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SpaceX pushes next Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:59
SpaceX has slightly delayed its next launch from the Space Coast, a mission scheduled next week to boost the tenth batch of the company's Starlink satellites from Kennedy Space Center. If schedules hold, teams at pad 39A will launch a 230-foot Falcon 9 ...

Observation of excess events in the XENON1T dark matter experiment

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:58
Scientists from the international XENON collaboration, an international experimental group including the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), University of Tokyo; the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University ...

A cosmic baby is discovered, and it's brilliant

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:55
Astronomers tend to have a slightly different sense of time than the rest of us. They regularly study events that happened millions or billions of years ago, and objects that have been around for just as long. That's partly why the recently discovered neutron star ...

Young children believe in Father Christmas more than they do ghosts, dragons and aliens, research reveals

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:53
He may only come once a year to deliver presents - but young children believe in Father Christmas more than ghosts, dragons and aliens. Advertisement. Two in five even thought they had seen jolly Saint Nick in 'real life', as many as said they had seen ...

From lab to space: Discovery of a new organic molecule in an interstellar molecular cloud

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:51
Laboratory experiments performed at the Center for Astrochemical Studies (CAS) of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) in Munich, together with astronomical observations conducted by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), ...

Physicists develop a new theory for Bose-Einstein condensates

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:38
Bose-Einstein condensates are often described as the fifth state of matter: At extremely low temperatures, gas atoms behave like a single particle. The exact properties of these systems are notoriously difficult to study. In the journal Physical Review Letters, ...

NASA's space station manager to retire after 35 years with the agency

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 17:11
Kirk Shireman is retiring as NASA's program manager for the International Space Station on June 26, leaving the agency after 35 years to take a position in the private sector. Shireman, who's based out of Houston, has spent the past five years leading NASA's ...

'Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:33
The comics format of Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks' Astronauts is ideally suited for telling the story of how women fought and overcame sexism in the US Space Program, given the US government and military's ridiculous resistance to female astronauts.

Fossil egg discoveries, including one in Antarctica, show dinosaurs and marine reptiles laid soft-shell eggs

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:31
Fossil egg discoveries, including one in Antarctica, show dinosaurs and marine reptiles laid soft-shell eggs. By Ashley Strickland, CNN. Updated 11:48 AM ET, Wed June 17, 2020. This is an artist's illustration of the newly discovered dinosaur species ...

This Supernova in a Lab Mimics the Cosmic Blast's Splendid Aftermath

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:18
Nestled in the constellation Taurus, a spectacle of swirling cosmic gases measuring half a dozen light-years 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 ...

Mysterious, repeating radio signals buzz Earth with an unusual rhythm

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:15
Could a magnetar, a type of neutron star with an immensely powerful magnetic field, be responsible for the mysterious signals? NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger. Fast radio bursts -- strange, sometimes repeating signals from the other side ...

Earth's species have more in common than previously believed

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:07
The Earth hosts an abundance of life forms—from well-known animals and plants to small, more hardy life forms such as archaea, viruses and bacteria. These life forms are fundamentally different all the way down to the cell level—or so scientists thought.

The Giant Carnivorous Dinosaurs of Australia

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:03
Each continent had a major predatory dinosaur, in North America, it was the T-Rex, in Africa the Spinosaurus. Now researchers from the University of Queensland have identified fossil footprints from a gigantic predatory dinosaur that roamed Australia in the ...

Tomato's hidden mutations revealed in study of 100 varieties

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:00
DNA and all. After centuries of breeding, what was once a South American berry roughly the size of a pea now takes all sorts of shapes and sizes, from cherry-like to hefty heirloom fruit. Today, scientists are teasing out how these physical changes show up at ...

Dinosaurs had squishy eggs, like reptiles, new studies suggest

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:00
Like contemporary reptiles, some dinosaurs may have hatched from soft-shelled eggs. Getty Images. Despite what movies like Jurassic Park and The Land Before Time may lead you to believe, dinosaurs may not have cracked open hard-shelled eggs as they ...

NASA boosters arrive to Kennedy Space Center for Artemis I moon mission

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:26
Piece by piece, NASA's Space Launch System is making its way to Florida. The latest addition are pieces of the two solid rocket boosters that will one day be mated to a core stage to take the Orion crew capsule on NASA's Artemis missions to the moon.

Seeking Dark Matter, They Detected Another Mystery

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:00
It could be a key to the secret of the universe. Or just annoying background noise, another item to be calibrated in future experiments. A team of scientists hunting dark matter has recorded suspicious pings coming from a vat of liquid xenon underneath a ...

Coronavirus: What is dexamethasone and how does it work?

Health News BBC - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:55
A cheap steroid is hailed a big breakthrough in the treatment of seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

Study suggests bright patches on Titan are dry lake beds

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:33
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. and one in France has found evidence that suggests the bright patches spotted on Titan's surface 20 years ago are dry lake beds. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

Wind farms 'turn off times' could help save Eastern European bat populations

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 14:32
The Via Pontica, an important migration route for birds in Eastern Europe, runs along the Black Sea coast of Romania and Bulgaria. Bats also use this route. In this region, numerous wind farms have been installed in recent years because of good wind ...

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