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Someone is selling a baby T-rex skeleton for $4.4 million on eBay, but paleontologists aren't happy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:34
Paleontologists are criticising a man who's trying to sell the skeleton of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex for $US2.95 million ($NZ4.4m) on eBay. The specimen, estimated to have died at 4 years old, has a 15-foot long body and 21-inch skull, according to the ...

NASA's planet-hunting probe, TESS spots Earth-sized planet

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:45
NASA's latest planet-hunting probe, Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star 53 light-years away. By PTI |Washington | Updated: April 18, 2019 3:15:01 pm ...

How NASA May Soon Find Hundreds of Thousands of Asteroids and Comets Heading for Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:05
Twenty one years ago, NASA set out the goal of finding 90 percent of the asteroids and comets near Earth that were bigger than 3,200 feet in diameter. This was extended seven years later to include objects over 460 feet. As of April 2019, the space agency ...

NASA Has Chosen SpaceX for A Mission

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:42
NASA has chosen SpaceX for a mission to crash right into a hazardous, asteroid's moon, knocking it. The rocket firm, helmed by Tesla chief Elon Musk, will start the task in June 2021. Nonetheless, SpaceX won't intercept Didymos little moonlet, till Oct. 7, 2022 ...

Lucky Shot: UA helps capture first image of a black hole

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:02
A pale orange glow stands as proof of the efforts of a global network of scientists, including a few close to home. On Wednesday, April 10, researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope array revealed the first direct image of a black hole. "We have seen what ...

'My boyfriend's sperm, or a donor's?'

Health News BBC - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:54
"Emma" says it is unfair that she faces a deadline to choose how to fertilise her frozen eggs.

Chris Hadfield Biography

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:28
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, on August 29, 1959. As a boy, Hadfield dreamed of becoming an astronaut, and since 1992, he has been an integral part of both the Canadian and American space programs.

Researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:21
18 April 2019. Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than their ...

Alien Life Can Be Evolving On Nearby Planets This Very Minute New Study

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:15
Astronomers in the Cornell University in the United States found that all of life on Earth evolved from animals that flourished through an even greater ultraviolet radiation assault compared to exoplanets close like Proxima-b that receives 250 times greater X-ray ...

Tiny Asteroid To Skim Past Earth Closer Than The Moon Today, With Two Bigger Space Rocks In Tow

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:46
Three asteroids are headed toward Earth today for a series of close – but perfectly safe – encounters with our home world. Also known as “close-Earth approaches,” these events will bring one of the celestial wayfarers closer to our planet than the moon.

Glowing millipede genitalia help scientists tell species apart

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:41
Sometimes, it's really easy for scientists to tell species of animals apart—they'll be obviously different shapes or colors. Other times, different species will look nearly identical to the naked eye. In those cases, scientists need to turn to techniques like DNA ...

Antares rocket boosts Cygnus supply ship toward International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:35
A commercial Cygnus cargo freighter packed with 3.8 tons of medical and pharmaceutical experiments, technology demonstration hardware, CubeSats, food and supplies rode an Antares rocket into orbit from Virginia's Eastern Shore on Wednesday ...

NASA chooses a special spot for its next crewed moon landing

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:30
The U.S. government last month called on NASA to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 in what would be the first landing by space travelers since 1972. That's big news whichever way you look at it, but those following events have been wondering what ...

Interstellar got it wrong: Wormholes would be slower than direct routes, says study

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:30
Wormholes — popularised by the 2014 sci-fi film Interstellar as 'shortcuts' to distant points in space and time — may actually exist. But pan-galactic travel through these portals would be slower than taking a direct route, according to a Harvard study.

RAAVANA-1, first ever Sri Lankan satellite launched

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:37
The first ever Sri Lankan satellite, RAAVANA-1, was successfully launched into space at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia today (18). The satellite bordered to the Antares rocket carrying Cygnus cargo spacecraft and it is bound to ...

RAAVANA-1, first ever Sri Lankan satellite launched

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:37
The first ever Sri Lankan satellite, RAAVAN-1, was successfully launched into space at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia today (18). The satellite bordered to the Antares rocket carrying Cygnus cargo spacecraft and it is bound to reach ...

Giant prehistoric lion fossil discovered hiding in museum drawer

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:15
An artist's rendering of Simbakubwa kutoaafrika, which lived 22 million years ago and had a huge skull, as large as a rhinoceros. Mauricio Anton. Matthew Borths discovered a giant prehistoric lion on his lunch break. While examining drawers at the Nairobi ...

Sri Lanka's first research statellite 'Raavana 1' released into space

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:02
Sri Lanka's first research statellite - Raavana 1, designed and built by two Sri Lankan youths was launched into space by NASA's International Space Station last evening. The spacecraft spanning 11.3 centimetres in length and weighing 1.5 kilograms, was ...

“Momentous Shift” –Emergence of 1st Molecule 100000 Years After the Big Bang

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:46
“It was the beginning of chemistry,” said David Neufeld, a professor of molecular astrophysics at John Hopkins University and co-author of a study published Wednesday detailing how—after a multi-decade search—scientists finally detected the elusive ...

WhatsApp spreading anti-vaccine news in India: Study

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 04:30
Facebook has yet again come under critical observation in India after its instant messaging app WhatsApp with 300 million users in the country became a medium for the rapid spread of anti-vaccine misinformation. "Anti-vaccine misinformation, some of it from ...

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