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Final full moon of the decade to reach its peak tonight at 12:12am EST

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:30
The final full moon of the decade will reach its peak in the night sky as the clock strikes 12:12am on December 12, in the Eastern United States, delighting numerologists. While only the Eastern United States will have such a notable time and date for the lunar ...

Does tapping your can of beer really keep it from fizzing all over you?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:27
A team of researchers at the University of Denmark has tested the popular notion that tapping a can of beer after it has been shaken will prevent it from spraying when it is opened. Their paper describes a trial they carried out along with their conclusions, and ...

Dark matter may explain mysterious gamma ray source at center of Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:27
Dec. 12 (UPI) -- New analysis by astrophysicists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests dark matter could explain a mysterious source of gamma rays in the center of the Milky Way. Gamma rays are the the most energetic electromagnetic waves ...

How to Buy Adidas Shoes Being Tested in Space by NASA Astronauts

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:17
Adidas has recruited the help of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop its latest running shoe design. In 2020, the German sportswear company will become the first-ever brand to trial footwear innovation in space when it ...

Research group confirm planet-mass objects in extragalactic systems

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:17
A University of Oklahoma research group is reporting the detection of extragalactic planet-mass objects in a second and third galaxy beyond the Milky Way after the first detection in 2018. With the existing observational resources, it is impossible to directly ...

First direct observation of a black hole and its 'shadow' is Physics World 2019 Breakthrough of the Year

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:16
The Physics World 2019 Breakthrough of the Year goes to astronomers working on the Event Horizon Telescope for capturing the first direct visual evidence of a black hole and its “shadow”. Nine other achievements are highly commended in the Top Ten ...

Cold Moon 2019: All about the cold bright night and decade's last Full Moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:11
What is Cold Moon? When the winters set in and in December there is a Full Moon, that phenomenon is called Cold Moon. It is also called December Cold Moon. In India, most people are familiar with the Moon being our uncle - the proverbial Chanda Mama.

Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:54
Greenland's rate of ice loss is increasing faster than expected, a new metastudy reports. The increased influx of water from Greenland's ice sheet puts us on track for sea-level rise consistent with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) ...

Survey Finds That Water Is Common Around Exoplanets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:46
After surveying 19 exoplanets, a University of Cambridge-led research team found 14 had water vapor in their atmospheres — more than they'd expected. The amount of water vapor, meanwhile? Less than they'd anticipated. Yet: These new insights could go ...

NASA's Space Launch System Rocket Successful in Tank Testing

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:18
Last Dec 5, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) placed the Space Launch System rocket under extreme tests for the engineers to figure out how much stress it will have to undergo to reach its breaking point. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT ...

The 'right' whale to save

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:10
You may have heard that Earth's current sixth mass extinction stems from human causes, but what does this actually look like? I present to you Exhibit A: North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), a species disappearing at an alarming rate. More than 2 ...

Alien discovery: Exoplanets across the cosmos could contain water in major ET boost

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:01
ALIEN worlds could be abundant in water in a discovery which could massively boost the chances of finding life in the universe. By Sean Martin. 13:47, Thu, Dec 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:00, Thu, Dec 12, 2019. Share. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play.

Drug that prevents half of breast cancers carries on working

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:32
Anastrozole is available already, but doctors say substantially more women should be taking it.

Thousands of mysterious holes found in California seafloor, what caused it?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:20
Scientists are still unsure regarding the origin of large craters in the seafloor off the coast of Big Sur California. By Nirmal Narayanan. December 12, 2019 21:20 +08. Mystery holes in seafloor Holes in seafloor off California Monterey Bay Aquarium Research ...

Researchers call for harnessing, regulation of AI

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:17
Artificial intelligence appears to be "widening inequality," and its deployment should be subject to tough regulations and limits, especially for sensitive technologies such as facial recognition, a research report said Thursday. The AI Now Institute, a New York ...

Dark matter in center of Milky Way hints interaction with visible matter through forces other than gravity

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:12
Studying more about dark matter in the center of galaxy could help to unveil several mysteries of the universe. By Nirmal Narayanan. December 12, 2019 21:12 +08. dark matter Composite image of the Perseus galaxy cluster using data from NASA's Chandra ...

Festive PSA: Tapping a can of beer doesn't stop it bubbling over, scientists say

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:44
It's an automatic reflex for many of us: obediently tapping a few times on a can of beer or soda to stop it from frothing over. But researchers in Denmark have discovered that we've been wasting our time. Tapping on a can of shaken beer makes absolutely no ...

How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:42
The evolution of human dance has been studied by psychologists in chimpanzees. Researchers from the University of Warwick, Durham University and Free University of Brussels found two chimpanzees performed a duo dance-like behaviour, similar to a ...

SpaceX Is Flying Cannabis to the ISS so Scientists Can See If It Mutates

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:33
An agricultural technology company has announced that it will be sending cannabis to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a scientific experiment. Plant cell cultures of hemp—a variety of cannabis which has very low levels of the psychoactive ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Sending Cannabis And Coffee To Space

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:23
SpaceX is apparently set to send cannabis and coffee plants into space, and no, Elon Musk is not trying to get aliens high or anything, it's actually a science experiment. Basically, SpaceX has teamed up with a Colorado research lab to send hemp and coffee ...

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