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White mountain peaks on Pluto not caused by snow

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 21:49
Images captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft during its July 2015 Pluto flyby reveal the small planet to be the only place in the solar system other than Earth to have white-capped mountains. However, the processes by which the white peaks are ...

125-Year Study of Chess Matches Suggests We Don't Peak at The Game Until Our 30s

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 21:16
There comes a time in everyone's life when the brain and the body reach their peak before age begins to take its toll. While muscle mass, strength, and function start to deteriorate around age 30, new research on professional chess players suggests the brain ...

Ancient origins of speed control during movement

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 20:48
Date: October 22, 2020; Source: Northwestern University; Summary: Movement in animals is complex. Little has been known about how spinal inhibitory interneurons work to silence other neurons and related muscle groups in coordination with the active ...

Ancient Maya Built Sophisticated Water Filters

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 20:23
Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, according to the University of Cincinnati. UC researchers discovered evidence of a filter system at the Corriental reservoir, ...

SpaceX adds another 60 satellites to Starlink network

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 20:11
The 60 Starlink satellites blasted off from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 11:31:34 a.m. EDT (1531:34 GMT) Saturday. The mission was delayed from Thursday to allow time for engineers to assess a problem with a camera on the Falcon 9 rocket's ...

New therapeutic approach against leukemia

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 20:09
Leukemia frequently originates from the so-called leukemic stem cell, which resides in a tumor promoting and protecting niche within the bone marrow. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany, have ...

The Boeing-built Moon Rovers have won a major position in Washington state

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 20:05
The three places on the moon are now the official landmarks of Washington State, thanks to a consensus vote by a state commission. The thumbs-up, issued Friday during a virtual public hearing organized by the Washington State Advisory Council on ...

Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory — ScienceDaily

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 18:08
A new method for verifying a widely held but unproven theoretical explanation of the formation of stars and planets has been proposed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The method grows ...

Police, health leaders around the Ozarks share safety tips ahead of Halloween

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 18:05
(KY3) - We're only one week away from Halloween! This year, it may look a little different in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders all around he Ozarks, including ones from the Branson Police Department and the Springfield-Greene County Health ...

How the UK is quietly disrupting the space industry

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 18:01
Away from the limelight, the United Kingdom is slowly building up a new empire on which the Sun never sets. David Grossman. just now. The first space race is often conceived of battle between two countries: The United States and the Soviet Union.

Trump critics lose it as 'permanent manned presence on the Moon' and trip to Mars listed as Republican priorities

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 16:58
Space exploration doesn't seem to hold much interest for President Donald Trump's critics, as they've blasted the Republican Party's announcement of prioritizing manned missions to the Moon and Mars as “out of touch.” According to a Friday tweet from the ...

Superbug may be spreading in hospitals overrun with COVID-19

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 16:02
As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge around the world, another dangerous infection may also be sickening patients: a drug-resistant superbug called Candida auris, National Geographic reported. The superbug is a yeast that can infect the ears ...

Skywatchers still have a chance to check out the Orionid meteor shower

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 15:58
Skywatchers may have missed the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, which occurred in the predawn hours last Wednesday. However, there is still a chance to see a few meteors in the sky. The Orionid meteor shower continues through November 7.

14-year-old girl wins $25000 prize for research on potential coronavirus cure

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 15:34
A budding scientist from Frisco, Texas, hopes to one day save lives with her research on a potential treatment for the coronavirus. Anika Chebrolu, 14, was named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a competition for middle school scientists ...

Martian atmosphere depleting at much faster pace than Earth, suggests ISRO study

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:48
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has claimed some startling revelations regarding the planet next door. In its newly concluded inferences, ISRO has said that Mars is seemingly losing its atmosphere at a much rapid pace as compared to the Earth.

Eye in the Sky? Scientists Detect Over Thousand Stars 'Well-Positioned' to Observe Earth

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:47
Humans have been curious about life beyond our planet Earth from time immemorial. But have you ever wondered if there is someone from another planet watching us? Well, it might be too early to indicate this as a possibility, but the recent discovery points ...

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casts 2020 vote from space

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:41
To infinity and the polls. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins cast her vote in the 2020 elections from space. Rubins voted via a secure electronic voting booth abroad the International Space Station and she posted a happy photo to Twitter this week after performing ...

Exploring the source of stars and planets in a laboratory

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:37
Date: October 23, 2020; Source: DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; Summary: New computer simulation aims to verify a widely held but unproven theory of the source of celestial bodies. Share: FULL STORY ...

Chemists develop framework to enable efficient synthesis of 'information-dense' molecules

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:37
Date: October 23, 2020; Source: Scripps Research Institute; Summary: Scientists have developed a theoretical approach that could ease the process of making highly complex, compact molecules. Such molecules are often found in plants and other ...

Russian Scientists discover 5000-year-old skull of failed brain surgery patient in Crimea

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 14:12
Archaeologists have found clear proof of an ancient surgical procedure, called trepanation which involved drilling small holes in the skull. FP Trending October 24, 2020 18:42:29 IST. Russian Scientists discover 5,000-year-old skull of failed brain surgery ...