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SETI search of interstellar Comet Borisov finds no sign of alien 'technosignatures'

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 00:17
Our solar system's second known interstellar visitor appears to be keeping quiet, just like the first. The Breakthrough Listen SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) project has scanned the interstellar Comet Borisov for "technosignatures" but come up ...

Earth's cousins: Upcoming missions to look for 'biosignatures' in the atmospheres of nearby worlds

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 00:06
Scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets, including dozens of terrestrial — or rocky — worlds in the habitable zones around their parent stars. A promising approach to search for signs of life on these worlds is to probe exoplanet atmospheres for ...

Extraterrestrial life found in space 'likely to be intelligent' as humans

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 00:03
The latest radio telescopes can scan every star in the galaxy for signs of life, make it highly likely that life will be found beyond Earth. By Tom Bawden. Saturday, 15th February 2020, 12:01 am. Updated in 3 minutes. The Parkes radio telescope in Australia is ...

Physically producing computer-generated artificial genomes to understand DNA

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 23:30
The molecular blueprint of life is stored in DNA within the genome. The digital revolution in biology, driven by DNA sequencing, enables scientists to read the genomes of the many microbes and multicellular organisms that populate our world. Today, DNA ...

SpaceX tests Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink satellite fleet launch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 23:23
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully fired up the Falcon 9 rocket booster that will launch the company's next batch of Starlink satellites today (Feb. 14) in a test that sets the stage for a weekend liftoff. That Falcon 9 rocket is expected to send 60 ...

Astronomers warn of 'worrisome' light pollution from satellite constellations – TechCrunch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 23:05
The Worldwide Astronomical Union has issued the preliminary results from a research on the potential results of multi-thousand satellite tv for pc constellations like that being constructed by StarLink. Discovering that Earth-based astronomical observations ...

NASA taps Rocket Lab to launch CubeSat to lunar orbit

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 23:04
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- NASA announced Friday it selected Rocket Lab of Huntington Beach, Calif., to launch a small satellite, or CubeSat, that will orbit the moon to help prepare for lunar missions. Rocket Lab is a new space company known mostly for launching ...

No matter how badly you want an asteroid to hit Earth, it's not happening this weekend

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 22:34
You might have seen a few alarming headlines about a 'planet killer' headed for Earth this weekend. But don't worry: rumors of our impending death by asteroid have been greatly exaggerated. This weekend, the object known as 2002 PZ39 will totally fail to ...

Puppy love! Astronaut's reunion with her dog after a nearly yearlong flight made us cry

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 22:25
Not sure who was more excited. Glad she remembers me after a year! pic.twitter.com/sScVXHMHJnFebruary 13, 2020. After spending a record-breaking 328 days in space, NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth and reunited with the furriest ...

Hunt: Showdown is raising funds for Australian wildlife with the Fire Fight DLC

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 22:11
Crytek has joined the ranks of game studios raising funds for fire relief in Australia with the release of the Fire Fight DLC for Hunt: Showdown. The package includes two weapons inspired by New Orleans firefighters from the 1890s: The Algiers Phoenix heavy ...

Set your alarm: Moon, Mars and Earth to align before dawn on Tuesday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 22:05
An eclipse-like event will cause Mars to vanish from the sky over North America early Tuesday morning in a rare event known to astronomers as a lunar occultation. Similar to an eclipse when the Earth, moon and sun fall in line, during an occultation, the Earth ...

Fast food intake leads to weight gain in preschoolers

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 21:56
Date: February 14, 2020; Source: The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Summary: There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new ...

Watch Churchill's Northern Lights, live, from anywhere in the world

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 21:50
Friday, February 14th 2020, 4:30 pm - Tune in for a chance to see a live view of the Aurora Borealis every night. Share. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Stream Type LIVE. Seek to live, currently ...

Rare bats in decline

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 21:40
Date: February 14, 2020; Source: City College of New York; Summary: A study led by Susan Tsang, a former Fulbright Research Fellow from The City College of New York, reveals dwindling populations and widespread hunting throughout Indonesia and the ...

Your Alarm Tone Doesn't Just Wake You Up—It Can Give Morning Rides a Boost

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 21:20
Waking up for a morning workout—or, let's be honest, to head to the office—can be tricky. The anticipation of hitting snooze once or five times probably has you setting an alarm to a loud, blaring tone that jars you awake but still leaves you feeling groggy no ...

Rocky Mountain Laboratories produce image of coronavirus

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 21:09
HAMILTON — The coronavirus has now spread to more than 25 countries outside of China. Among those who are working diligently to address this epidemic are scientists at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Hamilton. RML reports that some projects are ...

Valentine's Day Cygnus cargo ship launch to space station delayed by high winds

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:52
There will no Valentine's Day launch to the International Space Station today, NASA says. The launch of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship filled with vital supplies — including, yes, some chocolate, cheese and ...

NASA missions could uncover secrets on Venus, Io and Triton

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:40
(CNN) In order to further explore our solar system, NASA has chosen four proposals for missions that would investigate Venus, Jupiter's moon Io and Neptune's moon Trident. If chosen, NASA would develop the missions. The four proposals highlight planets ...

Upside-down jellyfish lob tiny grenades to kill prey

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:32
For years, snorkelers in mangrove forests around the Florida Keys, Caribbean, and Micronesia have reported a bizarre and unpleasant phenomenon. Despite being careful not to touch the jellyfish littering the seafloor below, swimmers sometimes feel a ...

The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:31
Betelgeuse, the red supergiant star that marks the armpit of Orion the Hunter, has been dramatically and mysteriously dimming for the last six months. Some astronomers and excitable members of the public have wondered if the star is about to explode as a ...

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