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UPDATE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Scheduled to Launch Starlink 9 from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, June 23

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:57
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX has pushed back next week's launch of a Falcon 9 rocket to Tuesday, June 23, carrying Starlink 9 from Kennedy Space Center's historic LC-39A. Launch is targeted for 5:58 p.m. ET.

Why do so many of us feel guilty about taking a lunch break?.

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:49
New research from health psychologists at Staffordshire University explores why some employees feel guilty about taking their legally entitled breaks. The paper's lead author Dr. Mike Oliver explained: “The legally required minimum time for a lunch break at ...

Tracking Gigantic Carnivorous Dinosaurs From Australia's Jurassic Park

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:11
North America had the T. rex, South America had the Giganotosaurus and Africa the Spinosaurus – now evidence shows Australia had gigantic predatory dinosaurs. The discovery came in University of Queensland research, led by paleontologist Dr. Anthony ...

A mysterious blue fireball fell in Australia

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:04
On Monday morning the Australian sky witnessed an amazing event. At dawn a mysterious blue fireball pierced the sky, and although scientists have several theories as to their identity, they are not sure exactly what it is. We also recommend: Astronauts ...

Italy reports 43 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, 329 new cases

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 01:41
ROME, June 17 (Reuters) - Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 43 on Wednesday against 34 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases increased to 329 from 210 on Tuesday. The total death toll ...

Gardenias reveal how plants became chemistry experts

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 01:36
In a new study from the University of Buffalo, scientists have gained new insight into how plants have evolved the remarkable ability to produce chemicals that help them reproduce, defend their territory, and ward off predators. The research was focused on the ...

Shhhh, the whales are resting

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 01:36
Date: June 16, 2020; Source: Aarhus University; Summary: Researchers recommend new guidelines for noise levels from whale-watching boats after having carried out experiments with humpback whales. They exposed the whales to different levels of ...

DNA Shows Plants Are Extraordinary Chemists – Making Love and War

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 01:00
Gardenia's newly sequenced genome highlights how evolutionary tinkering transforms plants into some of nature's great chemical-makers. Plants are some of nature's most extraordinary chemists. Unlike animals, they can't run from predators or pathogens.

Science News | Astronomers Discover Neutron Star- a Remarkable Cosmic Baby

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 01:00
Washington DC [USA], June 18 (ANI): Astronomers discovered a remarkable neutron star known as Swift J1818.0-1607, which according to the new study is only about 240 years old -- a veritable newborn by cosmic standards. NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift ...

Coronavirus: What is the true death toll of the pandemic?

Health News BBC - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:22
Far more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic than official Covid-19 data can account for

Coronavirus: 'We need a designated shielding hour'

Health News BBC - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:15
Natasha Howard is campaigning for a set time in the day when only people who are shielding go outdoors.

A 66-million-year-old egg the size of a football is found in Antarctica. Who was mom?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:11
For seven years, a mysterious fossil resembling a deflated football collected dust in a museum in Chile, unlabeled and unstudied, puzzling geologists time and time again. The fossil, nicknamed “The Thing,” was eventually determined to be the first fossil egg ...

STINSON: Florida full of sports ... and COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:53
Over the many weeks of preparation and consideration as professional sports leagues worked on ways to get back to action, they have confronted two main challenges: the health and safety protocols required to stage games, and the logistics of cramming an ...

Victoria sees worst daily increase in COVID-19 cases in over a month

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:44
Victoria has blamed a spike in COVID-19 cases on the global struggle to supress the virus, with the state yesterday seeing its worst daily increase in cases in more than a month. Most of the 21 new cases were overseas travellers, but there were also six new ...

Searching for the End of the Universe's “Dark Age”

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:33
According to the most widely accepted cosmological theories, the first stars in the Universe formed a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Unfortunately, astronomers have been unable to “see” them since their emergence coincided during the ...

Roche rheumatoid arthritis drug fails to help COVID-19 patients in Italian study

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:22
By Carl O'Donnell and Emilio Parodi. (Reuters) - Roche's rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra failed to help patients with early-stage COVID-19 pneumonia in an Italian study, researchers reported on Wednesday, but the Swiss drugmaker is testing the medicine ...

Adhesive film turns smartwatch into biochemical health monitoring system

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:09
Date: June 17, 2020; Source: University of California - Los Angeles; Summary: Engineers have designed a thin adhesive film that could upgrade a consumer smartwatch into a powerful health-monitoring system. The system looks for chemical indicators found ...

Dark matter hunt yields unexplained signal

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 22:59
An experiment searching for signs of elusive dark matter has detected an unexplained signal. Scientists working on the Xenon 1T experiment have detected more activity within their detector than they would otherwise expect. This "excess of events" caused by ...

A decade ago, this scientist predicted 2020 would bring 'peak' chaos to the US

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 22:55
Cliodynamics is a relatively new area of research that aims to take a scientific approach to studying history. In 2012, a scientist named Peter Turchin published a paper describing how political instability in the U.S. tends to repeat over short- and long-term ...

Dinosaur footprints found near Oakey identified as Australia's largest meat-eating theropod

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 22:37
The discovery of 80-centimetre dinosaur footprints puts Australia in the "big league" when it comes to discovering evidence of dinosaurs, says palaeontologist Anthony Romilio. Key points: The tracks were discovered in a Queensland coalmine in the 1950s ...

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