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Brain stimulation boosts memory for a month

Health News BBC - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:37
Scientists will look at whether diseases such as Alzheimer's can be alleviated using the same method.

Lessons from natural photosynthesis for conversion of CO2 to raw materials for plastic

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:31
In plants, natural photosynthesis binds carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic compounds, which can then be converted into glucose or starch. These useful molecules can be sequestered, storing the carbon in a solid form. Artificial photosynthesis mimics this ...

Alfalfa should be the first crop we try to grow on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:30
The team of researchers from Iowa State University found that the forage crop can survive in tough volcanic soil similar to what is found on Mars. It could be also be used as an additional fertilizer ingredient to grow other food like lettuce, turnips, and ...

Historian Discovers a Prized Galileo Manuscript Was Forged

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:22
Believed to have been written in 1609 and 1610 by astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei, it features a letter signed by the scientist describing a new telescope and sketches of moons orbiting Jupiter. The university held that it ...

UK to offer mini dose of monkeypox jab amid low stocks

Health News BBC - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:20
With limited supplies available, some NHS sites will offer people smaller doses of the jab.

Do You Believe Scientists, or Your Dog's Crying Eyes?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:00
The study's authors did not suggest that dogs weep with emotion the way humans do. But when dogs exhibit “watery, shiny eyes,” it “facilitates human caregiving,” said Takefumi Kikusui, an animal behavior and veterinary medicine specialist at Azabu ...

Here's what those mystery lights in the sky were

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 15:15
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Did you see a mysterious line of lights in the sky over the weekend? Turns out they were Starlink satellites! It's all thanks to Elon Musk and his company Space X. The satellites are part of a program called Starlink, ...

Rocket Lab planning to launch private Venus mission in May 2023

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 15:00
But the second rock from the sun is getting more and more attention these days as a possible abode for alien life, both past and present. Scientists are now planning out missions that could cough up new information about Venus' habitability — and perhaps ...

Three mannequins installed on Orion spacecraft for flight around the moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 14:47
One of the three mannequins on the Artemis 1 mission, dubbed “Commander Moonikin Campos,” is shown inside he Orion crew module in this Aug. 3 photo. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux. Three instrumented mannequins strapped into seats on NASA's Orion ...

Not one, but two asteroids might have slain the dinosaurs

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 14:00
Off the coast of West Africa, hundreds of meters beneath the seafloor, scientists have identified what appears to be the remains of an 8.5-kilometer-wide impact crater, which they've named Nadir.

New water map of Mars will prove invaluable for future exploration

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 13:05
On Earth, clays form when water interacts with rocks, with different conditions giving rise to different types of clays. For example, clay minerals such as smectite and vermiculite form when relatively small amounts of water interact ...

Megalodon sharks were longer than a bus, heavy as 10 elephants - study

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 10:07
A 3D modeling built thanks to scans of a shockingly well-preserved megalodon shark vertebrate column helped show just how massive these giant sea creatures were. Twitter Email LinkedIn Whatsapp Facebook. The megalodon was one of the largest types of ...

Digital Elevation Models, or DEMs explained

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 09:54
DEMs take the form of either a Digital Surface Model (DSM) or Digital Terrain Model (DTM), with the former containing surface artefacts such as buildings and trees and the latter retaining just the information on the underlying terrain, or the bare ...

Covid-19: Free lateral flow testing ends in Northern Ireland

Health News BBC - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 07:50
Health staff and those eligible for new Covid treatments will still have access to free tests.

'My breast lump turned out to be incurable cancer'

Health News BBC - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 06:30
Dorita Delle Donne was told a lump on her breast was not worrying before she got her diagnosis.

Tony Nicklinson: Decade since death of right-to-die campaigner

Health News BBC - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 01:01
His daughter said the right-to-die campaigner would be "angry" that "nothing has changed".

Astronomers Have Discovered an Especially Sneaky Black Hole

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 17:19
They are notoriously difficult to find. This new discovery is especially exciting because it provides insight into the formation and evolution of black holes. This information is essential for understanding gravitational waves as well as other astronomical ...

Drought, water woes in China as it sees hottest summer in over 60 years

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 16:02
Unusual high temperatures, with no rainfall, resulting in a prolonged drought affecting large areas of china. This has led to reduction in crop yields and drinking water supplies, AP reported. (AP). 2 / 9. Amid this China is saying that it will try to ...

Watch NASA's Artemis 1 SLS megarocket moon launch for free with these live webcasts

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 16:00
Aug. 27: Moon to Mars briefing; Aug. 28: Countdown update; Aug. 29 12 am ET: Launch Day; 6:30 am ET: Launch coverage begins; 7:30 am ET: Spanish broadcast begins; 8:33 a.m. ET: LIFTOFF; NET 12 pm ET: Post-launch news conference; 4 pm ET: Orion moon ...

Ancient megalodon super-predators could swallow a great white shark whole, new model reveals

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 14:30
In a new 3D modeling study published this week in Science Advances, we show that the giant extinct shark, Otodus megalodon, was a true globetrotting super-predator. It was capable of covering vast distances in short order, and could eat the largest of ...

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