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ESA Calls for Space Traffic Rules After Near Miss With SpaceX Satellite

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:46
We talk often about how big space is, and indeed, it is really, mind-bogglingly big. However, space around Earth is feeling smaller all the time. SpaceX has launched the first few dozen of what will eventually grow to a swarm of thousands of satellites. Several ...

A 550-million-year-old worm was one of the first animals to move and make decisions, a new study says

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:30
Fossils showing worm tracks on the ocean floor from over 500 million years ago may be the earliest animal tracks ever found, according to researchers. Posted: Sep 5, 2019 10:30 AM. Updated: Sep 5, 2019 10:30 AM. Posted By: By Scottie Andrew, CNN.

Paradox of Different House flies with Few Genetic Differences

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:27
Richard Meisel, UH assistant professor of biology and biochemistry, is reporting slight genetic differences in male house flies from the north and south. Though minute, the difference between the two types of flies is the position of the Y chromosome in the ...

Mystery 'explosion' heard over New York may have been 'fireball falling from space', meteor experts reveal

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:32
A FIREBALL is thought to have exploded over New York earlier this week as people reported hearing a loud boom and their houses shaking. When it first happened people had no idea what was going on but now the American Meteor Society (AMS) may ...

Starship: Here's Where SpaceX Wants to Land on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:24
The Starship, SpaceX's human-carrying rocket, may be close to finding a landing spot on Mars. The stainless steel behemoth, currently undergoing a test process at the company's Texas facilities, is designed to send astronauts to Mars and establish a base.

Asteroid shock: 'Dangerous' space rocks being 'thrusted' towards Earth by the Sun

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:20
PhD meteor specialist, Helena Bates, spoke to the Natural History Museum about the “hazardous” asteroids in Earth's orbit as NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission attempts to understand the dangers of space rocks. She explained: “Most of the asteroids in our solar ...

“Big as the Milky Way Itself” –Mystery Endures of Two Enormous Bubbles Towering Over the Galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:18
In 2010, astronomers working with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way that spans 50,000 light-years that may be the remnant of an eruption from the supermassive black hole at the center ...

Skywatchers May Have Seen STEVE, Not Aurora, Lighting Up the Sky

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:52
STEVE, or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, is visible as a pink band rising from the lower left to upper right of this image, captured over Childs Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Scientists have recently confirmed STEVE is a unique phenomenon and ...

Having an elder brother is associated with slower language development

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:39
Intuitively, it is tempting to think that a child who has an elder brother or sister will grow up in a stimulating linguistic environment and will develop their language skills faster than the family's firstborn. However, several studies have shown the contrary: the ...

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals: Maternity deaths probe

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:38
A report is unable to rule out that shortcomings contributed to one of the five deaths.

Amy Allan death: Significant failings in care by Great Ormond Street Hospital

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:37
But he was not able to make a "firm conclusion" about the death of Ayrshire teenager Amy Allan.

Asteroid collision with Earth ruled out by NASA – hours later, it smashes into Caribbean

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:33
AN ASTEROID which came crashing into Earth and NASA had no idea it was coming reiterates the need to keep a closer eye on the sky in case a massive space rock comes hurtling towards our planet. By Sean Martin Sean Martin. 16:22, Thu, Sep 5, 2019 ...

Tiny NASA Satellite Looks Inside Hurricane Dorian as Storm Regains Category 3 Strength

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:28
An experimental NASA satellite has peered inside Hurricane Dorian from above, even as the storm regained its Category 3 status overnight Wednesday (Sept. 4). The tiny NASA CubeSat Tempest-D (Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems ...

Event Horizon Telescope Team Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize for Epic Black Hole Imagery

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:25
The scientists who captured the first-ever images of a black hole just got handsomely rewarded for their epic achievement. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team, which earlier this year unveiled photos of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the ...

Squirrels Eavesdrop on Birds to Check If Danger Has Passed

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:18
When squirrels hear the shrieks of a red-tailed hawk, they shift into danger mode, alternately freezing in place, searching the skies or fleeing. But new research suggests the rodents aren't attuned solely to avian alarms. As a trio of scientists from Ohio's Oberlin ...

Researchers uncover role of earthquake motions in triggering a 'surprise' tsunami

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:14
In newly published research, an international team of geologists, geophysicists, and mathematicians show how coupled computer models can accurately recreate the conditions leading to the world's deadliest natural disasters of 2018, the Palu earthquake ...

MouseLight Project Maps 1000 Neurons (and Counting) in the Mouse Brain

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:09
Janelia Research Campus scientists have mapped more than 1,000 neurons in the mouse brain. It's the most extensive neural wiring diagram available, and the data are accessible online. Scientists are batting a thousand in a project to reconstruct the mouse ...

It's not aurora, it's STEVE

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:06
Aurora-watchers gazing at spectacular displays over the Labor Day weekend may have been seeing more than the northern lights. They may have been dazzled by STEVE as well. STEVE is short for the Strong Thermal Emissions Velocity Enhancement, ...

New hadrosaur from Japan sheds light on dinosaur diversity

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:00
A reconstruction of Kamuysaurus japonicus. Credit: Kobayashi Y., et al, Scientific Reports, September 5, 2019. The dinosaur, whose nearly complete skeleton was unearthed from 72 million year old marine deposits in Mukawa Town in northern Japan, ...

No evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:19
It's long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn't been understood is why. “Of course, the primary suspect when we have something that is sharply differentiated by sex is testosterone,” says Gideon Nave, an assistant ...

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