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Retroviruses are re-writing the koala genome and causing cancer

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 7 min ago
The koala retrovirus (KoRV) is a virus which, like other retroviruses such as HIV, inserts itself into the DNA of an infected cell. At some point in the past 50,000 years, KoRV has infected the egg or sperm cells of koalas, leading to offspring that carry the ...

NASA's identity is changing: Private companies erode government's long-held monopoly on space travel

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 7 min ago
In fact, the report explains that NASA's role in the mission is “little more than a bystander.” The agency doesn't own or operate the rocket that will send the astronauts into space or the capsule they'll stay in as they orbit Earth, nor will it have a say in selecting, ...

Coronavirus spread slowed by vaccines, study suggests

Health News BBC - 5 hours 17 min ago
There was a 75% reduction in staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital testing positive after a vaccination.

Juno mission extended, will now study Jupiter's moons and rings

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 29 min ago
NASA has opted to extend the Juno mission to Jupiter through September 2025, expanding the spacecraft's study of the giant planet to include multiple flybys of three Galilean moons – Ganymede, Europa and Io – and its dim rings. “Since its first orbit in 2016, ...

Graphene with Artificial Magnetic Texture Could Enable More Robust Electronic Devices

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 35 min ago
Graphene is unbelievably strong, conductive, lightweight and the list of its superior properties continues. The image shows eight electrodes around a 20 nm-thick magnet (white rectangle) and graphene (white dotted line). Image Credit: University at Buffalo.

Warming may promote spread of invasive blue catfish

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 50 min ago
Health (mean relative condition) of juvenile blue catfish for 16 weeks at 2 temperature levels and 4 salinity levels. Fish were healthier at higher temperatures except under the highest salinity level after week 8. Ribbons show 95% confidence bands. Credit: ...

Relativity Space unveils plans for a new, much larger and fully reusable rocket

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 2 min ago
I spoke to Relativity Space CEO and founder Tim Ellis about Terran R, and how long it's been in the works for the space startup. Ellis said that in fact, the vision every since Relativity's time at Y Combinator has included larger lift rockets – and much more.

Microbes deep beneath seafloor survive on byproducts of radioactive process

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 8 min ago
A team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography and their collaborators have revealed that the abundant microbes living in ancient sediment below the seafloor are sustained primarily by chemicals created by the ...

Hospitals Plead for Bailout in Face of Runaway Pandemic Bills

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 9 min ago
Even a best-case scenario would cost hospitals $53 billion of revenue, according to a new Kaufman, Hall & Associates report for the American Hospital Association. That's on top of more than $323 billion in reduced revenue and higher expenses last year.

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells (BMSCS) Market Strategic Assessment & SWOT Analysis and Forecast To 2027

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 34 min ago
Data Bridge Market Research analyses the market to growing at a CAGR of 10.4% in the above-mentioned forecast period. Increasing awareness regarding the benefits associates with the preservation of bone marrow derived stem cells will boost the growth of ...

Watch A Rare "Planetary Trio" This Weekend As Saturn, Jupiter, And Mercury Meet In The Sky

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 46 min ago
For most of this year, you'll be able to catch a lot of planets appearing near each other in the night sky, which makes for some cool astronomical views even without fancy equipment. This weekend, however, you can see a planetary trio that won't happen ...

Covid vaccine priority for the elderly will save lives, extend life expectancy - study

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 46 min ago
PRIORITISING the elderly for the COVID-19 vaccine will help extend life expectancies and save the most lives, new research published in the US has found. By Sebastian Kettley. 15:21, Fri, Feb 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 15:21, Fri, Feb 26, 2021. Link copied ...

Fake news about the Acropolis is back in the air!

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 4 min ago
The pedestal falls from the monument of Agrippa. When we say that it will fall, it means that it has a slope of 10 cm, which means that the risk of collapse is real. Like the risk that people will be killed if they stand near him at the crucial moment. The Ministry of ...

Forests' capacity to store carbon 'falling in regions with extreme annual fires'

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 13 min ago
Repeated fires also cause less damage to tree species with protective traits like thicker bark. Researchers say these effects only appear over the course of several decades as the effect of a single fire is very different from ...

This popular park is known for its songbirds willing to land on your hand to feed

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 38 min ago
A downy woodpecker landed on the underside of Laurie Cooper's hand at first, and then. “It was a heart stopping moment. It was so beautiful,” Birmingham resident Elisabeth Snyder ...

Vaccine group phase two: What age groups are they vaccinating next?

Health News BBC - 8 hours 1 min ago
After phase one is complete by mid-April, in what order will all other adults get the jab?

Hunting for a Giant Black Hole, Astronomers Found a Nest of Darkness

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 14 min ago
No Gargantua dwells at the heart of stellar cluster NGC 6397. Instead, a few dozen smaller black holes seem to be swarming around in there, throwing their considerable masses around.

What First-Time Car Owners Need to Know

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 26 min ago
The car should be viewed as an investment that you need to try to get the most out of. Being able to drive a car for hundreds of thousands of miles with minimal repairs helps maximize the ROI on the purchase. You are going to make mistakes as a first-time car ...

Do-it-yourself COVID treatments an evolving threat

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 37 min ago
It's been months since former President Donald Trump hyped unproven treatments such as hydroxychloroquine, and social media companies have since taken steps to curb the spread of medical misinformation, but doctors say some people are still trying ...

Signal transduction without signal-receptor clusters can direct cell movement

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 47 sec ago
Body cells communicate with each other, receive signals from the outside world and react to them. A central role in this communication network is attributed to receiver proteins, called receptors, that are anchored at the cell membrane. There, they receive and ...

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