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Astronomers spot light from behind a black hole for the first time — proving Einstein right, again

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 9 min ago
After observing a series of bright flares of X-rays, something unprecedented occurred — more flashes that were smaller, later and different "colors" than their predecessors. According to a study published this week in ...

Harvard professor launches new project to discover unidentified aerial phenomena

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 55 min ago
The initial inspiration for the Galileo Project came to Loeb in two parts: Both were objects identified near Earth that had looked unusual. The first was “Oumuamua,” discovered by a telescope in Hawaii in 2017 and later known as the first interstellar object to visit ...

Apollo 11 part that let Armstrong, Aldrin return safely from lunar surface may still orbit the moon

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 18 min ago
History has changed forever after Neil Armstrong said “the eagle has landed,” but a new study is the Apollo 11 “Eagle” lunar module Eagle, which was once thought to have crashed on the moon. It suggests that some of the LM) may still be orbiting ...

Hunt for certainty over Covid cases continues

Health News BBC - 4 hours 21 min ago
Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.

Light-bending technique for wavelength conversion may boost imaging technologies

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 27 min ago
July 30 (UPI) -- Electrical engineers at UCLA have used a new light-bending technique to convert the wavelengths of light, a breakthrough that could boost the performance of many optical technologies. Advertisement. Lightwave frequency conversion is key ...

Astronomers observe light from behind a black hole for the first time

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 51 min ago
Black holes are notorious for having such a strong gravitational pull that not even light can escape it, but that doesn't mean that light can't bend around it — in fact, the exceptionally strong gravity makes it more likely.

China's Zhurong Mars rover scopes out dunes on journey south

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 6 min ago
China's Zhurong rover has quietly clocked up 1,900 feet (585 meters) of driving on Mars and has been using its science instruments to check out nearby geologic features in Utopia Planitia. Zhurong's latest exploits have seen it analyze dunes amid the local ...

Russia blames space station lab incident on software failure

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 41 min ago
A Russian space official has blamed a software problem on a newly docked science lab that briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position. By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated Press. July 30, 2021, 6:50 AM. • 3 min read. Share to Facebook

Scientists Thought Mars Had Frozen Lakes — They Might Be Wrong

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 17 min ago
It's long been believed that Mars' south pole is home to frozen underground lakes — but those 'lakes' could be something else entirely, thanks to a new study. Mars has proven to be one of the most fascinating nearby planets for space experts and novices ...

Covid: Up to one in four admitted to hospital for other reasons

Health News BBC - 6 hours 35 min ago
The government says counting all patients who test positive is vital because of the impact on the NHS.

Remains of ancient dogs found among early human ancestral remains in Georgia

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 50 min ago
A team of researchers from Italy, Spain and Georgia has found the remains of ancient hunting dogs at a dig site in what is now modern Georgia. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the group describes the fossils they found, their attempts ...

Study Measuring Earth's Vital Signs Warns of Climate Tipping Points

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 32 min ago
These vital signs are meant to capture Earth's health and include metrics such as concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the amount of heat absorbed by the oceans, ice sheet mass and deforestation. Now, ...

Delta variant spreads as easily as chickenpox, causes more severe illness: Report

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 35 min ago
NEW DELHI: The highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus spreads as easily as chickenpox and appears to cause a more severe form of illness compared to other variants, media reports quoting an internal document from the US health authority said.

Two red objects between Mars and Jupiter may explain how the solar system formed

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 45 min ago
These objects — called 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia — are redder than the reddest known objects in the asteroid belt and may have migrated to the area from beyond Neptune. If that's true, then they could provide ...

Latitude festival-goers test positive for coronavirus

Health News BBC - 8 hours 1 min ago
The 40,000 people a day Latitude festival is a Covid-19 restrictions test event for the government.

Breaking the mold in military space acquisition

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 35 min ago
... — How the new Space Development Agency is changing Pentagon acquisition. — NASA asks a receptive Congress for billions in extra funding to modernize its aging facilities. — Boeing's Starliner faces its major test today on a cargo mission to the ...

Elon Musk shows off wild plumbing for 29-engine Super Heavy booster (photo)

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 38 min ago
On Thursday (July 29), SpaceX chief Elon Musk gave us an inside look at the engine section of a Super Heavy that's coming together at the company's South Texas site, near the Gulf Coast village of Boca Chica.

These 10 super extreme exoplanets are out of this world

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 38 min ago
It's almost hard to believe that until the early years of the 1990s, astronomers had yet to discover a planet outside the solar system. Even though scientists were certain that other stars orbited other stars, there was little evidence of other planetary systems until ...

People who live to 100 have unique gut bacteria signatures

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 39 min ago
The results suggest that these bacteria, and the specific compounds they produce — known as "secondary bile acids" — could contribute to a healthy gut and, in turn, healthy aging.

Scientists transform water into shiny, golden metal

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 39 min ago
In a mind-mending experiment, scientists transformed purified water into metal for a few fleeting seconds, thus allowing the liquid to conduct electricity. Unfiltered water can already conduct electricity — meaning negatively charged electrons can easily flow ...


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