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First demonstration of antimatter wave interferometry

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 15:15
Matter waves constitute a crucial feature of quantum mechanics, in which particles have wave properties in addition to particle characteristics. This wave-particle duality was postulated in 1924 by the French physicist Louis de Broglie. The existence of the ...

Are Extroverts Natural Leaders in Organizations?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 15:10
The general belief is that extroverts are natural leaders in organizations. In contrast, a recent study indicates that some leaders may have excesses of a good thing. In their findings, the researchers revealed that informal leaders were better liked and more ...

Patrick Rowan's Skywatch: Recalling the Apollo 10 mission of 50 years ago

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 15:03
The crew of Apollo 10 in a 1969 NASA photo; from left, Eugene A. Cernan, Thomas P. Stafford and John W. Young. 0. By Patrick Rowan | Special to The Republican. Tweeners. That's what my old bar band called new tunes we found too fast for slow dancing, ...

Going to the Moon within five years and on the cheap: yes, it is possible

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:53
In the 1960s, President Kennedy successfully challenged us to land an American on the Moon and return him safely to the Earth within a decade. Today, President Trump and Vice President Pence have issued a much greater challenge: do the same in five ...

Claimed Signs of Life in a Martian Meteorite

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:45
In the search for life on Mars, certain rare meteorites found on Earth—rocks blown off the Martian surface by past impacts—play a unique role. Because they represent our only samples of Mars (at least so far), meteorites allow scientists to assess whether ...

Fake asteroid hurtling at New York City triggers terrifying results in NASA simulation

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:39
In a NASA simulation of a fictional scenario, New York City was hit with an asteroid packing 1,000 times the destruction of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The exercise, which was part of the "National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and ...

Make room on the couch: Worms suffer from PTSD, too

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:29
Date: May 2, 2019; Source: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Summary: Researchers have discovered that even a very basic animal life form like the C. elegans worm has the ability to learn from past experiences. Further, the research team has pinpointed ...

UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of species

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:18
People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday. But it's not too late to fix the problem, according to the United Nations' first ...

This Tibetan Bone Discovery Rewrites Ancient History

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 13:49
The Denisovans have a new address. For the first time ever, bones belonging to the extinct group of hominins, who were related to Neanderthals, have been found outside of their only known home in Siberia, the Denisova Cave. These new fossils were ...

It's time we stopped human evolution – geneticist

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 13:04
Measles cases in the US have hit a 25-year high, with 78 new infections in the past week alone. In a sign of the times, a cruise ship with hundreds of Scientologists on board was quarantined in St Lucia after one passenger was diagnosed with the disease.

SpaceX Dragon Delivers NASA Cargo to Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:49
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) today (May 6) to deliver nearly 3 tons of NASA supplies to the orbiting laboratory. Astronauts on the station captured the uncrewed Dragon cargo ship with a robotic arm at 7:01 a.m. ...

WATCH: Roomba screams, swears when it hits walls

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:46
Technology - allowing us to do the miraculous as well as the completely asinine. Like, for instance, making a Roomba that screams bloody murder and swears profusely when it crashes in to anything. And that's what exactly what YouTuberer Michael Reeves ...

NASA gadget tracks greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere from its new home aboard the International Space ...

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:34
Changes in the planet's atmosphere caused by human activity can now be tracked in greater detail than ever before thanks to a tool launched into orbit by NASA. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) brings a new view to studies of Earth's carbon cycle, ...

Scientists Study Evolution of Flight With Dino Robot, Ostrich Backpack

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:29
The skies are full of birds today, but birds didn't always exist. Scientists have wondered at how flight developed among feathered dinosaurs ever since the first fossilized specimens were discovered. Now, a team of researchers from Tsinghua University in ...

UFO Enthusiast Claims 'Underwater Alien Base' Exists Beneath Great Lakes

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:15
A self-titled UFO expert said an “underwater alien base” sits beneath the surface of the Great Lakes in the U.S. He made this claim after seeing an uncommon phenomenon caught on camera and spread online. A photo of a sunset over Manitoulin Island in ...

Viewpoint: Europe's 'de facto' GMO crop ban, mandatory labeling scheme 'hinder innovation'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:10
An excellent new paper from a trio of Danish researchers, two of whom are based out of the University of Copenhagen, argues that the European Union's stance on farming with GMO crops is an untenable mess. The paper concludes that “neither de facto ...

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:07
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX shipment has arrived at the International Space Station following a weekend launch. The Dragon capsule reached the orbiting complex Monday, delivering 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments.

The Gaia Spacecraft Was Studying Stars, But It Found Something Else — 3 Asteroids

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:04
The Gaia spacecraft just did a bit of bonus science: While the European Space Agency (ESA) mission is designed to measure the positions and velocities of stars, Gaia recently found three asteroids not previously known to astronomers. Asteroids are space ...

Scientists Found What Powers That Weird Aurora-like STEVE Phenomenon in the Sky

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:04
Scientists finally have an explanation for the weird celestial phenomenon called STEVE, which looks and behaves a lot like an aurora but has key differences. A typical aurora — sometimes called the northern lights or the southern lights, depending on the ...

A Fake Asteroid Headed to Earth Can Really Make You Think

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:04
It's one thing to talk about the possibility of an asteroid striking Earth and what humanity could do about it. It's a very different thing to see an angry red slash crossing a huge swath of the planet from Hawaii, over the continental United States and through Africa, ...

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