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Boy with skin-peeling condition sent 18,000 cards

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:42
Rhys has epidermolysis bullosa, a painful, life-limiting condition that has left him unable to walk.

Scientists think they've solved the mystery of sunspots

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:41
We owe a lot to our Sun, and without it, well, we wouldn't be here at all. Scientists have studied our star for a long time, and learned plenty about it over the years, but one of the mysteries that has endured for centuries is the sunspot cycle. Every 11 years, the ...

Women's volleyball swept by UCSB in first loss against unranked team this season

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:57
The Bruins were swept again. UCLA women's volleyball (5-4) fell in three sets to UC Santa Barbara (9-1) on the road in its last nonconference game of the season. The loss continued the pattern of the Bruins playing only three sets in every match this season, ...

A football field-sized asteroid snuck up on NASA and almost hit the Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:10
Scientists think the Earth is overdue for a reboot of Armageddon, or rather they think the planet is just about due for another massive asteroid strike like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. Those scientists who may or many not also be Bruce Willis ...

KCK students see results of experiment that spent month in space

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:37
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — After a 248-mile journey into space, a science experiment created by four Kansas City, Kansas, middle school students returned to Earth in mid-September. The special experiment, conceived by a quartet of students at Coronado ...

How to Watch the International Space Station Fly Over the US: Flight Path, Time and More Info

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:16
People along the East Coast will be able to catch a glimpse of the International Space Station as it flies over part of the United States two nights this week. The space station will light up the sky Thursday and Friday. As long as skies are clear, people all across ...

Crashing at great speed, Vikram has long been dead

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:40
CHENNAI: While the rest of India waited two weeks for Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram to 'wake up', top Isro scientists knew that the lunar craft had died in the crash in the early hours of September 7. The failure analysis team is inclined to believe that an error ...

Climate change warning: Scientists stunned by warming climate discovery – 'It's scary'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:27
Climate change and the planet's sensitivity to rising temperatures will only get worse before it gets better, researchers at the University of Michigan have found. As global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) grow, so will the amount of heat trapped in the ...

NASA analyzes rainfall rates in new Tropical Storm Tapah

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:27
Tropical Storm Tapah formed quickly in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and as it was strengthening from a depression to a tropical storm, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead from its orbit in space and ...

Electric tech could help reverse baldness

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:27
Few things on earth strike fear into the hearts of men more profoundly than hair loss. But reversing baldness could someday be as easy as wearing a hat, thanks to a noninvasive, low-cost hair-growth-stimulating technology developed by engineers at the ...

Lake Lanier fishing report: Cooler temperatures means better fishing

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:06
The lake level is at 1,068.57 feet, or 2.43 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake temperatures are in the low 80's, but they should be dropping lower with the more seasonal weather we expect for this week. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear ...

Here's What a Solar Eclipse Looks Like on Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:02
Last week, Jupiter's moon, Io, slipped between the gas giant and our sun. Luckily, NASA's Juno spacecraft was there to capture all the action. Juno has been monitoring the gas giant for roughly three years, and sweeps close to the planet every 53 days.

Look Out Below! Japan's Hayabusa2 Drops Target Markers on Asteroid Ryugu

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:02
Japan's asteroid-exploring spacecraft has practiced its last task before heading home — and it made a nifty image as well. The Hayabusa2 mission has been studying a space rock called Ryugu for more than a year. During that time, the spacecraft has ...

New model could explain mysterious cycle behind sunspots

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 21:02
A new model of plasma motion could explain the 11-year cycle behind sunspots and several other previously mysterious properties of the sun, researchers report. For 400 years people have tracked sunspots, the dark patches that appear for weeks at a time ...

Physicists race to develop room-temperature quantum chips

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:57
A team of physicists from Stevens Institute of Technology recently unveiled the world's most complex and accurate method for coaxing individual particles of light into interacting with one another. While bullying photons might not sound like a breakthrough, the ...

International Space Station Orbits Over California Thursday Night

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:52
If you love stargazing, tonight is your night! watch the International Space Station flyover California. Here's where to find it. By Ashley Ludwig, Patch Staff. Sep 19, 2019 3:51 pm ET. Reply. 0. The International Space Station will be visible across California on ...

Study reveals three billion fewer birds over North America

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:50
North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly three billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions. The bird population in the United ...

Trans woman says she woke up on a men's ward after knee surgery

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:39
A trans woman who woke up on a men's hospital ward after surgery is among the many case studies included in a new report on healthcare failings for sexual minority women. “I had knee surgery and woke up on a male ward – clearly they had looked at my ...

Global warming could accelerate in future

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:38
The rate at which the planet warms in response to the ongoing buildup of heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas may increase in the future, according to simulations of a comparable warm period over 50 million years ago. Researchers at the University of Michigan ...

Hubble spots a dim dark matter-rich galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:13
Some 30 million light-years from Earth, a faint monster lurks in the constellation Cetus the Whale. Astronomers dub the object UGC 695, and they recently caught this image using the Hubble Space Telescope. It's a galaxy fainter than even the background ...

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