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Coronavirus: When can the UK get back to normal?

Health News BBC - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:24
The deputy Chief Medical Officer for England says social distancing measures will likely be in place in some form for six months.

Three generations born on the same day defying odds of 50-million-to-one

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:17
A girl has been born on the same day as her mother and grandmother defying odds of 50-million-to-one. Harper Taylor arrived on February 8 – joining her mother Evie Berry, 26, and grandmother Jacqui Berry, 55, who both share the same birthday. Evie was ...

SpaceX will fly cargo to the moon for NASA

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:11
Forward-looking: In a bid to create a sustainable presence on the moon, NASA has commenced development of the Lunar Gateway, an orbital platform that will act as a home for astronauts studying the moon. SpaceX has been charged with getting the ...

Sky Shorts: Time to celebrate Hubble, a powerhouse discovery

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:05
On April 24, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the greatest astronomical instrument ever made. Through these amazing 30 years, Hubble has contributed to the understanding of the development and growth of galaxies, the ...

ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole – Phys.org

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:56
Phys.org. Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The team found that the disruption is caused by young powerful ...

NPR Podcast: Scientists Use Supercomputers To Search For Drugs To Combat COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:41
In this segment from the NPR Here and Now program, Joe Palca talks to researchers using ORNL supercomputers to fight COVID-19. Supercomputers have joined the race to find a drug that might help with COVID-19. Scientists are using computational ...

NASA AT HOME: Even in self-isolation, the universe can be yours

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:29
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – If you're having some difficulty with the self-isolation and social distancing we're all called to practice now, then here's some help from the folks who are experts at both. NASA has made history launching astronauts into the kind of ...

And This is Why You Don't Go Swimming in Shark Infested Waters!

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:13
"The shark turned to bite the divers and my friend was the unlucky one." "At that time all the dive masters rushed to push her away, but it was already too late. "His head was in the shark's mouth and later the dive master managed to kick her away. "While the ...

M87's Gargantuan Black Hole –“Unveils History of the Entire Universe” (Weekend Feature)

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:12
... ‌. On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of radio astronomers produced the first photograph of the M87 Galaxy's black hole the size of our solar system described by astronomers as the “gates of hell and the end of spacetime.” The now ...

Uransus is losing its atmosphere because of its weird wobbly magnetic field

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 15:33
Voyager 2 may have long ago left our solar system and headed out into interstellar space to explore the unknown, but scientists are still learning from the data it collected as it passed by the other planets in our system. A new analysis of 30-year-old data has ...

Friends playing football sent home by police for ignoring social distancing

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 15:14
Dozens of casual footballers were caught flouting social distancing rules in a popular park in Wales this weekend. Police were called to Roath Recreation Ground in Cardiff and drove onto the grass to break up kick-abouts. Lockdown measures, enforceable ...

Coronavirus live update: What we know in Tulare County

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:34
Sunday, March 29, 6:30 a.m.. Tulare County public health officials announced a person died from COVID-19 Saturday, after an extended hospital stay. The patient tested positive for the virus on March 16, according to a press release. It's still unknown how the ...

Astronauts'' urine can help build moon bases for journey to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:11
London, March 29 (IANS) European researchers have found that astronauts urine could be used as a plasticizer in the concrete of the structures – to build bases on moon in the coming decades for deep space exploration. The modules that the major space ...

Insulation tips from an astronaut

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:03
By Scott Kelly. Being locked up at home can be challenging. When I lived on the International Space Station for almost a year, it was not easy. When I went to sleep, I was still at work. When I woke up, I was still at work. Flying in space is perhaps the only job ...

Researchers Discover A Bacteria That Eats Polyurethane. Is That A Big Deal?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:01
March 29th, 2020 by Steve Hanley. Humanity has produced 8 billion tons of plastics since the 1950s, much of it polyurethane. While ways have been discovered to recycle some of those plastics, none have been found that break down polyurethane, meaning ...

Lovely while it lasts

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:00
This NASA image shows ripples in the surface of Denman Glacier in East Antarctica throwing shadows against the ice. It's a pretty picture, but the story behind it is not so rosy. The glacier has retreated five kilometres in the past 22 years and scientists from the ...

Watch for Venus and the Pleiades

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 13:01
The brightest planet Venus – and the lovely Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters – meet on the sky's dome only every 8 years. Last time was in 2012. This week is your chance to see them meet again. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share.

Top Space Officer: Launch of Space Force Largely Unaffected by Coronavirus

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:32
An Atlas V rocket launches at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to take an AEHF-6 satellite into orbit, March 26, 2020. The sophisticated communications relay satellite is the first Defense Department payload launched for the Space Force. Credit: ...

Coronavirus: Lockdown in Scotland 'could last until June'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:12
Scotland's chief medical officer has warned that restrictions placed on movement designed to halt the spread of Covid-19 could last until June. Dr Catherine Calderwood said that "some sort of measures" were needed for "at least 13 weeks" to stop the spread.

Pterosaurs Facts: 3 Species Of Ancient Flying Reptile Discovered In The Sahara

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:58
Scientists have discovered three new species of the pterosaurs that lived in the Sahara 100 million years ago. The discovery was made by a paleontologist at the University of Portsmouth in England, along with a team of researchers from Morocco and the U.S..

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