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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.

300-Million-Year-Old Godzilla Shark Discovered in New Mexico Gets a New Name

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 10:35
Fossils of the 6.7-foot-long monster were unearthed accidentally in 2013 when a team of researchers was studying rocks at the spot. · The formal naming followed seven years of preservation · Hodnett and his team found out that it was a new kind of shark · They ...

New International Space Station Crew To Conduct Hundreds Of Space Experiments

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 10:34
NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur along with European Space Agency's Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Akihiko Hoside will make up Crew-2, heading to the station Thursday on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.

Prince Philip's granddaughter Lady Louise will inherit his beloved ponies and carriage

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 10:20
The Duke of Edinburgh took up carriage driving in the 1970s, after switching from polo, and he taught the sport to his granddaughter and her mother, the Countess of Wessex. Promoted Stories.

NASA Chooses SpaceX to Take Humans Back to Moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 10:10
Humanity last stepped foot on the Moon in 1972 during the Apollo program. Apr 18, 2021. NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, the agency said Friday, in a huge victory for Elon Musk's company.

Thermoelectric compound shows future promise

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 09:39
An international team of researchers has developed a new and 'potentially paradigm-shifting high-performance thermoelectric compound' that combines crystalline and amorphous sublattices. thermoelectric compound Jian He is an associate professor in ...

Hubble Zooms In on Magnificent Spiral Galaxy: NGC 4603

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 09:20
This Hubble image shows NGC 4603, a spiral galaxy some 107 million light-years away in the constellation of Centaurus. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / J. Maund. NGC 4603 ...

Pluto New Horizons Spacecraft Share Stunning Image as it Approaches Milestone Distance

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 09:01
With Pluto safely behind it, New Horizons is just hours away from passing a significant milestone: it would be 50 times further away from the Sun than Earth. The spacecraft completed a mission that had never been done before at the solar system's edge to ...

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