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“Galaxy Dragons” –The All-Consuming Supermassive Black Holes in the Center of Quasars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:51
“The supermassive black hole in the center of the quasar gobbles up an enormous amount of nearby materials, which glare and shine when they constitute an accretion disk before finally sliding down in the black hole,” said Hongyan Zhou, faculty member at ...

REEF REPORT: What it means for Southern GBR

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:50
A NEW report has downgraded the outlook of the Great Barrier Reef to "very poor" listing climate change as the biggest concern. The five-yearly Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Outlook Report warned further action on climate change was needed to ...

NASA Photo Shows 'Alien Face' Captured By Curiosity Rover On Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:43
Are there aliens on Mars? There is a possibility but as of this moment, all we really have are some oddly-shaped rocks that suggest there could be life on the alien planet. Although the rocks are nothing more than Martian geological formations, it hasn't ...

E-glove slips over prosthetic hands to alert the senses

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:43
An artificial body part that behaves just like the real thing would be an invaluable tool in restoring quality of life for amputees, and bit by bit prosthetics researchers are edging towards such a reality. In pursuit of these aims, scientists at Purdue University have ...

New insight into motor neuron death mechanisms could be a step toward ALS treatment

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:35
Date: September 4, 2019; Source: Oregon State University; Summary: Researchers have made an important advance toward understanding why certain cells in the nervous system are prone to breaking down and dying, which is what happens in patients with ...

MIT Media Lab founder defends embattled director's decision to accept money from Jeffrey Epstein

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:03
The founder of MIT's Media Lab has offered a full-throated defense of director Joi Ito, whose decision to accept money from the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has roiled the research center. Nicholas Negroponte said that, at the time, he backed Ito's ...

5 Killer Asteroids Headed Towards Earth This September; One Is 2133-Feet Wide

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 03:02
NASA is closely tracking five massive asteroids that are currently headed for Earth this month. The biggest one from the group is capable of creating a 6-mile-wide crater if it collides with Earth. The first giant asteroid that will approach Earth this month is called ...

Scripps Institution of Oceanography graduate prepares for trip to ISS

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:30
(KGTV) - A NASA astronaut with a special tie to San Diego is preparing for her trip to the International Space Station. Wednesday morning, 10News Anchor Jim Patton spoke to Dr. Jessica Meir, who earned her Doctorate in Marine Biology at the Scripps ...

Asteroid horror: Martian space rocks crush Mars to reveal shock signs of life on planet

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:28
Asteroid collisions with the Red Planet 11million years ago caused chunks of meteorites to blast off the planets surface and hurtle through space. A group of these meteors fell to Earth in 1911, the first being in Egypt, and were named the nakhlites.

Elon Musk's apocalyptic warning as he says 'civilisation to be destroyed' in shock claim

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:26
Mr Musk has been a prominent figure in the development of artificial intelligence and space travel and recently spoke of the future of the human race. During a World Artificial Intelligence conference in Shanghai, Mr Musk made the bold prediction while talking ...

Left-handed DNA found - and it changes brain structure

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:11
Scientists have found the first genetic instructions hardwired into human DNA that are linked to being left-handed. The instructions also seem to be heavily involved in the structure and function of the brain - particularly the parts involved in language. The team ...

Left-handed DNA found - and it changes brain structure

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:11
Scientists start to chip away at the mystery of why one in 10 people is left-handed.

NASA Asteroid Tracker: 184-Foot NEO Headed Towards Earth On Thursday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:54
NASA is monitoring an asteroid that's currently headed for Earth. Based on the size of the asteroid, it will most likely explode mid-air and create a huge fireball if it enters Earth's atmosphere. The approaching asteroid has been identified by NASA's Center for ...

MS1 Mars simulation suit prototype is closest you can get to Mars on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:54
Besides the questions of when we're going to send astronauts to Mars and if humans can even handle the journey at all, if both those are yeses... what are they going to wear? You're looking at the prototype that will evolve into a Martian spacesuit. The MS1 ...

My 'anxiety' was actually a rare heart condition

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:39
Arlene Leitch says her heart palpitations were put down as anxiety until she had a cardiac arrest.

Climate change and human action threaten coral reef growth, UNC researchers find

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:28
Humans' use of resources, land management and lifestyles can have significant impacts on the planet — and the ocean's coral reefs are at risk, UNC researchers said. Justin Baumann, a postdoctoral researcher in marine sciences and biology at UNC, along ...

NASA satellite spots a mysterious green light that quickly disappeared

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:10
A green source appeared in an image of the Fireworks galaxy before quickly disappearing. NASA. NASA's NuSTAR X-ray observatory has spotted something a little weird. While imaging the Fireworks galaxy, NuSTAR spotted several mysterious bright ...

Survey: Nurses' Hourly Rates Are Highest in These Cities

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:07
Because nursing pay can vary widely depending on speciality, city, education and level of experience, it can be tough to know your worth — and fight for it — in job negotiations. That's why one AllNurses.com user started a popular thread where nurses have ...

Plant-based diets 'linked to higher stroke risk'

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:43
Vegan and vegetarian diets are also linked to lower heart disease risk, a long-term study suggests.

Tilehurst dad with MS walks daughter down the aisle

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:10
Steve Barnes had to re-learn to walk for the big day, as part of a trial using the robotic suit.


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