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Coronavirus: Things will get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

Health News BBC - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 02:07
Writing to all UK households, Boris Johnson says measures to combat coronavirus could get tougher.

You can see Venus: this weekend, the city's residents will be able to observe the convergence of the planets with the ...

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 02:02
this weekend, March 28 and 29, it will be possible to see the convergence of Venus and the moon. This was reported by employees of the Novosibirsk planetarium. now in the evening sky the brightest astronomical object is the planet Venus. After sunset it will ...

Tallapoosa County nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 00:45
A nursing home in Tallapoosa County said a resident tested positive for COVID-19. Chapman Healthcare Center in Alexander City confirmed Saturday a resident's COVID-19 test results came back positive Friday. “One of our residents was tested for ...

Coronavirus: What we still don't know about Covid-19

Health News BBC - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 00:20
There are many unanswered questions about the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Doctors urge 'difficult conversations' about death

Health News BBC - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 00:05
Palliative care experts urge people to have the "difficult conversations" before it's too late.

Approachable space program simulator Mars Horizon opens beta signups for April 27th

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 23:48
Space program simulation game Mars Horizon is having a beta next month, and you're invited. Described as a “strategy simulation game about space exploration,” the game has you take charge of a major space agency and attempt to get humans to Mars.

Best DNA test in 2020: 23andMe, AncestryDNA and more compared

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 23:21
The best DNA test can offer far more than determining paternity; it can provide an illuminating glimpse into your ancestry or familial origin with a simple swab of your cheek or sample of saliva. While it used to be a niche pursuit to map out your family tree, ...

Special Topic: Ancient Ideas about Comets

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 23:09
A medieval representation of the destruction wrought by a 4th Century comet. Note that the tail is directed towards the horizon, which is the opposite of the orientation comets' tails usually exhibit. From the Theatrum Cometicum from Stanislaus Lubienietski.

Night sky tonight for Earth Hour, 3/28/20, 8:30 pm.

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 22:34
Venus right now is spectacular. It is gorgeous even before sunset in the west. It's what a lot of people mistakenly call the first "star." What appears as a patch of clouds just south of Venus is the cluster called the Pleiades. Grab binoculars and peruse this teeny ...

Rare new species of feathered raptor unearthed in New Mexico

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 22:33
Proving that raptors once roamed a much more extensive area in the waning days of the dinosaurs, a recent discovery in the Ojo Alamo Formation in New Mexico has unearthed a pint-sized predator which belongs to the same family of razor-taloned ...

NASA AT HOME: Even in self-isolation, the universe can be yours

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 20:16
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KETK) – If you're having some difficulty with the self-isolation and social distancing we're all called to practice now, then here's some help from the folks who are experts at both. NASA has made history launching astronauts into the kind ...

Russian crew members swapped as Covid-19 outburst interrupts launching operations

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 20:05
Several space missions such as Soyuz mission to International Space Station had passed their final tests and waiting to launch. NASA's space director called upon making some adjustments on two Russian space explorers present on the crew. However ...

Olbers and the discovery of the brightest asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 19:52
On March 29, 1807, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, a German astronomer and physician, discovered 4 Vesta. Now known to be the brightest asteroid occasionally visible to the naked eye, 4 Vesta is one of many asteroids between Mars and Jupiter.

Coronavirus: No time for complacency, says NHS England

Health News BBC - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 19:09
NHS England's medical director says "every one of us has a part to play" to keep the death toll down.

Hockey sticks, sturgeons and skis: how much is enough physical distance?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 18:50
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/TORONTO (Reuters) - From hockey sticks in Canada to downhill skis in Colorado, health officials are searching for relatable ways to urge people to keep a safe distance, in a global effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Hockey sticks, sturgeons and skis: how much is enough physical distance?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 18:46
By Rod Nickel and Allison Martell. WINNIPEG, Manitoba/TORONTO (Reuters) - From hockey sticks in Canada to downhill skis in Colorado, health officials are searching for relatable ways to urge people to keep a safe distance, in a global effort to slow the ...

KSU vet: No evidence of COVID-19 transmission in livestock

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 18:34
This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to your local newspaper. The novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, is transmitted through humans — not ...

Tennessee Health Department hides counties of COVID-19 fatalities

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 18:26
The Tennessee Department of Health is refusing to disclose the counties the COVID-19 coronavirus patients who have died are from. TDH previously told the Murfreesboro Post that the county listings of cases indicate the county of residence of the patient.

Skywatcher's Guide: Planets cloaked in legends

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 18:18
April's spring night skies see off the winter constellations as they continue their inexorable march toward the western horizon. They don't, however, go down without a fight. Venus starts the month by dominating the western sky at its absolute maximum altitude ...

11 million names to be carried to Mars on NASA's Perseverance rover

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 18:17
When it heads to the red planet later this year, NASA's Perseverance rover won't just be carrying scientific instruments — it will also carry the names of millions of space fans. Last year, NASA launched its “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign in which ...

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