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Slow and steady or a big spurt? How to grow a ferocious dinosaur

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 03:11
Large meat-eating dinosaurs attained their great size through very different growth strategies, with some taking a slow and steady path and others experiencing an adolescent growth spurt, according to scientists who analyzed slices of fossilized bones.

San Francisco Reveals New Tool in Coronavirus Fight

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 03:03
San Francisco is rolling out a virtual assistant tool as part of its contact tracing as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise. In addition to calling people, they can use this option. “Over the last seven days we have averaged 130 new cases of COVID-19 ...

Covid: Hospitals could be 'overwhelmed' without new tiers - minister

Health News BBC - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 02:59
Michael Gove warns MPs strict rules are still needed in England despite lockdown ending on 2 December.

Orbiter plans put Russia's ISS involvement in doubt

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 02:15
Russia will consider revising the terms of its participation in the International Space Station, and begin deploying its own service orbital station after 2024, a senior Russian official said on Thursday. Russian space agency Roscosmos said it will remain part of ...

VSP employees in isolation after possible COVID exposure in St. Albans

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 02:08
An unnamed Vermont State Police trooper working at the St. Albans barracks is infected with coronavirus and may have accidentally exposed more than a dozen other people while on duty, according to Vermont Department of Public Safety commissioner ...

Covid: Free Vitamin D pills for 2.5 million vulnerable in England

Health News BBC - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 01:08
There is no evidence that it protects against Covid-19 but it could boost the health of the vulnerable.

Irreversible Hotter And Drier Climate Over Inner East Asia

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 00:43
Mongolia's semi-arid plateau may soon become as barren as parts of the American Southwest due to a “vicious cycle” of heatwaves — that exacerbates soil drying, and ultimately produces more heatwaves — according to an international group of climate ...

High Bacteria Levels Detected at Keauhou Bay

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 00:34
High bacteria levels were reported at Keauhou Bay. Enterococci levels of 164 per 100 mL were detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program.

Chandra Grahan 2020: 5 zodiac signs that will be negatively affected by this Lunar Eclipse

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 00:31
This year, the fourth and last penumbral lunar eclipse, also known as the Chandra Grahan, will take place on the 30th of November. Much like the previous eclipses, this will also be a penumbral lunar eclipse. The Earth will block the light of the Sun from ...

Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station Share What They Ate for Thanksgiving Dinner

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 00:29
“This is the highest party room on Earth!” astronaut Soichi Noguchi laughed. By Sean Neumann. November 27, 2020 07:29 PM. Advertisement. FB Tweet More. Pinterest Email Send Text Message Print. Kathleen Rubins. American astronaut Kathleen Rubins.

Science News | Big Data Powers Design of 'smart' Cell Therapies for Cancer

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 00:18
Washington [US], November 28 (ANI): Scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack this problem with "smart" cell therapies--living medicines that remain inert unless triggered by combinations of proteins ...

Tampa man still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms 5 months after contracting virus

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 23:41
TAMPA (WFLA) – Marcus Tomoff says he first came down with the coronavirus in June and that his first symptoms were mild. “No smell no taste,” said Tomoff. He says the symptoms continued to grow and were much worse. “Headaches, congestion, a light ...

Looking Up column: Moon keeps facing us and nods

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 23:15
Full moon occurs this Monday, Nov. 30. As we do every 27.322 days, our lovely satellite bathes in full sunlight, the “Man in the Moon” showing its fullest as we gaze back in wonder. The Chinese launched Chang'e 5, another robotic mission, on Nov. 23, with ...

More than two dozen Covid-19 cases were traced to youth basketball at a California gym, health officials say

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 22:55
More than two dozen people have tested positive for Covid-19 after participating in youth basketball tournaments this month at a gym in Northern California, county health officials said. Those infected were involved in tournaments November 7-8 at the ...

Covid-19: Mass testing a 'distraction' from vaccine rollout - health leaders

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 22:41
Public health leaders question whether it is possible to expand mass testing schemes in England.

Comet Erasmus: Travelling comet now showing in the night's sky

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 22:13
COMET Erasmus (C/2020 S3) has completed a 2,000-year voyage and is now visible in the night's sky, astronomers have revealed. By Sean Martin. 22:13, Fri, Nov 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:13, Fri, Nov 27, 2020. Comment section Share on Facebook Share ...

Grabbing Viruses Out of Thin Air: Portable Sensors for Detecting COVID-19 and Other Viruses

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 21:49
The future could hold portable and wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment. But we're not there yet. Scientists at Tohoku University have been studying materials that can change mechanical into electrical or ...

Solid Phosphorus and Fluorine Detected in Coma of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 21:36
Using the COmetary Secondary Ion Mass Analyser (COSIMA) instrument on board ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, researchers have detected phosphorus and fluorine in solid particles collected from the inner coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

'Beaver moon' to light up sky over Scotland next week - the best time to see it

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 21:01
Skywatchers will soon be able to catch a glimpse of November's first full moon, with the best views likely to come this weekend. The 'beaver moon' will peak over the UK next week, space experts say, and comes as we mark the beginning of long, cold nights.

Type O blood linked to lower COVID risk, taking Vitamin D unlikely to help

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 20:55
By Nancy Lapid. (Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Certain blood groups less likely to get COVID-19.

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