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Opioid agonist treatment could greatly reduce drug related deaths if used more widely

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:33
OAT also reduces the risk of HIV or hepatitis C virus transmission and increases engagement to HIV treatment and improves its outcomes, which could reduce deaths from these diseases. Globally, mortality remains high among people who ...

Geologists Find Asteroid Dust inside Chicxulub Impact Crater

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:28
This painting depicts an asteroid slamming into tropical, shallow seas of the sulfur-rich Yucatan Peninsula in what is today southeast Mexico. The aftermath of this immense asteroid collision, which occurred approximately 65 million years ...

Pioneering space professionals speaking at Scots fest are taking a giant leap for womenkind

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:16
Features Editor LYNN KERNAN talks to three of the women who will be hosting out-of-this-world talks at the event. MEDIC Dr Christina Mackaill's career is ready for launch as she's one ...

Plantin' by the Signs … and other things: Perfect time to make changes; March overview

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:09
Planting in the so-so signs is a viable alternative to the fertile signs. They are Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius, March 4-10, all with the dark moon ruling. If ...

7 florists in Seattle who produce the prettiest bouquets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:05
Whether you're celebrating, mourning, or simply want to spruce up a room, flowers are just the thing you need. ADVERTISEMENT. Flowers can brighten a gloomy day and bring freshness into even the most stale of places. See also: 9 places to buy healing ...

New type of bone cell could reveal targets for osteoporosis treatment

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:04
The new cells, which the researchers term 'osteomorphs', are found in the blood and bone marrow, and fuse together to form osteoclasts, specialised cells that break down bone tissue. They have a unique genomic profile that reveals promising and as yet ...

Russian influencer 'sorry' for posing nude on endangered elephant in Bali

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:33
A Russian Instagram influencer was forced to apologize after posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali. Alesya Kafelnikova, 22, faced fierce backlash for posting a video from the photoshoot last week that showed her lying naked on top of a ...

A glacier once ran over 'ghost forest' in Southeast Alaska

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:31
As a few scientists hiked a path between the ice towers of a Southeast Alaska glacier and crashing ocean waves in 2016, they topped a ridge and saw massive tree trunks poking from gravel ahead. The dead, sheared-off rainforest stems pointed toward the ...

Stunning New Video Footage of 2018 Kīlauea Eruption Released

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:08
On May 3, 2018, the Kīlauea volcano eruption opened up its first fissure underneath the Leilani Estates Subdivision in Puna. The most active volcano in the world, Kīlauea had been erupting for decades, but the next several months would be characterized by ...

Two new genes linked to Alzheimer's disease discovered

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:05
A research team led by Chunshui Yu and Mulin Jun Li of Tianjin Medical University has discovered two new genes potentially involved in Alzheimer's disease. They identified them by exploring which genes were turned on and off in the hippocampus of people ...

Garrett County Skies: Planets return to eastern dawn sky

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:02
OAKLAND — March opens with an Oakland dawn at 5:53 a.m., sunrise at 6:51 a.m., midday at 12:30 p.m., sunset at 6:09 p.m., and dusk ending at 7:07 p.m. with 11 hours, 18 minutes of sunlight. The sun shines in front of Aquarius through March 22, then ...

Government agrees to call pregnant women mothers

Health News BBC - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:57
A bill to give ministers maternity pay will change, after peers reject the use of the term "person".

Abundance of Life on Coral Reefs Has Been Puzzling Since Charles Darwin's Day – New Research Provides Answers

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:51
But now research, led by Newcastle University and published in the journal Science Advances, has confirmed that the food web of a coral reef in the Maldives relies heavily on what comes in from the open ocean.

Lightening strike lights up the sky at Mauna Kea

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:33
In the image, telescopes on Mauna kea sit calmly beneath a sky filled with vibrant colors and a glowing light. Amongst these telescopes is Gemini North, the northern member of the International Gemini Observatory.

Abnormal sodium levels in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 predict death or respiratory failure

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:33
Date: February 25, 2021; Source: The Endocrine Society; Summary: Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and abnormal sodium levels in the blood have an increased risk of experiencing respiratory failure or dying, according to a new study. Share:.

Polar Bears Are Using Four Times As Much Energy Due To Climate Change

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:11
Polar bears feed mainly on the blubber of ringed and bearded seals, a food source that is becoming harder to come by. The areas of sea ice over shallow-water, which polar bears use for hunting seals, has shrunk 13% every decade since 1979.

Dutch research funding agency, paralyzed by ransomware attack, refuses to pay up

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:05
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Inspiration4 mission names 2nd crew member

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:00
The first all-civilian spaceflight to orbit has officially announced its second crew member. Cancer survivor and frontline healthcare worker for St. Jude, Hayley Arceneaux, will join commander Jared Isaacman as part of the four-person crew heading to space in ...

What Is Coral Bleaching?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 20:43
When colorful corals turn pure white, the sudden change is cause for alarm. A bleached coral's white skeleton is fully exposed making the animal look dead. While bleached corals are still alive, their color loss is a symptom of intense stress: a desperate effort by ...

New discovery confirms what really killed the dinosaurs

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 20:41
AUSTIN, Texas (ABC4) – What killed the dinosaurs? It's a million of years old mystery scientists have been trying to solve. Now, researchers think they have finally closed the case. Evidence discovered in the 1980s in a rock layer caused many scientists to ...

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