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3rd Chinese space station module arrives at spaceport ahead of October launch

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 20:41
China is gearing up to complete its Tiangong space station with a third module launch in less than 18 months. The Mengtian experiment module arrived at Wenchang spaceport in south China on Tuesday (Aug. 9) after being shipped in containers from the ...

Sponges 'sneeze' to dispose of waste

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 20:39
A group of researchers found that sponges, one of the oldest multicellular organisms in existence, 'sneeze' to unclog their internal filter systems that they use to capture nutrients from the water. Additionally, authors find that other animals who live ...

Remains of small armor-plated dinosaur unearthed in Argentina

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 20:02
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Paleontologists on Thursday heralded the discovery of a previously unknown small armored dinosaur in southern Argentina, a creature that likely walked upright on its back legs roaming a then-steamy landscape about 100 ...

Bizarre meteorite is 1st to show scars from pebble-shooting asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 20:00
A meteorite on Earth holds new evidence that asteroids do indeed mysteriously spit out pebbles, a new study finds. In 2019, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft discovered a strange new phenomenon when the near-Earth asteroid it was exploring, Bennu, ...

'Math Error' Found in Foundation of Century-Old Color Theory

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:51
A research team at Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced a paper that shows that the longheld “current mathematical model of how the eye perceives color differences is incorrect.” The new mathematical representation has found that ...

News at a glance: South Korea's lunar orbiter, the US monkeypox response, and a lost Earth-science satellite

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:13
South Korea's first Moon probe was lofted into space from Cape Canaveral in Florida on 4 August by a SpaceX rocket. The $200 million Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, also called Danuri—“enjoy the Moon” in Korean—will study the Moon from a polar orbit ...

All Hooting Aside: Did a Vocal Evolution Give Rise to Language?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:08
As you do, a cascade of motion begins, forcing air from your lungs through two muscles, which vibrate, sculpting sound waves that pass through your mouth and into the world. These muscles are called vocal cords, or vocal folds, and their vibrations form ...

James Webb Space Telescope catches 'impostor' galaxies red-handed

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:04
An image showing hundreds of galaxies in deep space. One of the images from JWST's Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science Survey (CEERS), in which astronomers are discovering red galaxies with ...

Final supermoon of the year Thursday followed by the Perseid meteor shower over the weekend

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:03
Get out your telescopes and cameras this weekend as two beautiful space occurrences will be visible right from your Michigan backyard. The final supermoon of the year will be in sight Thursday evening, peaking at around 9:35 p.m. As it arrives at a ...

Pivotal evolutionary change helped pave the way for human speech

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:03
Researchers said on Thursday an examination of the voice box, known as the larynx, in 43 species of primates showed that humans differ from apes and monkeys in lacking an anatomical structure called a vocal membrane - small, ribbon-like extensions of the ...

Losing parts of our voice box may have helped humans evolve to speak

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 19:00
In a study of 43 non-human primates, all the animals had “vocal membranes”, a small extension of the throat's vocal cords that makes their sounds louder and higher but also more irregular and harder to control.

Arctic Warming Is Happening Faster Than Described, Analysis Shows

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:08
The result is faster melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which leads to greater sea-level rise. But it also affects atmospheric circulation in North America and elsewhere, with impacts on weather like extreme rainfall and heat waves, although some of the ...

Crew Studies Life Science, Botany and Prepares for Spacewalk

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:06
Healing wounds in space and growing crops in low-Earth orbit and beyond were the main research topics aboard the International Space Station on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew is also packing a U.S. cargo craft and preparing for a Russian ...

NASA Says Restless Red Giant Star Betelgeuse Had an Unprecedented Explosion

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:03
Astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories to determine that the senior star actually blew off part of its surface in 2019. "We've never before seen a huge mass ejection of ...

Deep learning can almost perfectly predict how ice forms

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:00
Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper, published this week in PNAS, hints at the potential to significantly increase the accuracy of weather and climate forecasting ...

Equatorial Mars is surprisingly dry, NASA's InSight lander finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 18:00
The InSight mission uncovered little or no sign of water or water ice in the nearly 1,000 feet (300 meters) below the lander, a new study shows. The subsurface around the landing zone — an equatorial ...

Examining safe havens for cooperation

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 17:32
Why do individuals from single cells to humans cooperate with each other and how do they form well-functioning networks? A research team led by Prof. Dr. Thilo Gross from the University of Oldenburg has come a step closer to answering this question.

If T. Rex's Beady-Eyed Glare Terrifies You, It Should

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 17:17
Such skulls can reveal a lot about an animal. A fossilized skull's eye socket gives scientists a good idea of eye size. For instance, a T. rex's skull cavities would have accommodated eyes about the size of oranges in its meter-long head.

Snapshot of a magnetohydrodynamic disk wind traced by water maser observations

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:44
The formation of astrophysical objects of different nature, from black holes to gaseous giant planets, involves a disk–jet system, where the disk drives the mass accretion onto a central compact object and the jet is a fast collimated ejection along ...

Skygazers unite to view Perseid meteor shower at Dix Park

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:32
Staff and volunteers from Morehead Planetarium & Science Center and Raleigh Astronomy Club will be on-site from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help guests view the meteor shower, sometimes mistakenly referred to as shooting stars, through telescopes.

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