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Mental health: Girl's 'help me' note before death inspires mum

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:02
A "help me" plea left by a teenager who killed herself inspires her mum to help children's mental health.

T. rex might not have been such a hothead after all

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:55
A graphic thermal image of a T. rex with its "cooling holes" glowing on the skull. University of Missouri/Brian Engh. Coping with prehistoric heat and humidity must have been tough, even for a cold-blooded thunder lizard. New research shows that the most ...

When a meteorite plunged into Lake Michigan, a team of scientists built a sled with magnets to find it

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:21
Each time a meteorite streaks across the sky somewhere on the globe, a dedicated, hearty band of meteorite hunters is not far behind. Armed with maps, GPS and magnets, they converge from all compass points to try to nab a tiny bit of space. Though ...

NASA's NuSTAR Space Observatory Spots Rare Energetic Event That's Gone in a Flash

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:00
NASA's NuSTAR space observatory captured a sudden and rare energetic event in the Fireworks galaxy NGC 6946. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL - Caltech). Stay on target. NASA Selects Mission Proposals to Advance Space Weather Observations · NASA's ...

Monkeys can combine vocal sounds of different meanings to make their calls more specific, researchers say

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 22:50
Monkeys may be capable of more sophisticated language sequences than previously suspected, potentially having the ability to combine different types of calls to vary their meaning, according to new research. But, their speech is still worlds away from the ...

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Gets All Clear as Hurricane Dorian Moves On

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 22:36
NASA's historic spaceport in Florida, the Kennedy Space Center, has received the "all clear" after a glancing blow from Hurricane Dorian Wednesday (Sept. 4). Hurricane Dorian, currently a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, drenched the ...

Shapeshifting sea creature expands in front of scientists' eyes

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 22:28
Spooky, shapeshifting creatures inhabit Earth's oceans. And scientists just captured one on film. At some 2,590 feet beneath the surface in the remote Pacific Ocean, an exploration mission undertaken by the Ocean Exploration Trust recorded a known, but ...

His Cat's Death Left Him Heartbroken. So He Cloned It.

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 22:11
BEIJING — Garlic was dead, and there was nothing Huang Yu could do. So on a cold winter day, he buried his cat's body in a park close to his home. Hours later, still heartbroken, the 22-year-old businessman recalled an article he had read on dog cloning in ...

Could This New Mineral Be From a Destroyed Planet's Core?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:59
In 1951, an apple-sized meteorite was found just outside Wedderburn, Australia. For decades, scientists have been fascinated by the chunk of cosmic iron and nickel. Now, researchers at Caltech identified a new type of mineral—never before seen occur ...

China says it found something bizarre and unexpected on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:54
Chinese media is claiming that while investigating the far side of the moon, the country's Yutu-2 lunar rover stumbled upon a unique “gel-like” substance of unknown origin sitting inside a small crater. What we know so far: Yutu-2 made the discovery during its ...

Why the Great Barrier Reef Can Survive the Apocalypse

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:32
Climate change is rapidly changing the oceans, driving coral reefs around the world to breaking point. Widely publicized marine heatwaves aren't the only threat corals are facing: the seas are increasingly acidic, have less oxygen in them, and are gradually ...

Booming meteor fireballs lit up weekend as space celebrated Labor Day

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:30
This fireball shot from Alberta was reported to the American Meteor Society. AMS/Kyle C. Monday was the Labor Day holiday in both the US and Canada, sending droves of people outside to enjoy the final weeks of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

NASA Directed to Map Out 'Moon-to-Mars' Plans

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:16
The National Space Council has asked NASA to further develop its plans for establishing a sustained presence at the Moon. To do so, the agency will have to balance its aims of enabling the exploitation of lunar resources and preparing for an eventual ...

Hurricane Dorian: This is how Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral fared

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:03
Hurricane Dorian's forgiving, last-minute shift meant the Space Coast was spared from devastating winds and flooding, but critical spaceflight facilities east of the Florida mainland were still subjected to its powerful effects. Here's how the Eastern Range, which ...

Reactor turns carbon dioxide to pure liquid fuel

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:55
An electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity could produce pure liquid fuels from carbon dioxide in an efficient and environmentally friendly way, researchers report. In its latest prototype, the catalytic reactor produces highly purified and high concentrations ...

Early animal had 'complex behaviour'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:52
A millipede-like creature from 550 million years ago is among the earliest examples of an animal showing complex behaviour. Long before the dinosaurs walked the Earth, the four-inch long creature dragged its body along a muddy sea floor and became ...

Squirrels Relax When They Hear Birds Relaxing

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:51
It will come as no surprise to squirrel lovers — and haters, for that matter — that the twitchy, resourceful rodents are exquisitely attuned to the world around them. Researchers at Oberlin College reported Wednesday in the scientific journal PLoS One that ...

European satellite changed course to avoid SpaceX collision

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:47
In the first incident of its kind, a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite was forced to perform an evasive maneuver Monday to avoid hitting a SpaceX spacecraft. The ESA Aeolus Earth observation satellite fired its thrusters as part of a "collision avoidance ...

NASA Selects 3 Mission Proposals to Advance Space Weather Observations

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:32
NASA chose three mission proposals for concept studies to advance space weather system research. One of the proposals will focus on auroras, which are captured in this International Space Station image. (Photo Credit: NASA) ...

An unexpected use for face recognition: tracking chimpanzees

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:15
A new deep learning algorithm trained to recognize the gender and identity of wild chimps could help scientists better understand animal behavior. The news: Face recognition has developed a bad rap of late for the ways in which it could be abused to infringe ...


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