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THIS WEEK @NASA: Christina Koch Reflects on Record-Setting Mission, New Era Budget for Space Exploration

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 15:02
ABOVE VIDEO: A budget for a new era of space exploration, do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? And Christina Koch reflects on her record-setting mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Bridenstine Discusses Fiscal ...

Black student erupts over 'too many white people' at UVA multicultural center

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 14:48
An irate black student at the College of Virginia blasted her white classmates for making the most of the college's new, expanded multicultural center, stunning video reveals. The footage, which has gone viral on social media, reveals an unidentified student of ...

Mars 2020 rover leaves home on 2300-mile journey to Florida for launch

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 14:32
NASA's Mars 2020 rover has completed its fabrication and assembly stages and is almost ready for its launch to Mars in a few months. Before final launch preparations can take place, the rover needed to be transported from its home at NASA's Jet Propulsion ...

“I was just shaking”—new documents reveal details of fatal Tesla crash

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 14:03
"It really looked like I had plenty of time to go across," an anguished Florida truck driver said in an interview transcript released by the National Transportation Safety Board this week. Unfortunately, he was wrong. Richard Wood was driving a semi truck on the ...

Scientists Were Wrong About Human Pattern of Brain Asymmetry Being Unique

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 13:51
Brain imprints on cranial bones from great apes and humans refute the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique. The left and right side of our brain are specialized for some cognitive abilities. For example, in humans, language is ...

NASA's space snowman reveals secrets: few craters, no water

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 13:39
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's space snowman is revealing fresh secrets from its home far beyond Pluto. More than a year after its close encounter with the snowman-shaped object, the New Horizons spacecraft is still sending back data from more ...

Evolving underwater: Oceans board game review

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 13:05
Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. I once spotted a barracuda while scuba diving. It darted in close, shimmering silver, its features reminiscent of a ...

Fossils of car-size ancient turtles found in South America

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 13:02
Fossils of one of the largest turtles that ever lived have been found in South America, scientists said this week. Remains of the car-size freshwater beast, called Stupendemys geographicus, were found in Colombia's Tatacoa Desert and Venezuela's Urumaco ...

SpaceX Crew Dragon arrives at launch site for the 1st orbital crew flight from US soil since 2011

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 12:34
The spacecraft that will fly SpaceX's first-ever crewed mission has made it to Florida. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule arrived on Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (Feb. 13), NASA officials said, completing a cross-country trek from the company's California ...

Fireflies are dying and of course it's because of humans killing Earth's natural magic

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 11:45
This news report of fireflies under threat globally will make all those people who once ran after them, chasing their light, sad. What's to blame here? Urbanisation, industrialisation and agricultural intensification for starters. Yes, the lightning bugs are in danger ...

The biggest threat to space commerce is the sun

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 11:08
On the list of Bad Stuff That Could Happen, a massive plasma ejection from the sun isn't an everyday worry, falling somewhere between an irrevocably warming climate and a shortage of soy milk in the office fridge. Yet our star's output plays a critical role in ...

New physics of massive solar ejections

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 10:58
Scientists reported abundance data for hydrogen in four solar wind regimes collected by the Genesis mission (bulk solar wind, inter stream low‐energy wind, coronal hole high‐energy wind, and coronal mass ejections). By. Amit Malewar. -. February 15, 2020.

How mapping Scottish bogs can help fight climate change

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 10:39
Space-age science is being used in a new satellite mapping project to research how Scottish landscape dating back thousands of years can help tackle climate change across the world. The Flow Country of Caithness has long been renowned as a site of ...

Earth's cousins: Upcoming missions to look for 'biosignatures' in exoplanet atmospheres

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:44
Scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets, including dozens of terrestrial—or rocky—worlds in the habitable zones around their parent stars. A promising approach to search for signs of life on these worlds is to probe exoplanet atmospheres for ...

US scientists detect radio signals from outer space

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:16
American scientists detected a sequence of “fast radio bursts" recurring in regular intervals, from the universe, according to a USA Today report on Wednesday, February 12. According to a new paper about the research, the signals repeated over a cyclic ...

Early warning earthquake app features a shaking countdown

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:15
LOS ANGELES — A new earthquake early-warning app for smartphones has been released, offering users across California the ability to see a countdown before shaking arrives. Available for iOS and Android phones QuakeAlertUSA also offers the ability for ...

Betelgeuse's shenanigans simply obtained weirder: Solely *half* of it's dimming

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:42
What the heck is Betelgeuse doing? The crimson supergiant star marking the constellation Orion's proper shoulder is among the most well-known within the sky (a minimum of one supernatural comedy film has, I admit, helped); for one factor it is a ruddy ...

Mars to Disappear Behind the Moon on February 18

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:00
The Moon will cover Mars for a period of time between a few moments up to an hour and a half, depending on your location. By ANI | Updated: 15 February 2020 13:27 IST. Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Email Comment. Mars to ...

Singaporeans and Malaysians witness mysterious astronomical incident; NASA, ESA have no records

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:54
Some Singapore and Malaysian residents were lucky to witness a rare astronomical phenomenon and the video of the incident went viral on social media on Friday, February 14. People said that they witnessed a rare astronomical phenomenon as they ...

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft data reveals Critical Information about Planetary Formation

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:40
Washington, D.C. – Data from NASA's New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals – the building blocks of the planets – were formed. The New Horizons spacecraft flew past the ancient Kuiper Belt object Arrokoth ...

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