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Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

Health News BBC - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:16
A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries.

What did Opportunity's 'last words' actually mean?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 23:59
Opportunity began its scientific operations on Mars in 2004, it's last “message” was as sad - as it was human. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech.

NASA and ESA team up for historic planetary defense test

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:31
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are working together on missions to a binary asteroid system. The DART and Hera missions will attempt to deflect and study the asteroid Didymoon.

Statistician raises red flag about reliability of machine learning techniques

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 20:37
Machine learning is everywhere in science and technology: powering facial recognition, picking your recommendations on Netflix, and controlling self-driving cars.

This spider's eyes still glow, even though it died 110 million years ago

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 19:34
Fossil hunters in Korea discovered long-dead spiders preserved in rock. And to the delight of scientists, the arachnids' eyes are still reflective - some 110 million years after the creatures died.

Scientists Impaled Space Junk With a Harpoon, Here's Why That Matters

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 18:45
NASA defines orbital debris as any man-made object in Earth orbit which is no longer in use. This junk includes objects as small as screws and paint flecks to as large as spent rockets and satellites.

Study of analog crews in isolation reveals weak spots for Mission to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 18:30
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to Mars.

Intricately Detailed Moon Photo Leaves Reddit Users Breathless

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 17:24
A stargazer from California has provided the world a stunning glimpse into 2028, the year NASA hopes to send astronauts back to the moon "to stay.

NASA posts image of ghostly blue objects, deep in the cosmos

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 16:20
When a star is born, a chaotic light show ensues. NASA's long-lived Hubble Space Telescope captured vivid bright clumps moving through the cosmos at some 1,000 light years from Earth.

How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 14:00
Good news for sky watchers and selenophiles, the next full moon is set to be the biggest and brightest of the year, according to NASA.

'Every Day Is A Good Day When You're Floating': Anne McClain Talks Life In Space

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 13:30
NASA astronaut Anne McClain, attends her final exam at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre outside Moscow on Nov. 14, 2018.

NASA Lunar Rover Missions Are Woefully Overdue

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 12:36
Last week, China teased that its Chang'e 4 far side lunar rover had happened upon surface regolith that was radically different than any on the near side.

This Is Why February's Full Supermoon Is The Biggest, Brightest Full Moon Until 2026

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 07:00
The word Supermoon came into popular use in 2011, where three Supermoons in a row graced the night sky. Shown here is the central one, observed over Munich, Germany.

The green fireballs of History Channel's 'Project Blue Book' — are we overthinking this?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 06:41
There's a stereotype that all UFO witnesses are rubes or dim-witted hayseeds standing out in a cornfield somewhere. History Channel's largely fictional Project Blue Book series has shown, however, that's not always the case.

Harpoon successfully spears space junk in experiment to clean-up tonnes of debris orbiting the Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 05:05
A spacecraft has successfully fired a harpoon into a target orbiting Earth in an operation that could help clean-up the tonnes of space junk threatening telecommunications satellites.

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Shrinking Mars Orbit to Prepare for Mars 2020 Rover

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 05:02
(NASA) - NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to tighten its orbit around Mars.

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon Musk

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 02:47
Billionaire entrepreneur and the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX Elon Musk has said that bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war.

Russia May Send Mining-Capable Heavy Rover To Moon After 2030 - Source

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 01:57
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th February, 2019) Russia plans to deliver a reusable cargo spacecraft, a heavy lunar rover for mining and modules for a lunar base to the Moon in 2031-2035, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik on ...

How to see the biggest, brightest supermoon of 2019

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:45
(NBC News) -- Skywatchers will get a special treat Tuesday when the biggest, brightest supermoon of 2019 lights up the night sky. This will be the second in this year's trio of back-to-back supermoons.

A 79-Foot Asteroid Just Skimmed Past Earth On Its Closest-Ever Approach

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:26
Earlier today, Earth was buzzed by a 79-foot asteroid on what astronomers described as its closest-ever approach to our planet. The space rock was only discovered less than a month ago, at the end of January, but it has been regularly visiting Earth ...

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