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Full 'Pink moon': What to know about April's full moon rising Easter weekend

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:53
This Easter weekend will mark the rising of the full, so-called “pink moon,” the fourth full moon of the year. April's full moon follows several incredible lunar events earlier this year, including the total lunar eclipse in January and a “super snow moon” in February ...

Researchers discover ancient giant 'lion' in Kenya

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:39
PARIS, Apr 18: A giant lion with enormous fangs that roamed the Kenyan savannah more than 20 million years ago was one of the largest ever meat-eating mammals, researchers said Thursday. A team unearthed the lower jaw, teeth and other bones of a ...

Welcome to Mars on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:31
It looks a lot like the red planet, dry and desolate, but it is not a million miles away. China's Mars Base 1 Camp is actually in the barren, windswept hills of northern Gansu province, with the Gobi Desert as its backdrop. The Mars simulation base, which opened ...

Hubble Telescope Turns 29, Shares Incredible Photo of Southern Crab Nebula to Celebrate

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:25
Hubble scientists like to honor the telescope's birthday with an annual release of 4/20-worthy space porn, and this year's pic is as stunning as ever. The image, in full below, offers an updated view of the Southern Crab Nebula. So, what are you looking at?

Giant Meteor Explodes Over East Coast

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:39
If you were on the East Coast and looking up at the sky on Tuesday night, you might have seen a green fireball shoot across the sky. Hundreds of people from Maine to South Carolina saw the sky light up around 11 PM thanks to an exploding meteor.

Urine Salts in Soil May Mark Advent of Herding

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:15
NEW YORK, NEW YORK—According to a report in The Atlantic, Jordan Abell of Columbia University and his colleagues were able to detect a possible shift from hunting and gathering to herding at the site of Aşıklı Höyük, in Turkey's central Anatolia region.

Someone is selling the remains of a baby T.rex on eBay, and paleontologists are not happy about it

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:00
An eBay listing for a young T. rex's 15-foot body and 21-inch skull is drawing attention. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, the T. rex belongs to Alan Detrich and had been on exhibit at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. Detrich told the ...

University of Utah math professor elected to Royal Society of London

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:44
SALT LAKE CITY — Christopher Hacon, University of Utah distinguished professor of mathematics, has been elected to the Royal Society of London. Born in London, Hacon is one of 50 eminent scientists elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, along with ...

Planet Mercury Has Solid Inner Core About the Same Size as Earth's

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:40
A new analysis has found that Mercury has a solid inner core, just like Earth does. And Mercury's core is just about the same size as our own planet's. I'm biased here, but Mercury is an incredible, mysterious planet that continues to offer exciting results to ...

Shadowy first image of black hole revealed

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:30
Two decades ago, Eric Agol, an astronomer at the University of Washington in Seattle, first modeled how a black hole's intense gravity would bend light around it to form a perfectly circular shadow. Last week, when the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team ...

Elon Musk: Engines from core Falcon Heavy booster 'seem ok'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:22
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- SpaceX has possession of the Falcon Heavy core booster that landed in the Atlantic Ocean after the April 11 launch, founder Elon Musk indicated in a tweet. Landing the rocket's three boosters, which have on-board ...

Winging it! Incredible moment hummingbird rests on a man's outstretched hand as it eats

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:21
A wildlife enthusiast captured the moment a hummingbird rested on his hand as it extracted nectar from a flower. The adorable video, captured on March 27 in San Jose, California, begins with the tiny bird resting on the stem of a bright pink plant. Suddenly ...

Northrop Grumman Successfully Launches NASA Mission

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:14
Northrop Grumman successfully launched its Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft yesterday at 4:46 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The launch marks Northrop ...

These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:11
Date: April 17, 2019; Source: California Institute of Technology; Summary: An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species. Share: FULL STORY ...

Students at HB school see their science experiment launched to International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:59
The tension was palpable in a Huntington Beach classroom as a clock ticked in the corner of a projection screen. Speakers counted down the minutes, relaying to viewers the status of the unmanned Cygnus NG-11 cargo vessel preparing to launch ...

NASA's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:53
(The Associated Press) In this 1960 photo made available by NASA, Jerrie Cobb prepares to operate the Multi-Axis Space Test Inertia Facility (MASTIF) at the Lewis Research Center in Ohio. The three-axis rig was developed to train Project Mercury pilots in ...

Blue Origin sign up historic test stand for engine testing

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 19:45
Blue Origin has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act agreement with NASA for the use of the historic 4670 test stand at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Despite setting up its own in-house test stands, including one that is being constructed at this ...

Researchers map sound, response and reward anticipation in mouse brain

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:55
University of Oregon neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. Researchers have known that signals go from the ears to the brain ...

Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:47
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space. The nebula, created by a binary star system, is one of the many objects that Hubble has ...

Researcher uses network science to understand how materials work

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:43
Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations can tell engineers a lot about the composition of different ...

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