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The Last Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Occurs Tuesday, Just in Time for Apollo 11 Celebrations

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:53
Tomorrow (July 16), the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 to land astronauts on the moon and two weeks after the moon totally eclipsed the sun, it will be the moon's turn to undergo an eclipse of its own. The full moon, in Sagittarius, will pass partway ...

NASA put a man on the moon. Now, the Smithsonian is putting a rocket on the Mall

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:43
WASHINGTON – Fifty years ago, men were launched to the moon on a Saturn V rocket. Only three of this type of rocket still exist, and none has ever been to D.C. Until now. Starting Tuesday night, Americans will have a chance to experience the Apollo 11 ...

India investigates technical glitch that caused moon mission abort

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:24
NEW DELHI — India's space organization is examining the technical snag that led to the aborting of the launch Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, an official said. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off shortly before liftoff ...

Moon walkers changed plans, putting NASA media man in spotlight

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:06
Hugh Harris wasn't supposed to be a part of history. Sometimes, though, fate comes calling. Harris was a NASA media relations representative from Lewis Research Center in Cleveland who was sent to Houston in July 1969 to help his colleagues handle the ...

How much water do snowpacks hold? A better way to answer the question

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:00
Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists. "In many places around the ...

Maternal secrets of our earliest ancestors unlocked

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:33
Extended parental care is considered one of the hallmarks of human evolution. A stunning new research result published today in Nature reveals for the first time the parenting habits of one of our earliest extinct ancestors. Analysis of more than ...

Study documents impacts of selective logging on Congo's intact forest landscapes

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:30
A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) - which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) - are increasingly coming under pressure from logging, poaching, and associated disturbances. The tropical ...

Apollo 11: CEO of rocket maker ULA recalls watching Moon landing on TV as a kid

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:27
On July 20, 1969, United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno was just short of his 8th birthday, living on his family's ranch in the mountains of California near Lake Tahoe. 50 years later, he recalls watching the Moon landing on TV at a neighbor's ranch in the ...

Study demonstrates stress reduction benefits from petting dogs, cats

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:23
College is stressful. Students have classes, papers, and exams. But they also often have work, bills to pay, and so many other pressures common in modern life. Many universities have instituted "Pet Your Stress Away" programs, where students can come in ...

Blood samples from the zoo help predict diseases in humans

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:20
The zoos of Saarbrücken and Neunkirchen are home to penguins, Asian elephants and many other species. Since they come from different continents, blood samples are regularly taken from the animals to check their health. These blood samples have now ...

This Eagle-Nosed, Shovel-Chinned Dinosaur May Be the Weirdest Thing You See Today

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:07
A newfound duck-billed dinosaur species that lived about 80 million years ago had a face so bizarre that scientists named the animal "eagle-nose shovel-chin." Its jaws resembled a pair of gardening tools, with wavy ridges along the edges in a "W" shape.

Stress reduction benefits from petting dogs, cats

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:54
Date: July 15, 2019; Source: Washington State University; Summary: Just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs produced a significant reduction in students' cortisol, a major stress hormone. Share: FULL STORY ...

Smallholder agriculture is threatening the western Amazon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:40
Jacob Socolar, lead author of the study, conducts a point-count in a smallholder farmer's banana cultivation. Credit: Jacob Socolar, Princeton University. A verdant, nearly roadless place, the Western Amazon in South America may be the most biologically ...

How We Could Make Mars Habitable, One Patch of Ground at a Time

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:37
Transforming Mars into a life-friendly world doesn't have to be a herculean planet-wide effort. Humanity could make patches of the Red Planet habitable relatively cheaply and efficiently by placing thin layers of silica aerogel on or above the Martian surface, ...

Three places to celebrate the moon landing in the Wichita area

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:12
“Hey, we missed the whole thing,” Buzz Aldrin famously quipped to fellow moonwalker Neil Armstrong as the astronauts watched video of news coverage of their Apollo 11 lunar landing while in quarantine after returning to Earth four days after becoming the ...

Apollo 11's Momentous Landing Came Down to One Tough Call

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:00
Steve Bales was just 26 years old when NASA's Apollo 11 mission touched down on the moon's surface, and to this day, he told Space.com, he remains astounded that somebody so young would be permitted to make a call that affected history. Bales, then a ...

Anorexia: Origins are complex mix of mind and body

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:00
Research shows it is not just a disease of the mind, but also of the body's metabolism.

Nature plants review explores the current state and future of CRISPR technology in crops

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:00
CRISPR is often thought of as "molecular scissors" used for precision breeding to cut DNA so that a certain trait can be removed, replaced, or edited, but Yiping Qi, assistant professor in Plant Science & Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland, ...

Cape Lookout to host Astronomy Night on July 20 to honor moon landing anniversary

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:58
HARKERS ISLAND, NC (WNCT). On Saturday, July 20, the public can catch a unique view of the stars and planets during the Cape Lookout National Seashore's Astronomy Night, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's Moon landing.

Blood samples from the zoo help predict diseases in humans

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:54
Date: July 15, 2019; Source: Saarland University; Summary: Penguins, Asian elephants and many other animal species live in the zoos of Saarbrücken and Neunkirchen. As they come from different continents, blood is regularly taken from the animals to ...

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