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The Arctic is heating up nearly four times faster than the rest of Earth, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:04
The Arctic is heating up nearly four times faster than the Earth as a whole, according to new research. The findings are a reminder that the people, plants and animals in polar regions are experiencing rapid, and disastrous, climate change.

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the planet, new research shows

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:01
The phenomenon, called Arctic amplification, is caused by the heat-trapping emissions from burning fossil fuels. The pace of the temperature increase around the North Pole in recent decades was four times higher than the rest ...

The final supermoon of the year rises Thursday night

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 15:58
Tribune photographer John J. Kim's time-lapse video of the moon rising over Chicago last night is just a preview of what's to come. Those who enjoy watching the skies will see two events take place: A supermoon will compete with the Perseid meteor ...

As people locked down, birds lived large in the city

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 15:39
When humans stayed home during the early days of the pandemic, birds expanded their habitats into cities, research in the Pacific Northwest finds. The new study reports that many birds were just as likely to be found in highly developed urban areas as ...

New Species of Deep Sea Isopod Discovered

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 15:21
It might seem unlikely that one of these species could be missed while in plain sight, but that's exactly what's happened, until now. Scientists have discovered a new giant isopod species among the sea creatures held in a Japanese aquarium.

Bright fireball over Madrid traced back to comet of origin

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 14:00
A particularly bright meteor seen in the skies of Earth on July 31 has been tracked back to a comet that created a field of debris when it began to disintegrate thousands of years ago. Advertisement. Skip advert. Scientists believe that the fragment ...

Dolphins form rare alliance near Bimini, scientists say

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:40
Dolphins are known to be good at maintaining relationships, but a new study suggests their gregarious nature may extend beyond their own social circles. In a rare alliance, FIU post-doctoral researcher Nicole Danaher-Garcia says two communities of ...

NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers

Health News BBC - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:28
Its IT provider says it may take three or four weeks to fully recover from the cyber-attack.

Tiny device could aid large-scale carbon storage

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:01
As time runs out to keep global warming from causing catastrophic damage, organizations such as the United Nations are calling for urgently scaling up the technology to trap and store carbon dioxide. To have an impact, huge amounts of carbon dioxide ...

Scientists use NASA's Fermi data to find source of extreme high-energy cosmic particles

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:01
Thanks to a study that used 12 years of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, scientists are finally getting close to accurately identifying PeVatrons, the source of some of the highest energy particles that whip across our galaxy.

Ambulance calls for most serious conditions hit record

Health News BBC - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 12:00
Official figures from NHS England suggest high demand for emergency services and hospitals.

World's largest ice sheet crumbling faster than previously thought, satellite imagery shows

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 11:07
Thinning and calving have reduced the mass of Antarctica's ice shelves by 12 trillion tons since 1997, an analysis found. Los Angeles Antarctica's coastal glaciers are ...

Supermoon alert: The last supermoon of the year rises tonight!

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 11:00
Large orange full moon in the sky above a row of houses, its reflection is. Supermoon and it's reflection (Image credit: Tom Ormerod).

The last time to catch a supermoon this year is approaching

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 09:48
The last time in the year to catch a supermoon, the biggest and brightest full moons, begins soon. The astronomical event started Wednesday, but isn't expected to be visible to the naked eye until 9:36 p.m. EDT Thursday and will stay in that phase ...

A new Cretaceous thyreophoran from Patagonia supports a South American lineage of armoured dinosaurs

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 09:05
Here we report the discovery of a new armoured dinosaur from the early Late Cretaceous of Argentina, recovered phylogenetically using various datasets either as a basal thyreophoran or a stem ankylosaur, closely related to Scelidosaurus. It bears ...

Researchers Create Most Realistic Computer Models of Brain Cells

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 08:11
Their research, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports, details how these models could one day answer questions about neurological disorders—and even human intellect—that aren't possible to explore through biological experiments.

Antarctica is crumbling: Scientists find ice sheet thinning, headed for major disruption

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 07:53
Scientists have combined almost 3 billion data points · The warming ocean has been destabilizing Antarctica's ice shelves · The thinning of Antarctic ice as ocean water melts is emerging as a big problem.

Sturgeon full moon: Last supermoon of 2022 rises Thursday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 05:54
The last supermoon of the year, also known as the Sturgeon Moon, happens Thursday night and coincides with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Before you get too excited about double celestial events, there is some bad news. The bright full moon ...

Rare Aurora Occurrence Seen In Sky Above Canada After Solar Storm: Report

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 05:39
In a rare sight, a strange line of light formed in the sky above southern Canada as a result of an unexpected solar storm that hit Earth on August 8, Newsweek said in a report. Pictures of the phenomenon went viral on the social media and attracted ...

Australian supercomputer produces stunning image of remains of dying star's explosion

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 02:49
Wasim Raja and Pascal Jahan Elahi for the Conversation. Data from Australia's square kilometre array radio telescope was processed by a new supercomputer called Setonix – named after WA's quokka. An image of a supernova remnant.

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