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Solar system's heliosphere may be croissant-shaped - study

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:59
Scientists predicted the new shape of our solar system, and its in the shape of a delicious breakfast treat. The solar system in which Earth is located has the general shape of a deflated croissant, according to study led by Merav Opher, an Israeli-born ...

Perseid meteor shower 2020: When and where to see the best fireballs in the sky this summer

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:32
Ready to see some fireballs in the sky? It's almost time for the Perseid meteor shower to reach its peak, putting on what is typically the best meteor shower of the year. Just one word of caution to skywatchers: The August moon will be slightly past its last ...

How SpaceX and NASA overcame a bitter culture clash to bring back US astronaut launches

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:26
New York (CNN) In May, millions of Americans watched as Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, two veteran NASA astronauts, strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and took a 17,000 mile per hour ride to the International Space Station. It was the ...

Scientists Clash in Coffee Roasting Competition [video]

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:25
How hard could roasting beans at home really be? Sam and George go head-to-head in a coffee roasting competition to find out, and Candy Schibli, the founder and head roaster of Southeastern Coffee Roastery, provides expert advice.

Beirut blast damage mapped by NASA using satellite data

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:25
NASA has used satellite data to map the devastation caused by the deadly blast that rocked Beirut last week. Modified data from the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel satellites was used to produce the map. The data was analyzed by scientists ...

NASA probe prepares for first asteroid sample collection attempt

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:25
Washington, August 9. NASA's first asteroid sampling spacecraft is now just one rehearsal away from grabbing a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface. The OSIRIS-REx mission will conduct a final rehearsal of its touchdown sequence on August 11, practicing ...

The Left 'only want eradication for the virus', not for obvious bushfire hazards

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:49
Sky News host Paul Murray says according to the Left in Australia the eradication strategy only applies to coronavirus not to bushfires. It comes as key recommendations out of the Bushfire Royal Commission found that funding increases to hazard reduction ...

NASA probe prepares for first asteroid sample collection attempt

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:48
Washington, Aug 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) NASA's first asteroid sampling spacecraft is now just one rehearsal away from grabbing a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface. The OSIRIS-REx mission will conduct a final rehearsal of its touchdown sequence on ...

Mission to the Red Planet from NASA in Alabama

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:39
Right now, NASA's Perseverance rover is flying through space toward a February landing on Mars, and no one is watching closer than Dr. Caleb Fassett of Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center. Fassett wrote the scientific paper almost 20 years ago that ...

Placebos Can Ease Stress – Even When People Know They're Placebos

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:16
Placebo interventions have been shown to be a cost-effective way to manage a variety of disorders and symptoms. However, an important ethical issue prevents their widespread use: The common belief that for placebos to work, the patients needs to be ...

Mike Lynch's Skywatch: A meteor-shower-planet-peppered sky

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:03
The peak of the Perseid meteor shower is still upon us, and in most years it's the marquee stargazing event in August, but not so much this year. Remember the classic '70s hit by Starbuck, “Moonlight Feels Right”? Moonlight is not so right during meteor ...

NASA drops 'insensitive' celestial nicknames in effort to address systemic discrimination

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:54
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that they will stop using nicknames of celestial bodies that are culturally insensitive. In a statement released on Wednesday, August 5, NASA said that it had become clear that certain ...

We Could Have 'Recycled' a Crucial Region of Our Brains as Individuals Learned to Study

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:21
Irrespective of the extended evolutionary history of our species, individuals have only been examining and writing for a number of thousand a long time. New analysis reveals that we may have 'recycled' a vital region of the mind to assist us start out ...

Scientists Develop an Ultra-Sensitive Dopamine Detector

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:03
Dopamine detection is important in diagnosing a number of disorders resulting from lack or excess of the neurotransmitter - and a new detector has been developed. A team from Penn State University in Pennsylvania and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in ...

The Unique Way Scientists are Using The Moon in Their Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:35
Most scientists believe that there's only a matter of time until humanity will encounter any life forms from other planets, whether we're talking about unevolved life or complex organisms similar to those that we've all seen in sci-fi movies. But one huge ...

CT scan solves the mystery of 425-million-year-old long-necked reptile

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:20
Mysteries surrounding an ancient, long-necked reptile that lived 242 million years ago have been resolved after almost 170 years by an international team led by the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. First described in 1852, Tanystropheus is so ...

This massive sunspot turning towards Earth can be bad news

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:05
Recently, scientists developed a new model that can successfully predict seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine with the help of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. By: Tech Desk | Published: August 9, 2020 2:35:24 pm.

NASA's Perseverance to Prepare Oxygen on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 09:54
NASA Mars Rover Perseverance: US space agency NASA's Mars mission Perseverance has taken a robot with it. This will work to create oxygen on Mars so that in the future the astronauts can breathe easier. Edited By Shatakshi Asthana ...

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 08:00
On August 9, 1945, a U.S. B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" on the Japanese city of Nagasaki three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. By. United Press International. (. 0 Comments. Sort by. Newest, Oldest. Facebook ...

The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson, review: if any book can make you want to go to Mars, this is it

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:00
It's a godawful small affair, the study of Mars. In a vast and varied universe, our obsession with our next-door neighbour looks a bit parochial. As for the search for life on the planet, the film is a saddening bore: a decades-long montage of setbacks and ...

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