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In an Unexpected Twist It Turns Out Alligators Can Regrow Their Tails Too

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 00:23
Cornered by a dangerous predator, a gecko can self-amputate its still twitching tail, creating a fleeting moment of distraction - a chance for the lizard to flee with its life. Small reptiles such as geckos and skinks are well known for this remarkable ability to ...

New Hubble data explains missing dark matter

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/29/2020 - 00:10
New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides further evidence for tidal disruption in the galaxy NGC 1052-DF4. This result explains a previous finding that this galaxy is missing most of its dark matter. By studying the galaxy's light and ...

New COVID-19 Research Provides Deep Insights Into Transmission and Mutation Properties of SARS-CoV-2

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 23:23
Austrian study reveals important characteristics of the virus: The analysis of infection clusters and superspreading events in Austria built the foundation to obtain general information on transmission properties between persons and the mutation of the virus in ...

Skywatch: What's happening in the heavens in December

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 22:50
December's heavens display a lovely pair of evening planets, shooting stars and a South American total solar eclipse you can catch online. Look above the treetops after sunset in the southwest for the large, gaseous planets Jupiter (the brighter one) and ...

The 5 astronomy events that you shouldn't miss in December

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 21:51
As Christmas fast approaches, and it's traditionally one of the busiest times of the year - there is plenty to look at when it comes to events in space for stargazers. It starts with a simple meteor shower and ends with one of the most spectacular space events that ...

One of These Pictures Is the Brain, the Other is the Universe. Can You Tell Which is Which?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 20:22
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that ...

Topeka Presbyterian Manor loses 10th resident to COVID-19, finds more positive cases

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 20:10
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Presbyterian Manor has lost a 10th resident to COVID-19 and has found more positive cases of the virus through testing. Topeka Presbyterian Manor says it has lost another resident on Saturday who previously tested positive ...

Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than 'The Martian' made it seem

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 20:01
In the film “The Martian,” astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) survives being stranded on the Red Planet by farming potatoes in Martian dirt fertilized with feces. Future Mars astronauts could grow crops in dirt to avoid solely relying on resupply missions, and ...

Yellowstone Tsunami: Earthquake sends 30-foot waves over park 'sounds like the end of the world' | Science | News

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 19:55
The park is home to the threatening Yellowstone Caldera – a supervolcano that gets its name from its potential for global catastrophe in the event of an eruption. This area, located below the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, is constantly monitored by ...

Earth is 2000 light years closer to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole than previously thought

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 19:30
In 1985, the International Astronomical Union announced that Earth was 27,700 light years away from the black hole, named Sagittarius A*. But a 15-year analysis through Japanese radio astronomy project VERA found that the Earth is actually only 25,800 light ...

Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 19:22
People are more likely to develop health issues with extended time in space, such as cardiovascular and sleep disruptions. But why? Scientists might have an idea. They've published research indicating that mitochondria, the energy-producing ...

The Big Bang and the Misconceptions Surrounding it

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 19:08
The theory was not called the big bang originally. Belgian priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître first suggested this theory in the year 1931. He named it the hypothesis of the primeval atom or the cosmic egg. He proposed that it was only in a tiny volume that ...

This contraption, designed by a UVic alum, has been named one of 2020's best inventions

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 19:00
One man's trash disposal invention might be your new kitchen treasure. Victor Nicolov, University of Victoria engineering alumnus and CEO of B.C.-based Anvy Technologies, is the creator of a new home waste disposal system that was recently named by ...

How many turkey feathers does it take to make an ancient blanket? 11500

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 18:48
Indigenous Pueblo populations in the American Southwest—ancestors of today's Hopi, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo tribes—typically wove blankets, cloaks, and funeral wrappings out of animal hides, furs, and turkey feathers. Anthropologists at Washington ...

'Tis the shop(lifting) season

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 18:37
Local thieves are finding yet another way to turn a quick buck, and it is costing some motorists big. Melissa Phillips, Lawrence County deputy, reported a rash of vehicles in the county that had been tampered with, as a person or persons has been cutting off ...

COVID-19 in MN: 3 deaths in Stearns, Benton counties over Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 17:41
One more person in Benton County between ages 70 and 74 and two people in Stearns County between 90 and 94 have died of COVID-19, according to Saturday's report from the Minnesota Department of Health. Saturday's report includes cases and deaths ...

Neutrinos prove the Sun is doing a second kind of fusion in its core

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 17:22
Like all stars, our Sun is powered by the fusion of hydrogen into heavier elements. Nuclear fusion is not only what makes stars shine, it is also a primary source of the chemical elements that make the world around us. Much of our understanding of stellar ...

China's Chang'e 5 enters lunar orbit for historic attempt to return moon samples

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 17:14
China's Chang'e 5 spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon ahead of an historic attempt to collect samples from the moon and return to Earth. The 18,100-lb. (8,200 kilograms) Chang'e 5 launched on a Long March 5 rocket on Monday (Nov. 23) from the ...

Full Moon: Is it a Full Moon tonight? Why is the Moon so bright?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 17:01
THE MOON rose over the horizon today looking exceptionally bright and beautiful - but is it a Full Moon tonight? By Sebastian Kettley. PUBLISHED: 17:01, Sat, Nov 28, 2020. Comment section Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on ...

Researchers at NASA Answer the Popular Question 'What Are Black Holes?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 16:52
(NASA) – A black hole is an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. A black hole's “surface ...

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