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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 ...

NASA's images of the sun find a place on postage stamps

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 16:38
The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new set of postage stamps highlighting views of the sun taken from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The stamps have a black background with images of the sun showcasing a range of activity observed by ...

Long-term studies shed light on the mysteries of COVID-19 immunity

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 16:30
innate response, allowing more time for the virus to replicate. In more serious cases, the immune system is unable to catch up. and severe disease ensues. Ideal response.

A tiny dinosaur trapped in amber turned out to be a 'really weird animal' instead

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 16:01
(CNN) Scientists are explorers of the unknown, seeking to understand the world as it exists now and millions of years ago. It's a complicated endeavor, and this means researchers sometimes get things wrong. And that's OK. In fact, it's great. Creative and ...

Massive “Doomsday Glacier” May Be More Stable Than Initially Feared

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 15:54
The study, published in Science, included simulating the demise of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, one of the world's largest and most unstable glaciers. Researchers modeled the collapse of various heights of ice cliffs—near-vertical formations that occur ...

Mystery of 'see-through' galaxy deepens after new Hubble observation: Nasa

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 15:46
All galaxies, according to Nasa, appear to be dominated by dark matter and astronomers looked for a simpler explanation after they uncovered the oddball galaxy. In a Hubble Space Telescope snapshot of the galaxy, its ancient stars were so spread out that ...

The Earth has a pulse -- a 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 15:40
"Many geologists believe that geological events are random over time. But our study provides statistical evidence for a common cycle, suggesting that these geologic events are correlated and not random," said Michael Rampino, a ...