thrilled in 2016 when the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of an exoplanet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth. The Centauri system contains a few more stars, though. Now, the Very ...

Strawberry Moon 2019: Best photos of last night's Full Moon from around the world

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 49 min ago
June's Full Moon lit up the night sky last night, glowing red, pink and orange as it rose above the horizon. When the Sun appears highest in the sky near the summer solstice, the full Moon opposite the Sun generally appears lowest in the sky. This means that ...

See Saturn Near the Moon in the Night Sky Tonight! Here's How

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 5 min ago
Saturn has been looking stunning lately, and it's preparing to dance close to the moon to display an incredible celestial illusion. Late tonight (June 18), what are probably the top two objects that people want to look at through a telescope will be visible low in ...

Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 50 min ago
An artist's rendering of ancient Arctic hyenas belonging to the genus Chasmaporthetes. A new study reports that two enigmatic fossil teeth found in Yukon Territory in Canada belonged to Chasmaporthetes, making the teeth the first known fossils of hyenas ...

Scientists Discovered How To Convert Type A Blood Into Type O

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 19 min ago
Statistically, every two seconds, an American needs a blood transfusion. However, for a successful one, the patient and donor blood types must be compatible. Nowadays, researchers have discovered that microbes in the human gut produce two enzymes ...

Laila The Overweight Cat Plays Dead Rather Than Getting On Treadmill

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 33 min ago
Excuses to avoid cardio at the gym are rife, but an overweight cat has come up with the perfect solution; play dead. Laila the cat moved to Gainesville, Florida with owner Lee Ferinden when she was a kitten and up until then she had been a 'normal sized' little ...

The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

Health News BBC - 3 hours 39 min ago
A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.

What price the Moon? Tips from the past might save the present

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 47 min ago
Roundup What price a boot on the Moon? Or maybe six robot wheels? There's a number for the former in this week's round-up of all things spacey. NASA slaps a price tag on Trump-To-The-Moon. Speaking to CNN Business, NASA Administrator Jim ...

NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 26 min ago
LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) - The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April “no doubt” delays NASA's drive to return Americans to the International Space Station from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency's chief said on Tuesday.

NASA's 'loneliest man'? Far from it: Astronaut Michael Collins on the 'cathedral' of Apollo 11

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 41 min ago
CNN Films' "Apollo 11" explores the exhilaration of humanity's first landing on the moon through newly discovered and restored archival footage. Watch the TV premiere of this documentary Sunday, June 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (CNN) Apollo 11 astronaut Michael ...

A Ticket To The International Space Station?

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 41 min ago
The stage is set. The script is ready. Now, only astronauts are required to audition for parts. Recently, NASA declared the opening of the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial business. The objective? A commoner can now dream of going to space!

Quantum Particles Found Exhibiting Immortality Through “Infinite Decay And Rebirth”

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 50 min ago
We know that the rule “nothing lasts forever” holds true for everything. But the world of quantum particles doesn't always seem to follow the rules. In the latest findings, scientists have observed that quasiparticles in quantum systems could be virtually immortal.

Viasat swaps Ariane 5 launch for new Ariane 6 rocket

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 34 min ago
Viasat has modified an existing contract with Arianespace to launch one of the company's next-generation broadband Internet satellites on Europe's next-generation Ariane 6 rocket, rather than on-board an Ariane 5 launcher, officials announced Monday.

How Much Space Debris From India's ASAT Test is Still in Orbit?

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 13 min ago
India claimed that the debris will decay within 45 days of the test – which was over a month ago – but barely 40% "of the tracked larger debris had reentered" as of June 15. The Wire Staff · Space. 1 hour ago. New Delhi: It's been nearly three months since ...

SpaceX Mystery Mission: South Korean Project Baffles Public

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 20 min ago
Elon Musk's SpaceX is set to launch on a mysterious project with South Korea this year and people are baffled as to why the space mission's record is being kept under wraps. According to a report, SpaceX has quietly announced that its Falcon 9 rocket will be ...

50th anniversary moon landing coins to giveaway thanks to Royal Australian Mint

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 21 min ago
The Royal Australian Mint has launched new limited edition domed coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with those who worked on the historic transmission in Australia. And one lucky reader in Parkes has the opportunity ...

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