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UW scientists genetically modify houseplant to absorb carcinogens

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/29/2018 - 01:09
Scientists at the University of Washington have genetically engineered a houseplant that can clean carcinogenic chemicals from the air.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft heads for New Year's encounter with distant world

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/29/2018 - 00:24
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION. Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft approaching a Kuiper Belt Object.

Nancy Grace Roman, astronomer celebrated as 'mother' of Hubble, dies at 93

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 23:39
When Nancy Grace Roman requested permission to take a second algebra course in high school, a teacher demanded to know “what lady would take mathematics instead of Latin.

New Year Honours 2019: Sepsis campaigner appointed MBE

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 22:30
Melissa Mead campaigned for greater awareness of sepsis after the death of her son, William.

A 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' Eclipse Is Coming in January 2019. Here's How to Watch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 21:50
In January 2019, stargazers in the U.S. and elsewhere will be treated to a lunar eclipse that some are calling the “super blood wolf moon.

Skywatch: What's happening in the heavens in January

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 20:34
The new year debuts with a cosmic bouquet that includes meteors zipping through the heavens, bright morning planets, a little more daylight and a total lunar eclipse that will have you seeing red.

Marine debris study counts trash from Texas to Florida

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 20:33
Trash, particularly plastic, in the ocean and along the shoreline is an economic, environmental, human health, and aesthetic problem causing serious challenges to coastal communities around the world, including the Gulf of Mexico.

Why Was the Light That Flooded New York City's Sky So Blue?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 20:25
The eerie, neon-blue light that bathed the New York City skyline Thursday night resulted when tens of thousands of volts fed a fire at a electrical-utility substation.

NASA's New Horizons Ready for Historic Flyby of Ultima Thule in the Kuiper Belt

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 20:20
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will ring in the new year with an epic flyby at the edge of the solar system, and the stage is set for a truly historic encounter.

Mark your calendars: 2019 spaceflight events you don't want to miss

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 20:09
In the past year, NASA landed a probe on Mars, China launched a spacecraft to the far side of the moon, and commercial spaceflight firms like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic made important strides in their quest to take their first paying passengers into space.

The mystery of the ISS hole just got even weirder

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 19:48
One of the year's biggest space stories just gets weirder and weirder. Earlier this week, a Russian cosmonaut who investigated the mysterious hole in the Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station revealed that the hole was definitely ...

‘Losing 18st left me uncomfortable in my own skin’

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 17:02
Jack Towers is crowdfunding for surgery to remove his excess skin, but the NHS won't pay for it.

Elon Musk Says There's A 30 Percent Chance The First Martian Will Be An AI

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 15:23
Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO, says there is a 30 percent chance the first Martian would be artificial superintelligence (AI).

Living tissue 'printed' in space for the first time

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 15:04
Russian cosmonauts have printed living tissue in space for the first time after their first effort was thwarted by a Soyuz capsule accident.

Couple have baby after Facebook group pays for IVF

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 14:01
The couple, who both had cancer as teenagers, wanted to have a second baby but could not afford IVF.

The Best Space Stories of 2018!

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 13:25
As 2018 wraps up, it's time to review some of the biggest space science stories of the year. From incredible exomoons to masterful missions to groovy gravitational waves, the last 12 months have been packed with science.

2 of 5 eclipses in 2019 to be visible in India: Observatory Official

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:50
Indore: Astronomy enthusiasts and skygazers will be able to watch five eclipses in 2019, two of which will be visible in India. It will start with a partial solar eclipse on January 6, though it will not be visible in India, Dr Rajendraprakash Gupt ...

Space travel isn't reducing astronauts' lifespans but lengthening it, study claims

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:35
Reuters Dec 28, 2018 11:06 AM IST. Although space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, a US study suggests this doesn't significantly shorten their lives ...

Blast offs and bubbly: The year in space, 2018

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:27
When it comes to space travel, and space in general, 2018 has been a busy year. It was one marked by remarkable technological firsts, dramatic incidents, and new milestones set.

The simple tips to improve your health

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:01
The list of things we should do to become healthier can seem endless, so we asked experts for their one top tip.


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