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Scientists shine light on tiny crystals behind unexpected violent eruptions

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:35
Date: September 23, 2020; Source: University of Bristol; Summary: In a new study of volcanic processes, scientists have demonstrated the role nanolites play in the creation of violent eruptions at otherwise 'calm' and predictable volcanoes. The study ...

Scientists Claim to Find First-Ever Planet in Another Galaxy

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:25
A team of scientists says it's spotted what might be the first-known exoplanet in an entirely different galaxy. There could be billions of exoplanets within our own galaxy, but finding new worlds in even the next galaxies over is vastly more difficult. Now, with ...

Dog remains more than 8400 years old are discovered next to human bones at a Stone Age burial site in Sweden

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:18
Remains of a dog that are more than 8,400 years old have been found in Sweden; The dog was buried next to a human in a Stone Age burial that is pre-Viking era; The dog is part of the goods grave tradition, where the living would leave valuables or ...

Space Force: Weather OK for SpaceX's Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:12
Weather conditions should be mostly favorable for SpaceX's next launch from Kennedy Space Center with 60 internet-beaming satellites, the Space Force said Thursday. If schedules and weather hold, a 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket will face 70% "go" conditions ...

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:06
A little known, shy whale has surprised scientists by staying submerged for almost four hours. Cuvier's beaked whales are known for their abilities to dive deep and they average around an hour under water. But researchers were astounded when they ...

Climate scientists uncover new record-low temperature in Greenland

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:06
On the heels of the hottest summer the Northern Hemisphere has ever seen, U.N. researchers digging through the climate record have reported a chilling discovery: On Dec. 22, 1991, a remote weather station atop the Greenland ice sheet recorded a ...

Handheld device could provide fast method to diagnose concussions in youth athletes

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:03
Philadelphia, September 24, 2020 - Building upon years of research, a new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has demonstrated how a specific assessment of the eye could someday help properly diagnosis and monitor concussions.

Newly identified 'landfalling droughts' originate over ocean

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:01
Meteorologists track hurricanes over the oceans, forecasting where and when landfall might occur so residents can prepare for disaster before it strikes. What if they could do the same thing for droughts? Stanford scientists have now shown that may be ...

State reports clusters of COVID cases

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:40
TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a retooled list Wednesday of site-specific COVID-19 clusters that identified outbreaks of five cases or more occurring within the previous 14 days. The original format for the KDHE report ...

Harvard Study: We Shouldn't Rule Out Underground Life on the Moon and Mars

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:37
A team of scientists claim they've determined a way to figure out if there's life living underground on faraway places, including the Moon and Mars — and that it would be worth having a look by drilling down into the surface. The team, from the Center for ...

Brownwood hosts Abilene Wylie in unique matchup impacted by COVID-19

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:33
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unique occurrences across all areas of our lives. That even includes Friday's high school football game between the Class 5A Abilene Wylie Bulldogs and 4A Brownwood Lions. It will be Wylie's season opener, while ...

Hot new type of exoplanet found blazing around its star

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:31
Super-Earths and hot Jupiters are nothing new, but just like so many other things floating around in the darkness, a scorching doppelganger of the ice giant Neptune was never thought to exist — until it did. NASA's TESS planet hunter hangs out up there ...

Team builds colloidal diamonds, 'Holy Grail' of photonics

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:29
Researchers have devised a new process for the reliable self-assembly of colloids in a diamond formation. The long-awaited photonic technique could change the way scientists develop and use optical technologies over the next decade. The colloidal ...

Explained: How NASA is planning to send humans to the moon again by 2024

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:54
On Thursday, NASA published the outline for its Artemis program, which plans to send the next man and first woman to the lunar surface by the year 2024. The last time NASA sent humans to the Moon was in 1972, during the Apollo lunar mission. What is the ...

The return of the spin echo

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:50
A research team from Garching and Vienna discovered a remarkable echo effect that offers exciting new possibilities for working with quantum information. Small particles can have an angular momentum that points in a certain direction—the spin. This spin ...

Health officials concerned as virus cases linked to MSU rise

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:34
EAST LANSING, MI (AP)-- Health officials are searching for answers after coronavirus cases linked to Michigan State University students and staff rose to more than 1,200. Linda Vail, the Ingham County health officer, says she feels like she's “running out of ...

Very Few Officers Are Charged in Deadly Shootings

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:33
The decision not to indict officers for killing Breonna Taylor has brought renewed scrutiny of such cases. An academic review shows that very few police officers are charged with crimes related to shootings on the job. An average of eight officers have faced ...

The strange storms on Jupiter

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:16
(Click for animation) Under some experimental conditions, and on Jupiter, cyclonic storms repel each other, rather than merging. Credit: California Institute of Technology. At the south pole of Jupiter lurks a striking sight—even for a gas giant planet covered in ...

Moon shadow spotted over Jupiter – Armenian News

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:13
Jupiter's volcanically active moon Io casts its shadow on earth in this remarkable image from NASA's Juno spacecraft, the worldwide area firm's site reports. As with solar eclipses on the Earth, within the dark circle racing throughout Jupiter's cloud tops one ...

Beaked whales can hold their breath for over 3 hours (and possibly longer)

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:12
How long can you hold your breath? Even your best efforts can't come close to the breath-holding superpower of a Cuvier's beaked whale. These whales were already known to dive deeper and longer than any other mammal, but new research shows that ...

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