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Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:13
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A spacewalking astronaut added to the pieces of junk orbiting the Earth on Friday, losing a small mirror as soon as he stepped out of the International Space Station for battery work. Support our journalism. Subscribe today.

Antarctica's Melting Sea Ice Is Having A Positive Effect On Penguins

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:07
A drastic impact of global warming is the melting of ice caps in the polar regions of Antarctica. Penguins melting ice antarctica Reuters. While the resulting rise in sea levels is a grave concern for the planet Earth in general, Antarctica's penguins seem to be ...

Numbers reveal rise in hate crime against Chinese people in Yorkshire leading up to coronavirus lockdown

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:02
Figures from the four Yorkshire police forces show a rise in recorded hate crimes levelled at victims of Chinese or other South East Asian ethnicity between January 1 and March 23 this year, compared with the same period in previous years. Humberside ...

Astronomers find a pair of 'super Earths' in a nearby star system

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:01
Space telescopes like Kepler and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have made hunting for exoplanets an industrial pursuit. Their mechanical eyes watch thousands of stars simultaneously, and software efficiently sifts through the mountains of ...

Liverpool: Mayor fears Covid-19 spike over Anfield fan gathering

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:54
Joe Anderson says it was "disappointing" to see so many Liverpool fans ignore official advice.

A monster quasar in the early universe

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:48
Astronomers just announced the most massive quasar yet known in the early universe. Its monster central black hole has a mass equivalent to 1.5 billion of our suns. The object has been given a Hawaiian name, Poniua'ena. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share.

Coronavirus death rate falling in hospitals

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:44
Researchers at the University of Oxford identified the pattern in hospital case data for England.

How to watch two astronauts spacewalk outside the International Space Station today

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:31
Two veteran astronauts will step out of the International Space Station today (June 26) on the first four complicated spacewalks to swap out outdated batteries on the orbiting lab. In this spacewalk, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will be ...

Hubble telescope spots a flapping bat signal in space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:18
The Hubble Space Telescope spotted a bat signal out in the cosmos, 1,300 light-years from home. And the bat? It's flapping its wings. In new observations released Thursday (June 25), Hubble has captured the young star HBC 672, nicknamed Bat Shadow.

Rocket Report: NASA goes suborbital, a new space-balloon company lifts off

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:04
Welcome to Edition 3.05 of the Rocket Report! This week, much of the focus is on small rockets, and we have plenty of new deals to discuss. So let's jump right into it! As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please ...

NASA Time-lapse Video of Sun Shows 10 Years of Solar Activity in 1 Hour

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:50
NASA has released a time-lapse video of the sun that shows 10 years' worth of activity at the corona in just one hour. The video was created from a selection of some of the 425 million high-resolution images that have been taken of the sun over the last ...

Essay: Letting Go of Complicity, Complacency, and Convenience

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:01
An essay by Tory McCagg, author of At Crossroads With Chickens: A “What If It Works?” Adventure in Off-Grid Living & Quest for Home. A friend of mine, Dan, once told me that, if he had the choice to come back in another life and another form, he would want ...

Aliens might be using a black hole to generate energy

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:25
In 1969, British physicist Roger Penrose put an idea on the table that energy could be generated by lowering an object into the black hole's ergosphere. In this area, Penrose suggested that the object would achieve negative energy. After two years, in 1971, ...

To boldly go: NASA launches Lunar Loo challenge

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:17
Everyone poops. Including astronauts, who have since the early space era found ways to do their business in near-zero gravity—from the Apollo missions when waste management was, in NASA's words, "a plastic bag which was taped to the buttocks to ...

Lister and Watford hospitals discharged 130 without Covid-19 tests

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:04
At least 275 people have died in Hertfordshire's care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Astronomers bolster case for potential of life on one of Jupiter's moons, Europa

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 09:00
In the search for life in our solar system, the discussion typically revolves around Mars. But there are two moons many astronomers believe are even better bets: Saturn's moon Enceladus and Jupiter's moon Europa. Now a new computer model by NASA ...

Common food additive causes adverse health effects in mice

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:57
A common food additive, recently banned in France but allowed in the U.S. and many other countries, was found to significantly alter gut microbiota in mice, causing inflammation in the colon and changes in protein expression in the liver, according to ...

Coronavirus: Has the NHS got enough PPE?

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:40
The government says it's working "around the clock" to provide protective equipment, but doctors say shortages put lives at risk.

NASA movie reveals what sunsets on other planets would seem like

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:06
NASA has revealed a beautiful simulation of what sunsets would look like on distinct planets and a single of Saturn's moons. Planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva from NASA's Goddard Area Flight Center is the genius behind the generation. NASA wrote in ...

How will private space travel change the way we explore the Solar System?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 08:05
We ask Gary Martin, Vice President for North American operations for the International Space University, about how private enterprise is changing space exploration. By Stuart Clark. 26th June, 2020 at 08:00. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on ...

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