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Trash Talk Hurts Performance, Even When It Comes From a Robot

Google Science Feeds - 17 hours 49 min ago
Trash talking has a long and colorful history of flustering game opponents, and now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that discouraging words can be perturbing even when uttered by a robot. The trash talk in the study was ...

Stargazing: Venus returns

Google Science Feeds - 17 hours 58 min ago
Watch the western horizon immediately after the sun sets this week and you will begin to see the unmistakable planet Venus. Often known as the evening star (or morning star when it is on the other side of the sun), Venus is so bright that it is often the only ...

Space dust slammed into an ESA spacecraft at 40000 mph, but that's a good thing

Google Science Feeds - 18 hours 10 min ago
Micrometeroid impacts whacked the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft 54 times in over 4,000 hours of travel. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Looking into the never-ending dark of space, it's easy to think of the solar system as an empty void of nothingness.

Dangerous health risk to human spaceflight to Mars revealed in new NASA study

Google Science Feeds - 18 hours 59 min ago
Scientists are still learning the potential effects that extended periods spent in space could have on the human body as mankind hopes to embark on long, ambitious journeys through the cosmos. A grave new health threat has been identified that could throw ...

Hibernating astronauts would need smaller spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - 18 hours 59 min ago
If a sci-fi spaceship does not come with hyperdrive then it is usually fitted with hibernation capsules instead. In movies from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Event Horizon, Alien to Passengers, fictional astronauts get put into 'suspended animation' to cross the ...

How to figure out if a 'killer' asteroid is going to collide with Earth

Google Science Feeds - 19 hours 43 min ago
This article, How to figure out if a 'killer' asteroid is going to collide with Earth, originally appeared on CNET.com. Do a simple search for "asteroid" on Google News, and the headlines shout at you. "NASA warns of 2-mile-wide planet-killer asteroid headed for ...

Elon Musk's WiFi Satellites Are Blocking Astronomers' Views Of The Sky

Google Science Feeds - 20 hours 22 min ago
Astronomers are worried that a small satellite swarm launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket firm last week will ruin deep space observations of distant stars and galaxies. And they are letting people know about it. Wow!! I am in shock!! The huge amount of ...

Britain's 'unprecedented' drug shortage

Health News BBC - 20 hours 55 min ago
File on 4 looks at the impact Britain's medicine shortage crisis is having on patients.

Infants buried with 'helmets' made from skulls of other children protected them from 'wild souls'

Google Science Feeds - 21 hours 10 min ago
Archaeologists dig up infants who had been buried 2,000 years prior to now wearing 'helmets' made of the skulls of diversified boring CHILDREN to supply protection to them in the afterlife. Two infants had been among the many stays of 11 americans ...

General election 2019: Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems

Health News BBC - 21 hours 31 min ago
The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.

Scientific advance delves deeper into cancer than ever before

Google Science Feeds - 21 hours 36 min ago
Republished with permission from the BC Cancer Foundation. VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Cancer scientists, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Microsoft have developed a new method for ...

Astronauts experience stagnant and reverse blood flow during long periods in space, study finds

Google Science Feeds - 21 hours 36 min ago
LOS ANGELES - A study looking into how zero gravity can affect blood flow in the body showed astronauts staying onboard the International Space Station for long periods of time can face health risks. Eleven healthy astronauts – nine men and two women ...

Earth's magnetic song recorded for first time during solar storm

Google Science Feeds - 21 hours 37 min ago
Data from ESA's Cluster mission has provided a recording of the eerie 'song' that Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm. The song comes from waves that are generated in the Earth's magnetic field by the collision of the storm. The storm itself is the eruption ...

NASA finds Neptune Moons Naiad and Thalassa locked in 'Dance of Avoidance'

Google Science Feeds - 21 hours 46 min ago
Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System. These moons are two of 14 satellites confirmed for Neptune, and two of the seven so-called inner moons, a very tightly packed system interwoven with faint rings. NASA noted ...

NASA's Hubble Snaps Galaxy That Could Be Rich In Star-Forming Regions

Google Science Feeds - 21 hours 48 min ago
The Hubble Space Telescope managed by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) was able to photograph a stunning photo of a distant galaxy with powerful emission lines. The appearance of the strong emissions suggests that the galaxy is bursting ...

Archaeologists found ancient babies wearing skulls like helmets

Google Science Feeds - 21 hours 51 min ago
Archaeologists in Ecuador have uncovered the remains of babies buried over 2,000 years ago. It would be an interesting find no matter the context, but these infants are leaving researchers scratching their heads for a very specific reason: The children were ...

Ask Dr. Universe: Why does the moon have phases?

Google Science Feeds - 22 hours 3 min ago
Dear Dr. Universe: Why does the moon have phases? — Manahil, 14, Pakistan. Dear Manahil,. When astronomers looked at the night sky long ago, they also wondered about questions just like this one. You know, I was also curious about why the moon looks ...

Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

Google Science Feeds - 22 hours 4 min ago
A little robotic explorer will be rolling into Antarctica this month to perform a gymnastic feat - driving upside down under sea ice. BRUIE, or the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, is being developed for underwater exploration in extraterrestrial, icy waters ...

Ollie Gardiner: Cancer teen's family donates treatment funds to research

Health News BBC - 22 hours 22 min ago
Ollie Gardiner's family raised money to treat his brain tumour but he died aged 13 after a relapse.

Genetically-modified babies 'ethically justifiable', academic claims

Health News BBC - 22 hours 28 min ago
An Abertay University bioethicist says it could protect people from debilitating diseases in later life.

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