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Sahara Desert Experienced Snow For the 4th Time in 42 Years!

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 06:08
Rare Snowfall Leaves Unique Patterns on Sahara's Sand Dunes. Last January 19, the Sahara desert was reportedly covered with snow. The snow was spotted outside the town of Ain Sefra northwest of Algeria wherein it created a unique pattern on the sand ...

NASA Lends 3.9 Million Year Old Moon Rock for Display Inside the Oval Office of The White House

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 05:41
It is from the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and its display case is inscribed with the following: Apollo 17 astronaut Ronald Evans and moonwalkers Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan, ...

This Is What We Will Look Like In 5.5 Billion Years When The Sun Is Dying

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 04:12
This photograph of the coil-shaped Helix Nebula is one of the largest and most detailed celestial · A Hubble Space Telescope image released February 1, 2001 of the so-called “ant nebula” (Menzel 3, ...

Top doctors want 12-week Pfizer vaccine gap halved

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 03:12
They say delaying second doses in order to give more people their first is "difficult to justify".

Covid-19: Nurses call for better masks to protect all staff

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 01:04
Inadequate PPE and a new variant may be putting the lives of nurses at risk, says nursing union.

Lots of water in world's most explosive volcano

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:48
Time-lapse video of a Shiveluch volcano eruption (Video: Michael Krawczynski). There isn't much in Kamchatka, a remote peninsula in northeastern Russia just across the Bering Sea from Alaska, besides an impressive population of brown bears and the ...

What happens to the brain on sudden impact? Egg yolks could hold the answer

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:42
Egg yolk submerged in liquid egg white encased in a hard shell is an example of what physicists call "soft matter in a liquid environment." Other examples include the red blood cells that flow through our circulatory systems and our brains, surrounded by ...

Wine aged in space tackles the gravity of climate change

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:01
A case of wine and segments of grapevines have been flown millions of miles in space for a study that aims to adapt Earth's agriculture to the challenges of climate change. The 12 bottles of red and 320 stems of merlot and cabernet sauvignon vines are part ...

Paleontologists Get a Rare Glimpse into the Butt and Cloaca of a Dinosaur

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 00:00
Most of the time, fossils of dinosaurs discovered by paleontologists have not helped with useful reproductive details about a species that once roamed the earth millions of years ago. This is because when these fossils are discovered, their rear region must ...

Maplehurst jail in Milton, Ont. on lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak with 89 'active' cases

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:55
Number of confirmed infections grew by 20 in just 1 day, up from 69 on Thursday. CBC News · Posted: Jan 22, 2021 6:55 PM ET | Last Updated: 5 minutes ago. As of Friday evening, there are 68 active cases of the novel coronavirus among inmates and another ...

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket poised to launch a record 143 satellites

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:49
Liftoff from pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, using a first stage making its fifth flight, was targeted for 9:40 a.m. EST, setting up a rare southeasterly climb over the Caribbean to a 326-mile-high orbit around Earth's poles.

Be the lifeline patients need — community blood drive set

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:45
Elgin High School Librarian Cynthia Chandler donates blood during a drive Oct. 23, 2019. The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in La Grande next week at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1802 Gekeler Lane.

Warren County seeks public input on replacement for Confederate monument

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:39
WARRENTON — The spot on the Warren County Courthouse Square is empty where there once was a Confederate monument. Only the base on which the monument stood remains. In June of 2020, the Warren County Board of Commissioners approved the ...

New physics theory postulates the existence of SLABs: Stupendously Large Black Holes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:21
At the center of the Milky Way lies the biggest object we can be sure exists: a supermassive black hole (SMBH) four million times more massive than the sun. Physicists believe these huge singularities can reach even greater sizes if they've eaten a big ...

Doctors urge fans to avoid playoff gatherings

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 23:04
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - For Packers fans outside of the fortunate few with game tickets, alternate plans for watching Sunday's game need to be made. Doctors say we all need to remember the precautions communities must continue to follow while the ...

Astronauts prepare for 2 upcoming spacewalks

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 22:19
(CNN) Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr. are preparing for two upcoming spacewalks that will help to upgrade and maintain the International Space Station. The NASA astronauts will conduct spacewalks on Wednesday, January 27, and Monday, ...

Banner Health Resumes Elective Surgeries After Recent Pause

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 22:02
Banner Health hospitals will be allowed to resume elective surgeries starting Jan. 25 after pausing them on Jan. 1. This decision comes after a recent decrease in Arizona's COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates. Dr. Marjorie Bessel, the chief clinical officer ...

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype fires engines again to prep for test flight

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 22:01
Static fires are common preflight checkouts for SpaceX rockets, and SN9 might now have checked enough boxes to launch on a high-altitude test mission in the coming days — perhaps as early as Monday (Jan. 25).

NASA to honor fallen astronauts with 'Day of Rememberance'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:53
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Every January, NASA, in partnership with The Astronauts Memorial Foundation and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, host NASA's Day of Remembrance. The ceremony honors all astronauts who have sacrificed ...

Dinosaur Unearthed in Argentina Could Be Largest Land Animal Ever

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 21:38
Beginning in 2012, paleontologists set about excavating a hulking set of 24 vertebrae as well as elements of the pelvis and pectoral girdle from the Candeleros Formation in Argentina's Neuquén Province. At first, it wasn't clear to researchers what they'd found, ...

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