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Calloway County Health Department announces 40th COVID-19 death in the county

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 05:53
Murray-Calloway County Hospital performs the majority of COVID-19 testing in Calloway County. The health department says the hospital's most recently calculated positivity rate, which was reported Jan. 2, was 14.97%.

Boeing continues support of International Space Station operations

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 05:22
Boeing, NASA's lead industry partner for the International Space Station (ISS) since 1993, will continue supporting the celebrated orbiting laboratory through September of 2024 under a $916 million contract extension awarded Wednesday. Boeing will ...

NASA's Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 05:01
This Saturday, though, NASA is scheduled to put on a fiery show as it performs a crucial test: igniting all four engines of the booster stage for up to eight minutes, simulating what would occur during an actual launch to orbit.

Eels Work Together as a Group to Hunt Small Fish Tetras

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 04:28
Scientists, led by fish research associate C. David de Santa from Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History recently discovered a small, river-fed lake filled with over a hundred adult eels in the Brazilian Amazon basin. Many of these eels were said to ...

Covid: UK variant could drive 'rapid growth' in US cases, CDC warns

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 03:26
Health officials warn the highly contagious UK Covid variant could become the dominant strain in the US by March.

Officials forecast than 50 launches from Florida's Space Coast this year

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 02:39
“We closed the year with the highest number of launches conducted in the past 10 years, and look to break that record again in 2021,” said Col. Brande Walton, vice commander of the 45th Space Wing, which oversees launch operations at Cape Canaveral ...

Australia records single locally transmitted coronavirus case

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 02:39
The case in western Sydney is likely linked a known cluster in New South Wales, the most populous state, which recorded 11 cases in hotel quarantine, contact tracers say.

The race to clean up outer space

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 01:31
Earth's orbit has become so crowded with defunct satellites and debris that scientists worry about accidental collisions affecting new space missions. Governments and startups are now working on ways to try and fix this great mess. An artist's impression of ...

Did we see a Christmas coronavirus spike?

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 00:16
Christmas gatherings were cut back but was there still an impact on Covid cases?

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Karen caught Covid from the hospital - and took it home

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 00:04
Everyone has heard about doctors and nurses catching Covid-19 but cleaners and porters have been worse affected.

Huge NASA SLS rocket faces critical test firing before moon mission

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 00:00
Bolted in place atop the massive B-2 test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, the upgraded Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines are scheduled to fire for a full eight minutes starting around 5 p.m. EST, the same duration needed for an actual ...

Biden Taps Caltech Professor for Science and Technology Advisory Council

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 23:08
She will serve as co-chair of PCAST, which advises the president on matters involving science, technology, education, and innovation policy. The council also provides the president with scientific and technical information that is ...

Why physicist Avi Loeb thinks there's a "serious possibility" that 'Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 23:00
Back in October 2017, a postdoctoral researcher named Robert Weryk at the University of Hawaii was sifting through the usual data stream from the Pan-STARRS astronomical survey of the sky when he noticed an unexpected object.

Steamboat Geyser Has Reawakened, But It's Still Keeping Secrets

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 22:58
Yellowstone National Park has more geysers than anywhere else on the planet. While some of them erupt regularly enough to be called 'Old Faithful', others are not as consistent. Scientists don't know why Steamboat Geyser erupts when it does or why it ...

'Sun Science' stamps will feature NASA solar observatory images

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 22:57
— A new set of U.S. postage stamps will soon shine light on a NASA mission exploring our nearest star. The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Friday (Jan. 15) announced " ...

Wondering how to get started dating during a pandemic? Here's some tips from a local expert

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 22:41
With in-person meetings kept to a minimum in our current day and age, there are several dating apps you can download to get started. Whether it's Tinder, Bumble, Hinge or any of the others out there, a good first step is updating your dating profile.

Rocket Lab to launch its first mission of 2021

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 22:31
The mission is Rocket Lab's 18th Electron launch and will bring the company's total number of satellites launched to 97. The dedicated mission for OHB Group will deliver to orbit a microsatellite that will enable specific frequencies to ...

Overactive food quality control system triggers food allergies, scientists say

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 22:13
In a new paper, immunobiologists propose an expanded explanation for the rise of food allergies -- the exaggerated activation of our food quality control system, a complex and highly evolved program designed to protect us against eating harmful foods.

Well-Preserved Fossil of Jurassic-Period Shark Unearthed in Germany

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 21:58
Tentative life reconstruction of the hybodontiform shark Asteracanthus ornatissimus. Image credit: Sebastian Stumpf / Fabrizio De Rossi. “Hybodontiform sharks are the closest relatives of modern sharks and rays,” said University of Vienna's ...

Earth is Speeding Up; Length of Day Needs to Change

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 21:55
Precision atomic clocks, space systems, and high-tech computer systems require sophisticated, highly accurate time measurements. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) monitors this slow down and adds “leap ...

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