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MAYB youth basketball tournaments may have exposed people to coronavirus in Kansas

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:21
Youth basketball tournaments in Kansas may have exposed people to the coronavirus, public health officials say. The Mid America Youth Basketball league's tournaments in Wichita and Hays over the weekend have had three attendees test positive for ...

Bear-sized wombat cousin roamed Australia 25 million years ago

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:08
By Will Dunham. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerfully built relative of modern wombats that was the size of a black bear roamed Australia's woodlands about 25 million years ago, possessing shovel-shaped hands and strong forelimbs indicating it was an ...

Dolphins are learning smart fish-catching trick from peers, not mothers

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:04
Dolphins in Australia have been spotted trapping fish in huge conch shells. Scientists have now discovered just how they learn to catch their prey in this extraordinary way. Only a very few animals use tools. Crows wield sticks to find food, chimps have ...

If we find life on Mars, what might it be like?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:59
For almost as long as humans have dreamed of other worlds, they've ruminated on the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Almost 2,500 years ago, Metrodorus of Chios wrote, “It is unnatural in a large field to have only one shaft of wheat, and in the infinite ...

This Insane Space Balloon Will Soon Be Able to Take You to the Edge of the Cosmos

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:33
Click here to read the full article. Space Perspective wants to take adventurous travelers to the very edge of space. That goal may not be a new one, the way the company plans to accomplish the feat sure is. The startup won't be using space ships or space ...

Ball Aerospace wins NOAA space weather contract

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:30
SAN FRANCISCO – Ball Aerospace won a $96.9 million contract June 25 to build, integrate and operate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Follow On (SWFO) satellite destined for Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 1. Under the ...

Invisible collision of monstrous black holes may have been seen for the first time

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:21
Artist's concept of a supermassive black hole and its surrounding disk of gas. Embedded within this disk are two smaller black holes orbiting one another. Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC). Black hole collisions are so mighty they distort the very fabric of space-time, ...

COVID-19's impact documented by satellite imagery in new initiative from NASA, Japan and Europe

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:18
In addition to being a public health crisis, COVID-19 has also had a dramatic impact on the environment and the economy. Three space agencies -- NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) -- are ...

This Insane Space Balloon Will Soon Be Able to Take You to the Edge of the Cosmos

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:00
Space Perspective wants to take adventurous travelers to the very edge of space. That goal may not be a new one, the way the company plans to accomplish the feat sure is. The startup won't be using space ships or space planes to take its clients into orbit.

NASA takes first step to allow computers to decide what to tell us in search for life on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 23:00
NASA has stepped closer to allowing remote onboard computers to direct the search for life on other planets. Scientists from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center have announced first results from new intelligent systems, to be installed in space probes, ...

This is what the map of the Universe looks like in X-rays

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 22:55
This is what the map of the Universe looks like on X-rays. A photograph from a telescope reveals what the expanding universe looks like with other eyes. A new X-ray map of the Universe has been revealed, this is how our universe is viewed with the robotic ...

4th of July eclipse to kick off busy month for astronomy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 22:42
Mother Nature will be providing the fireworks in July as the new month brings the chance to see three unique astronomical events, capped off by dueling meteor showers at the end of the month. This will be the perfect month for people with a new telescope to ...

GO in Brief: 06/25/2020

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 22:37
TRAVERSE CITY — The Huntington's Disease Society of America Michigan Chapter hosts Yoga in Your Park activities from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 27. Virtual sessions include vinyasa, fusion, slow flow and adaptive poses. Each class is $15 or pay $25 for the ...

It's Hard to Poop on the Moon. NASA Wants You to Make It Easier.

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 22:36
In the next few years, NASA plans to return to the moon. We know which rocket the astronauts will launch atop, what capsule they'll be cramped in, and how they might land on the lunar surface. But there's one critical mystery NASA still has yet to solve: How ...

Ingenious wildfire monitoring system is powered by the swaying of trees

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 22:35
Because 2020 hasn't given people enough to worry about, it's wildfire season — when a deadly combination of human recklessness and drought conditions conspire to risk turning the smallest spark into a blazing inferno. Over the years, various solutions ...

Baseball bat-wielding brute sought in unprovoked Bronx attack

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 21:53
A baseball bat-wielding brute bashed a complete stranger in the head during an unprovoked attack at a Bronx shopping mall, officials said Thursday. The 34-year-old victim told police that he and his girlfriend were leaving a Home Depot at the Bronx Terminal ...

AI system designed to aid – or perhaps replace – human lifeguards

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 21:37
Lifeguards do play a vital role in the prevention of drownings, but at large busy beaches, they can't always keep track of all the swimmers at all times. That's where Sightbit is designed to come in, as it uses artificial intelligence to catch what lifeguards may miss ...

How an Advanced Civilization Could Exploit a Black Hole for Nearly Limitless Energy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 21:16
A black hole as a source of energy? We know black holes as powerful singularities, regions in space time where gravity is so overwhelming that nothing—not even light itself—can escape. About 50 years ago, British physicist Roger Penrose proposed that ...

New maps reveal lost continent of Zealandia

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 21:12
Scientists studying the lost continent of Zealandia have produced a series of detailed maps that show the continent sitting beneath the ocean surface. Zealandia is a huge underwater landmass beneath present-day New Zealand. The continent, if it were ...

Head of NASA International Space Station program to retire

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 20:46
The sun had yet to rise in Kazakhstan when Kirk Shireman laced up his running shoes on July 12, 2000. In a few hours, Russia would launch a module to house the International Space Station's first crew. But as he ran, Shireman's feet led him toward a ...

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