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Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 17 min ago
Date: April 18, 2019; Source: American Society of Nephrology; Summary: The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than ...

Observing Earth from the Moon

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 31 min ago
What would it be like to observe the Earth from the Moon? We suit up for a look! Over the Shoulder Planet. At about 1:14 GMT on December 12, 1972, during Apollo 17 mission's first EVA (Extravehicular Activity), Eugene Cernan photographed Harrison ...

Where has all the plastic pollution gone in the Indian Ocean?

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 33 min ago
You've probably heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a circulating gyre of stewing plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean. You might even be familiar with the existence of other smaller, though equally concerning, garbage patches in the North and South ...

The Best Meteor Showers in 2019

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 41 min ago
Sky & Telescope predicts that the two best meteor showers in 2019 will be the Quadrantids in early January and the Eta Aquariids in early May. Unfortunately, the popular Perseid and Geminid showers will be spoiled by bright moonlight. 2017 Geminid over ...

Meteor From a Solar System Light Years Away May Have Hit Earth

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 43 min ago
In a new study published this week in Astrophysical Journal Letters, two researchers say a meteor that crashed into Earth five years ago may be the only known object to visit our planet from beyond the solar system. While examining data from the Center for ...

NASA's Plans for Putting Humans on Mars

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 43 min ago
Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they'll have to overcome for a 2035 launch so as to place humans on Mars. Mars rover explores the red planet prior to NASA ...

Citizens Could Benefit From Adjusting Streetlights For Bats

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 44 min ago
The 17th of April was declared as National Bat Appreciation Day which is celebrated every year as it is the best time to observe bats that are beginning to come out from hibernation. The date is used to raise awareness about the important roles that bats play ...

Pink Moon set to illuminate the skies on Friday

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 1 min ago
(CNN) Moon gazers be ready! April's full moon, known as the Pink Moon, is set to premiere on Friday. The moon will appear larger than average because it will be three days past perigee, the point in its orbit when it is nearest to Earth, according to Space.com ...

James Webb Telescope Delayed Until 2020

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 11 min ago
NASA officials announced today that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope would be delayed until approximately May 2020. This is about a year after the last delay that was announced, which had put the launch date between March and June of ...

Rare Kakapo parrot produces strong breeding season, scientists say

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 14 min ago
The kakapo, a rare parrot that resides in New Zealand, has reportedly had quite a few babies as of late, marking an impressive mating season. Of the more than 200 hundred eggs laid by the kakapo females, 75 of them are predicted to live, Andrew Digby, ...

Astronomers Catch Gravitational Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 17 min ago
Spacetime ripples from neutron star smash-up usher in age of multi-messenger astronomy. So the rumors were right after all. On August 17th, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) registered tiny ripples in spacetime, ...

Hayabusa 2 Touches Down, Collects Asteroid Sample

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 27 min ago
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 has touched down on Ryugu, the asteroid it's been orbiting since last summer, and collected a sample from its surface. Practice makes perfect. Last week, Hayabusa 2 dove to grab a sample from the surface of the ...

A planet-hunting satellite discovered its smallest planet yet — and it's the same size as Earth

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 28 min ago
A new Earth-sized exoplanet dubbed HD 21749c has been identified by scientists, according to a paper published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters. The discovery is particularly novel given the difficulty of finding planets that are near the size of ...

Green material for cooling identified; Cambridge Enterprise to commercialise

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 45 min ago
Researchers from the UK and Spain have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting fluids used in most refrigerators and air conditioners. When put under pressure, plastic crystals of neopentylglycol (NPG) yield huge cooling ...

Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

Health News BBC - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:59
A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.

Fireball lights up the sky over Pennsylvania and other eastern states

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:42
A bright green fireball was spotted in the nighttime sky on Tuesday by hundreds of people in southern Pennsylvania and 8 other states. According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball raced north to south at 10:57 p.m. and ended its flight in the Atlantic ...

US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:28
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February — approaching but not quite ...

Will Neural Nets Replace Science Writers?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:19
“Researchers have developed a new representation process on the rotational unit of RUM, a recurrent memory that can be used to solve a broad spectrum of the neural revolution in natural language processing.” The sentence above was written by a natural ...

A 'Million Word Gap' for Kids Who Aren't Read to at Home

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:17
Young children who are read five books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, according to a new study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:59
Date: April 18, 2019; Source: Oregon Health & Science University; Summary: A new study shows that a synthetic molecule stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The study demonstrates in mice that a ...

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