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Hungry teen dinosaurs crowded out their competitors

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:06
There weren't many midsize meat eaters “because the juveniles and teenagers and subadults of the big beastly dinosaurs were hoarding those niches.” Most groups of animals have many small species, somewhat fewer medium ...

Human genomes provide new reference for global genetic diversity

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:04
EMBL scientists co-initiated the reconstruction of the most diverse set of reference human genomes ever assembled. Comprehensive discovery of genetic variation based on analysis of human genomes of diverse ancestry. Credit: David Porubsky/University of ...

How one of Google's massive undersea cables detects earthquakes

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:01
“Can we find a less expensive way to cover the ocean with geophysical sensors? There's already this telecommunication cable infrastructure out there. If you can turn them into sensors, that's wonderful — and that's what we ...

Alzheimer's May Strike Women and Men in Different Ways

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:00
This pattern of rapid decline might mean that women are at risk for a late or delayed diagnosis of cognitive decline, she said. Dr. Sam Gandy, associate director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's ...

The Outsized Influence of Teen T. Rex and Other Young Dinosaurs

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:00
A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.

Did teenage 'tyrants' outcompete other dinosaurs?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 19:00
Paleo-ecologists from The University of New Mexico and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have demonstrated that the offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by ...

Here's what we know about planetary protection on China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:46
This spring, China will attempt its first Mars landing. But in anticipation of that milestone, scientists are wondering whether the Tianwen-1 rover may carry Earthly contamination with it to the surface. Because scientists have high hopes of someday discovering ...

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captures stunning Venus photo during close flyby

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:44
But along the way, the probe needs to whiz past Venus a total of seven times, with each pass pulling the spacecraft closer to the sun. And while Parker Solar Probe is tailored to studying the sun, if a spacecraft has to loop past our "evil twin" planet anyway, might ...

Supercomputer Successfully Simulates Universe Just After Big Bang

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:44
bout fourteen billion years ago, the universe leaped into existence in a cataclysmic event called the Big Bang. Our universe began small and then expanded to its present cosmic dimensions. Scientists have long wanted to know the ...

Ancient skeletal hand could reveal evolutionary secrets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:43
Date: February 25, 2021; Source: Texas A&M University; Summary: Evolutionary expert Charles Darwin and others recognized a close evolutionary relationship between humans, chimps and gorillas based on their shared anatomies, raising some big ...

'Hidden Figure' legend to be honored in NASA ceremony

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:48
NASA Television will host a live ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26, as they officially name the space agency's headquarters building in Washington after Jackson, according to a press release. NASA'S FAMOUS CONNECTION: ...

Netflix for monkeys: Scientists stream on-demand art videos to primates

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:48
A white-faced saki monkey has a snack at the Korkeasaari Zoo in Finland. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET. Zoo life is very different from the wild life, and animals are in danger of getting bored in captivity. Scientists are exploring a new way to ...

LGBTQ+ History Month – It's time to start the conversation in STEM

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:42
The research data showed that people who openly identified as part of the LGBTQ+ community had fewer career progression opportunities, they felt more socially excluded than their non-LGBTQ+ colleagues, 20% experienced harassment in the workplace and ...

Record-high Arctic freshwater will flow to Labrador Sea, affecting local and global oceans

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:37
The Arctic Ocean's Beaufort Sea has increased its freshwater content by 40% over the past two decades. When conditions change this freshwater will travel to the Labrador Sea off Canada, rather than through the wider marine passageways that connect to seas ...

The first organism to use oxygen may have appeared surprisingly early

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:06
The first organisms to “breathe” oxygen—or at least use it—appeared 3.1 billion years ago, according to a new genetic analysis of dozens of families of microbes. The find is surprising because the Great Oxidation Event, which filled Earth's atmosphere with ...

Light unbound: Data limits could vanish with new optical antennas

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:06
They demonstrated the emission of discrete twisting laser beams from antennas made up of concentric rings roughly equal to the diameter of a human hair, small enough to be placed on computer chips.

People 'hastened collapse and extinction' of the woolly mammoth, says examine

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:46
Woolly mammoths would have lived one other 4,000 years in some components of Eurasia if it weren't for human hunters, in response to a brand new examine. Australian consultants carried out pc simulations of woolly mammoth interactions with people and ...

Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury will be visible in the night sky during a rare triple conjunction

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:37
On Thursday residents will be able to see the three distant worlds low on the eastern horizon. a cup of coffee: Cloudy weather forecast this week could cause problems seeing the planets ...

New North Atlantic right whale health assessment review released

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:18
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries have released the first broad scale synthesis of available information derived from right whale health assessment techniques.

A single male lyrebird can mimic the sound of an entire flock

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:15
A male superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) can, well almost. During courtship and even while mating, the birds pull off a similar feat, mimicking the calls and wingbeat noises of many bird species at once, a new study shows.

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