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Human breeding of cats has made them look like they are always in pain

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:58
What if cute grumpy-faced cats are really a Cronenberg-esque eldritch horror of human genetic manipulation? By Matthew Rozsa. January 16, 2021 7:00PM (UTC). main article image Man and cat do a fist bump (Getty Images). --. Shares.

Scientists discover ancient rocky Super-Earth where a year lasts just 11 hours

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:56
Researchers have identified one of the oldest planetary systems ever discovered, and it's a strange one. A rocky planet called TOI-561b orbits a star that is 10 billion years old, more than twice the age of our sun which shows that planets have been forming ...

Researchers discover the oldest, most distant 'supermassive' black hole

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:17
At more than 13 billion years old, the black hole and quasar are the earliest yet seen, giving astronomers insight into the formation of massive galaxies in the early universe. Quasars are thought to result from ...

University of Washington: Astronomers document the rise and fall of a rarely observed stellar dance

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:17
The sun is the only star in our system. But many of the points of light in our night sky are not as lonely. By some estimates, more than three-quarters of all stars exist as binaries — with one companion — or in even more complex relationships. Stars in close ...

NASA proceeds with SLS booster stacking in Florida before core stages arrives

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:11
NASA ground crews at the Kennedy Space Center are continuing to stack segments of the Space Launch System's side-mounted solid rocket boosters on a mobile launch platform inside the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building. The joints connecting ...

New therapeutic approach enables functional recovery after spinal cord injury in mice

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 18:58
Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded for the first time in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves. To date, paralysis resulting from spinal cord damage has ...

Study Shows Which Car Windows to Roll Down to Keep Covid at Bay

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 18:20
A new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and Brown University has the answer. Noting that, even with proper mask wearing, “the in-cabin microclimate during these rides falls short on a ...

THIS WEEK @NASA: Cargo Dragon Undocks from ISS and Returns to Earth, Green Run Hot Fire Test

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 18:18
A NASA analysis found that our planet's global average surface temperature last year tied 2016 as the warmest year on record. This continues a long-term global warming trend during which the last seven years have been ...

Covid-19: Further 1,295 deaths recorded in the UK

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 17:53
The latest death and case figures should be a "bitter warning for us all", Public Health England says.

Orion is on the move, across the grounds of Kennedy Space Center

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 17:49
Under blue Florida skies, NASA put in motion the next phase of preparations for the first Space Launch System (SLS) mission, Artemis I, with the moving of the Orion capsule from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Multi-Payload ...

Open Windows May Reduce COVID-19 Risk In Cars: Study

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 17:03
COVID-19 has completely changed the face of travel as we know it, with massively reduced numbers of people taking flights and public transportation—but our cars have remained a mystery. How safe are we in our vehicles? What are our risks? A study ...

Meteor showers and Jupiter-Mercury conjunction among 2021 highlights

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 16:47
(WVLT) -Each year, the night sky is filled with some amazing sights, and you can probably guess that the stars are pointing to another spectacular show for 2021. Stargazers, get your telescopes ready because there are quite a few events to check out this year ...

Astronomers discover a massive family of stars in the Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 16:45
Glancing at the image below, it's clear that there are huge numbers of stars in the Milky Way. Astronomers say that the galaxy is filled with streams of stars, but one of those streams appears to have nearly 500 stars inside. Astronomers, on a new study, have ...

Enter to Win a $US50,000 ($64910) Backyard Gym

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 16:32
Elizabeth Yuko. Published 13 mins ago: January 17, 2021 at 3:15 am -. Filed to:kettlebell. Enter to Win a $US50,000 ($64,910) Backyard Gym. Photo: Tero Vesalainen, Shutterstock. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on gym-goers. (I am not one of them, ...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket to Launch Transporter 1 Mission from Cape Canaveral Jan. 21

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 16:25
Launch window opens at 9:24 a.m. ET. The Falcon 9 will launch the Transporter 1 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and ...

NASA declares the Mars InSight digger dead after two years

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 15:44
The mole — also called a digger, drill, and probe — was built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and deployed by NASA's InSight lander. Its purpose was to drill 16 feet into Martian soil to take its temperature and...well, it never managed to do that.

Sunday space: Modern space race set to take next 'small step' for humanity

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 15:02
On February 6, 2018, a new rocket, Falcon Heavy, blasted off from Cape Canaveral for the first time. It carried a strange payload, a 2008 Tesla Roadster owned by the same billionaire who owns the rocket company. Falcon Heavy's maiden flight was a huge ...

SpaceX needs to swap two engines out of Starship prototype before test flight

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:50
This week, SpaceX performed no less than three static fire tests on the latest prototype of the Starship, a heavy launch vehicle designed to carry astronauts from Earth to the moon and eventually even to Mars. But testing and development is a slow process, ...

SpaceX Dragon cargo splashes down successfully off the Florida coast

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:30
On Wednesday, NASA announced that the upgraded SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully splashdown at 8:26 PM EST west of Tampa, Florida. The successful splashdown marked the ending of the company's 21st contracted cargo resupply mission ...

Covid-19: Protect us from unlawful killing charges - medics

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 14:26
Health groups say NHS staff fear prosecution over decisions if hospitals are overwhelmed.

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