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Decreasing levels of coronavirus across the UK

Health News BBC - 9 hours 16 min ago
Infection rates are continuing to decline, Office for National Statistics data shows.

Retroviruses invading the koala germline contribute to high cancer rates

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 17 min ago
The koala retrovirus (KoRV) is a virus that, 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 retrovirus in ...

UT researchers definitively link asteroid impact with the demise of the dinosaurs

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 17 min ago
The team definitively linked the extinction of the dinosaurs to an asteroid that impacted the earth 66 million years ago. The link came when the team found a key piece of evidence in the form of asteroid dust inside the Chicxulub Crater in the Yucatán Peninsula ...

NASA's Super-Fast Solar Probe Returns Amazing Image of Venus

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 18 min ago
According to NASA, Parker spotted a previously unseen glow that could be a product of oxygen in the inhospitable planet's atmosphere. The unexpected clarity of surface features also has scientists reassessing how sensitive Parker's cameras are.

NASA's DC headquarters is being renamed for 'Hidden Figures' scientist Mary Jackson

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 21 min ago
Mary Winston Jackson successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in ensuring equal opportunities for future generations. Want more inspiring ...

Full moon in February 2021: When to see the Snow Moon

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 30 min ago
(CNN) Look up at the night sky tonight to catch a glimpse of February's full moon, which will be 100% full on Saturday at 3:17 a.m. ET. The full moon will be visible around the world, but poor weather may block the view for some. Moon gazers can watch a live ...

'Harbor Seal Rock' on Mars and other new sights intrigue Perseverance rover scientists

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 33 min ago
Perseverance is not yet ready to dive into that science work; the mission team is still conducting health and status checks on its various instruments and subsystems. But the six-wheeled robot recently used its Mastcam- ...

Solar storms can wreak havoc. We need better space weather forecasts

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 40 min ago
Since December 2019, the sun has been moving into a busier part of its cycle, when increasingly intense pulses of energy can shoot out in all directions. Some of these large bursts of charged particles head right toward Earth. Without a good way to anticipate ...

64 Human Genomes Sequenced as a New Reference for Genetic Variation

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 43 min ago
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) co-authored a study, published in the journal Science, that details the sequencing of 64 full human genomes. This reference data includes individuals from around the world and better ...

How to see the full 'Snow Moon' and other celestial events this weekend

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 48 min ago
February's full moon, also known as the full Snow Moon, will shine brightly this weekend, and you can catch it if you're in the mood for some early-morning skywatching. The moon will be completely full at exactly 3:17 a.m. EST (2017 GMT) Saturday (Feb. 27).

Over-40s next in line to get a Covid vaccine

Health News BBC - 9 hours 51 min ago
Teachers and other occupations should not be prioritised in the next phase, say UK vaccine experts.

Researchers highlight potential of magnetic graphene for spintronics

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 56 min ago
A team of researchers led by the University at Buffalo has shown how graphene, already heralded as a wonder material, can be given magnetic properties. Graphene is known as a 'wonder material' for a number of reasons. Comprising a one-atom-thick layer ...

Watch ISS spacewalk February 28

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 56 min ago
On Sunday, February 28, 3 astronauts will perform the first in a pair of International Space Station spacewalks to ready the station for solar array upgrades. How to watch live. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. Astronaut in a white spacesuit ...

POLITICO Pro Q&A: Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours ago
Ever since the idea of the Space Force was announced, one of the things that has captured the public's attention has been uniforms. And according to the Space Force's top general, the public won't have to wait much longer. Gen. Jay Raymond told POLITICO ...

Deadly HIV-like plague that causes cancer could wipe out world's koalas, scientists fear

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 8 min ago
The entire koala population of Queensland and New South Wales is now thought to be carrying the virus. Koalas. Bushfires killed hundreds of koalas last year ...

Liar lyre: male lyrebirds try to get more sex with frightening falsehoods

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 27 min ago
Humans sometimes misrepresent their age to hook a potential date. Some birds also use deception: researchers have found that certain male lyrebirds falsely signal that a predator is nearby to boost their chances of mating. The superb lyrebird (Menura ...

Queensland skies light up as Chinese space burns up in atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 57 min ago
(Reuters) - Social media in Queensland, Australia lit up on Thursday night, matching the flashing night sky as users posted short videos of what experts later said was debris from a Chinese rocket burning up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere. “I thought it ...

Hope gets into orbit around Mars

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 19 min ago
It took 27 minutes for Hope to finish burning its main thrusters, moving the spacecraft down slowly to get into initial capture orbit around Mars at about 10.57 a.m Eastern. Mohammed Bin Rashid announced this. The ...

Comet-like Centaur spotted by Hubble near Jupiter's Trojans

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 21 min ago
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has spied a comet-like object known as a Centaur that has settled near a group of captured ancient asteroids called Trojans orbiting alongside Jupiter. NASA says this is the first time a comet-like object has been spotted ...

NASA Releases Stunning Image of a Glowing Venus Taken by First Solar Probe

Google Science Feeds - 11 hours 35 min ago
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has finally released the stunning image captured by the space agency's Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft sent to study our host star. Solar Probe Captures Venus. In a blog post published by ...

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