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Lost your impatiens? It might be time to try again, with a new breed

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:43
Gardeners may be able to plant impatiens again, thanks to a new line that solves a deadly disease problem. By George Weigel | Special to PennLive. Impatiens used to be our favorite and best-selling annual flower. They bloomed like crazy, flowered reliably ...

What is the dream gap – and what can we do about it?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:41
As parents, we're confident we love our sons and daughters equally, and that we want to encourage the same positive qualities in them, as well as instilling the belief that they can be anything, whatever their gender. Unfortunately, parents don't always treat ...

Great White Shark Chomps Down on Sea Turtle, Chokes to Death

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:13
Great white sharks can be ferocious predators, but one of these giant fish overestimated its hunting abilities when it crunched down on a sea turtle and then choked to death, according to a tuna fisherman near Japan who described the incident. This episode ...

Dark Side Of The Moon: Stunning New Pictures Released By China's Lunar Mission

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:54
New high-definition images of the far side of the Moon have been released by Chinese lunar missions Chang'e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover. The new photographs show the dusty moon terrain full of craters, trails made by the Yutu 2 rover after its departure from ...

Japan creates first artificial crater on asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:13
Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese scientists have succeeded in creating what they called the first-ever artificial crater on an asteroid, a step towards shedding light on how the solar system evolved, the country's space agency said Thursday. The announcement comes ...

Malaria: Africa pilots world's first vaccine in major trial

Health News BBC - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:50
Initial testing of the vaccine, developed over 30 years, has shown a prevention rate of nearly 40%.

Sensor lights up when it finds rare-earth metals for electronics

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:17
25 April 2019. A new protein-based sensor changes its fluorescence when it binds to lanthanides, the rare earth metals used in smartphones and other technologies. Shutterstock image. A team of researchers developed the sensor from a protein they recently ...

A reluctant No. 2: Buzz Aldrin among first to walk on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:14
Buzz Aldrin is nearly impossible to miss when he walks into a room. That's partly because he was the second man to walk on the moon — an achievement that not only landed him in the history books but resulted in guest appearances on popular shows ...

Listen: The brilliant engineering of NASA's Saturn V rocket will help get our boys to the moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:14
It's April 27, 1969, and we are just three weeks away from the May launch of Apollo 10 -- the last dress rehearsal before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin attempt to land on the moon this summer. So, it seems like a good time to talk about the magnificent feat of ...

Holy Pleistocene Batman, the answer's in the cave

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:00
Let's say you wanted to solve a 20,000-year-old mystery, where would you start? Perhaps archaeology and geology come to mind. Or, you could sift through a 3-metre pile of bat faeces. Researchers from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, chose the ...

Working class 'always less likely to get into acting and film making', says research

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:54
Working class people have always been much less likely to find jobs in creative industries such as acting and film making, and there was no golden age of classless meritocracy, says a new study. Three researchers used data drawn from Census records back ...

Older job applicants up to three times less likely to be selected for interview than younger ones, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:50
Fifty-year-old job seekers are up to three times less likely to be selected for interview than younger applicants with less relevant experience, a major new study shows. Research found that applications from 28-year-old white men were three times more likely ...

Skywatching on spring nights

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:10
The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter used its high-resolution stereo camera to reveal a 51-mile wide crater on Mars holding a 1-mile deep reservoir of water ice. Though liquid water cannot last on Mars — Mars is mostly cold, dry, and it has low ...

A Breakthrough In The Study Of Laser/Plasma Interactions

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:03
A new PIC simulation tool brings advanced scalability to ultra-high-intensity physics simulations. A new 3D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation tool developed by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CEA Saclay is enabling cutting-edge ...

NASA Prepares For Asteroid Armageddon With Simulation Exercises

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:03
NASA, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and their international partners are conducting planetary defense exercises for a potential asteroid impact. For over two decades, NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), European ...

Groundbreaking Study on Atoms Could Lead to Exciting Discoveries

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 07:36
Atoms are the basic unit of the world. They make up every single form of matter: solid, liquid, gas or plasma. Their size is approximately a ten-billionth of a meter, and their behavior can not be predicted, as they don't obey classical physics rules. Any atom is ...

Saturn Moon Has Lakes Of Methane: Could There Also Be Life?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 07:24
Using super-resolution algorithms, researchers analyzed data gathered during the last flyby of the NASA-ESA spacecraft Cassini around Saturn's Titan moon. What they discovered was quite surprising - Titan has deep lakes of hydrocarbons. Unlike Earth ...

Coastal trenches, inland volcanoes remove 19% more CO2 than previously thought

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 07:10
Up to about 19 percent more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere, according to a study in ...

Killer whale vs. great white? No contest — the shark always flees

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 06:47
Both the great white shark and the killer whale or orca are fearsome top predators. But of the two massive animals, the killer whale may be the more formidable one, a new study has found. Researchers monitoring white sharks, lion seals and orcas around ...

NASA's changing culture

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/25/2019 - 06:29
Like a white flag raised above bloody and battered troops, the 1975 handshake between the Soviet Union's Alexey Leonov and the U.S.'s Thomas Stafford 135 miles above Earth brought the space race to a close, signifying friendship and a thawing of Cold ...

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