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Researchers identify that mosquitoes can sense toxins through their legs

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 18:00
Researchers at LSTM have identified a completely new mechanism by which mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticide. After studying both Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, two major malaria vectors in West Africa, they ...

In leap for quantum computing, silicon quantum bits establish a long-distance relationship

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 18:00
Imagine a world where people could only talk to their next-door neighbor, and messages must be passed house to house to reach far destinations. Until now, this has been the situation for the bits of hardware that make up a silicon quantum computer, a type ...

Anoka County Library: Give me some space!

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 17:07
There has been a lot of renewed interest in space lately. Recently, a record 18,300 people applied to be in NASA's current astronaut class. This year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, and in conjunction with the European Space ...

Either a Star is Lying About its Age or We Need a New Theory of Planet Formation

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 16:53
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), located in Chile, astronomers observed a young star surrounded by an unexpectedly large amount of gas. The finding requests reconsideration of our current understanding of planet formation. Here's why.

E-bikes show distinct pattern of severe injuries

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 16:47
By Vishwadha Chander. (Reuters Health) - E-bikes and electric scooters are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, but the powered bikes carry a higher risk of severe injuries than traditional bicycles and a different pattern of injury risks ...

Hubble discovered super-planet of cotton candy

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 16:31
The ultralight density of the planets is less than 0.1 gram per cubic centimeter. Recent searches using the Hubble telescope discovered an unusual class of exoplanets – planets superlight with an extremely low density, comparable to cotton candy. A new type ...

A 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse Occurs This Christmas! How to Watch Online.

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 16:12
The last solar eclipse of 2019, a so-called "ring of fire" eclipse, occurs Thursday (Dec. 26) and should thrill skywatchers lucky enough to see it in the Eastern Hemisphere. But if you don't live in a place where it's visible, don't worry. You can watch it live online ...

A 300-million-year-old lizard might be the earliest animal to care for its offspring, a new study says

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 15:51
Little is known about Paleozoic creatures' parental prowess. But a newly uncovered 300-million-year-old fossil might be the earliest evidence of a parent, well, acting like a parent. Researchers from Carleton University in Ontario, Canada, discovered the ...

A 300-million-year-old lizard might be the earliest animal to care for its offspring, a new study says

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 15:48
By Scottie Andrew, CNN. CNN — Little is known about Paleozoic creatures' parental prowess. But a newly uncovered 300-million-year-old fossil might be the earliest evidence of a parent, well, acting like a parent. Researchers from Carleton University in ...

A 300-million-year-old lizard might be the earliest animal to care for its offspring, a new study says

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 15:43
(CNN) Little is known about Paleozoic creatures' parental prowess. But a newly uncovered 300-million-year-old fossil might be the earliest evidence of a parent, well, acting like a parent. Researchers from Carleton University in Ontario, Canada, discovered ...

Were the predictions we made about climate change 20 years ago accurate?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 15:21
When it comes to climate change, did we accurately predict in 2000 what would be happening now? “What the models correctly told us 20 years ago is that if we continued to add fossil fuels at an increasing rate to the atmosphere, we'd see an increasing ...

Solar Eclipse on December 26: How to Watch Surya Grahan Live Online, India Timings, More

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 14:15
Solar eclipse 2019 will begin at 7:59am IST. It will initially be visible as a partial eclipse in some parts of India as well as Saudi Arabia, and other locations. By Jagmeet Singh | Updated: 25 December 2019 19:47 IST. Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share ...

How Do Snowflakes Form? Get The Science Behind Snow From NOAA

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 13:39
December 25, 2019 - Q: How are snowflakes formed? A: A snowflake begins to form when an extremely cold water droplet freezes onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky. This creates an ice crystal. As the ice crystal falls to the ground, water vapor freezes ...

Happy Holidays from Space! Astronauts Send Christmas Cheer to Earth in Video

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 12:56
Holiday spirit fills the International Space Station as astronauts prepare to celebrate Christmas in space. In a new video from the space station, Cmdr. Luca Parmitano and NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir share their favorite ...

Scientists Have Officially Found a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 12:25
It was found along the side of a road in a remote Australian gold rush town. In the old days, Wedderburn was a hotspot for prospectors – it occasionally still is – but nobody there had ever seen a nugget quite like this one. The Wedderburn meteorite, found just ...

How The Dodo Became the Warmest, Fuzziest Corner of the Web

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 12:01
Frog is a rooster. Every weekday, he speeds down his family's dusty driveway, rocking back and forth as he goes, like a feathery wind-up toy. Seconds later, a yellow school bus whines to a halt in front of him, just as Frog knew it would. For the last two years, ...

Scientists develop microscopic hands to handle tiny, soft materials

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 11:40
Handling very soft, delicate items without damaging them is hard with human hands, let alone doing it at the microscopic scale with lab instruments. Three recent studies have honed a technique for handling tiny, soft particles using precisely controlled fluid ...

Archaeology breakthrough: Scientists find earliest example of love in the animal kingdom

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 10:18
A primitive lizard that lived around 309 million years ago has been unearthed in Canada by scientists – with its tail still tightly wrapped around its young. It is the earliest known example of parental love in the animal kingdom, giving scientists a crucial insight ...

December 26 Solar Eclipse & Ring of Fire: Your complete guide to the last celestial event of 2019

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 09:50
There is one last grand celestial event to go before we bid this year -- and the second decade of the 21st century -- goodbye: A solar eclipse that will be visible in most of India and that will light up the sky with a bright 'ring of fire' Thursday morning.

Strange Line of Lights in the Sky Last Night Was Reported by Multiple Readers

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 09:05
Multiple people reported seeing a string of strange lights convoying across the sky last night about 6:15. One reader said, “This evening about 6:20 we were doing a little neighborhood Christmas parade and we all noticed something in the sky. There were ...

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