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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 ...

Scientists develop laser system that generates random numbers at ultrafast speeds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 20:09
Professor Wang Qijie, the lead scientist in the development of the laser system, pictured with a prototype. Credit: NTU Singapore. An international team of scientists has developed a system that can generate random numbers over a hundred times faster than ...

Scientists induce artificial 'magnetic texture' in graphene

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:57
It is not, however, magnetic—a shortcoming that has stunted its usefulness in spintronics, an emerging field that scientists say could eventually rewrite the rules of electronics, leading to more powerful semiconductors, computers and other devices.

Comet makes a pit stop near Jupiter's asteroids

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:56
Visible-light snapshots by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the vagabond object shows signs of comet activity, such as a tail, outgassing in the form of jets, and an enshrouding coma of dust and gas.

What Students Are Saying About Vaccine Trials, Sports Without Spectators and a Chaotic Year

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:50
Teenage comments in response to our recent writing prompts, and an invitation to join the ongoing conversation.

Dynetics achieves key milestone in bid to carry first woman, next man to the moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:21
Huntsville-based Dynetics on Thursday announced it has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the Dynetics Human Landing System (HLS) for NASA's Artemis Program, marking another major milestone in human spaceflight and ...

4 JPL 'Advanced Space Concepts' Selected for Further Study, Funding by NASA

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:17
An illustration provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory depicts a concept for a lunar railway system called Flexible Levitation on a Track, or FLOAT, that is being developed by JPL Robotics Mechanical Engineer Ethan Schaler and was selected for further ...

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