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'The Thing': Scientists reveal world's biggest soft-shelled egg belongs to extinct sea lizard

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:11
In 2011, a team of scientists in Chile's National Museum of Natural History discovered a peculiar fossil in Antarctica. Measuring in at 11 by 7 inches, it was referred to by the team as “The Thing,” an homage to the '80s cult-classic film. It wasn't until Wednesday ...

Massive underwater rivers were discovered off the coast of Australia

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:00
Massive, underwater rivers have been discovered hidden off Australia's coasts by robotic ocean gliders. These rivers could be critical for moving material from the coasts to the deep ocean, the researchers said. Called "dense shelf water cascades," the hidden ...

Coronavirus: One in four infected by virus cannot be reached

Health News BBC - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:32
More than 10,000 people were reached in first two weeks - and 87,000 asked to self-isolate.

48000-Year-Old Discovery in Sri Lanka Could Change History

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:01
Uncovered in and near Sri Lanka's rainforest cave Fa-Hien Lena, hundreds of arrowheads crafted from animal bones are believed to date back 48,000 years—possibly making them the oldest evidence of bow-and-arrow hunting outside Africa. The earliest ...

Black Lives Matter: Do Protests Really Result in a Spike of Coronavirus Cases?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:56
Study of Black Lives Matter protests found that wearing face masks and gathering in crowds do not pose much risk in spreading coronavirus, but some warnings stay. By Vinay B.S.. June 18, 2020 17:54 +08. Video. Related Videos. More videos. Video Player ...

[VIDEO} Giant Squid Washed Ashore at South African Beach Stuns Beachgoers

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:47
You'll never know what wonders float about deep in the ocean, unless you're a sea diver or if the creature washes up onshore. Adéle Grosse, from Cape Town, described her experience to Live Science on June 7, 2020, as she saw a wondrous and massive ...

Researchers take a bloody good look at the medicinal leech genome

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:29
The results of new research published this week in Scientific Reports reveal insights that may have profound effects on the use of medicinal leeches in hospital-based medicine. An international team of researchers, led by Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) ...

Einstein's core idea about gravity just passed an extreme, whirling test in deep space

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:26
n this illustration, a pulsar (PSR J0337-1715) is shown with two white dwarf companions. The green mesh illustrates the curvature of space-time caused by different masses. (Size and distances of the three components are not to scale.) (Credit: Michael ...

Researchers study catastrophic disease events in marine mammals

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:24
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, people are beginning to understand, at a very personal level, the ways in which infectious diseases can devastate life. But disease outbreaks are not confined to just humans or to life on land. "We are ...

Israeli doctors to blast bacteria into orbit, readying for space-based medicine

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:06
An Israeli hospital is preparing to launch 20 million bacteria into space in order to carry out an experiment that it says will prepare for the medical needs of space tourism, and advance research to combat the “global health threat” of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The Milky Way could have dozens of alien civilizations capable of contacting us

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:02
With astronomers constantly discovering new exoplanets orbiting distant stars and planetary scientists better understanding the warm, wet corners of our own solar system, the universe is looking more and more hospitable to life. Until someone spots far-off ...

Fans Wants Sports. Sports Want Fans. But It's Not That Simple.

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:09
As much of the nation emerges from the cultural hibernation caused by the coronavirus, with varying degrees of concern and glee, American sports are now thrusting themselves headlong into the recovery effort. It is not going particularly well. Despite the ...

Bright patches seen decades ago on Saturn's moon Titan could be dry lake beds, say scientists

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 08:08
Scientists had discovered strange bright patches on Saturn's largest moon Titan between 2000 to 2008. Researchers now suggest that these mysterious spots on Titan's surface are likely the beds of ancient dry lakes or seas. The findings not only shed light ...

Astronomers just discovered the youngest ever 'baby' dead star

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:14
An artist's illustration of a magnetar and it's magnetic field lines. ESA. A suite of space-based telescopes operated by NASA and the European Space Agency have discovered the youngest known magnetar to date. At just 240 years old, this extreme, cosmic ...

Why pulsars shine bright, a five-decade-old mystery solved

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 07:11
When Jocelyn Bell first observed the emissions of a pulsar in 1967, the rhythmic pulses of radio waves so confounded astronomers that they considered whether the light could be signals sent by an alien civilisation. The stars act like stellar lighthouses, ...

[BREAKTHROUGH] Scientists Discover a Particular Protein That Could Calm the Brain

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:50
Brain activity is responsible for hormones, movement, and many other activities of the entire body. One aspect that piqued the interest of scientists is how a particular protein is responsible for calming the brain and can be used for new drug developments.

More Hands Make Light Work: Crew Dragon Duo Increases Science Tempo on Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:19
The saying "more hands make light work" is rarely more apt than when those hands are 250 miles up on the International Space Station, overseeing research to extend humanity's reach into the solar system and offer new scientific breakthroughs on Earth.

This supernova in a lab mimics the cosmic blast's splendid aftermath

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:19
Nestled in the constellation Taurus, a spectacle of swirling cosmic gases measuring half a dozen lightyears across glows in shades of emerald and auburn. The Crab Nebula was born of a supernova, the explosion of a giant star, and now, a lab machine the ...

SOHO spots its 4000th Comet

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:19
On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO - the 4,000th comet discovery in the spacecraft's 25-year history. The comet is nicknamed SOHO-4000, pending its official ...

Spaceflight Inc. Signs Multi-Launch Agreement with SpaceX for Rideshare Services

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 05:19
Spaceflight Inc., the leading satellite rideshare and mission management provider, has announced it inked an agreement with SpaceX to secure rideshare capacity on multiple launches. This agreement between the two companies secures Spaceflight ...

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