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Young children judge others based on facial features as much as adults do

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:02
WASHINGTON -- Just like adults, children by the age of 5 make rapid and consistent character judgements of others based on facial features, such as the tilt of the mouth or the distance between the eyes. Those facial features also shape how children behave ...

Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:01
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 18, 2019)- The harmful algae that causes red tide is currently at near undetectable levels in Florida waters compared with the much higher concentrations at this time last year. The red tide algae, Karenia brevis, causes ...

Behind the Curve: Netflix doc examines why some insist the Earth is flat

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:01
By now you've probably heard about Flat Earth, the surprisingly growing movement of skeptics that claim the Earth is flat. At the core of Flat Earth theory lies a deeply held belief that a simple fact proven through hundreds, if not thousands of years of scientific ...

OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:00
Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most extensive and demanding comet mission to date, but ...

Research: Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide around Florida —

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:56
The harmful algae that causes red tide is currently at near undetectable levels in Florida waters compared with the much higher concentrations at this time last year. The red tide algae, Karenia brevis, causes respiratory issues, is responsible for massive fish ...

Fossil hunter tries to sell baby T-Rex skeleton on eBay for £2.25m, enraging scientists

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:37
Alan Detrich, who has chased dinosaur remains for 30 years, was voted one of People magazine's 'Top Bachelors' in 2001. Laura M Holson; in 12 hours. Click to follow. The Independent US. eBay/Alan Detrich. A fossil hunter's attempt to sell a young ...

Scientists identify green material for refrigeration

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:26
London, Apr 18 Researchers have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most refrigerators and air conditioners. When put under pressure, plastic crystals of neopentylglycol yield huge cooling effects, and ...

'Angelic' UFO leads fleet of alien spaceships in NASA Sun pictures – shock claim

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:19
Conspiracy theorists have been using NASA images of the Sun and believe they have spotted strange anomalies. In images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite, a strange object which has two long wings and a thin tail seems to be ...

Students from Ghaziabad Secure First Position in NASA's Rover Challenge: Two Other Indian Teams Win Awards

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:09
Three teams representing different institutions from across India have won awards at the HERC challenge conducted annually by NASA. United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds its annual Human Exploration Rover ...

Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports

Health News BBC - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:57
Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.

Learning disability 'trapped' in hospitals as NHS target missed

Health News BBC - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:46
More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show.

Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'

Health News BBC - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:34
A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve "tired" GPs.

NASA Confirms Water On Moon May Help Human Colonization

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:27
A team of scientists from NASA and John Hopkins University reported that water is released from the Moon when a meteor shower strikes. This could be a potential resource for future exploration and would help improve our understanding of the Moon's history ...

An Alien Meteor May Have Burned Up in the Atmosphere in 2014

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:27
The ancient comet 'Oumuamua (above) made waves in late 2017 as our first interstellar visitor, but of course, it wasn't the first. It was simply the first one we ever spotted. Astronomers at Harvard University now say Earth had a much closer encounter with an ...

The 'pink moon' of April 2019 is coming soon. Here's when to see this full moon.

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:19
Note: Parts of this post were originally published in April 2018. Information has been updated to include the dates and times of the full moon in April 2019. The full April “pink moon" will be glowing in the night sky this week. But first things first: A “pink moon” ...

Stopping an Earth-Bound Asteroid in its Tracks (Op-Ed)

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:01
Cathy Plesko, Ph.D., is a research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. She contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. In a couple of weeks, at the Planetary Defense Conference just outside of Washington, ...

Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:01
NASA's next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them. Astronaut Christina Koch will spend nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, NASA announced on Wednesday (April 17), ...

Exoplanet that is the size of Earth found by new Nasa satellite

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:00
WHAT'S THE STORY? AMERICA'S National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced the finding of an Earth-sized exoplanet. It is the first major discovery of Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) which is revolutionising our ...

Get off the screen and look up! The Lyrid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you Sunday and Monday nights

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:37
It's time to put the phone away and head outside for some IRL fun. The Lyrid meteor shower is coming to a sky near you both Sunday and Monday nights, though a bright moon may interfere with your skywatching. The Lyrids appear each year from about April ...

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:36
China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday. The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect ...

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