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Iron integral to the development of life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets

Google Science Feeds - 38 min 53 sec ago
Iron is an essential nutrient that almost all life requires to grow and thrive. Iron's importance goes all the way back to the formation of the planet Earth, where the amount of iron in the Earth's rocky mantle was 'set' by the conditions under which ...

Watch the entire total solar eclipse of 2021 in just 1 minute! (time-lapse video)

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 5 min ago
Penguins, a few research scientists and a couple of tourist flights were likely the only people who watched the total eclipse, given the isolated nature of Antarctica. The video comes from the JM Pasachoff Antarctic Expedition, ...

Comet Leonard appears in morning sky

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 49 min ago
Grab your binoculars and wake up early, and you'll have a chance to see what should be the brightest comet of the year. Comet Leonard, discovered in January by Greg Leonard of the Mount Lemmon Observatory, is visible in the morning sky before sunrise, ...

Tue 9 AM | Beyond clickbait with 'The Stickler's Guide to Science'

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 8 min ago
The trouble wasn't that anyone thought the COVID vaccine could make them magnetic; it's that several people did, and do. Enter R. Philip Bouchard, who's been designing fun and educational software for a long time, including the original "Oregon Trail" ...

Astronauts see only total solar eclipse of 2021 from space station (photos)

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 9 min ago
Astronauts at the International Space Station got a glimpse of the only total solar eclipse of 2021, which was otherwise only visible to a few lucky observers in Antarctica. The eclipse, which began on Saturday (Dec. 4) at 2 a.m. EST (0700 GMT), ...

Surging plastic use is fed by coal power — with deadly results

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 17 min ago
Plastic production has soared in countries that rely heavily on coal for energy, leading to a rise in carbon emissions and particle pollution — which, in turn, has led to a steep increase in illness and death.

Here's how to see Comet Leonard, the brightest comet of 2021

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 50 min ago
SAN ANTONIO – The brightest comet of 2021 is set to light up the Texas night sky in December. OK, it's not actually going to light up the sky, but you'll have a good chance of seeing Comet Leonard if the conditions are right. According to EarthSky.org, ...

NASA's Next-Generation Asteroid Impact Monitoring System Goes Online

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 59 min ago
This diagram shows the orbits of 2,200 potentially hazardous objects as calculated by JPL's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). Highlighted is the orbit of the double asteroid Didymos, the target of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) ...

Astronaut encounters returning to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 8 min ago
During the Astronaut Encounter, veteran astronauts give a live presentation and hold a question and answer session about what it's like to live and work in space. The Astronaut of the Day is also available for autographs ...

Drugs plan aims to help 300,000 problem drug users

Health News BBC - 3 hours 29 min ago
A new drugs strategy will mean more funding for treatment and a crackdown on gangs, ministers say.

SpaceX resumes work on Starship launch pad at Kennedy Space Center

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 40 min ago
“Construction of Starship orbital launch pad at the Cape has begun,” Musk tweeted Friday. The Starship launch site will be located just southeast of the launch mount location for SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy ...

NASA says SpaceX is only provider so far able to provide astronaut taxi rides

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 26 min ago
The company received three more mission orders for Crew Dragon as Boeing Starliner works to get off the ground. The Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour with four astronauts aboard is departing the International Space Station against a backdrop of Pacific ...

Viagra may be useful against Alzheimer's dementia

Health News BBC - 4 hours 33 min ago
The impotence pill could have effects in the brain that may help fight dementia, say US researchers.

NASA's TESS Mission Discovers an Exoplanet of Molten Iron

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 39 min ago
Astronomers have discovered well over 4,000 exoplanets with the help of instruments like the dearly departed Kepler Space Telescope and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). That latter mission just detected yet another planet, ...

Solar cells may help the development of green energy technology

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 58 sec ago
Researchers are searching for better materials to harness solar energy, but an explanation for the efficiency of one promising substance, perovskites, has proven elusive. However, thanks to new research from Cambridge University, scientists are no ...

Suspected Omicron outbreak closes Paisley primary school

Health News BBC - 5 hours 2 min ago
High numbers of staff in self-isolation prompted the closure of Todholm Primary in Paisley.

Chinese Rover Spots Weird 'Cube' on the Moon, Plans to Take a Closer Look

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 13 min ago
China's Yutu-2 moon rover has spotted a weird cube-shaped object on the moon, and observers are stumped. The finding was reported on Friday last week by Our Space, a Chinese social media channel associated with the China National Space Administration, ...

You could see a newly discovered comet this week. It'll be the brightest of the year

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 16 min ago
Comet Leonard, known to scientists as Comet C/2021 A1, was discovered in January near Tucson, Arizona, NASA Ambassador Tony Rice said in WRAL. Experts hoped the comet would be visible in December.

How effective are honey bees as pollinators?

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 21 min ago
Page and Nicholson are the co-leading authors of "A Meta-Analysis of Single Visit Pollination Effectiveness Comparing Honeybees and Other Floral Visitors," the cover story of the current edition of the journal, published Nov. 30.

Xenobots – US Scientists Create Tiny Living Robots That Can Reproduce

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 38 min ago
In early 2020, a team of scientists from the University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University took stem cells from African clawed frog embryos and turned them into tiny living robots. As if that isn't amazing enough, then something ...

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