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Can extreme melt destabilize ice sheets?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:00
Nearly a decade ago, global news outlets reported vast ice melt in the Arctic as sapphire lakes glimmered across the previously frozen Greenland Ice Sheet, one of the most important contributors to sea-level rise. Now researchers have revealed the long-term ...

Xi Warns of Decoupling; PBOC to Limit Carbon Assets: Boao Update

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 09:58
Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a keynote speech delivered for the annual Boao Forum Tuesday, called for greater global economic integration and warned against decoupling while calling on certain countries to avoid “bossing others around.” The People's ...

Covid in Scotland: FM expected to confirm further lockdown easing

Health News BBC - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 09:45
Nicola Sturgeon is likely to say that hospitality, gyms and non-essential shops will be able to open from Monday.

Covid contracts: PPE fixer who was Tory donor named in admin error

Health News BBC - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 09:20
Samir Jassal, who has campaigned with the PM, was a contact in a £100m deal for Covid safety gear.

RISD Rover Got a Thumbs Up From NASA as Possible Solution for Space Exploration

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 08:52
Folks, most people know that NASA is one of the leading organizations for space research and exploration. Every year, the organization hosts an event called the Human Exploration Rover Challenge where students and schools compete to show off their best ...

The climate pledges of the world's top emitters

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 08:50
Under the deal's "ratchet" mechanism, signatories are required to periodically renew their emission-cutting plans to drive more rapid decreases in emissions. Roughly half of countries met the 2020 deadline to do so, ...

SpaceX set to take four astronauts to ISS Thursday

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 08:43
The mission, called Crew-2, involves US astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s Akihiko Hoshide, and the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Thomas Pesquet.

Scientists in Chile discover remains of plant-eating dinosaur

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 08:33
Scientists studying Chile's parched Atacama desert, the world's driest, have discovered the remains of a previously unknown species of dinosaur that millions of years ago lived among lush greenery in what is now a moonscape of rock and sand. A team led ...

Meteor Shower 2021 Schedule: When is the Next Sky Show After Lyrid's Peak?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 08:12
For enthusiasts looking for the next meteor shower, long-running meteorological reference Old Farmer's Almanac has released its 2021 Meteor Shower Calendar - complete with viewing tips! The celestial event where multiple meteors light up the night sky as ...

Chinese physicist hunts for a ghost particle, undeterred by US-China friction

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 08:10
Li Liang is chasing a ghost particle. For almost a decade, the professor of particle physics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University has given up every summer and winter break to join an international search for an unknown particle that will, in the best-case scenario, ...

Rock glaciers will slow Himalayan ice melt

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 07:58
"Glaciers play a vital role in regulating water supplies, and Himalayan glaciers regulate water for hundreds of millions of people," said Professor Stephan Harrison, of the University of Exeter. "Over the past ...

New Ulm and Gaylord bid shot down by MBA

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 07:01
NEW ULM — New Ulm and Gaylord's bid to host the 2023 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament failed Saturday as the Minnesota Baseball Association (MBA) awarded that tournament — the 100th annual tournament — to Delano-Dassel and ...

Meteorite blaze caught on police body cam at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 06:37
Gold Coast rapid action patrol police were “shocked to see a meteorite blaze across the sky” while on duty in Surfers Paradise. The meteorite fell over the city about 9.45pm on Monday, leaving a long white tail before disappearing behind buildings.

Baby Stegosaur Footprint From 100 Million Years Ago Discovered in China

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:09
The same report specified that the area where the tiny prints had been discovered were also "pock-marked with large footprints" from stegosaurs, a group of herbivorous dinosaurs including the genus Stegosaurus that averaged approximately 11 inches long at ...

AI-Powered Albert Einstein Answers Questions From Fans

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:08
The New Zealand and Austin-based company UneeQ brought Albert Einstein back to life using their Experiential AI technology that recreated the look and voice of the famous scientist. According to the company, the Digital Einstein was developed as part of ...

Sky watch: Supermoon, meteor shower soon visible

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:05
Which sky sights can we look for these next two weeks? The list includes the second-closest full moon of the year, one of the year's better meteor showers, and two remarkable pairings of planets with star clusters. Look for the next supermoon. The word ...

NASA, Boeing Targeting August-September Time Frame for Starliner Orbital Mission to International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 05:04
ABOVE VIDEO: Boeing Starliner Crew Prepares Second Module for Flight. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NASA and Boeing are targeting August/September for the launch of Starliner's uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International ...

Here's Why Wearing Mask Outdoors is Necessary to Avoid COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 03:36
Experts say they want people, those unvaccinated especially, to wear masks especially when they are in indoor situations when social distancing is almost impossible. COVID-19 is Airborne. Now, experts ...

This Is Why We All Need 'Supermoons,' 'Blood Moons' And 'Pink Moons' (And There Are Plenty Coming Up)

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 03:00
May's full Moon is also a “Blood Moon”—the colloquial term for a total lunar eclipse. They occur when the Earth gets in between the Sun and the Moon, and our satellite drifts into our planet's shadow in space.

Lyrids Meteor Shower to Light Campus Night Sky

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 02:56
Cornellians looking to wish upon shooting stars can catch sight of the upcoming annual meteor showers — the Lyrids will peak before dawn on April 21 and 22, and the eta Aquariids will descend upon the sky at its peak May 4 and 5. Each meteor shower is ...

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