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Spaceflight makes the body kill red blood cells and it doesn't get better after landing

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:16
Being in space causes the human body to destroy about 50% more red blood cells, leading to a potentially dangerous condition known as anemia. The effects persist even after astronauts return to Earth, according to a new study.

'Space archaeology' research on the ISS will help design better space habitats

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:15
A unique archaeological study of crew culture within the International Space Station (ISS) will focus on the orbiting habitat as a "microsociety in a miniworld." This inside look at the ISS, called the International Space Station Archaeological Project ...

Astronauts Going to Mars Could Get 'Space Anemia'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:07
Anemia is a deficiency in the blood's ability to carry oxygen, usually due to the loss of red blood cells or a problem with hemoglobin production. In the case of astronauts, shifting fluids as the body experiences weightlessness causes higher than normal ...

Saturn's 'Death Star' moon could have an internal ocean full of water, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 10:26
The new research, published in the journal Icarus on Wednesday, assessed data from Nasa's now-defunct Cassini spacecraft, and found that Mimas may have a “stealth” ocean of liquid water deep under its icy surface.

Russia's only female cosmonaut to travel to space in September

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 09:17
Kikina, a 37-year-old engineer, will be only the fifth professional woman cosmonaut from Russia or the Soviet Union to fly to space. Last year, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said " ...

English Channel stops new rockpool species reaching UK

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 08:52
Creatures from warmer waters to the south could replace them—but the study, by the University of Exeter, suggests Channel currents mean many animals and plants cannot survive the crossing. The study focussed on the ...

Asteroid Bigger Than the Tallest Building on Earth Just Flew by Safely: Here's How People Are Reacting to It

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 07:38
Astronomers say this will remain the closest approach of the asteroid for at least the next 200 years. · The giant asteroid is named 7482 (1994 PC1) · The asteroid is bigger than Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on Earth · Many people shared their ...

This Black Hole is CREATING, not eating a star

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 06:25
But have you heard of a Black Hole giving birth to a new star? Based on the latest observation from NASA, the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 has a black hole at its heart that is creating a new star instead of spattering it across the cosmos.

NASA's Curiosity Rover Detects Intriguing Carbon Signature on Mars; Search for Signs of Ancient Life Continues

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 04:57
File photo: Self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Okoruso" drilling site. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS). Advertisement. Curiosity—a car-sized rover wheeling around in the distant Red Planet since 2012—aims to unravel ...

Millions are dying from drug-resistant infections, global report says

Health News BBC - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 02:18
The death toll, worst in poorer countries and among the under-fives, needs urgent action, experts say.

New Study Says 'Space Anemia' Could Derail Dreams Of Putting Humans On Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 01:32
Commonly known as space anemia, the reduced concentration of red blood cells in the body of astronauts returning from space has been known for over a decade. Also known as “Astronaut anemia,” NASA first began to study the impact of long-term space flight ...

Lunar Gateway: A way station on the road to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 01:01
The Gateway project, however, puts a four-person crew in an elliptical orbit around the Moon and several days travel away from home. It will be the space station in deep space, and an important stepping stone for future explorations.

China's Yutu-2 rover: 3 discoveries from the far side of the Moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 01:00
While missions like NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have provided detailed maps of the entire lunar surface, Yutu-2 has yielded information about the subsurface structure of the Moon's far side and details about the lunar regolith that you can only ...

New structure prediction method allows scientists to map thousands of secreted proteins

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:55
Pathogens use virulence factors known as effectors, which are important for the pathogen's survival. Homology modeling is one of the most widely used methods, but this requires the use of templates of solved effector structures and solving all the effector ...

Tracking the lifespan and myriad functions of mRNA

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:47
Date: January 19, 2022; Source: Yale University; Summary: New studies shed light on how mRNAs are born and how they regulate production of proteins inside of our cells once they reach maturity. The findings have implications not only for achieving ...

Patients 'wait two years' for check-ups as dentists drop NHS work

Health News BBC - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:45
Investigation reveals almost 1,000 dentists left the health service last year.

NASA preps for ISS retirement, commercial stations

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:32
It's never too soon to prepare for the future and NASA is busy making sure that it's on track for a future without the International Space Station. What You Need To Know. NASA is preparing for the retirement of the ISS by 2030

Atlas V rocket carrying Space Force satellites to launch Friday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:21
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Crews at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station are planning for a Friday afternoon launch of an Atlas V rocket. United Launch Alliance says a flight readiness review shows everything is a go for the launch Friday at 2 p.m. from ...

OSIRIS-REx mission team selected for space exploration award

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:17
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The NASA and University of Arizona OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission team was recently named the winner of a national award. According to a news release, the team is slated to receive the 2022 John l.

More people died of drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019 than HIV or malaria, new study suggests

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:13
Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, is when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites become resistant to the drugs typically used to treat the infections they cause.

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