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Strange X-ray flash detected in the Fireworks galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 04:09
NGC 6946, better known as the Fireworks galaxy, has certainly lived up to its name recently. In a series of observations, an extremely bright flare of X-rays was seen to appear and disappear within a matter of weeks. In a new study, NASA scientists speculate ...

Optimism could boost our chances of living 85 years or more

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:14
According to a new study being optimistic is likely to result in us living longer and to achieve “exceptional longevity”. Although research has identified many risk factors that increase the likelihood of diseases and premature death, much less is known about ...

India On Mars? Historic Moon Landing Will Spur Human Spaceflight And Missions To Venus And Mars

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:00
BENGALURU, INDIA - AUGUST 26: Dr K Sivan, widely known as the Rocket Man of India, is a 62 year old home grown aerospace engineer, currently Chairman of the Indian space agency and head of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stands ...

Stress in pregnancy 'makes child personality disorder more likely'

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 02:30
A study of more than 3,000 pregnant women followed up their children over 30 years.

Rakhigarhi DNA study questions Aryan invasion theory, claims author

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 02:10
NEW DELHI: The first study of the DNA samples of the skeletal remains excavated from Rakhigarhi, an Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) site in Haryana, has found no traces of Iranian farmer or steppe pastoralist ancestry, which according to the lead ...

1247-Foot Killer Asteroid Skims Earth Tonight: Everything You Need To Know

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 02:07
NASA has detected an asteroid almost as big as the Empire State Building that's on a near-collision course with Earth. The agency's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has classified the massive space rock as a potentially hazardous asteroid ...

Male Kalutas Fuck For 14 Hours Then Die, Which Is How I Like My Men

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:53
Australian marsupial the kaluta, found in the Western Australia Pilbara region, has quite possibly the most ideal mating situation of all time… if you're a female, that is. The tiny, very cute little critters hit the headlines this week after US outlet The Cut did this ...

Study Shows Alarming Increase in Plastic Microfibers in the Ocean

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:35
Researchers have discovered an alarming increase in plastics pollution in the deep ocean floor off Santa Barbara, suggesting human efforts to reduce using the everlasting product should include finding new ways to wash our clothes. The study by ...

End of the world: Why apocalyptic space event leaves Earth's prospects 'dim' – Scientist

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:12
The Sun is the star at the centre of the Solar System – a perfect sphere of hot plasma that is the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Roughly three-quarters of its mass consists of hydrogen and the rest is mostly helium. Though it has not changed ...

New duck-billed dinosaur, Kamuysaurus japonicus, discovered by scientists

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:57
A dinosaur that was unearthed from 72-million-year-old marine deposits in northern Japan belongs to a new genus and species, researchers announced. A partial tail was first found in 2013 in Mukawa Town, Hokkaido, in Japan. Later excavations discovered ...

WHITTINGTON: NASA's Jim Bridenstine Said Pluto Is A Planet — And He's Right

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:43
The controversy over whether Pluto is a planet has flared anew thanks to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The dust-up also involves a guitarist for “Queen,” who happens to have a Ph.D in astrophysics, and Alan Stern, the greatest living expert on the ...

Love Island’s Theo: ‘Don’t feel sorry for my sight loss’

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:38
Love Island's Theo Campbell is staying positive after being hit with a champagne cork at in Ibiza.

Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:26
India's second Moon mission will see the country's space agency attempt to land a rover on the lunar surface on 7 September. Science writer Pallava Bagla explains how it will reach the Moon and why it is significant.

550 million years ago, a worm squirmed toward death, and evolution leaped forward

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:15
More than half a billion years ago, an ancient worm squirmed. Trails were created. And animal mobility was born. That's the conclusion of researchers at Virginia Tech, who discovered the fossilized remains of what may well be the first ever animal trails on ...

This leukaemia sufferer is searching the world against the odds for a stem cell donor

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 00:13
Leukaemia sufferer Astrid is searching the world against the odds for a stem cell donor.

Squirrels listen in on bird chatter to decide if they're safe, and that's scientifically significant

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 23:36
OHIO — Squirrels are capricious little creatures. And aside from taunting the neighborhood dogs and using your gutters as water slides, it appears they also eavesdrop on bird chatter to gauge their safety. A new study published in the journal PLOS One ...

An LA area fault looked dormant. Turns out it can cause a 6.4-magnitude quake, study says.

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 23:34
Scientists thought the Wilmington Blind‐Thrust Fault that runs deep under the Los Angeles region had been dormant since the Late Pliocene era, millions of years ago. But a new study reveals that it's very much alive, and capable of generating the kind of ...

Silicon Valley nonprofit reveals plan to build a $3 billion 'peaceful and cooperative' settlement on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 23:30
A field of organizations looking to colonize the moon just got a little wider. A non-profit going by the name Open Lunar Foundation will funnel resources and tech know-how from Silicon Valley and former NASA engineers to join the race to develop permanent ...

Black hole movies coming soon, says leading astronomer

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 23:17
Washington (AFP) – By the time an international group of scientists stunned the world with the first ever image of a black hole, they were already planning a sequel: a movie showing how massive clouds of gas are forever sucked into the void. The Event ...

Black hole movies coming soon, says leading astronomer

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 22:58
Washington (AFP) - By the time an international group of scientists stunned the world with the first ever image of a black hole, they were already planning a sequel: a movie showing how massive clouds of gas are forever sucked into the void. The Event ...

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