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World's Largest Telescope Detects Extragalactic Neutral Hydrogen Emission for the First Time

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:00
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest telescope with the highest sensitivity in the world. Extragalactic neutral hydrogen detection is one of important scientific goals of FAST. Recently, an international research team ...

NASA Is Running Out of Time to Launch Perseverance River After Latest Delay

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:53
Curiosity has been exploring Mars for years, and NASA has been planning its successor for almost as long. The Perseverance rover is nearly complete, but NASA has been forced to delay the launch yet again. The rover will now launch no earlier than July ...

Strange new species discovered in Pacific Ocean 'abyss'

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:43
Four new species of single-cell organisms have been discovered in the depths of the Pacific. The single-celled xenophyophores were found by researchers from the U.K.'s National Oceanography Center, the University of Hawaii and the University of Geneva ...

Forest harvesting in Europe threatens climate goals: study

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:33
Annual forest harvesting in 26 European countries increased nearly 50 percent during 2016-2018 compared to an average of the four previous years, a trend that could threaten the European Union's climate goals, according to a study by the European ...

Going with a view? A spacewalk is the 'best view for a bathroom,' astronaut says

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:31
Space is the "best view for a bathroom anywhere," says one NASA astronaut. A curious young student asked NASA astronaut Bob Behnken the question on everyone's mind on Monday (June 29) during a series of televised media interviews: How do ...

Sustainable biomedical device for use in regenerative medicine

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:30
UPV/EHU researchers have developed a biomedical device consisting of byproducts from the food industry and which displays excellent properties for use in regenerative medicine. The novel device comprises soy protein and chitin, which form a matrix with ...

Did huge eruptions actually help during the end-Cretaceous extinction?

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:14
The mass extinction event that ended the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago has long generated a lively back-and-forth debate among geologists. Wild episodes of volcanism line up with earlier mass extinctions, and the end-Cretaceous saw the Deccan ...

Archaeologists Find Traces of Non-Tobacco Plant in Pre-Columbian Native American Pipe

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:04
The 1,430-year-old basalt pipe from central Washington State, the United States, not only contained nicotine, but also had strong evidence for the smoking of the Indian tobacco (Nicotiana quadrivalvis) and the smooth sumac (Rhus glabra). Until now, the use ...

The Earth's magnetic field just did something scientists rarely see

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 17:01
Scientists detected a strange ripple through Earth's magnetic field without any obvious source. The wave was detected by scientists around the world, and it wasn't linked to solar activity or anything the Sun may have sent out way. The particularly quiet nature ...

Walking Your Cat? Here Are Amazon's Best Cat Leash of 2020

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:51
Many pet owners miss the enjoyable experience of walking their pets because they don't think their cat would enjoy it. The reality is that cats, like dogs, enjoy walking. Other cats like the outside but want to lounge outside. If you're walking around the block or ...

Core of a gas planet seen for the first time

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:49
Astronomers have found a previously unseen type of object circling a distant star. It could be the core of a gas world like Jupiter, offering an unprecedented glimpse inside one of these giant planets. Giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn have a solid planetary ...

You Only Need 109 Friends to Colonize Mars

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:34
A new study says the minimum number of colonists to make a tenable settlement on another planet is 110. That number is based on extensive calculation about resources, distribution of skillsets the colonists will need in order to survive and thrive, and more.

Hydrated eutectic electrolytes help improve performance of aqueous zn batteries (Study)

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:24
IMAGE: Schematic diagrams of Zn2+ solvation structure and interfacial reactions in (a) traditional aqueous electrolyte and (b) hydrated eutectic electrolyte view more. Credit: ZHAO Jingwen and YANG Wuhai. Zinc (Zn) batteries have attracted more and more ...

Wayne Wooten: July Skies Of The Gulf Coast

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:16
For July 2020, the Full Moon (the Hay or Thunder Moon) occurs on July 5. It will be just to the lower left of bright Jupiter, making a fine triangle with fainter Saturn to the east (left) of Jupiter as all three rise in the sunset sky. The last quarter moon is to the lower ...

Soap bubbles can split light into otherworldly branching streams

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:02
Shine a beam of light through a soap bubble and it could behave in an unexpected way. The light may split into branches like a tree, creating many narrower beams in a phenomenon that could be used to study the curvature of space-time. This strange ...

An antiviral response beyond immune cells

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:01
Fibroblast, epithelial and endothelial cells are more than just the scaffold of an organ — it emerges that they communicate with immune cells and are primed to launch organ-specific gene-expression programs for antiviral defence.

New study of naked mole rats' cancer resistance sparks row

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:01
With a hairless, wrinkly body, a whopping pair of front teeth and tiny eyes, the naked mole rat might seem an unusual creature to fight over, but a row has erupted among scientists over what might be its most unusual feature: a striking resistance to cancer.

Astronomers glimpse a planetary core 730 light-years away

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:01
Start the day hereThe US shatters another Covid record. Hate finds a refuge on a messaging app. Splash Mountain gets the princess treatment. Astronomers glimpse a planetary core 730 light-years away. By Ashley Strickland, CNN. Updated 11:01 AM ET, ...

Hydrated eutectic electrolytes help improve performance of aqueous zinc batteries

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:00
Zinc (Zn) batteries have attracted increasing attention due to their large volumetric capacity, their Earth-abundance, and environmental friendliness. Zn batteries provide a promising solution to safety hazards and economic challenges facing prevailing Li-ion ...

Quantum fluctuations can jiggle objects on the human scale

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:00
The universe, as seen through the lens of quantum mechanics, is a noisy, crackling space where particles blink constantly in and out of existence, creating a background of quantum noise whose effects are normally far too subtle to detect in everyday objects.