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Tips for viewing Comet NEOWISE, which will disappear soon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:55
Comet NEOWISE is getting rave reviews from astronomers that have viewed it this week. Here are some tips from those astronomers. Brian Ottum, amateur astronomer in Ann Arbor, was taking pictures of the comet NEOWISE over the past few days.

Scientists Spot Partial Supernova Blasting White Dwarf Star Across Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:47
A team of scientists discovered the core remnant of a dead star streaking across the Milky Way galaxy. They believe that the cosmic object was propelled by a stellar explosion or a partial supernova. In a new study, the scientists focused on a white dwarf ...

Scientists spot a star moving at ridiculous speeds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:38
Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope identified a star moving at truly incredible speeds. The white dwarf is thought to have partially exploded, sending the remaining material of the star flying at incredibly high speeds. The star's speed is estimated ...

Look up after sunset to spot a comet

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:36
Over the next few days, sky gazers will be able to spot a celestial object with a head and a tail for a few minutes after the sun goes down. The object is the Comet NEOWISE , which was discovered on March 27 by NASA's NEOWISE , an Infra-Red space ...

Microplastics from your tires are likely reaching the most remote places on Earth, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:35
(CNN) -- Our clothes, our takeout containers and even our tea bags shed billions of microplastic particles every day. It's been well-documented that rivers and runoff wash huge amounts of this pollution into the sea, but just as much plastic is likely hitching a ...

Study of natural gas flaring finds high risks to babies

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:34
Date: July 15, 2020; Source: University of Southern California; Summary: Researchers have found that exposure to flaring -- the burning off of excess natural gas -- at oil and gas production sites is associated with 50% higher odds of preterm birth, compared ...

New promising treatment uses smart nanoparticles to target lung cancer

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:29
Date: July 15, 2020; Source: Lund University; Summary: A new and promising approach for treatment of lung cancer has been developed. The treatment combines a novel surgical approach with smart nanoparticles to specifically target lung tumors. Share:.

PSTA bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 01:29
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, or PSTA, reports another bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19. It is the agency's eighth "public-facing employee" testing positive for coronavirus, PSTA said in a news release.

Fertility rate: Shrinking population in six easy lessons

Health News BBC - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:56
Research suggests most countries' populations will have shrunk by the end of the century.

Researchers Have Fully Sequenced A Chromosome For The First Time

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:53
Since the first complete characterization of the human genome in 2003, understanding of our DNA and how it varies between each person has become magnitudes better. We use the reference genome to look for disease variants, discover gene functions, ...

People literally don't see things the same way

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:29
Our ability to pinpoint the exact location and size of things varies from one person to the next, and even within our own individual field of vision, according to a new study. “We assume our perception is a perfect reflection of the physical world around us, but this ...

How to catch Neowise, the brightest comet in more than 20 years

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:22
Comet Neowise as seen from the Czech Republic on the morning of July 6. Jan Tláskal/Spaceweather.com. Comet Neowise is the most impressive comet in nearly 25 years, and it's visible now. After two other promising comets -- Swan and Atlas -- fizzled and ...

Here's how to see five planets and the moon without a telescope on Sunday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:21
Set your alarm and wake up early on 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, as well as the moon, will all be visible.

Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

Health News BBC - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:10
A look at seven countries facing dramatic population changes - and how they are tackling the problem.

Why are bookmakers betting on great white sharks?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:08
Some sharks embark on journeys that span thousands of milesSome bookies warn that you will sleep with the fishes. But one bookmaker wants you to bet on them instead. A couple of weeks ago, MyBookie, an online sportsbook, invited gamblers to place ...

Climate Change Made the Heat Wave Roasting Siberia 600 Times More Likely

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:01
Scientists have found evidence that climate change was behind the relentless heat wave that stuck over Siberia this year. In a paper released on Wednesday, a team of international researchers concluded that climate increased the chance of this event by a ...

Mortality of high‐risk orthopaedic oncology patients during the COVID‐19 pandemic: A prospective cohort study

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 23:59
Should the threshold for orthopaedic oncology surgery during the coronavirus disease‐2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic be higher, particularly in men aged 70 years and older? This study reports the incidence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 ...

Boeing gets nearly $1B boost with International Space Station contract extension

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 23:34
Boeing will continue supporting the orbiting station and scientific laboratory through September of 2024 under the deal. Subscribe to get the full story. Already a paid subscriber? Sign in. Subscribe to get the full story. Already a paid subscriber? Sign in.

Earth's natural satellite is almost 100 million years younger than previously thought

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 23:31
July 15, 2020 – The Moon formed a little later than previously assumed. When a Mars-sized protoplanet was destroyed in a collision with the young Earth, a new body was created from the debris ejected during this catastrophe – the Moon. Planetary ...

White dwarfs hold key to life in the universe, suggests study

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 22:53
New analysis of white dwarfs adds another wrinkle to the notion that we are all made of stars. Researchers found that white dwarfs, dense cooling remains of stars, are a key source of carbon, an element essential to life. 90% of all starts end the celestial ...

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