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'Amazing' goose-necked dinosaur was built like a diving bird

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 23:56
WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The expansive dinosaur group that included big predators such as T. rex also was populated by a number of oddballs, weirdos and outcasts. A newly described dinosaur from Mongolia - the size of a goose and looking a bit ...

NASA Hopes Mars Rock Sample Might Contain Droplet of Ancient Water

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 23:33
A round patch has been abraded out of a beige Martian rock, revealing light veins. This abrasion patch on sandstone found on Mars is about 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter and shows white ...

On Mars, a Massive Asteroid Collision May Have Caused a 'Megatsunami'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:56
The analyses focused on a crater, recently dubbed Pohl after the acclaimed science fiction writer Frederick Pohl, in a region known as Chryse Planitia, north of the Martian equator. The 69-mile wide scar, Pohl, is one of many craters in the area, formed by ...

Doctors raise safety fears at Birmingham hospitals

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:32
Whistleblowers allege they were punished for raising concerns at one of England's worst performing trusts.

Orion capsule leaves lunar orbit, heads for moon flyby and return to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:37
A camera on one of the Orion spacecraft's solar arrays captured this view Nov. 30 of the Orbital Maneuvering System engine, a leftover from the space shuttle program. Earth is visible in the distance more than a quarter-million miles away. Credit: NASA.

Strep A: Penarth primary school child dies of disease

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:31
Strep A is a bacterial infection that can be extremely serious, but is treatable.

Watch live: Orion capsule set to leave lunar orbit today

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:31
The orbit departure burn is the fourth of five main engine firings the Orion spacecraft will execute on on NASA's Artemis 1 mission, a test flight of the agency's new deep space capsule and heavy-lift rocket before astronauts strap in for a trip around the ...

Webb Telescope releases breathtaking new image of the “Pillars of Creation”

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:16
The image is pleasant at first glance. It's filled with many colors, but each hue gives important information about the area of the Eagle Nebula. They're a product of two instruments onboard the new telescope, which scan the Universe from a stable perch ...

SpaceX ramps up testing: First orbital launch attempt creeping closer

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:15
With SpaceX's incident-free, static-fire test of 11 of a Super Heavy booster's 33 rocket engines at Boca Chica/Starbase on Nov. 29, the company moved a step closer toward attempting the first orbital launch of Starship.

Flowers show their true colors

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 20:52
Date: December 1, 2022; Source: University of Tokyo; Summary: A plant common to Japan, Causonis japonica, is the first to show a newly discovered trait. Its flowers can change color depending on the stage of its maturation cycle, and then change back ...

'Tis the Season... to Get The Best View of Mars in 2022: How to Catch It

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 20:31
Lunar occultations of planets aren't particularly rare. In fact, there was one involving Mars earlier in 2022 and there will be another in January. But they are likely rare from any given single location on planet Earth.

How a 67-Million-Year-Old Fossil Turned the Theory of Bird Evolution Upside-Down

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 20:11
Now, however, new evidence suggests scientists may have had the story backward. Based on an analysis of a prehistoric bird's skull bone, researchers propose that the jointed upper beak existed much earlier than expected, and the fused palate evolved in ...

Soyuz-2.1b launches from Plesetsk carrying Lotos-S satellite

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 20:01
A Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched from Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on Dec. 1 at 12:10 AM Moscow time (21:10 UTC on Nov. 30). Onboard was likely a Lotos-S electronic intelligence satellite for the Russian military.

NHS: Ambulance delays as paramedic holds for GP

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:59
When ambulance crews bring patients to hospital they are meant to be able to handover their patients to A&E staff within 15 minutes.

Webb telescope spies clouds beneath the thick haze of Saturn's moon Titan

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:31
In November, the space observatory turned its infrared gaze on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. It's the only moon in our solar system that has a dense atmosphere — four times denser than Earth's. Titan's atmosphere ...

What lies beneath Yellowstone?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:04
On page 1001 of this issue, Maguire et al. (3) modeled seismic data to image melt (the liquid part of magma) beneath the Yellowstone Caldera. They conclude that more melt is present than had been recognized, and it is located at shallow depths in the crust ...

What's Up - December 2022

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 18:00
What are some skywatching highlights in December 2022? The Moon sweeps past Jupiter twice this month, and actually covers Mars completely, in an event called an occultation, on Dec. 7. The event is visible across the U.S., except for the Southeast and ...

Your Stargazing Calendar for December 2022

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 17:40
Look to the sky for December's big events, including a stunning meteor shower and lunar occultations of both Uranus and Mars. By Tim Newcomb Published: Dec 1, 2022.

Mysterious Flash Is a Supermassive Black Hole Burping the Light of 1000 Trillion Suns

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 16:49
And a pair of papers published Wednesday in the journals Nature and Nature Astronomy conclude that Zwicky picked up the signal of a uniquely extreme "tidal disruption event," or TDE. In other words, the ...

Newly discovered dinosaur has a streamlined body like a diving bird

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 16:25
This suggests that streamlined bodies evolved independently in different lineages of theropods, a group of hollow-boned dinosaurs that walked on two legs and mainly ate meat, including Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor. “It is the ...

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