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New moon discovered circling Neptune spotlights solar system's violent past

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:50
Say hello to Hippocamp, a celestial pipsqueak that's making big waves at the edge of our solar system. With help from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the existence of this tiny moon in orbit around Neptune.

Modest dinosaur dubbed 'harbinger of doom' set stage for T. rex

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No one would ever look at the huge and ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex as an underdog. But its newly discovered evolutionary great uncle certainly was.

What Really Killed the Dinosaurs? Asteroid and Volcanoes Might Share the Blame

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:44
The asteroid or comet that smacked into Earth 66 million years ago might not be the only culprit behind the dinosaurs' demise.

DNA Gets a New — and Bigger — Genetic Alphabet

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:00
In 1985, the chemist Steven A. Benner sat down with some colleagues and a notebook and sketched out a way to expand the alphabet of DNA.

Sepsis campaigner takes son's ashes to Buckingham Palace

Health News BBC - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:05
Melissa Mead takes the ashes of her son William in a teddy bear to Buckingham Palace to collect an MBE.

Tiny Tyrannosaur Hints at How T. Rex Became King

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:59
Tyrannosaurs weren't always tyrants. For millions of years, the ancestors of the regal T. rex were relegated to second-class predator status while a different dinosaur dynasty ruled over what is now North America: towering allosaurs.

Even coral reefs are affected by socio-economics

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 14:14
Marine biologists working to save the world's coral reefs say that they are increasingly being affected by human activities. As a result, the marine biologists now need to include an assessment of the effects of activities, perhaps in distant markets ...

What's the Weather on Mars? NASA's InSight Now Providing Daily Reports

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:15
We take daily weather reports for granted here on Earth, but their mundane utility just got some out-of-this-world competition from NASA's InSight mission, which is now providing reports on temperatures and wind speeds from its home at Elysium Planitia.

Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'

Health News BBC - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:36
Lucy Evans had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that caused her frightening delusions.

SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for US space program

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:03
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S.

NASA BOMBSHELL: We are 'well on our way' to discovering ALIEN life declares agency chief

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:42
The former Congressman said finding “life on another world” was a priority for the agency. He was speaking at an event held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the agency's centre for robot interplanetary missions.

Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe to fire pellet at asteroid to obtain samples

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:30
A Japanese spacecraft is to attempt an audacious smash-and-grab manoeuvre on a speeding asteroid in an attempt to collect samples and return them to Earth.

Moon's surface acts as 'chemical factory' to produce water: Nasa

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:28
WASHINGTON: The lunar surface could act as a 'chemical factory' that produces the ingredients for water, making it easier for future human colonies on the Moon to sustain themselves, Nasa scientists have found.

NIST "astrocomb" to help Texas telescope find more exoplanets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:15
IMAGE: The different components of the setup are shown, including the NIST frequency comb or "astrocomb", designed to ensure the precision of starlight analysis at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope in Texas.

Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for US space program

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:09
SEATTLE (Reuters) - NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S.

Qld Museum's new exhibition is out of this world

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 05:50
The Queensland Museum will christen it's newly refurbished exhibition space next month with a blockbuster show celebrating space exploration.

Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the Moon - and beyond

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 05:00
The outermost part of our planet's atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit - almost twice the distance to the Moon. A recent discovery based on observations by the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO, shows that the gaseous layer ...

SpaceX Will Launch Its 1st Crew Dragon for NASA Soon! How to Watch It All Live.

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:41
Next week, SpaceX is poised to make history with the first-ever test flight of a private spaceship built to carry astronauts into orbit.

Death of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity goes viral

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:36
By OLIVIA LEHMAN. Staff Writer. The last image transmitted by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity looks to be a grainy, streaked photo of the night sky.

Researchers unlock the secret behind reproduction of fish called 'Mary'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 03:32
A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham.

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