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Want Cooler Cities? Doing This One Thing to Roads Can Help With That

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 02:05
When heat waves hit, people start looking for anything that might lower the temperature. One solution is right beneath our feet: pavement. Think about how hot the soles of your shoes can get when you're walking on dark pavement or asphalt. A hot street isn't ...

Ghost cat? Cats resurface days after being burned, frightening the family |

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 01:59
For IG – Pet. Posted 06/19/2021 19:49 | Updated 06/19/2021 20:02. The British family, Rachel Fitzsimmons, had an intriguing experience to say the least. It all began on May 19, with the disappearance of her kitten, 16-year-old Frankie, leaving the family ...

Discovering Dinosaurs: Footprints of the last dinosaurs that roamed the UK found in Kent | United kingdom

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 01:34
The 110-million-year-old fossils were first discovered by Philip Hadland, curator of collections at the nearby Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. They are believed to come from at least six different species and have been verified by independent experts.

Footprints of last dinosaurs to walk in Britain found close to White Cliffs of Dover

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 00:53
Scientists believe the impressions were left by flesh-eating three-toed theropods, plant-eating ornithopods and heavily-armoured ankylosaurs around 110 million years ago.

NASA Challenger shuttle crew likely survived first seconds after explosion, book claims

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 23:14
Crew members Michael Smith, Francis 'Dick' Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe were ejected into the fireball 73 seconds after the launch in Florida in 1986.

Exo-Titans: why the moons of rogue planets could surprise us with alien life

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 23:00
The search for life on exoplanets takes a fairly conservative approach. It focuses on life that is similar to that of Earth. Sure, it's quite possible that life comes in many exotic forms, and scientists ...

Fish once labelled a 'living fossil' surprises scientists again

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 22:29
CAPE TOWN • The coelacanth - a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast - is offering up even more surprises. Scientists said a new study of ...

Mum-of-four's devastation as worsening stomach lump turns out to be terminal cancer

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 22:08
But her symptoms worsened over the following months, and last month she was diagnosed with stomach cancer and told the devastating news that it was terminal.

Explained | Why do periodical cicadas stay underground, and when do they emerge?

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 21:55
Here, X stands for the Roman numeral and refers to the sequence of emergence. Certain questions arise in the research on cicadas — how do they grow underground, what do they eat during their 13- or 17-year nymph stages spent burrowed in, or how do they ...

Spacewalk II by Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrae

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 21:54
After their discharge on Wednesday, the two astronauts will continue to install the new solar panels for the International Space Station on Sunday, June 20, with the hope that it will come with fewer problems than before. A spacewalk of at least six hours in ...

NASA, USPS team up to create stunning sun stamps

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 21:04
The mission was first launched in February of 2010, providing researchers with a better understanding of how solar activity is created and impacts space weather in addition to obtaining critical measurements of the star's interior, atmosphere, magnetic field and ...

Challenger crew likely SURVIVED explosion before capsule plunged to earth and crashed into Atlantic Ocean

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 20:27
Author Kevin Cook says he has uncovered the "errors and corner-cutting that led an overconfident space agency to launch a crew that had no chance to escape". The ...

Gorgeous New Sun Science Stamps Highlight a Decade of Sun-Watching From Space

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 20:16
“I look at each of these pictures from the Solar Dynamics Observatory and am reminded of how they help us learn more about the Sun and the way its constantly changing atmosphere can affect Earth and the planets. I'm pleased that this imagery will be shared ...

Alert in the United States: Killer hornets reappeared

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 19:41
During this last week new sightings have been reported in the United States of the fearsome “Vespa mandarinia“, A species of wasp also known “Giant killer hornet” due to its ferocity with other species of insects, which generated serious problems during 2020 ...

Odisha students' experiment to be part of NASA mission

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 19:32
The Young Tinker Academy was launched by educationist Anil Pradhan and Vaishali Sharma to provide live online hands-on learning to students. The students were selected to be in the team after two rounds of interviews by the mentors of Young Tinker ...

Covid hospital admissions rising three times slower than in second wave, new data shows

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:56
According to Professor Adam Finn, who advises the Government on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the UK is now in the grips of a third wave. "It's going up, perhaps we can ...

NASA is working to restore Hubble Space Telescope operations

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:13
NASA says the telescope itself and the science instruments remain in good health. The computer crash happened on Sunday, June 13. Mission controllers attempted to restart the computer on Monday, June 14. However, that restart failed, and indications point ...

Challenger's crew may have survived in the first few seconds after the explosion, before the capsule hit the sea.

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:49
According to author Kevin Cook, the capsules containing crew members Michael Smith, Francis (Dick) Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe exploded. There wasn't.

Study Finds Dish-Grown Cancer Cells Don't Reflect the Cancer Cells in People

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:01
In the fight against cancer, scientific research is key. But it turns out not all research models are created equal. One of the most widely used cancer research models is cell lines created by extracting cells from human tumors and growing them in laboratory ...

Hitting the Books: How memes spread through society like a 'mind virus'

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 16:43
The struggle for survival is not always limited to animate objects. Ideas can be expressed just as biological genes are, compete for attention-based resources, replicate themselves through discussion, and be encoded with the written word. In The Ascent of ...