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Second spacewalk in a week continues work on space station batteries

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:48
Picking up where they left off last week, two space station astronauts ventured back outside the outpost Wednesday and completed the replacement of aging batteries in one of the lab's eight electrical power channels. A final power circuit will be equipped with ...

Human sized 'penguin dopplegangers' roamed the US and Japan 40 million years ago

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:21
Monster penguins that roamed New Zealand 62 million years ago had dopplegangers thousands of miles away in the northern hemisphere. Paleontologists have long known about the hefty penguins of ancient New Zealand, which fossilised bones found in ...

Different tracks, same dinosaurs: Researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:18
Date: July 1, 2020; Source: Brown University; Summary: Using X-ray-based technology, researchers uncover shared subsurface movement patterns between birds and dinosaurs, adding a new dimension of fossil track diversity. Share: FULL STORY ...

Probe into Shropshire maternity deaths 'too late'

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:16
Tasha Turner, whose newborn daughter died in 2013 says news of the police inquiry is "bittersweet".

World's Largest Telescope Detects Extragalactic Neutral Hydrogen Emission for the First Time

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:00
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest telescope with the highest sensitivity in the world. Extragalactic neutral hydrogen detection is one of important scientific goals of FAST. Recently, an international research team ...

NASA Is Running Out of Time to Launch Perseverance River After Latest Delay

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:53
Curiosity has been exploring Mars for years, and NASA has been planning its successor for almost as long. The Perseverance rover is nearly complete, but NASA has been forced to delay the launch yet again. The rover will now launch no earlier than July ...

Strange new species discovered in Pacific Ocean 'abyss'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:43
Four new species of single-cell organisms have been discovered in the depths of the Pacific. The single-celled xenophyophores were found by researchers from the U.K.'s National Oceanography Center, the University of Hawaii and the University of Geneva ...

Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:39
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

Coronavirus: US buys nearly all of Gilead's Covid-19 drug remdesivir

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:38
The US will acquire almost all the next three months' production of the drug from Gilead.

Forest harvesting in Europe threatens climate goals: study

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:33
Annual forest harvesting in 26 European countries increased nearly 50 percent during 2016-2018 compared to an average of the four previous years, a trend that could threaten the European Union's climate goals, according to a study by the European ...

Going with a view? A spacewalk is the 'best view for a bathroom,' astronaut says

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:31
Space is the "best view for a bathroom anywhere," says one NASA astronaut. A curious young student asked NASA astronaut Bob Behnken the question on everyone's mind on Monday (June 29) during a series of televised media interviews: How do ...

Sustainable biomedical device for use in regenerative medicine

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:30
UPV/EHU researchers have developed a biomedical device consisting of byproducts from the food industry and which displays excellent properties for use in regenerative medicine. The novel device comprises soy protein and chitin, which form a matrix with ...

Did huge eruptions actually help during the end-Cretaceous extinction?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:14
The mass extinction event that ended the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago has long generated a lively back-and-forth debate among geologists. Wild episodes of volcanism line up with earlier mass extinctions, and the end-Cretaceous saw the Deccan ...

Archaeologists Find Traces of Non-Tobacco Plant in Pre-Columbian Native American Pipe

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:04
The 1,430-year-old basalt pipe from central Washington State, the United States, not only contained nicotine, but also had strong evidence for the smoking of the Indian tobacco (Nicotiana quadrivalvis) and the smooth sumac (Rhus glabra). Until now, the use ...

The Earth's magnetic field just did something scientists rarely see

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:01
Scientists detected a strange ripple through Earth's magnetic field without any obvious source. The wave was detected by scientists around the world, and it wasn't linked to solar activity or anything the Sun may have sent out way. The particularly quiet nature ...

Walking Your Cat? Here Are Amazon's Best Cat Leash of 2020

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:51
Many pet owners miss the enjoyable experience of walking their pets because they don't think their cat would enjoy it. The reality is that cats, like dogs, enjoy walking. Other cats like the outside but want to lounge outside. If you're walking around the block or ...

Core of a gas planet seen for the first time

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:49
Astronomers have found a previously unseen type of object circling a distant star. It could be the core of a gas world like Jupiter, offering an unprecedented glimpse inside one of these giant planets. Giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn have a solid planetary ...

You Only Need 109 Friends to Colonize Mars

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:34
A new study says the minimum number of colonists to make a tenable settlement on another planet is 110. That number is based on extensive calculation about resources, distribution of skillsets the colonists will need in order to survive and thrive, and more.

Hydrated eutectic electrolytes help improve performance of aqueous zn batteries (Study)

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:24
IMAGE: Schematic diagrams of Zn2+ solvation structure and interfacial reactions in (a) traditional aqueous electrolyte and (b) hydrated eutectic electrolyte view more. Credit: ZHAO Jingwen and YANG Wuhai. Zinc (Zn) batteries have attracted more and more ...

Wayne Wooten: July Skies Of The Gulf Coast

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:16
For July 2020, the Full Moon (the Hay or Thunder Moon) occurs on July 5. It will be just to the lower left of bright Jupiter, making a fine triangle with fainter Saturn to the east (left) of Jupiter as all three rise in the sunset sky. The last quarter moon is to the lower ...

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