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Climate change: It's a buzzkill for bumblebees, study finds

Google Science Feeds - 19 hours 2 min ago
OTTAWA (Canada) — Behold the humble bumblebee. Hot temperatures linked to climate change, especially extremes like heat waves, are contributing to the decline of these fuzzy and portly creatures, according to a new study in the journal Science.

Secret of what makes us appear 36 years younger

Google Science Feeds - 19 hours 21 min ago
Some older people are ageing so badly that their body is 48 years older than their actual age, scientists have found. In contrast, other so-called 'super-agers' are growing old surprisingly slowly, and may be biologically still in their 20s. Researchers at the ...

Scientific BREAKTHROUGH: DNA discovery finds some in 60s have genetic age of 20-YEAR-OLD

Google Science Feeds - 19 hours 21 min ago
WE ALL hope to feel young at heart in later life but new research suggests some people age so fast that their bodies are 50 years older than them. By Hanna Geissler, Daily Express Health Reporter in Seattle. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Feb 16, 2020.

Young onset Parkinson's disease surgery gives Luton man 'lifeline'

Health News BBC - 19 hours 22 min ago
The disease, which normally affects people later in life, forced Ryan to make a "scary" decision.

Photographers gather in Yosemite for once in a lifetime firefall

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 22:46
Yosemite National Park in California is world-renowned for its dramatic landscape, sheer granite cliffs and cascading waterfalls, the most famous of which being aptly named Yosemite Falls. But this week, people visiting the park will be looking for a smaller, ...

Space: Astronomers discover 'alien' radio signals repeating on a 16-day cycle

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 22:16
They are actually now known as the fast radio bursts, which are short for FRBs. The team of FRB has actually been keeping tracks on the repeating burst, which is actually between September 2018 and October 2019. During this time, the FRB 180916.

Can bilingualism protect the brain even with early stages of dementia?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 21:20
Date: February 13, 2020; Source: York University; Summary: Psychology researchers provide new evidence that bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia. Researchers found bilingualism provides the brain with greater cognitive reserve, delaying onset ...

SpaceX delivers the Crew Dragon capsule to its launch site

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 21:18
The SpaceX Crew Dragon, which is slated to be the first spacecraft to carry humans to orbit from American soil since 2011, has arrived at its Cape Canaveral launch site. NASA and SpaceX are already preparing the vehicle for its first flight manned test and ...

The top 6 places in the world to go dinosaur hunting

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 21:17
Move over Rex, there's a new Tyrannosaurus in town. A new species of the apex predator was unearthed accidentally in Canada this week, not by an Indiana Jones-style explorer, but by a farmer. Introducing the first new species of tyrannosaur discovered in ...

Stunning 'angel in the sky' photo caused by rare weather event

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 21:00
A U.K. hiker captured a rare sky phenomenon that appears as if there's an angel in the sky with a majestic rainbow halo cresting its head. Lee Howdle, a wildlife and nature photographer, captured the divine-looking event last Friday at the Peak District ...

Northrop Grumman launches Cygnus cargo ship to space station for NASA

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:44
Northrop Grumman launched a Cygnus spacecraft filled with NASA supplies (and some tasty treats) to the International Space Station Saturday (Feb. 15) in an afternoon liftoff that had some impeccable timing. An Antares rocket (also built by Northrop ...

'Invisible oil' from 2010 spill may have reached Florida Keys

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:42
MIAMI — Florida Keys residents may not have seen massive tar balls and fish kills after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but small concentrations of toxic crude were still reaching the islands and potentially harming marine life, as the extent of the deadly ...

NASA Board Proposes that Boeing Conducts Reviews on its Software Process After Second Starliner Problem

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:13
As a result of finding another fault with the onboard Program that was operating during the CST-10, 0 Starliner non-crew Space docking test run in December, NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) suggests the Boeing program undergoes the trial ...

Cocoa could bring sweet relief to walking pain for people with peripheral artery disease

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:10
Date: February 14, 2020; Source: American Heart Association; Summary: Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who consumed a flavanol-rich cocoa beverage three times daily for six months saw significant improvements in their 6-minute walking ...

Differences in airway size develop during puberty

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:10
Date: February 14, 2020; Source: University of Waterloo; Summary: Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study. Share: FULL STORY ...

The Antarctica factor: Model uncertainties reveal upcoming sea level risk

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:04
Date: February 14, 2020; Source: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK); Summary: Within this century already, due to Antarctica alone global sea level might rise up to three times as much as it did in the last century. This is a finding of an ...

Baby gas giant discovered wandering far from its parent star

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:01
Astronomers have spotted a “baby” gas giant 300 light-years away, making it the nearest young massive planet to Earth discovered to date. Named 2MASS 1155-7919 b, it will eventually grow up to become a large gas planet like Jupiter or Saturn. “The dim ...

How social media makes breakups that much worse

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 20:01
Date: February 14, 2020; Source: University of Colorado at Boulder; Summary: Even those who use Facebook features like unfriending, unfollowing, blocking and Take a Break still experience troubling encounters with ex-partners online, a new study shows.

Want to be an astronaut? NASA wants your application

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:55
NASA has increasingly relied on high-tech machines like orbiters, rovers, and landers to conduct much of its research in space. However, that doesn't mean that astronauts aren't needed, and with a renewed interest in sending humans back to the Moon and ...

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule arrives in Florida ahead of first manned mission

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:00
SpaceX is getting closer to the first manned launch of its new Crew Dragon capsule which will carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The Crew Dragon capsule arrived at the launch site in NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida this ...

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