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NI Covid-19 vaccine bookings to open for 35-39 group

Health News BBC - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:26
Vaccines for a limited number of people aged between 35 and 39 are being made available from today.

World's fastest exfoliation of material has potential use for photoactuator production

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:24
Researchers discovered, while exploring the photomechanical properties of diarylethene, that under irradiation with UV light the crystal of the compound peels off into micrometer sized crystals at a world's fastest speed of 260 microseconds. As the material ...

Wee footprint of baby stegosaur discovered in China

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:22
A hundred million years ago, a wee baby stegosaur pranced around on its hind feet in what is today China. The footprint of this adorable, cat-size tot from the Cretaceous period was discovered in Xinjiang, a territory in northwest China. At only 2.25 inches (5.7 ...

American, 2 Russians return to Earth from space station today

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 13:07
MOSCOW (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russians have returned to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. A Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA's Kate Rubins and Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov ...

Scientists develop new CRISPR-based tool to control epigenome

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:53
Researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Whitehead Institute, both US, developed the novel CRISPR-based tool called “CRISPRoff” which allows scientists to switch off almost any gene in human cells without making a single edit to ...

In All of Time, 2.5 Billion Tyrannosaurus Rexes Have Roamed Earth

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:41
The iconic Tyrannosaurus rex is a ferocious predator with razor-sharp teeth that lived 68 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. Despite the dinosaur's gargantuan popularity in modern media, researchers actually haven't estimated how many ...

Tarantulas are *everywhere* and now researchers know why

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:33
Tarantulas are among the most infamous spiders, in large part due to their size and appearance — with hairy legs, big jaws, and vibrant colors, tarantulas tend to make a splash every time they appear. But one thing puzzled researchers about tarantulas: why ...

As plant/animal diversity wanes, is microbial life changing too? A perilously 'profound ignorance'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:24
Each colour represents a different type of microbe. The white material in the core represents the remnants of human tongue cells about which the microbes grow. Credit: Steven Wilbert, Gary Borisy, Forsyth Institute; Jessica Mark Welch, Marine Biological ...

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes off on historic 1st powered flight on another world

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:11
The aerial exploration of Mars has begun. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on the Red Planet early this morning (April 19), performing the first-ever powered flight on a world beyond Earth. The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper was scheduled to rise from the ...

Are Restoration Projects Enough to Save our Coral Reefs?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:04
Image Credit: silvae/Shutterstock.com. To commemorate Earth Day 2021, AZoCleantech looks at coral reef damage and if restoration projects are enough to save our underwater ecosystems. Earth's coral reefs are in danger, with climate change and ...

SpaceX Will Build NASA's Artemis Lunar Lander

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:01
The Orion spacecraft will carry four astronauts into lunar orbit, where two crew members will transfer to SpaceX's human landing system (HLS) for the final leg of their journey to the Moon. After a week of ...

Watch monster black holes dance in this mesmerizing NASA animation

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:00
A stunning new animation from NASA shows the entrancing dance of two monster black holes in orbit around each other. The black holes — which each contain millions of times the mass of the sun — are shrouded in bright, hot, churning gas called an ...

India coronavirus: Delhi announces lockdown as Covid cases surge

Health News BBC - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:16
With record daily spikes all last week, the Indian capital is now the worst-hit city in the country.

Harry Richford: East Kent NHS Trust pleads guilty over baby death

Health News BBC - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:15
The East Kent NHS Trust admits failing a mother and her baby, who died seven days after birth.

Rochester's Pam Melroy nominated to No. 2 position at NASA

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:13
A former NASA astronaut with Western New York roots has been nominated by President Joe Biden to a top spot with the space agency. On Friday, Biden nominated Col. Pam Melroy, who considers Rochester her hometown, to serve as the agency's deputy ...

Photos: Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon roll out to pad 39A

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:11
The two-stage launcher, powered by a booster stage reused from a crew launch in November, is set to take off Thursday at 6:11 a.m. EDT (1011 GMT) with NASA commander Shane Kimbrough, pilot Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ...

By creating light they achieve the invisibility of objects Trends21

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:08
As reported in an article published in the journal Nature Photonics, researchers at Utrecht and TU Wein (Vienna) have created special light waves that can penetrate opaque objects and make them practically invisible. When ...

Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study

Health News BBC - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:06
Scientists will see how the immune system copes second time round, by deliberately infecting volunteers.

Astronomers cooked up alien atmospheres in an oven

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:02
What was Earth's atmosphere like 4.5 billion years ago? It's a tough question to answer. Back then, Earth was barely a planet and more like a churning mishmash of rocks. When life eventually took hold, it spewed oxygen everywhere and irrevocably changed ...

The top work from home essential people forget: Fire extinguishers

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 10:53
A fire extinguisher. Fires are, thankfully, quite rare. But fires do happen, and throwing in extension cords and chargers and a bunch of electronics into a space can increase that chance.

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