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Rats taught to drive little cars for mental health research

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:34
It's quite fascinating how a rat can learn how to drive, but what scientists discovered after beats them all. She and colleagues modified a robot vehicle kit by adding a clear plastic food container to form a driver compartment with an aluminum plate placed on ...

Sun looks like flaming jack-o'-lantern in NASA photo

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:28
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Even the sun wants in on the spooky season! NASA on Sunday shared a photo of the sun looking a lot like a giant flaming jack-o'-lantern. app-facebook. NASA Sun Science. 7 hours ago. Even our star celebrates the spooky ...

Here's the Mars 2020 Rover, Standing on its Own Six Wheels

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:27
It's been nearly eight years since Curiosity launched from Cape Canaveral, and the aging rover should soon have company on the Red Planet. The Mars 2020 rover, currently being assembled at JPL, has met a major launch milestone and is now standing on ...

MARS RESISTS! NASA probe backs out of hole while burrowing into red planet's surface

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:25
NASA's months-long endeavor to burrow a hole into Mars has hit a snag, after the device charged with digging into the planet's surface suddenly retreated about half way out of the ground. NASA's InSight lander is trying to insert a temperature-monitoring ...

This Halloween, scare your mates with some local weather disaster vocab

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:57
There's little question about it: The local weather disaster is frightening. Have you ever learn The Uninhabitable Earth but? My sister made the error of studying it earlier than mattress lately after which had an “apocalypse dream” the place she was “one of ...

Health bosses' 'serious concerns' over homeopathy

Health News BBC - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:51
The UK's largest group of registered homeopaths should not be accredited, NHS bosses say.

Driving Tiny Cars Helped Rats Feel Less Stressed

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:45
Well, because a team of researchers was able to train them to drive a small vehicle. The team found that learning to drive allowed the rats to become calm. The results of this research could help scientists understand anxiety and depression in humans.

Secret Air Force Space Plane Lands After More Than 2 Years In Orbit

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:39
After a record-breaking 780 days circling the Earth, the Air Force's mysterious X-37B unmanned space plane dropped out of orbit and landed safely on the same runway that the Space Shuttle once used. It was the fifth acknowledged mission for the vehicle, ...

NASA news: Space agency releases 'jack-o'-lantern' Sun photo in time for Halloween

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:26
NASA has shared an eerie photo of the Sun resembling a giant glowing jack-o'-lantern just in time for Halloween. By Tom Fish Tom Fish. 09:59, Mon, Oct 28, 2019 | UPDATED: 10:25, Mon, Oct 28, 2019. Share. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play. Mute.

Under Thin Ice, a stunning deep-dive into the effects of climate change on arctic life, in theaters Nov. 8

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:14
Galafilm recently announced that Under Thin Ice airs will premiere at Cinéma du Musée - Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal on November 8. From disappearing ice sheets to rising sea levels, climate change is threatening some of the planet's most important ...

Did asteroid collision trigger Earth's abrupt cooling 12800 years ago?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:10
Why did Earth's climate rapidly cool 12,800 years ago? New evidence suggests that a comet or asteroid collision is to blame, with support coming from the bottom of a South Carolina lake. arrow. Sharing is caring! 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Pin. 0. Mail. 0. Share.

Mars 2020 Now Testing Its Instruments at JPL

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:05
It's not long now until the most important uncrewed mission to Mars in ages will depart Earth. The main purpose of the mission, the specially designed and yet unnamed rover that would land in the Jezero Crater in 2021, is now entering its final testing stages.

NASA to send VIPER to prowl Moon's South Pole

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:02
If humanity is going to establish a long-term presence on the Moon, it's going to need water. This precious substance can be found on the lunar surface and a newly-announced robotic explorer is being readied to seek out significant concentrations of ice.

Hubble Looks at Beautiful Spiral: NGC 1706

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 08:44
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of a face-on galaxy called NGC 1706. This Hubble image shows the face-on spiral galaxy NGC 1706. The color image was made from separate exposures taken in the visible and ...

NASA's New Lunar Rover Will Search For Water On The Moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 08:36
NASA wants to explore the moon's mysterious South Pole, and it's sending a new rover to do it. The VIPER will land in 2022 in search of water on the lunar surface. The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover — or VIPER — will take samples of moon ...

This Halloween, scare your friends with some climate crisis vocab

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 07:59
There's no doubt about it: The climate crisis is scary. Have you read The Uninhabitable Earth yet? My sister made the mistake of reading it before bed recently and then had an “apocalypse dream” where she was “one of the remaining humans scrounging for ...

In photos: California wildfires spread by hurricane force winds

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 07:20
The Soda Rock Winery burns during the Kincade fire as flames race through Healdsburg, California on Sunday. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images. Tens of thousands of people have fled raging wildfires in California as hurricane force winds and dry ...

Bird e-scooters flock to campus and Fort Collins

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 05:56
Birds have migrated to Fort Collins, and they're not the kind that honk at you for bread crumbs. These are electric scooters from Bird, the company exclusively contracted for the City's one-year e-scooter pilot program. Students may have noticed the 500 ...

"Electro-swing" battery captures CO2 from power plants or ambient air

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 05:49
Researchers at MIT have developed a new method for pulling carbon dioxide out of any passing gas stream – whether that's a chimney flue at a power plant or even just ambient air. The new device is basically a specialized battery that can absorb carbon ...

Raytheon Inks $150M Deal to Support NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 05:42
Raytheon has announced it will develop new space systems and flight software, and provide engineering, training and operational support for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as part of a $150 million contract. The 5-year contract could potentially be worth ...

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