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New study first to link plastic ingestion and dietary metals in seabirds

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 13:13
A new study by scientists from the University of Tasmania, CSIRO and the University of South Australia is the first to find a relationship between plastic debris ingested by seabirds and liver concentrations of mineral metals, with potential links to pollution and ...

Coronavirus infections continue to rise across UK

Health News BBC - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 13:04
The highest levels continue to be in the north of England, says the Office for National Statistics

Engineering Drought-Resistant Crops With Water-Saving CAM Photosynthesis

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 13:03
Researchers study of the effects of introducing water-saving Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis, which is used by plants that are able thrive in arid conditions, into C3 plants grown in temperate climates. ASPB is pleased to announce the ...

Betelgeuse is smaller, closer, and won't explode any time soon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:49
According to new research, the red supergiant star Betelgeuse – which began to dim dramatically in brightness in late 2019 – might not explode for another 100,000 years. The star is also smaller and closer to us than first thought. Sharing is caring! Tweet.

KIDS CORNER: Bats and black cats: Halloween superstitions

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:48
Some Halloween traditions can be traced back to the ancient Celts and their belief that spirits of the deceased were able to wander the earth during the time they called Samhain. Costumes were worn so the living could blend in with ghosts, and treats were laid ...

NASA, human lunar lander companies complete key Artemis milestone

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:44
NASA's Human Landing System (HLS) Program recently checked off a key milestone in its progress toward landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024. The HLS Program conducted Certification Baseline Reviews (CBR) with the three U.S. ...

Covid-19 app users can't get isolation payment

Health News BBC - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:10
An alert issued via the app will not mean the recipient can claim a payment for self-isolating.

Habitable Exoplanets to Be Studied with Help of AI and Photonics

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:02
SYDNEY, Oct. 23, 2020 — Researchers from the University of Sydney developed a sensor capable of correcting the distortion of starlight caused by heat variations in Earth's atmosphere. The sensor would allow ground-based telescopes to study habitable ...

Antarctica Will Most Probably Continue To Experience Ice Loss

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:01
The research was led by climate scientists coming from Monash University. They revealed that the ice loss being experienced by Antarctica was initiated many centuries in the past and continued to persist until the present. They also expect the failure to continue ...

Quantum Time Twist Offers a Way to Create Schrödinger's Clock

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:46
Albert Einstein's twin paradox is one of the most famous thought experiments in physics. It postulates that if you send one of two twins on a return trip to a star at near light speed, they will be younger than their identical sibling when they return home. The age ...

Why COVID outbreaks look set to worsen this winter

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:36
It's too soon to say whether COVID is seasonal like the flu — but where clusters aren't under control, infections will continue to swell. Smriti Mallapaty. Search for this author in: Pub Med · Nature.com · Google Scholar · Share on Twitter · Share on Facebook ...

Images reveal new insights about Jupiter's volcanic moon Io

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:27
(CNN) Jupiter's third-largest moon Io is covered by more than 400 active volcanoes, and it's the most volcanically active world in our solar system. New radio images collected by an array of telescopes on Earth have observed the direct effect of this volcanic ...

Developing Novel Electrochemical Reactions to Decarbonize Our Energy Systems

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:11
Electricity plays many roles in our lives, from lighting our homes to powering the technology and appliances we rely on every day. Electricity can also have a major impact at the molecular scale, by powering chemical reactions that generate useful products.

How Did Some Animals Evolve Wings to Fly?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:12
Perhaps the first thing you notice when you see a bird is its amazing ability to fly. Modern birds fly using their “arms”, which have feathers and very strong flight muscles. But the ancestors of today's birds couldn't fly. Birds evolved from a group of dinosaurs ...

New Time Dilation Phenomenon Revealed: Timekeeping Theory Combines Quantum Clocks and Einstein's Relativity

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:00
A phenomenon of quantum mechanics known as superposition can impact timekeeping in high-precision clocks, according to a theoretical study from Dartmouth College, Saint Anselm College and Santa Clara University. Research describing the effect shows ...

Eyeing moon, Japan to recruit astronauts

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:26
ANKARA. Japan will recruit astronauts next year, first time in the past 13 years, the government announced on Friday. Addressing a news conference, Japan's Education and Science Minister Koichi Hagiuda said the aim is to have a Japanese national on the ...

Made in India supercomputers likely by the end of the year, says National Supercomputing Mission

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:54
India hopes to have the infrastructure required to manufacture the components needed to build a supercomputer within the country set up by December 2020. Once completed, around 75 institutions and thousands of researchers will have access to the ...

Ultimate absentee ballot: US astronaut votes from space station

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:32
At least she didn't have to wait in line. A US astronaut cast her ballot from the International Space Station on Thursday, making her voice heard in the presidential election despite being 253 miles (408 kilometers) above the Earth. "From the International Space ...

Karymsky volcano (Kamchatka): occasional explosions continue

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:30
The activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few days characterized by explosive eruptions. According to volcano obseratory KVERT another explosive eruption occurred at 17:20 local time today. An explosion at the volcano generated an ...

Study reveals unexpected eating habits of fringe-lipped bats

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 07:13
Poop is full of secrets. For scientists, digging into feces provides insights into animal diets and is particularly useful for understanding nocturnal or rare species. When animals eat, prey DNA travels all the way through animal digestive tracts and comes out ...

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