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Loose RNA molecules rejuvenate skin

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:46
Date: July 15, 2019; Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine; Summary: Want to smooth out your wrinkles, erase scars and sunspots, and look years younger? Millions of Americans a year turn to lasers and prescription drugs to rejuvenate their skin, but exactly how ...

Environment, not evolution, might underlie some human-ape differences

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:26
Apes' abilities have been unfairly measured, throwing into doubt the assumed belief that human infants are superior to adult chimpanzees, according to a new study by leaders in the field of ape cognition. Researchers studied published work comparing ...

Gene identified that will help develop plants to fight climate change

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:21
15 July 2019. Hidden underground networks of plant roots snake through the earth foraging for nutrients and water, similar to a worm searching for food. Yet, the genetic and molecular mechanisms that govern which parts of the soil roots explore remain ...

Researcher sees potential for ancient life on Martian surface

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:08
A view from the base of Mars' Mount Sharp taken by the Curiosity rover. The rock layers in the foreground dip toward the base of the mountain, indicating ancient water flow. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Photos taken by the Mars Curiosity rover may show a ...

Young Americans deserve a 21st-century Moonshot to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:03
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Vahe Peroomian, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences ...

Image: Earth and an eclipsed moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:02
SMART-1, ESA's first mission to the moon, captured this series of unique images of our home planet Earth and the moon during a total lunar eclipse. This eclipse took place on 28 October 2004, when SMART-1 was about 290 000 km away from Earth and ...

Update: Telescope designed to study mysterious dark energy keeps Russia's space science hopes alive

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:55
Update, 15 July, 9:55 a.m.: At 6:31 p.m. local time on 13 July, Russia's Spektr-RG x-ray observatory was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will begin a 4-year survey of the x-ray sky. Russia's beleaguered space science program is ...

NASA Moon mission: Open University partners with space agency

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:53
The Open University is partnering with NASA on a mission to the Moon. Scientists at the Milton Keynes-based university have developed an instrument which monitors the "very thin atmosphere" near the Moon's surface. The instrument called PITMS will be ...

8 Places You Can Visit to Celebrate Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary This Week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:46
As the country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's mission to the moon, a number of destinations with links to the historic journey are holding events to commemorate the occasion. From the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in ...

Made In Space Wins Contract to Build Solar Arrays During A Spaceflight

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:44
Made In Space's autonomous robotic manufacturing and assembly platform will one day take flight. NASA recently awarded the company — most famous for its 3D printing on the International Space Station — a $73.7 million contract to demonstrate the ...

Is it Time to Play With Spaceships Again?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:35
After 50 years of Apollo nostalgia, we have yet to fully answer the central question: Why send humans into space? CreditCreditMike McQuade. Supported by. Dennis Overbye. By Dennis Overbye. July 15, 2019. [Read all Times reporting on the 50th ...

Bay Area Celebrations For 50th Anniversary Of Moon Landing

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:31
The USS Hornet, which picked up returning astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, is permanently docked in Alameda. By Bea Karnes, Patch Staff. Jul 15, 2019 9:31 am ET. Reply. 0. This week mark's the 50th anniversary of the first ...

Mysterious new duck-billed dinosaur found

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:20
A new, mysterious duck-billed dinosaur known as Aquilarhinus palimentus was discovered in Texas, shocking paleontologists. Known for its aquiline nose and wide lower jaw, Aquilarhinus palimentus was discovered in the 1980s in Big Bend National Park, ...

Lunar eclipse 2019: When and where to watch partial lunar eclipse, all you need to know

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:41
The Earth, the Sun and the Moon will line up in a rare configuration in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning to produce a partial lunar eclipse. The Moon will appear as though a chunk of it has been 'bitten off', an event that will be visible from all across ...

4.2 million-year-old fossil of tiny monkey discovered in Kenya

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:01
The 4.2 million-year-old fossil of a tiny monkey that weighed roughly the same as a pineapple has been discovered in Kenya. Nanopithecus browni was the same size as a modern talapoin monkey, the smallest living Old World monkey species, which weighs ...

4 Years Before Apollo 11, Mariner 4 Took The First Photo Of Mars From Space

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:00
Once it flew past Mars, Mariner 4 orbited the Sun for another 3 years, beaming home data on solar wind and cosmic radiation. NASA. Four years before the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Mariner 4 spacecraft flew past Mars and took the first photo of another ...

Is There a Full Moon Tonight? July's Full Buck, Thunder Moon Is the First of Summer—and a Partial Lunar Eclipse

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:53
Tomorrow, skywatchers are in for a treat because a full moon is set to light up the night. The full moon in July—which this year takes place on July 16 at 5:38 p.m. EDT—is referred to as the "Thunder Moon" or sometimes the "Full Buck Moon." Full moons are an ...

Española Chili Peppers To Be First Fruit NASA Astronauts Will Grow In Space

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:45
After successfully growing vegetables and flowers in space, NASA astronauts will soon have their first fruiting plant on the International Space Station. Scientists at the U.S. space agency are now working to launch Española chili pepper plants (Capsicum ...

Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:30
Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia. While two of the archaic groups are currently known—the Neandertals and their ...

Wee Lizard Found in Dinosaur's Belly from 120 Million Years Ago

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:28
About 120 million years ago, a small dinosaur gulped down a lizard, swallowing the reptile whole. The wee lizard's story might have ended there, but the dinosaur died soon after and was preserved as a fossil. Millions of years later, paleontologists discovered ...

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