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He was an athlete in the best shape of his life. Then Covid-19 nearly killed him

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 18:32
When Ahmad Ayyad woke up, he was delirious. He didn't realize where he was, why there was a tube down his throat, or how long it had been since he last fed his dog. And when he looked down, he couldn't recognize himself. Once a 215-pound athlete with ...

Declining eyesight can be improved by looking at red light, pilot study says

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 18:27
It will be as easy as brushing your teeth or shaving, and as long as future studies support it, it just might save your eyesight. A few minutes of looking into a deep red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as we age, according to a ...

Snakes can glide through the air -- and this is how

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 18:09
(CNN) For some the sight of a snake slithering on the ground is scary enough, so how about one launching itself through the air? Chrysopelea paradisi -- the paradise tree snake -- does just that, propelling itself through the air from trees in South and ...

Why Is the South Pole Warming So Quickly? It's Complicated

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:47
Remote Antarctica may feel like the most isolated place on Earth. Secluded at the bottom of the world and surrounded by the turbulent Southern Ocean, in many ways it's a step into another world. But, as it turns out, the icy continent is more closely connected ...

TESS delivers new insights into an ultrahot world

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:46
Measurements from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have enabled astronomers to greatly improve their understanding of the bizarre environment of KELT-9 b, one of the hottest planets known. "The weirdness factor is high with KELT-9 b," ...

A 'penumbral' lunar eclipse is coming this weekend. What does this mean?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:34
Even if your fireworks display is canceled on July Fourth this year because of the coronavirus, there's still something in the sky to look for over the weekend. Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday, the full moon will graze Earth's shadow to create what's ...

Whale Sharks Have Eyeballs Covered in Tiny Teeth

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:31
Marine biologists from Japan say whale sharks have eyeballs coated in tiny teeth, in a discovery unique to this hulking but gentle aquatic species. Advertisement. Eye teeth are typically used to describe our upper canines, but new research published in PLOS ...

NASA catches a short-lived Eastern Pacific Depression 4E

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:30
Tropical Depression 4E formed late on June 29 and it is forecast to become a remnant low-pressure area by the end of the day on June 30. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of the depression, located just southwest of the ...

To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:30
The revolution in our understanding of the night sky and our place in the universe began when we transitioned from using the naked eye to a telescope in 1609. Four centuries later, scientists are experiencing a similar transition in their knowledge of black ...

Buzzing to rebuild broken bone

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:29
Healing broken bones could get easier with a device that provides both a scaffold for the bone to grow on and electrical stimulation to urge it forward, UConn engineers reported on June 27 in the Journal of Nano Energy. Although minor bone breaks usually ...

Tech: Australian Space Agency backs locally-designed space suit development

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:28
IMAGE: Denmark's first astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, trials an earlier version of the skinsuit on the ISS in 2015 to test its effectiveness in the weightless conditions. view more. Credit: ESA. An $844,000 Australian Space Agency grant will fund several ...

NASA catches a short-lived Eastern Pacific Depression 4E (Study)

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:26
IMAGE: NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Depression 4E on June 29, 2020. The depression was located southwest of the southernmost tip of Baja California,… view more. Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth ...

Chippewa County adds seven new COVID-19 cases

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:17
CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. – The Chippewa County Health Department announced seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday morning. The CCHD reports the total for the county is nine confirmed positive cases and one probable case. Of those ...

Astronaut Says Losing Mirror on Spacewalk Was 'Real Bummer'

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:15
The commander of the International Space Station says losing a mirror during last week's otherwise successful spacewalk was "a real bummer." By Marcia Dunn • Published 6 mins ago • Updated 3 mins ago. Chris Cassidy NASA. The commander of the ...

There's Something Of Incredible Value Forming Inside Neptune And Uranus

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 17:10
To twist the great words of Toto, I bless the diamond rains down in Uranus and Neptune. Advert. Compared to our lovely chemical balance on Earth, the Solar System we know and inhabit is wildly different across all nine planets (yes, I'm still clinging onto ...

Cystic fibrosis patients offered 'life-transforming' drug

Health News BBC - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:46
The three-drug combination, Kaftrio, will now be available on the NHS in England.

'Asteroid Hunters' comes to IMAX this fall. See the trailer here (exclusive video)

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:33
"A single strike could reshape our world, and the only thing that can stop it is science." So begins the trailer for the new IMAX film "Asteroid Hunters," which is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 8. As its title suggests, the 38-minute documentary introduces ...

Potential Public Exposure To COVID-19 In Springfield

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:26
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is notifying the public of a potential community exposure from a person who tested positive for COVID-19. Prior to being diagnosed, the individual went to Walgreens, 2640 E. Sunshine around 5:30 p.m. on ...

Mystery of the Unmanned Surface Vessel in Florida Shore Solved

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:25
A Facebook video from FishMonster documented an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) off the Florida, Key West's shore. While the vessel is probably a Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, its function remained a mystery, until recently. SEE ALSO: U.S. NAVY MIGHT ...

What If 'Floor Is Lava' Used Actual Lava?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:22
You may have noticed a new series at the top of Netflix's most-watched list this week: Floor Is Lava, an extraordinarily silly, albeit endlessly watchable reality show based on the game you probably played when you were a kid. The premise? The floor is lava.

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