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Extreme climate shifts long ago may have helped drive reptile evolution

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 19:19
A mass extinction 252 million years ago was only one reason Triassic reptiles rose to dominance ... In this artist's rendition, a carnivorous erythrosuchid — a close relative of crocodiles and dinosaurs — hunts tiny gliding reptiles about 240 million years ...

NASA's moon-landing astronauts will explore 1 of these regions

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 19:01
We now know where on the moon NASA astronauts will set foot after more than 50 years' absence. The agency announced 13 potential landing regions for its Artemis 3 mission during a news conference held on Friday (Aug. 19).

Monkeypox cases declining - particularly in London

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 18:54
UK health officials are still urging caution while trying to get new supplies of the vaccine.

Live coverage: SpaceX launch set for this afternoon, weather permitting

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 17:59
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Starlink 4-27 mission will launch SpaceX's next batch of 53 Starlink broadband satellites.

Unlocking Cell Nucleus Behaviors May Be Key In Cancer Fight

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 17:28
Researchers discovered how the nucleus of a cell preserves its shape, allowing cells to squeeze past pores and fibers in body tissues. By Nancy Luedke, Texas A&M University College of Engineering August ...

How many cases in your area?

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 17:07
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK.

The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid May Have Had a Companion

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 16:28
A newly discovered crater suggests a second impact that would have triggered underwater landslides and tsunamis. Margaret Osborne. Daily Correspondent. August 19, 2022 11:28 a.m.. An illustration of a T. rex watching as an asteroid hits Earth ...

Synthetic genetic circuits control plant roots

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 15:41
The effects of climate change increasingly threaten global food production. As floods, droughts, and extreme heat waves become more common, crops need to be able to adapt faster than ever. Researchers are working on ...

Stephan's Quintet: 'It's a Wonderful Life' — and a wonderful James Webb Space Telescope image!

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 15:03
The group, visible in the constellation Pegasus the Flying Horse, was discovered by the French astronomer Édouard Stephan in 1877 at Marseille Observatory and is the most studied of all the compact galaxy groups.

Library's prized Galileo manuscript turns out to be a clever forgery

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 14:04
Enlarge / Annotations recording Galileo's discovery of the four moons of Jupiter, from the single-leaf manuscript in the collection of the University of Michigan. The library recently discovered the manuscript is a 20th-century forgery.

In Memoriam: Famed 'Comet Hunter' Don Machholz dies at 69

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 14:00
Donald Edward Machholz, born Oct. 7, 1952 in Portsmouth, Virginia, was an American amateur astronomer who was the leading visual comet discoverer, credited with the visual discovery of 12 comets that bear his name. Machholz had spent more than 9,000 hours ...

NASA selects astrophysics mission proposals for study

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:54
One MIDEX proposal, called the Survey and Time-domain Astrophysical Research Explorer or STAR-X, would fly a wide-field X-ray telescope and an ultraviolet telescope to study transient phenomena like supernova explosions.

Covid infections in UK continue to fall

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:50
An estimated 1.7 million people would test positive, according to the latest survey.

Cornwall mother, 90, in 40-hour wait for ambulance

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:52
After the ambulance arrived she was in the vehicle for 20 hours outside hospital.

Here's Why Earth Just Had Its Shortest Day on Record

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:51
Beyond just being a quirk of a rotating planet, these variations in day length are also affected by ancient ice sheets, powerful winds and the dynamics of our planet's core. But some day lengths are more ...

Asteroid dust could provide key to understanding water on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:22
Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, according to scientists analysing samples of rock and dust. Researchers have been studying material gathered from a distant asteroid called Ryugu by the ...

Artemis 1 virtual reality experience aims to bring epic NASA moon launch to you

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:00
It's time for virtual reality space fans to start their engines. A new Oculus Quest and VR experience called "Artemis Ascending" will provide an immersive view of the launch pad when NASA's historic Artemis 1 mission lifts off for the moon, ...

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