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Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:40
WASHINGTON - The cataclysmic asteroid impact off Mexico's coast that doomed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was not the only time an astronomical event shaped the history of life on Earth. Scientists on Wednesday said dust spawned by a gigantic ...

Comox Valley Scottish Dancing Society kicks off season with free dance lesson

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:38
Stephen Hawking's biographers document a little-known, but true fact that apart from his hum-drum interest in theoretical physics and the theory of black holes, until he became confined to a wheelchair, one of Stephen Hawking's favourite activities was ...

China Launches 5 New Earth Observation Satellites into Orbit (Video)

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:19
A Chinese Long March 11 rocket successfully launched five new remote-sensing satellites today (Sept. 19). The rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's Gobi Desert at 2:42 p.m. local time (2:42 a.m. EDT; 0642 GMT), lofting the ...

How people with psychopathic traits control their 'dark impulses'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:08
Date: September 19, 2019; Source: Virginia Commonwealth University; Summary: How do people with psychopathic traits control their 'dark impulses?' A team of researchers are finding answers in levels of gray matter density in the ventrolateral prefrontal ...

Scientists Try to Explain the Behavior of a Trickster Volcano

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 19:00
Loki, a faraway volcanic feature on Jupiter's moon Io, is acting up and planetary scientists want to know why. Loki has always been a troublemaker. This particular Loki is a bowl of magma on Jupiter's moon Io. For a while, Loki brightened and faded with ...

Kennedy Space Center drenches Launch Pad 39B in Space Launch System test

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:57
NASA doused Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39B's mobile launcher with 450,000 gallons of water to test the sound suppression system that will be in place when Space Launch System launches on its first Artemis missions to the moon. The test held ...

NASA orbiter clicks pics of Vikram's landing site

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:43
Just hours to go before darkness descends on the lunar surface, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has reportedly captured images of Vikram's landing site. However, the American space ...

Giant volcano on Jupiter's moon Io could erupt any second

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:41
A volcano spread across an area greater than Lake Michigan could erupt any day. Located on Jupiter's moon Io scientists predict that Loki, named after the Norse trickster god, is due to explode sometime in mid-September. The volcano last erupted in May ...

International Space Station will be visible in Pittsburgh skies this weekend

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:21
The International Space Station will be visible in Pittsburgh skies this weekend. The space station will look like an airplane or very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn't have flashing lights or change direction, according to the NASA website.

First portrait of extinct Denisovan human relative created from pinky bone DNA

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:09
More than 100,000 years ago, modern humans in Eurasia lived alongside Neanderthals and Denisovans, two other hominins that have since gone extinct. While much is known about Neanderthals and how they lived, Denisovans have remained enigmatic ...

Research provides insight into unusual construction process in unicellular parasite

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:50
The complexity of molecular structures in the cell is amazing. Having achieved great success in elucidating these structures in recent years, biologists are now taking on the next challenge: to find out more about how they are constructed. A joint research ...

17 science 'facts' you might've learned in school that aren't true

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:45
Science is an ongoing process, which means new discoveries often upend old theories. Contrary to what many people learned in school, Pluto is not a planet (well, sort of), dinosaurs didn't look like the pictures in your textbook, and atoms aren't the most basic ...

A revolutionary technology to study cell nanomechanics

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:20
Researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and MIT's Laser Biomedical Research Center (LBRC) have developed a new way to study cells, paving the way for a better understanding of how cancers spread and become ...

Trans woman woke up on male ward after undergoing knee surgery

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:20
LGBT+ women face 'blatant discrimination' and a 'surprising level of ignorance' when accessing healthcare in the UK, a new study has shown. A review published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found they face ...

Diabetes drug also treats heart failure, researchers say

Health News BBC - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:10
Dapagliflozin was found to cut death rates and hospital stays and improve patient's quality of life.

Here's how to see the International Space Station orbiting above Philly in the coming days

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:59
The flying science laboratory will be visible zipping across the sky in the region on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Carroll - Headshot, Emily Rolen. By Emily Rolen PhillyVoice Staff. Space Space. international space station philly NASA/SIPA USA.

A Dutch YouTuber and his friend were arrested and jailed when they tried getting near Area 51

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:44
(CNN) — Two Dutch friends said they just wanted a good look at the mysterious Area 51 before leaving the US, but they ended up in a Nevada jail, instead. Ties Granzier, 20, and Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, were arrested about three miles ...

Time Is Running Out for India to Save Its Silent Moon Lander

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:37
Even as its orbiter settles into work, India's hopes of resurrecting its moon lander are quickly evaporating as the country marks two weeks from its attempt to softly touch down on the lunar surface. The Chandrayaan-2 mission's lander, Vikram, began its ...

Medical breakthrough: SMART announces revolutionary tech to study cell nanomechanics

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:36
For the first time in medical history researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and MIT's Laser Biomedical Research Center (LBRC) have successfully designed a new technology which can pave the way for new cancer ...

Extinct Denisovan Woman Gets Her First Portrait Thanks to DNA from Her Pinky Bone

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:25
From a scrap of DNA on a severed pinky bone comes the first close-up of humanity's long-gone relatives. Shares. An artist's rendering show's the first-ever portrait of a Denisovan woman, recreated from an ancient DNA sample. (Image: © Maayan Harel).

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