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Primates Appeared Almost Immediately After Dinosaurs Went Extinct, New Research Suggests

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 23:04
Dating back to around 65.9 million years ago, these animals lived a mere 105,000 to 139,000 years after the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, in which an asteroid wiped out most plant and animal species on Earth.

Weather Tidbits: Snow Moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:49
It's called the snow moon due to the frequent snowfall happening this month. Also, this month has a connection to the animals, with this full moon being known as the Eagle, Bear or Raccoon Moon. It's also referred to as the Hungry moon; as Native American ...

Watching the Skies: Mars, Pleiades star cluster pair up very closely

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:49
Two objects are said to be in conjunction when they join up or get very close together in the night sky. Mars and the Pleiades star cluster will be about 2.6 degrees apart from our perspective on March 3.

This Year's Largest And Fastest Asteroid Is About To Zoom Past Earth

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:45
On March 21, 2021, Earth will have its closest encounter with 2001 FO32 — the largest and fastest-known asteroid scheduled to fly past our planet this year. Estimated to be between 2,526 feet ( 0.47 miles) and 5,577 feet (1.05 miles) across, the space rock ...

Our understanding of titanosaurs was just upended by a new fossil find

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:30
Titanosaurs, tremendously huge Cretaceous dinosaurs, may have evolved very differently than we thought. By Matthew Rozsa. March 1, 2021 10:27PM (UTC). main article image A replica of one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, the Titanosaur, is ...

Fossils of oldest member of huge dinosaur group found in Argentina

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:13
Researchers said on Monday the fossils represent a dinosaur species named Ninjatitan zapatai that lived 140 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. They identified Ninjatitan as a titanosaur, a group of long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs that walked ...

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests at Northrop Grumman Before Launch

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:08
Testing teams successfully completed two important milestones that confirmed the observatory's internal electronics are all functioning as intended, and that the spacecraft and its four scientific instruments can send and receive data properly through the same ...

People rarely leave conversations when they want to -- here's how to change it

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:05
The majority of people in a conversation reported wishing the discussion had ended sooner than it did. (CNN) You've been chatting with someone ...

Targeting GLI1 gene may put an end to one-third of all cancers

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:01
“We established in living human embryonic stem cells that removing the GLI1 regulatory region eliminated GLI1 expression and halted its activity. These findings are promising and could point to a therapeutic target for cancer.” Editing ...

Today With Dr. Kaye:

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 21:37
“What is our commitment as humans?” - Dr. Mae Jemison Dr. Jemison reflects on opportunities and challenges she's faced as a Black woman and also shares why science literacy is important. “I think sometimes in order to move forward we also have to be able ...

Meteorites from sky fireball 'likely to be found near Cheltenham'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 21:30
Fireballs are particularly bright meteors – space matter that burns up as it enters Earth's atmosphere. Whatever is left of it when it reaches the surface of the Earth is known as a meteorite. They are of particular interest to scientists as they can offer crucial clues ...

Public attitude toward COVID-19 is more "infectious" than disease itself, study shows

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 21:28
Researchers studied the influence of Twitter on COVID-19 health beliefs as well as the competing influence of scientific evidence versus the speeches of politicians. The study's key findings: People's ...

Snow Moon illuminates city of light

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 21:04
A massive full moon lit up the night sky above the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday. Called the Snow Moon, it was also visible around the world. The name of February's full moon comes from the traditions of Native American tribes. The tribal people call it the ...

The Sky This Month: March 2021

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 21:03
Most of the planetary action is now in the predawn sky, with three planets congregating there: Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury. Watch their relative dance as they jostle positions each morning. Mars is a dramatic and bright addition to Taurus; it is the first planet to ...

'Incredible' space hurricanes 600 miles wide discovered swirling above the North Pole

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:50
The space hurricane, observed by satellites in the Earth's upper atmosphere, was raining electrons instead of water, span in an anticlockwise direction and lasted nearly eight hours before breaking down. Promoted Stories.

Venomous spiders take advantage of pandemic, move into college buildings

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:49
A venomous spider that usually stays away from populated areas recently showed up in buildings at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus, likely because of pandemic-related vacancies, according to news reports.

4-D bioengineering materials bend, curve like natural tissue

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:43
Tissue engineering has long-depended on geometrically static scaffolds seeded with cells in the lab to create new tissues and even organs. The scaffolding material—usually a biodegradable polymer structure—is supplied with cells and the cells, if supplied ...

The Future Is NOW- They're Building An Orbiting Space Hotel

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:41
Dubbed the Voyager Class Space Station, there will be restaurants, a cinema, gym, bar, spa and room to fit 400 people all accompanied by the fact that if you look out any window you'll see planet Earth or deep space.

Furthering mechanistic understanding of oxygen-redox processes in lithium-rich battery cathodes

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:38
The paper, published in Nature Energy, proposes strategies that offer potential routes to increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. "In the ever more difficult quest to make incremental ...

AI shows attitude toward COVID-19 is more 'infectious' than disease itself

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 20:36
And politicians are as influential as scientists when it comes to public health beliefs about COVID-19. That's the message from a new study about social media and public attitudes about the pandemic. It found public ...

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