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An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water in the ocean

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 18:49
What was once the biggest iceberg in the world was found to release over 167 billion tons of freshwater during a three month period and nearly one trillion tons in its lifespan, which could have profound effects on wildlife, scientists say.

Why Lost Birds and Mammals Spell Doom for Some Plants

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 17:39
An American robin eats a winterberry. Small birds like robins typically disperse seeds over relatively short distances. Credit: Photo by Paul Vitucci. Animal-dispersed plants' ability to keep pace with climate change reduced by 60%.

Hubble captures a beautiful galaxy with a nautical theme

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 17:30
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured another stunning image of deep space — this one showing the distant galaxy NGC 3381. Located 115 million light-years away, this elegant shape is a classic spiral galaxy, located in the constellation of Vela.

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship undocks from space station for trip back to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 17:16
SpaceX's Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship is scheduled to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT) on Monday afternoon, although the landing will not be broadcast, NASA officials said.

Can rainbows form on Mars? NASA scientist explains why not

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 16:41
Though Mars has some similar weather features to Earth, factors at play make forming a rainbow impossible on the Red Planet. Twitter Email LinkedIn Whatsapp Facebook. Rainbows are one of the most visually striking phenomena that can occur on Earth, ...

NASA to chase asteroid with small solar sail probe in Artemis I mission

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 16:19
Artist's depiction of the NASA's NEA Scout using a solar sail to approach asteroid 2020 GE after being launched during the Artemis I mission. (photo credit: NASA). The NEA Scout ...

Tonga eruption was so intense, it caused the atmosphere to ring like a bell

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 16:07
(THE CONVERSATION) The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption reached an explosive crescendo on Jan. 15, 2022. Its rapid release of energy powered an ocean tsunami that caused damage as far away as the U.S. West Coast, but it also generated pressure waves in ...

NASA scientists study Tonga eruption to understand landforms on Mars, Venus

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 15:33
Washington, Jan 23. NASA scientists are studying the explosion of submarine volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai to understand how features formed on the surfaces of Mars and Venus, Nature reported. Ad. The unusual explosion -- which has been calculated ...

Cargo Dragon capsule departs space station

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 15:30
SpaceX's Cargo Dragon spacecraft, closing out a month-long mission, undocked from the International Space Station Sunday after a two-delay in its departure to wait for better weather in the capsule's recovery zone off the coast of Florida.

NASA scientists study Tonga eruption to understand landforms on Mars, Venus

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 15:02
Studying the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano and its evolution in recent weeks is "important for planetary science", Petr Broz, a planetary volcanologist at the Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, was quoted as saying.

In visual memory, size matters

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 14:37
New research shows that in natural vision, visual memory of images is affected by the size of the image on the retina. The findings can have many implications, including on the use of different types of electronic screens and the quality of information ...

Closest Ever to Apocalypse: Doomsday Clock Remains at 100 Seconds to Midnight

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 13:51
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warn of lack of progress on climate, nuclear weapons. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Jan. 20 that the hands of the Doomsday Clock remain at 100 seconds to midnight—the closest it has ever been to ...

Covid: Wales could recruit non-jabbed English NHS staff

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 13:46
Covid vaccines are not compulsory for NHS staff in Wales but are being mandated in England.

Solar storm: Powerful flare causes radio blackout over Indian Ocean, alert issued till THIS date

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 13:41
A mid-level solar flare classified as M5.5 class was emitted by the Sun on January 20, 2022, as per NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The observatory tasked with watching the Sun constantly also captured the event, which it tweeted on January 21.

Shield badges for Scots to distance from Covid

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 13:06
Badges and lanyards signal that the wearer would like others to give them extra space in public.

NASA upgrades its asteroid hazard software to use sunlight

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 12:51
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) just upgraded the software it uses to assess potentially hazardous asteroids to account for sunlight's affect on orbits, among other changes. While there are no immediate known space rock hazards to Earth despite ...

Webb space telescope nears its destination almost a million miles from Earth, ready for critical mirror alignment

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 12:25
But getting there — and successfully deploying a giant sunshade, mirrors and other appendages along the way — was just half the fun. Scientists and engineers now have to turn the $10 billion Webb into a functioning ...

How to get rid of bed bugs and how to tell if you have them

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 12:07
Bed bugs use the blood to grow and reproduce, and with females laying up to 250 eggs in a lifetime, a small problem can quickly turn into an infestation. These parasites do not transmit disease, but they are a health concern and so need to be dealt with ...

Research explores how walking pace affects heart

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 11:51
ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2022 17:20 IST. Washington [US], January 23 (ANI): Postmenopausal women who report a faster walking pace had a lower risk of developing heart failure, a new study has found. The study has been published in the 'Journal of the ...

Jumping Spider Can Not Recognize Its Own Brightest Color

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 09:07
Jumping spiders have great sight, one attractive species appears to have a unique visual deficiency. According to new research, the jumping spider Saitis barbipes lacks photoreceptors capable of recognising the colour red. S. barbipes, such as many ...

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