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Ozone hole modest despite optimum conditions for ozone depletion

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:44
The ozone hole that forms in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica each September was slightly above average size in 2018, NOAA and NASA scientists reported today.

Northern Taurid Meteor shower 2018: When and where to see shooting stars in the UK

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:27
If you've always dreamed of seeing a shooting star, you'll be happy to hear that you'll have the chance this month. The Northern Taurid meteor shower takes place in November, providing sky gazers with the opportunity to see a meteor shooting through ...

OSIRIS-REx gets its first close-up photos of asteroid Bennu

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 17:15
At long last, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has delivered an up close and personal view of asteroid Bennu.

World's rarest plants, vital crops can't be banked: study

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 16:13
International efforts to save some of the world's rarest and economically important plants from climate change are doomed to fail because their seeds cannot be stored, researchers warned Friday.

Looking for a low-maintenance pet that's not a fish? Consider coral

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:58
Often viewed as just a piece of the ocean scenery, corals are sedentary creatures, forming colonies of various shapes and colors. However, on closer inspection, these little invertebrate animals are quite active, snatching food with tiny tentacles and ...

Astronaut Scott Kelly Trains His Sights on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:23
In February 2016, the astronaut Scott Kelly decided to send an email to my father, the writer Tom Wolfe, from the international space station (they later spoke by phone as well).

The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes makes all Kepler data publicly available

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:20
The Kepler spacecraft launched in 2009 with the goal of finding exoplanets orbiting distant stars. In the years since, astronomers have used Kepler observations to discover 2,818 exoplanets as well as another 2,679 exoplanet candidates which need ...

Orion capsule: Europe delivers astronaut spaceship's first 'powerhouse'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 14:14
European industry has handed over a key part of the spaceship infrastructure that will eventually take humans beyond Earth into the wider Solar System.

This Stuff Is Circling the Drain of Our Galaxy's Monster Black Hole (Videos)

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 11:06
Astronomers have for the first time observed clumps of gas orbiting dangerously close to the giant black hole that lies at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.

HPE delivers first Above-the-Cloud supercomputing services for astronauts to advance space exploration

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:38
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it is opening high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its continued experiments on the Spaceborne Computer project.

NASA's Dawn Asteroid Mission Ends as Fuel Runs Out

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:27
Dawn, a NASA spacecraft that launched 11 years ago and studied two of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, has ended its mission after running out of fuel, officials said Thursday.

Where are the most violent workplaces?

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 03:49
The Department of Health is drawing up plans to protect NHS staff better from violence.

Hubble spots a distant star casting a colossal shadow

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 03:10
NASA's Hubble telescope has sent back some stunning images of eye-catching sights in the sky, but shadows aren't usually a highlight of the eye candy it produces.

Palau to Ban Sunscreen as It Tries to Save Its Coral Reefs

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 03:06
In an attempt to protect its world-famous coral reefs, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. Nov. 2, 2018, at 1:25 a.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report. Palau to Ban Sunscreen as It Tries to Save Its Coral Reefs. More.

Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 03:04
In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen.

Why more men are getting 'risky' Brazilian butt lifts

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:26
Chris Dennis is one of a growing number of men who are getting "risky" Brazilian butt lift surgery.

NASA just came up with a brilliant way to turn Martian soil into rocket fuel

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:08
One of the biggest detriments to a manned mission to Mars is the fuel problem. If future Mars explorers ever want to return to Earth, they'll not only need enough fuel to get to Mars; they'll need enough to get back home too.

'Super coral' scientist Ruth Gates dies at 56

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 01:07
HONOLULU - Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died.

'Robust' corals primed to resist coral bleaching

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 01:00
Using advanced genomic techniques, a team of researchers led by Dr. Hua (Emily) Ying of The Australian National University (ANU) and Prof David Miller of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University (JCU), ...

HPE Makes Space-Based Supercomputing Available to Astronauts

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 00:53
The demand for space-based high performance computing might be small right now, but for the time being, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has cornered the market.

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