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NHS to offer paid-for DNA tests if patients share data

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 13:29
Entrants will receive a health report, but experts caution over the accuracy of any predictions.

The ESA's view of the lunar eclipse

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 11:01
Today's Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features last week's lunar eclipse, which was visible on January 21 and 22.

New Technology Uses Laser To Send Secret Audio Message To People's Ear: Here Are Its Potential Uses

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 09:25
Researchers at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory apparently managed to find a way to send secret messages directly into a person's ear sans the need for the recipient to use a special communication equipment.

In a Few Years we Could Mine Minerals from the Moon

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 08:22
Our natural satellite has fascinated humanity since its early days. The object hasn't been visited since the Apollo missions but the situation could change dramatically in the future.

No, Blade Runner was NOT predicting the future

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 05:16
2019 is the year that Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is set in. Given the film's status as an influential science fiction classic, it was inevitable that news sites and media outlets seized upon this fact.

Scientists develop 'Liquid Fuel' to store solar energy up to 18 years

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 05:04
Web Desk - Solar power - the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity - is the cheapest and efficient long-term storage for the energy.

The Most Awe-Inspiring Photos Of The 2017 Solar Eclipse In Canada

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 02:32
The rays can be damaging to the eyes, and you will not want to look up at the sun while the eclipse is happening. Over the weekend, millions of Americans crowded into the narrow celestial interstate from OR to SC known as the "path of totality", where ...

Ultima Thule revealed in new detail with fresh flyby image

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 02:21
A new image captured minutes before NASA's New Horizons probe zipped by a rocky object in the Kuiper Belt on New Year's Day shows the dual-lobed world - nicknamed Ultima Thule - is covered with intriguing fractures and a large crater-like depression ...

UNM researchers find warm-blooded marine mammals thrive in Polar Regions

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 01:07
One of the most general rules in ecology is that biodiversity increases towards the tropics. However, a conspicuous exception to this pattern occurs in the ocean where warm-blooded predators such as seals, whales and penguins generally increase in ...

As climate warms, plants will absorb less CO2, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 00:05
NEW YORK - The last time the atmosphere contained as much carbon dioxide as it does now, dinosaurs roamed what was then a verdant landscape.

Chicken therapy helps 'to calm' autistic children

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 00:05
A learning centre uses chickens to teach autistic children trust and behaviour skills.

Running from endometriosis: 'I feel in control again'

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 00:02
Cecile lived with painful symptoms of endometriosis for years. Then she found running.

Tackling a typical drawback for astronauts and the aged: loneliness

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 23:01
How disparate government agencies are combining their efforts to help the space program. Elderly Americans living alone and astronauts heading to Mars may not seem to have much in common.

CO2 can be stored securely underground without leaking through faults

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 22:14
Research from the University of Edinburgh has found that carbon dioxide emissions can be stored securely in underground rocks, even when geological faults are present.

NASA Has a New Plan to Revive the Mars Rover Opportunity, as Time Runs Short

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 21:46
NASA has developed a new, more powerful collection of commands to try to force the long-silent Opportunity rover on Mars to resume operations.

This Ancient Reptile Had a Small Head, Tiny Eyes and a Platypus-Like Bill

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 20:44
Around ten years ago, the discovery of a incomplete fossil gave paleontologists their first look at a very strange creature that once swam through a vast lagoon in what is now Hubei Province, China.

Neanderthals Were Much Better at Spear-Throwing Than We Knew

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 19:15
Our understanding of Neanderthals has shifted radically in the past decade. Once thought to be distinct from and far less intelligent than modern humans, Neanderthals have gotten their revenge with studies showing a.) they're much more capable than we ...

Chinese Scientists Cloned Gene-Edited Monkeys With Horrifying Results

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 18:47
Almost exactly one year ago, the world met Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, the first primates cloned through a technique that could theoretically produce an unlimited number of replicas.

SpaceX Test Fires Rocket for 1st Crew Dragon Launch in February

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:34
SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will launch its first Dragon spacecraft built for astronauts on an uncrewed test flight next month.

Life on Earth may have been made possible by an ancient, violent collision

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:28
Did the violent, cosmic collision that created the moon make life on Earth possible? One new study suggests so. There are a number of theories for how life originated on Earth, many of which try to explain how our planet got the ingredients for life ...

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