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Children with learning disabilities 'failed by society'

Health News BBC - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:04
Their life expectancy is shorter and low incomes, social isolation and bullying are to blame, a report says.

Firework packaging should show graphic injuries, doctors say

Health News BBC - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:03
Plastic surgeons are responding to a doubling in the number of firework injuries since 2010.

Neuroscientists Debate A Simple Question: How Does The Brain Store A Phone Number?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 23:44
You hear a new colleague's name. You get directions to the airport. You glance at a phone number you're about to dial. These are the times you need working memory, the brain's system for temporarily holding important information.

Champions of the sea honored at gala

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 21:29
Cayman's ocean warriors were out in force Saturday night at the annual Festival of Seas gala, hosted by the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

After Nine Years In Orbit, Kepler Telescope Leaves A Legacy Of Discovery

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 21:01
When looking up at the stars, it's hard not to wonder what else - or even who else - could be out there. The resilience of franchises like Star Trek in pop culture prove we've always believed in the possibility of life beyond our own solar system ...

Russia's Soyuz Rocket Returns to Flight with Crewed Launch in Early December

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 15:00
The hiatus in human spaceflight caused by last month's failure of a Russian Soyuz rocket will be quite brief indeed. Three crewmembers will launch toward the International Space Station (ISS) atop a Soyuz on Dec. 3, Russian space officials announced ...

Genetic risk factor for chronic traumatic encephalopathy detected

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 12:26
Researchers have identified a genetic variation that may influence chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) disease severity. TMEM106B is one of the first genes to be implicated in CTE.

Scientists stunned to unearth new GIANT dinosaur species in Argentina

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 11:30
Three “well-preserved” specimens of the previously unknown Lavocatisaurus agrioensis were unearthed by a team of palaeontologists in the province of Neuquen.

SpaceX Starman reaches beyond Mars in his cherry red Tesla Roadster

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 09:40
As we all know Elon Musk created history by launching his cherry red Tesla Roadster and the Starman to space nine months ago. Both the driver and the car have covered thousands of miles in the last couple of months in space.

Palau to become first country to ban sunscreens to protect coral reefs

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 08:57
Palau has announced it would ban sunscreen to save its coral reefs. Creative Commons Palau will be the first country to ban sunscreen to save its coral reefs.

Palau to become first country to ban sunscreens to protect coral reefs

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:12
Palau has announced it would ban sunscreen to save its coral reefs. Creative Commons. Palau will be the first country to ban sunscreen to save its coral reefs.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe now holds record for Closest Spacecraft to Sun

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:00
Written by Sarah Frazier NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Greenbelt, MD - The NASA Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object.

How A Tiny Flightless Bird Ended Up On An Island In The Middle Of The Ocean

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 05:46
An island half the size of Manhattan in the south Atlantic Ocean is so isolated, it's called Inaccessible Island. On that island, and only on that island, live nearly 6000 puny featherballs called Inaccessible Island rails.

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

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 05:15
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - 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.

Ozone hole modest despite optimum conditions for depletion, claim scientists

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 04:23
Although colder-than-average temperatures in the Antarctic stratosphere created ideal conditions for destroying ozone in 2018, declining levels of the depleting chemicals prevented the hole from being as large as it would have been 20 years ago ...

Hubble Spots A 'Smiling Face' In A Crowd Of Distant Galaxies

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 03:33
Hubble is back in action and has recently set eyes on a configuration of galaxies that look like a smiley face. Hubble image of a large group pf galaxies.

New study hints certain gene could worsen effects of CTE

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 01:01
Researchers who study the degenerative brain disease that afflicted Aaron Hernandez and other football players have long puzzled over a central mystery: Why does chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, hit some people harder than others?

Palau becomes first country to ban sunscreen to save coral reefs

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 00:31
The Western Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban many kinds of sunscreen, in a move to protect its coral reefs from chemicals that scientists say cause significant damage.

NASA Hubble telescope captures smiling face in space

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 00:11
The Hubble Telescope finally proves that when we stare at space, sometimes the galaxy smiles back. NASA. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered everything from a cosmic bat shadow to a skull and crossbones nebula, so among all the spooky ...

Palau to become first country to ban sunscreens to protect coral reefs

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 00:10
Palau will be the first country to ban sunscreen to save its coral reefs. Last week, President Tommy Remengesau Jr signed the legislation to ban “reef-toxic” sunscreen from 2020.

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