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Dozens of dinosaur footprints reveal ancient ecosystem of Alaskan Peninsula

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 18:00
Abundant dinosaur footprints in Alaska reveal that high-latitude hadrosaurs preferred tidally influenced habitats, according to a study released October 30, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Anthony Fiorillo of the Perot Museum of Nature and ...

New Horizons team releases best ever images of Pluto's far side

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:59
Pluto's far side is visible in the area below the white line. The dark areas are regions that could not be imaged. Image Credit: NASA/New Horizons/S. A. Stern et al., 2019. More than four years after New Horizons' historic July 2015 Pluto flyby, mission scientists ...

Converging solutions: Artificial networks shed light on human face recognition

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:23
Our brains are so primed to recognize faces—or to tell people apart—that we rarely even stop to think about it, but what happens in the brain when it engages in such recognition is still far from understood. In a new study reported today in Nature ...

'Galaxy of Horrors!' NASA Posters Highlight Spooky Alien Planets (Video)

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:08
This Halloween season, NASA wants to open your eyes to the glorious spookiness all around us in the Milky Way galaxy. The space agency has just released two new "Galaxy of Horrors" posters, which highlight a few of the most bizarre and inhospitable ...

How to Carve a James Webb Space Telescope Pumpkin for a Very NASA Halloween

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:06
NASA has shared a trio of templates so you can carve your very own James Webb Space Telescope-themed pumpkin this Halloween. Each template includes carving instructions and a difficulty rating to match your jack-o'-lantern expertise. The level 1 ...

Study says Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:54
A University of Iowa-led study has found that a series of Southern California earthquakes last summer increased stress on the Garlock Fault, a major earthquake fault line that has been dormant for at least a century. The researchers used satellite imagery and ...

Does a full moon really inspire more crime?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:38
Researchers look into whether the 'lunar effect' is based on superstition or empirical data. It's unclear where the idea first came from, but the superstitious have long held that the full moon brings about changes in human behavior. It has even been codified in ...

By the numbers: Dark matter

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:29
With a number of celebrations focused on the ethereal happening this time of year, from Día de los Muertos to Halloween, Oct. 31st is also a day for celebrating one of the most mysterious phenomena of the universe: Dark matter. Scientists and astronomy ...

Destiny 2: What to Do With Tiny Box of Raisins

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:14
Festival of the Lost 2019 is live in Destiny 2 and many of the Halloween traditions in-game are back. Some things never change as you'll be collecting candy, chocolate, wearing masks & delving into the Haunted Forest. If one thing is for certain though, Eris ...

Look for Venus in the sky this Halloween

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:02
Halloween is today and All Saints' Day tomorrow. Tonight the ghosts and goblins will be out and about getting out of town before the arrival of the saints tomorrow. While you may see various goblins at your front door requesting a treat or else you may get a ...

Syringe-injectable, self-expandable and ultraconformable magnetic nanosheets

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:00
Date: October 30, 2019; Source: Singapore University of Technology and Design; Summary: The ultrathin films are able to be injected using minimally-invasive syringe needles and can be used as a platform to deliver molecular and cellular drugs. The use of ...

Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic closed by CQC amid safety concerns

Health News BBC - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:00
The Birmingham clinic, which shut in December, was one of the worst inspected by the health regulator.

Construction Company Caterpillar Wants To Mine the Moon

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:39
Caterpillar, one of the largest construction companies in the world, is aiming for a spot on the lunar surface and plans to adapt their range of autonomous and remote-controlled mining equipment for use in space. NASA previously collaborated with Caterpillar ...

Impact of water droplets on leaves quickly triggers stress responses in plants

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:32
In contrast to humans, plants cannot feel pain. However, so-called mechanical stimulation—rain, wind and physical impact from humans and animals—contributes to the activation of a plant's defence system at a biochemical level. This in turn triggers a stress ...

Interstellar comet is carrying ALIEN water from another solar system

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:25
A COMET which came from a different star system has been found to be carrying alien water from across the Milky Way galaxy. By Sean Martin Sean Martin. 15:16, Wed, Oct 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:25, Wed, Oct 30, 2019. Share. Video Player is loading.

Various stearates tested for in-situ combustion process by Kazan Federal University

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 15:00
Thermal oil extraction gets more and more recognition in scientific circles. However, combustion is a rather complex research problem, and it's one of the focuses of Kazan University's work. In this project, a porous medium thermo-effect cell (PMTEC) was ...

SpaceX Begins SuperDraco Abort Engine Installation

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 14:45
SpaceX published photos yesterday demonstrating the installation of eight SuperDraco abort engines for its Crew Dragon capsule. Meeting this milestone brings the company closer to its Demo-2 astronaut launch. 'Installing SuperDraco engines, which will ...

Can't stop putting your hand in the candy dish? Scientists may have found why

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 14:32
Date: October 29, 2019; Source: University of Southern California; Summary: In the course of their study, the scientists tried to control impulsivity. Their results are surprising. Share: FULL STORY ...

Ground-Breaking Work & Incredible Imaging Improves Understanding of Brain Function

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 14:20
Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are officially one-step closer to understanding the brain and its function. Dr. Corrado Calì, a Research Scientist specializing in brain imaging at KAUST, and Swiss scientists from ...

In Southeast Asia, illegal hunting is a more immediate threat to wildlife than forest degradation

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:45
A new study carried out by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature Vietnam (WWF-Vietnam) and the Sabah Forestry Department of the Government of Malaysia suggests that for ...

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