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Comet Neowise could be a 'great' one. Here's how to catch it

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 22:13
Comet Neowise as seen from the Czech Republic on the morning of July 6. Jan Tláskal / Spaceweather.com. Comet Neowise looks like it could be the real deal. After two other comets discovered in 2020 -- Swan and Atlas -- looked promising but then fizzled ...

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jul 2020: Fuego volcano, Reventador, Sangay, Sabancaya, Ebeko, Nishino-shima

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 22:04
Ebeko (Paramushir Island): (6 Jul) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20200706/0029Z FL110 EXTD ENE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:06/0030Z · Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands, Japan): (6 Jul) ...

Aliens Are Out There But Still Pretty Rare, Study Says

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 22:02
The search for extraterrestrial intelligent life could offer important insights into how long our own civilization can survive. by Ethen Kim Lieser. More than ever before, it's indeed not a far-fetched idea to think that we are not alone in the Milky Way galaxy.

Algae in the Alps turns snow pink, but it might be a red flag, report says

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:51
Pink Snow as seen in the Presena glacier. Miguel Medina/Getty Images. Pink snow, also called "watermelon snow," has appeared at the Presena glacier in northern Italy, according to researcher Biagio Di Mauro of the Institute of Polar Sciences at Italy's ...

Study: Human ancestor Homo erectus had the stocky chest of a Neanderthal

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:41
New study on Turkana Boy, the most complete fossil skeleton of a human ancestor ever found, is changing our understanding of the species Homo erectus. A new study led by paleoanthropologists in Spain reveals what the ribcage of a Homo erectus skeleton ...

NASA Curiosity rover starts epic 'summer road trip' across Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:37
This mosaic of 118 images shows where Curiosity is heading across Mars toward the sulfate-bearing unit. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will be the envy of all road trippers. It won't have to hear "Are we there yet?" There will be no gas ...

Age-related impairments reversed in animal model

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:36
Date: July 6, 2020; Source: University of Bern; Summary: Frailty and immune decline are two main features of old age. Researchers now demonstrate in an animal model that these two age-related impairments can be halted and even partially reversed using ...

Rare night clouds may be warning sign of climate crisis

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:32
Something magical appeared at night over London and other parts of Britain on 21 June: ripples of electric blue clouds shimmered in the twilight sky after sunset. These were noctilucent clouds, the highest clouds in the world, more than 80km (50 miles) up on ...

321 Launch: Space news you may have missed over the past week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:17
Welcome to 321 Launch, our wrap-up of the biggest space news you might have missed over the last week. OneWeb Satellites' facility at Kennedy Space Center's Exploration Park. UK government to buy OneWeb. OneWeb, the parent company of a Space ...

Look at the robot scientist: he conducts experiments while everything is quarantined

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:17
Scientists from the University of Liverpool introduced their fellow robot who worked without interruption in his laboratory for the duration of the lockout. A programmable researcher worth £ 100,000 (9 million rubles) is learning from her own results to improve ...

Astronomers See Through the Milky Way's Dust to Track Where Radiation is Coming From at the Center of the Galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:10
The center of our very own galaxy might be one of the Universe's most mysterious places. Astronomers have to probe through thick dust to see what's going on there. All that dust makes life difficult for astronomers who are trying to understand all the radiation ...

NASA Provides Update on Commercial Crew Program, Close Call Review of Boeing's Orbital Flight Test

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:05
Press Release From: NASA HQ Posted: Monday, July 6, 2020. NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, to discuss the outcome of its High Visibility Close Call review of the December 2019 uncrewed Orbital Flight Test of ...

Study reveals secret life of lithium in Sun-like stars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:57
Lithium is becoming common in our everyday lives. It is the key ingredient in the batteries of our mobile phones and electric vehicles, but have you ever wondered where it comes from? A new study led by Prof. Zhao Gang and Dr. Yerra Bharat Kumar from ...

Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:48
A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.

Here's why this happens

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:35
Blue waves made quite a splash along the coast off southern California earlier this year, but it's not an unusual phenomenon and it's not unique to the area (though it was the biggest there in a decade). Every few years, a bloom of microscopic organisms ...

Utah Company Gives Boost To NASA's Artemis I Mission

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:10
The cargo aboard a train that pulled into Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida on June 15, travelled over 2,000 miles. Inside were two rocket boosters made by the Utah-based company, Northrop Grumman. “Think of it as an engine, as a jet ...

Ultrasound tweezers could help remove kidney stones without surgery

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:02
Beams of ultrasound could be used to remove kidney stones by steering them through the body. In experiments on pigs, a team using the approach was able to move glass beads along a predefined course. Kidney stones arise when minerals dissolved in ...

Meet the 'tiny bug slayer,' an ancient relative of giant dinosaurs

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:01
An artist's illustration of Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, a gigantic carnivore that lived 23 million years ago. It is known from fossils of most of its jaw, portions of its skull and parts of its skeleton. It was a hyaenodont, a now-extinct group of mammalian carnivores, that ...

Exoplanet in the hot-Neptune desert is the first of its kind

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 19:42
In 2018, scientists monitoring TESS—the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite—discovered a giant planet in close orbit around the star TOI-849, roughly 735 light years away. Nature recently published a paper from scientists at the Centre for Exoplanets and ...

New connection between the eyes and touch discovered

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 19:40
Date: July 6, 2020; Source: New York University; Summary: Tiny eye movements can be used as an index of humans' ability to anticipate relevant information in the environment independent of the information's sensory modality. Share: FULL STORY ...

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