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India's Chandrayaan-2 Mission Will Take 7 Weeks to Reach the Moon — Here's Why

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:16
India's Chandrayaan-2 mission is now on its way to the moon, but it has a slow journey ahead: The rover and lander won't touch down until early September. As the Apollo missions the U.S. spent the weekend commemorating prove, it doesn't necessarily ...

Transgender treatment: Puberty blockers study under investigation

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:12
Early findings of patients reporting thoughts of self-harm warranted investigation, Newsnight finds.

NASA's original moon landing tapes sell for $1.82 million

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 21:35
The 2-inch Quadruplex videotapes are unrestored, unenhanced and unremastered. Courtesy of Sotheby's. Three original NASA recordings of the first moon landing have been sold for $1.82 million. That's more than 8,000 times the price they were last sold for ...

Nunavik Inuit Genetic Study Finds Adaptations to Environment, Little Admixture

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 21:14
NEW YORK – A team of investigators in Canada has identified distinct genetic features in a Canadian Inuit population, including parts of the genome that appear to have been under selection and variants that seem to be linked to increased risk of intracranial ...

Technologies for the Directed Evolution of Cell Therapies

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:57
Date: July 22, 2019; Source: SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening); Summary: New research highlights how the next generation of therapies are moving beyond the use of small molecules and proteins to using whole cells. Share:.

The Milky Way cannibalized a neighboring galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:31
Ten billion years ago, the Milky Way encountered another galaxy in the vast emptiness of space, and consumed it. Dubbed Gaia-Enceladus by astronomers, this stranger was roughly one-quarter the Milky Way's size, and it forever changed the makeup and ...

Robots roaming in Antarctic waters reveal why Ross Ice Shelf melts rapidly in summer

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:27
A new paper offers fresh insight into the forces causing the world's largest ice shelf to melt. The Ross Ice Shelf, a part of the Antarctic Ice Sheet that is floating on the ocean, measures several hundred meters thick and sits over 480,000 square kilometers, ...

Droplets of these simple molecules may have helped kick-start life on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:25
For the origin of life on Earth, ancient puddles or coastlines may have had a major ripple effect. A new study shows that a simple class of molecules called alpha hydroxy acids forms microdroplets when dried and rewetted, as could have taken place at the ...

Astronomers measure powerful magnetic fields around hot Jupiter exoplanets

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:20
July 22 (UPI) -- Astronomers have for the first time directly measured the powerful magnetic fields surrounding hot Jupiters, gas-giant exoplanets orbiting close to their host stars. Unlike Jupiter, which is positioned in the outer solar system, hot Jupiters trace ...

New Research Suggests Tunguska-Like Events Happen Less Often Than We Feared

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:17
In September 2019, the asteroid 2006 QV89 will approach Earth's orbit. Astronomers estimated on preliminary data that the asteroid had a 1-in-7,000 chance of hitting Earth, but more recent observations confirmed that it will fortunately miss. Measuring 40 ...

Historic Barelas eatery reopens, bringing back the beloved Wimpy Burger

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:14
Laticia Gutierrez used to be a cook at the beloved Red Ball Cafe.Flash forward several years, it is Gutierrez who is responsible for bringing the beloved Barelas eatery back to life. Wimpy burgers and all. Advertisement. Recommended. Watch: Great white ...

More sensitive climates are more variable climates

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:12
Date: July 22, 2019; Source: University of Exeter; Summary: A decade without any global warming is more likely to happen if the climate is more sensitive to carbon dioxide emissions, new research has revealed. Share: FULL STORY ...

Earth Is Littered with Mysterious Space-Cones, and Now We Know Why

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:05
Earth is littered with cones from space, and it's our planet's own fault. Most meteorites found on Earth are just randomly shaped blobs. But a surprisingly high number of them, about 25%, are cone-shaped when you fit all their pieces back together. Scientists ...

Weather not looking great for SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral to International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:02
While India successfully launched a mission Monday to land a rover on the moon — and if successful would become the fourth country to have a soft landing on the lunar surface — SpaceX, meanwhile, is gearing up to launch its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape ...

Plants have a defense that weakens the gut of the insects that eat them

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:01
Plants have a defense system that can weaken the gut lining of their insect predators, a new study has found. Plants possess many fascinating strategies for protecting themselves against insects that would make a meal of their leaves and stalks. If scientists ...

Plants defend against insects by inducing 'leaky gut syndrome'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:00
Fall armyworms are pests of corn plants. Credit: Nick Sloff, Penn State. Plants may induce "leaky gut syndrome"—permeability of the gut lining—in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for protecting themselves from being eaten, according to researchers ...

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents' bid to get daughter treated goes to High Court

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:52
Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die.

Even Unhatched, Birds Exchange Survival Skills

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:49
On Sálvora Island, off the coast of Spain, thousands of yellow-legged gulls dot the grassy cliffs from April to late July. It is a riot of white wings and plaintive calls. Occasionally, the chorus changes as the seabirds engage in courtship and chick-feeding.

Exoplanet Magnetic Fields –“Detected 200 Times Earth's”

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:46
“Our study is the first to use observed signals to derive exoplanet magnetic field strengths,” says Evgenya Shkolnik at Arizona State University. “These signals appear to come from interactions between the magnetic fields of the star and the tightly orbiting ...

Pence delivers a promise, and a warning, to NASA and its contractors

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:39
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION. Vice President Mike Pence speaks Saturday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Office of the Vice President. Despite appearances and a presidential tweet suggesting ...


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