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Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:29
Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has been published in PLOS Biology, gives new ...

Fusion plasma powder may help collect ultra-hot gas in a heating plant to produce electricity: Study

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:00
ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2019 21:22 IST. Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that sprinkling a form of fusion plasma powder may help collect ultra-hot gas in a heating plant to produce electricity without greenhouse gasses or ...

Boeing's Starliner hiccup could delay US plans for crewed spaceflight

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:51
Boeing's Starliner spacecraft has faced a rough start. A software issue during launch meant it didn't supply the International Space Station as planned. It isn't yet clear what this will mean for US plans for crewed space flight. The issue started before launch ...

The Best Meteor Showers in 2020

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:47
Sky & Telescope predicts that the three best meteor showers — the Quadrantids, Perseids and Geminids — will all have strong showings this year. Geminids Dec 13_2018 Bob King 480x274. A Geminid meteor flashes across the sky on December 13, 2018.

Scientists observe MRI to predict intelligence levels in children

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:40
ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2019 21:10 IST. Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 27 (ANI): For the first time ever a group of researchers used ensemble methods based on deep learning 3D networks to deal with international MRI-based adolescent intelligence prediction ...

Russia's Newest Weather Satellite May Have Been Killed By Space Junk

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:02
For humans and satellites alike, making a living in space is hard. First, there's the problem of surviving the brief but energetic and failure-prone ride there, after which you get to alternately roast and freeze as you zip around the planet at 20 times the speed of ...

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Completes Second Venus Flyby

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 14:53
While you were recovering from that Christmas hangover, NASA's Parker Solar Probe successfully completed its second flyby of Venus. On Thursday, Dec. 26, the spacecraft approached the planet at a distance of about 1,870 miles during the second gravity ...

NASA's $22.63B Budget Includes Boost For Asteroid Tracking Program

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 14:39
The Nasa goes into the new year with a budgetary allotment of $22.63 billion that would give the space agency a boost in its programs including the race to put America back on the Moon by 2025 and a new mission to track near-earth objects (NEO) from ...

Record-setting astronaut talks to KPRC 2

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 14:11
HOUSTON – An astronaut aboard the International Space Station who is about to set a record spoke to KPRC 2's morning news team Friday. Astronaut Christina Koch is part of Expedition 59 and 60 to the ISS, which is her first time in space. She will set a ...

European Space Agency successfully launches its Cheops space satellite

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 14:07
A European spacecraft destined to study planets outside our solar system has successfully launched from South America following 24 hours of delays. The three-year mission known as Characterising ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) blasted off from Kourou, ...

Scientists Use Light to Transport Electrons at Ultrafast Speeds

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:58
A research team led by University of Konstanz scientists has demonstrated that light waves can be used to transport electrons at sub-femtosecond speeds (i.e. faster than 10-15 seconds). Electrons move between two arms of a metallic nanoantenna driven by ...

Researchers found new mineral tucked in tiny meteorite that's never been seen in nature until now

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:54
Between 2015 and 2019, researchers discovered 31 new carbon minerals, most of them vividly colorful. Edscottite is one of the least flashy new finds, but it's also the one that's set geologists abuzz. Edscottite is one of the phases iron goes through when it's ...

Atwater woman, Litchfield man hurt in Thursday morning crashes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:45
(Windom MN-) An Atwater woman was hurt in a crash in Cottonwood County yesterday morning. The state patrol says 19-year-old Amanda Hartson was injured when the pickup she was driving collided with a car as they were both traveling southbound on ...

China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:37
Beijing (AFP) – China Friday launched one of the world's most powerful rockets in a major step forward for its planned mission to Mars in 2020. The heavy lift Long March 5 rocket carrying a test satellite payload blasted off from the Wenchang launch site on ...

E-bike injuries found to result in more internal injuries than for scooters or regular bikes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:30
A team of researchers from the NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center has found that people involved in e-bike accidents are more likely to have internal injuries than are those riding electric scooters or pedal-powered bicycles. In their paper ...

SpaceX conducts parachute-testing Landmarks

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:28
SpaceX announced on December 23 that it was in a position to finish the tenth powerful consecutive test of new parachute design for the Crew Dragon spacecraft, a milestone that NASA conveyed it was crucial prior to agency allows the astronauts to fly on the ...

Four ways the Mars 2020 rover will pave the way for a manned mission

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:23
When NASA's Mars 2020 rover lands on the Red Planet in February 2021, it will touch down in Jezero Crater, the site of a lake that existed 3.5 billion years ago. The next generation rover will build on the goals of previous robotic explorers by collecting the first ...

The Biggest Alien Planet Discoveries of 2019

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:23
As 2019 comes to a close, it's time to review some of the biggest space science stories of the year. From a world with three suns in its sky to lots of possibly habitable real estate, the past year has seen some incredible exoplanet discoveries. Here are 10 of the ...

Airplane poop helps spread antibiotic-resistant microbes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 12:53
An international audience shares airplane sanitary facilities. A new study hypothesized the corresponding sewage suggesting that such waste acts as fuel for spreading antibiotic resistance around the world. Scientists tested airplane sewage from five ...

Waiting for Betelgeuse: what's up with the tempestuous star?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 12:28
Have you noticed that Orion the Hunter—one of the most iconic and familiar of the wintertime constellations—is looking a little… different as of late? The culprit is its upper shoulder star Alpha Orionis, aka Betelgeuse, which is looking markedly faint, the faintest ...

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