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Rectum Mended Reading: Paleontologists Have Reconstructed a Dinosaur's Butthole to Understand Their Mating Habits

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:19
Psittacosaurus may have attracted mates using its fetching rear end. © Bob Nicholls / Paleocreations 2020.

Ammonia May Lurk in the Ice of Saturn's Moons, a Clue to Possible Oceans

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:05
Thirteen years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was orbiting Saturn, not yet through its first mission, when a set of telescopes on board observed an unknown ultraviolet signal. The intriguing data was only recently inspected ...

Climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years reconciled

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:00
Less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cools Earth and decreases weathering of rocks and minerals on land over long time scales. Less weathering should lead to a shallower calcite compensation depth (CCD), which is the depth ...

Upward-shooting 'blue jet' lightning spotted from International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:51
Blue jets can be difficult to spot from the ground, since the electrical discharges erupt from the tops of thunderclouds. But from space, scientists can peer down at this cerulean lightshow from above. On Feb.

VOLCANO WATCH: A Closer Look at Kīlauea's Newest Lava

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:38
Right: Another electron image of tephra that contains small (~0.2 inches) olivine crystals with spinels. Greyscale images from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa electron microprobe laboratory, used with permission.

Fast blood test flags patients at risk for severe COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:16
One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors' inability to predict which newly hospitalized patients will go on to develop severe disease, including complications that require the insertion of a breathing tube, kidney dialysis, or other ...

Fossil-hunters think they have found the lair of a giant, predatory, prehistoric worm

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:13
Experts think ancient worms, like the modern-day bobbit worm (pictured), colonized the seafloor waiting to ambush unsuspecting prey. (CNN) ...

Infection level 'very, very high' and 'extremely precarious' - Prof Whitty

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:10
The chief medical officer warns that in some ages groups Covid cases may still be going up.

15 Gorgeous Indoor Plants for Homes of All Sizes and How to Take Care of Them

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:05
Sculpturally beautiful and loaded with personality, houseplants help bring a sense of the outdoors in without disrupting your overall design style. However, with so many species and requirements, it can feel a bit overwhelming trying to figure which plant may fit ...

El Paso municipal courts now holding virtual hearings

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:03
The hearings will be held remotely using video conferencing through Microsoft Teams on a laptop, smartphone or tablet, officials said. People with cases scheduled in municipal court must send a message to the email address on ...

New UK Covid variant death risk put into context by Sir Patrick Vallance

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:47
The UK chief scientific adviser says data suggests a higher death rate among those infected with the new variant.

Tiny particles that seed clouds can form from trace gases over open sea

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:45
Results from a study of clouds and aerosols conducted in the Azores revealed that new particles can seed the formation of clouds in the marine boundary layer—the atmosphere up to about a kilometer above Earth's surface—even over the open ocean, where ...

Rediscovery of the 'extinct' Pinatubo volcano mouse

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:44
In June 1991, Mount Pinatubo, a volcanic peak on the Philippine Island of Luzon, literally blew its top. It was the second-most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century, ten times stronger than Mount Saint Helens, and its effects were devastating. Lava and ...

New UK variant 'may be more deadly'

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:43
Emerging evidence suggests the variant that emerged in the UK may be more deadly as well as spread faster.

Catching cancer in the act

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:24
Using CRISPR technology, researchers are tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real-time. Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute.

FIU Training Dogs To Detect COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:13
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — As COVID-19 continues to spread across Florida, the nation and the world, a team of researchers at Florida International University have trained detector dogs to identify the virus. Dogs have highly developed senses of smell. That's why ...

Atomic resolution video of salt crystals forming in real time

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:13
Date: January 21, 2021; Source: University of Tokyo; Summary: Two novel techniques, atomic-resolution real-time video and conical carbon nanotube confinement, allow researchers to view never-before-seen details about crystal formation. The observations ...

The Story of the Moon Rock in Joe Biden's Oval Office

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:06
Here's how the new president ended up with an actual lunar sample from Apollo 17. By Jennifer Leman. Jan 22, 2021.

Paralysed mice walk again in huge therapy breakthrough - giving hope for human trials

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:58
Lead researcher Dietmar Fischer said the success came as a "great surprise" as rebuilding spinal nerves had until now been thought impossible. The revolutionary new therapy that could one day restore full movement to ...

Covid R rate: What is the R number and why does it matter?

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:11
Health experts keep discussing the value of R, but what is it and why does it matter?


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