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'Massive shark tooth' found in sand at Cayman Islands linked to extinct megalodon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:06
A giant shark's tooth popped up in the Cayman Islands and officials there are celebrating the find — in part because the humongous shark is extinct. The tooth is 4 inches long, the size of a soup can. “This massive shark tooth — believed to belong to the ...

Satellite crashes, asteroid impacts and space weather pose big risks, US lawmakers say

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:51
One of the most pressing problems when it comes to keeping our planet safe from space threats is data, which sounds so simple to address. It's not. That's why the U.S. Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation spent a 90-minute hearing ...

Skywatch: Spot all five "naked eye" planets this week

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:46
When skies clear out this week take advantage of the moment and look for all five of the “naked eye planets”. On Monday morning Mars, Jupiter & Saturn will hang low in the southeastern sky before sunrise. Jupiter will be the brightest of the three and fall just ...

'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:46
A mysterious "ghost population" of now-extinct ancient human-like creatures may have interbred with early humans living in West Africa, scientists say. Researchers suggest DNA from this group makes up between 2% and 19% of modern West Africans' ...

The Sun's light will be SUPERCHARGED when it dies and destroy the asteroid belt, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:31
When our Solar dies it will consider the Solar System's asteroid belt with it. A new study indicates that when a star's everyday living ends, its luminosity improves ten-thousand-fold – which is solid ample to obliterate the asteroid belt into modest dust particles.

Is Betelgeuse Approaching a Crossroads?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:28
Astronomers all over are waiting with bated breath to see what Betelgeuse will do next. Is going to start brightening again on February 21st? Or will it continue to surprise? Betelgeuse telescopic view. Betelgeuse on January 6, 2020. What's next for this ...

Dinosaurs Were Warm-blooded, Groundbreaking Study Finds

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:00
Just like the birds that descended from them, and like us, dinosaurs could regulate body temperature, paleothermometrists conclude from analyzing eggshells of three major dinosaur groups. Ruth Schuster. Follow. 19:00. Ruth Schuster ...

Researchers Unearth a 'Ticking Time Bomb' – Synthetic Chemicals in Soils

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:57
Synthetic chemicals that were released into the environment for the first time 80 years ago have been linked to harmful health effects, and more of them are migrating slowly from the soil, according to University of Arizona research. A growing health crisis ...

New 'time machine' tracks pancreatic cancer growth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:56
Researchers have developed a new “time machine” capable of mimicking the behavior of pancreatic cancer, sharing their findings in Small. The team's breakthrough could provide valuable new information about this deadly disease. The time machine in ...

Cobalt-based catalysts promise to enhance heavy oil extraction

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:55
Despite the large number of existing reagents, research is ongoing in the world to obtain universal catalysts that are distinguished by their efficiency, low cost and neutral impact on the environment. After conducting laboratory studies, KFU scientists were able ...

SpaceX launch delay, Coronavirus fear diverts ship and canceled black history month event - News in 90 Seconds for ...

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:55
Looking for more information on the stories covered in today's News in 90 Seconds segment? You can find all three stories here: Weekend plans? Try SpaceX's next Starlink launch from Cape Canaveral · Royal Caribbean makes changes to cruise itinerary ...

How to watch NASA's Valentine's Day rocket launch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:50
NASA Wallops Flight Facility will try again Friday afternoon to launch a rocket that will be visible to the DMV as it climbs into the sunset sky. The facility hopes to launch the 13th Northrop Grumman resupply mission to the International Space Station at 3:43 ...

Healthy Reefs for Healthy People

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:32
Today, Healthy Reefs for Healthy People (HRI) released its 2020 Reef Report Card. The report card reflects the collected marine data of reed health from the Mesoamerica region which consists of Mexico, Belize Guatemala, and Honduras. The report also ...

Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine's Day

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:09
(CNN) Not long after Valentine's Day ends, a massive asteroid estimated to be between 1,443 feet and 3,248 feet long will pass by Earth around 6:05 a.m. ET on Saturday. Based on the size range, it could be anywhere between the size of a suspension ...

“Undisturbed for Millions of Years” — Arrokoth -a Mystery Object Beyond Pluto Unveils Origin of Planets

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:08
... ‌. Arrokoth, an object far beyond Pluto, a haunting image reminiscent of a Stone Age carving, has remained undisturbed since it first formed billions of years ago. Data from NASA's New Horizons mission are providing new insight into how planets and ...

Hurricane Dorian Ravaged Bahamas' Reefs, Researchers Find

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:05
When Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas in September, it not only leveled entire communities and killed dozens of people, it also destroyed about 30 percent of the coral reefs around the islands, according to a report issued Friday by the Perry ...

SpaceX test fires rocket at Cape Canaveral, but delays Starlink launch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:47
SpaceX test fired a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral early Friday ahead of its launch this weekend, though teams are now targeting a 24-hour delay due to weather conditions. "Static fire of Falcon 9 complete ahead of launching 60 Starlink satellites," ...

Planetary Experts Left Shocked By Mysterious Radio Signals Sent From Another Galaxy Every 16 Days

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:40
The planetary experts have yet again discovered unexplained 'fast radio bursts' (FRBs) on the earth on a 16-day cycle for more than a year. This is the first time inter-galactic signs have been reported on a regular cycle rather than irregular groups. As per the ...

NASA eyes Venus, bizarre moons Jupiter and Neptune for low-cost space missions

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:02
NASA just announced the four finalists for its next round of low-cost planetary-exploration missions. Shares. Artist's concept of the solar system (not to scale). (Image: © NASA). Venus, Jupiter's supervolcanic moon Io and Neptune's big satellite Triton are in ...

NASA flights detect millions of Arctic methane hotspots

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:51
Knowing where emissions are happening and what's causing them brings us a step closer to being able to forecast the region's impact on global climate. The Arctic is one of the fastest warming places on the planet. As temperatures rise, the perpetually frozen ...

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