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New Species Pseudotherium Argentinus Is Nearly Identical To Scrat From 'Ice Age'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:31
Scientists have discovered a new species that should stir feelings of nostalgia in those who grew up watching the Dreamworks franchise Ice Age. In the films, one of the constant sources of comic relief came from the squirrel-like character Scrat. Now, it looks ...

This Scientific Breakthrough at the Florida Aquarium Could Save Coral Reefs

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:14
Hope may be on the horizon for the world's depleted coral reefs thanks to scientists who successfully reproduced endangered corals in a laboratory setting for the first time, according to Reuters. The majestic beauty of the biodiversity in ocean's coral reefs is ...

Ancient Alien-Like Heads Discovered in Croatia

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:03
Archaeologists digging in Croatia have unearthed three ancient alien-like skeletons and two have artificially elongated skulls. Since 12,000-years-ago in ancient China, all over the ancient world, from Eurasia and across Africa to South America, people ...

Watch NASA's fiery Orion launch abort system ace its latest test

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:53
NASA's Artemis 2 mission is one step closer to launch, with the Orion spacecraft acing another fiery pre-takeoff test as it prepares to carry astronauts into space. Due to launch sometime by 2023, Artemis 2 will be the US space agency's deepest manned trip ...

White House Overhauls Launch Approval Process for Nuclear Spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:52
The White House has announced a new launch authorization process for spacecraft that use nuclear-powered systems, instituting a tiered framework that delegates decision-making for less risky missions and provides explicit guidance on acceptable risk ...

World's First Complex Quantum Teleportation Paves the Way for Next-Gen Computing

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:47
Scientists have successfully teleported a three-dimensional quantum state. The international effort between Chinese and Austrian scientists could be crucial for the future of quantum computers. The researchers, from Austrian Academy of Sciences, the ...

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter's colorful appearance

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:42
(CNN) Jupiter's turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant. But astronomers wanted to understand what's happening beneath those thick clouds to cause the ...

Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:38
(CNN) Earth seems like the perfect hub for life because it's the only planet known so far to host it -- but new research suggests that other planets could have oceans that are even more hospitable, offering life that is more varied than we know it. Researchers ...

West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough to be closed

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:28
The two teenagers died within two months at the centre, which was later found to be unsafe.

Nasa astronauts train in underwater space station

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:10
Astronauts have been training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to prepare for flying on Boeing's Starliner spacecraft, which could one day take tourists into space. Astronauts train at the Johnson Space Center Image copyright Mike Blake / ...

Chandrayaan-2 has sent its first photos of the moon from over 2000 km away

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:45
Chandrayaan-2 has sent its first image of the moon from a height of over 2,000 kilometers as it flies around the satellite, preparing to land a rover on the lunar surface. The image was uploaded via a Twitter post by India's space agency, the Indian Space ...

Oil and gas development disrupts mule deer eating habits, new study finds

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:45
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil and gas development throughout Wyoming's sagebrush habitats may be affecting mule deer well beyond the perimeters of a well pad, a new study by University of Wyoming researchers found. For each acre of mule deer habitat ...

Atlanta Hotel Reopens Following Fatal Legionnaire's Outbreak

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:01
As recently reported by Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Shearaton Atlanta Hotel has been cleared by the Fulton County Board of Health to reopen following a fatal outbreak of Legionnnaire's Disease. A statement from the FCBOH reads in part:.

“Voyage Into the Unknown” –Quantum Time Can Co-Exist in Future and Past

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:57
Quantum mechanics boasts all sorts of strange features, one being quantum superposition – the peculiar circumstance in which particles seem to be in two or more places or states at once. “Thesequence of events can become quantum mechanical,” said Igor ...

Northrop Tests Attitude Control Motor on Orion Crew Safety Platform

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:36
Northrop Grumman has conducted a hot-fire test of an attitude control motor on the Orion spacecraft's crew safety system. NASA said Friday Northrop's ACM technology generated over 7K pounds of thrust from multiple valves during the 30-second test, which ...

'Tasteless': Patients share pictures and views of hospital food

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:35
Readers have been sharing their experiences - good and bad - with the BBC.

These Scientists Want to Bring Back Zeppelins in a Big Way

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:25
Here's an explosive situation: An Austrian team of scientists are proposing an airship, otherwise known as a zeppelin, that's ten times the size of the Hindenburg — the 800-foot German passenger airship that infamously caught fire in 1937, ending in a disaster ...

Focus: X-Ray Imaging Goes Quantum

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:13
August 23, 2019 • Physics 12, 95. The first demonstration of a source of quantum correlated x-ray photons shows that such photons can enhance x-ray imaging. Figure caption expand figure. APS/Alan Stonebraker. Quantum x-ray vision. A new scheme ...

Biodiversity on Some Alien Planets May Dwarf That of Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:00
Earth's dazzling biodiversity may not be so remarkable in the cosmic scheme of things, a new study suggests. Alien planets with more favorable ocean-circulation patterns might support life in even greater abundance and variety than our own world does, the ...

Gene Editing Transforms Gel into Shape-Shifting Smart Material

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:00
Is there anything CRISPR can't do? Scientists have wielded the gene-editing tool to make scores of genetically modified organisms, as well as to track animal development, detect diseases and control pests. Now, they have found yet another application for it: ...


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