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Strong New Evidence for a Controversial Decades-Old Theory That Explains the Odd Behaviors of Water

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 19:00
Study detects the critical point between 2 liquid forms of water. Water, so ordinary and so essential to life, acts in ways that are quite puzzling to scientists. For example, why is ice less dense than water, floating rather than sinking the way other liquids do when ...

Coronavirus: Some Randox test kits 'may not meet safety standards'

Health News BBC - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:59
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was no evidence of harm - but the kits should not be used.

Population genetics of the coral Acropora millepora: Toward genomic prediction of bleaching

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:59
Corals worldwide are under threat from rising sea temperatures and pollution. One response to heat stress is coral bleaching—the loss of photosynthetic endosymbionts that provide energy for the coral. Fuller et al. present a high-resolution genome of the ...

Ultrasound imaging for biochemistry

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:54
Fluorescent markers for imaging biomolecules have transformed science, but they have a major limitation. Light doesn't penetrate well through tissue, so biomolecules deeper in the body have remained invisible. Now a team led by Mikhail Shapiro at the ...

Can genomes predict coral bleaching?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:45
Coral reefs provide more than 1 billion people with food and income, yet these vital ecosystems are at risk because of rising ocean temperatures. Warming can induce coral bleaching, the breakdown of symbiosis between the coral animal and the ...

News at a glance

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:45
Lemurs, whose populations have long been in decline, are now in even greater peril. Ninety-five percent of the 111 primate species—all native to Madagascar—are under threat of extinction from habitat loss and hunting, and 31% are critically endangered, ...

Falcon 9 Booster Arrives For Next Astronaut Launch From Space Coast

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:44
The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster slated for NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of a launch later this summer. Crew-1 will launch three NASA astronauts and one Japanese astronauts to the International Space ...

Get a bug's eye view from a tiny 'beetle backpack' camera

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:43
A tiny, wireless, steerable camera that can also ride aboard an insect gives everyone a chance to see a bug's view of the world. The camera, which streams video to a smartphone at 1 to 5 frames per second, sits on a mechanical arm that can pivot 60 degrees.

White dwarfs are a big source of carbon in the Universe

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:39
In their nuclear hearts, stars fuse elements heavier than hydrogen, creating the ingredients necessary to make planets, oceans, and people. Tracing the origins of individual elements in the Milky Way has been a challenge, but a new analysis of white dwarf ...

Liquid-repelling substance works on all surfaces

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:13
Date: July 16, 2020; Source: University of British Columbia Okanagan campus; Summary: Acting like an invisible force field, a new liquid coating may provide an extra layer of protection for front-line workers. Researchers have developed a coating that repels ...

How nutrient-starved cells recycle internal components

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:58
Date: July 16, 2020; Source: Harvard Medical School; Summary: Researchers systematically surveyed the entire protein landscape of normal and nutrient-deprived cells to identify which proteins and organelles are degraded by autophagy. Share:.

New insights into the origins of our universe

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:56
New data released today by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) in Chile indicate our universe is around 13.8 billion years old, matching the measurements made by the Planck satellite in 2015, and calling into question the 2019 findings of another ...

Scientists discover how deep-sea, ultra-black fish disappear

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:52
One specimen of the ultra-black fish species Anoplogaster cornuta. This fish was so lively after being sampled and documented that the research team released it back to the deep via submarine the day after being caught in a trawl net.In the July 16 issue of ...

Roscosmos will not cooperate with NASA on lunar program

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:45
The head of Russia's space organization criticized the current United States plan to return astronauts to the moon as “a big political project,” saying his country is instead speaking with China about establishing a lunar base of operations, CNBC writes in the ...

Researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:39
Acting like an invisible force field, a new liquid coating being developed by UBC Okanagan researchers may provide an extra layer of protection for front-line workers. Researchers at the Okanagan Polymer Engineering Research and Applications (OPERA) ...

The UAE's Hope Mars orbiter launch delayed to next week due to bad weather

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:33
A historic Mars launch has been delayed again by troublesome weather conditions at the launch site. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is eager to launch its first-ever interplanetary mission, a Red Planet orbiter dubbed Hope. But the mission's launch site, ...

How to see five planets and the moon without a telescope on Sunday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:07
Set your alarm and wake up early this Sunday, July 19. About 45 minutes before sunrise, you'll be able to see five planets and the crescent moon without using a telescope. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, and the moon, all will be visible.

Summers could become 'too hot for humans'

Health News BBC - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:00
Rising global temperatures could see summers that are too hot to work in.

Should we create our own alien life in outer space?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 16:50
NASA is doing everything it can to avoid bringing Earthly organisms to other worlds, but what if we should be doing the opposite? Seeding other worlds with life could potentially have big benefits for humanity in the distant future. Icy moons like Enceladus may ...

The moon is about 85 million years younger than we thought, new study finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 16:42
(CNN) The moon is a constant in our lives. It causes Earth's ocean tides to ebb and flow, it stabilizes the planet's axial tilt and, until recently, it was assumed to have accompanied the Earth for over 4.5 billion years. A new study has posited that previous ...

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