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California's climate refugia: Mapping the stable places

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 15:48
Some landscapes can hold their own against climate change better than others.A studyfrom the University of California, Davis, maps these places, called "climate refugia," where existing vegetation is most likely to buffer the impacts of climate change through ...

Extraordinary Marine Animals Trap Microplastics and Carbon Dioxide, Slowing Climate Change

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 15:18
Scientists found that strange marine animals play a huge role in fighting pollution, trapping carbon dioxide, containing microplastics, and alleviating climate change. In particular, researchers studied the so-called giant larvaceans which are found in seas ...

Unified Approach to CO2 Removal can Prevent Climate Change

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 15:16
According to the authors of a new study, while national quotas on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been set by the Paris Agreement, the same has not been done to remove this gas—a fact that should be urgently addressed. Reforestation is one way to ...

A new mechanism improves the efficiency of antibacterial surfaces

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 15:11
Resistance to antibiotics has become a serious public health problem. Hospital infections, prostheses or surgical implants that become infected and do not respond to treatment are a real challenge to the research community, which has been seeking ...

Off the coast of San Francisco fixed “Ghost ships”

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 15:08
Off the coast of San Francisco in the U.S. managed to fix the “Ghost ships”. On ambiguous phenomenon drew the attention of Bjorn Bergman, representing the watch company that tracks the motion in the ocean commercial vessels. У берегов Сан-Франциско ...

The state of magma in crustal reservoirs

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 15:00
Research conducted by a Ph.D. student at the Wits School of Geosciences reveals that basaltic magma chambers may develop as large bodies of crystal-free melts in the Earth's crust. This study challenges a recently-emerged paradigm that magma chambers ...

Alternating flows and a high-latitude eastward jet explain Saturn's polar hexagon, researchers report

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:40
A pair of researchers at Harvard University has developed a computer simulation that may explain Saturn's mysterious polar hexagon. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Rakesh Yadav and Jeremy Bloxham describe ...

Scientists Call for Academic Shutdown in Support of Black Lives

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:30
White supremacy is baked into science and academia, from racist language in textbooks to a culture that excludes Black scientists from innovating and advancing at the same pace as their colleagues. But rather than more milquetoast statements and diversity ...

Great white sharks have surprising diet when they're young, researchers find

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:25
When the diet of great white sharks is imagined, sea lions, rays and other large sea creatures may come to mind. A new study, however, puts a bit of a damper on that mindset. Conducted between 2008 and 2019, the study notes that young sharks ate sea ...

NASA astronaut from historic spacewalk becomes first woman to reach deepest point in ocean

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:21
Former NASA astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, is now also the first woman to reach the deepest point in the ocean. Sullivan, an oceanographer and veteran of three space shuttle flights, is the first person to achieve ...

Yellowstone Supereruptions: Activity At Hotspot Waning, Chances Of 'Cataclysmic' Explosion Low

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:08
Researchers have discovered two ancient supereruptions associated with the Yellowstone hot spot track. According to Science Alert, the two new-found events have been named the McMullen Creek eruption (occurring about 8.99 million years ago) and the ...

Coronavirus: Weekly death figures continue to fall

Health News BBC - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 13:50
Less than a fifth of UK deaths in the last week of May were linked to coronavirus, Office for National Statistics figures show.

Mysterious scars on Hawaiian shark could be sign of giant squid attack

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 13:46
A rare, multispecies brawl unfolded recently in the deep ocean off the coast of Hawaii. In one corner, an oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) — a 7-foot-long (2.1 meters) predator capable of diving up to 1,000 feet (300 m) below the surface in ...

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic transmission 'very rare'

Health News BBC - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 13:34
The WHO's head of emerging diseases said quarantining people with symptoms should be the main focus.

Unfavourable attitudes toward genetically modified food predict negative feelings about other food technologies

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 13:26
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that people who hold negative opinions of genetically-modified (GM) food are likely to feel the same about ...

Sun-Like Star Kepler-160 Has Super-Earth in Habitable Zone

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 13:17
Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope have discovered two new planets in the Kepler-160 planetary system. One of the new planets is the super-Earth-sized transiting world in the host star's habitable zone. An artist's impression of a ...

Planet's satellites aim for still sharper view of Earth

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 13:14
When SpaceX puts up another batch of its Starlink satellites in the coming days, there'll be three spacecraft from the Planet company catching the same Falcon rocket ride to orbit. These companies - SpaceX and Planet - now operate the largest commercial ...

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