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Study: 2018 Kīlauea Volcano Eruption Triggered by Decade-Long Pressure Buildup

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 20:52
The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, one of the largest volcanic events in Hawaiʻi in 200 years, was triggered by a relatively small and rapid change at the Big Island volcano after a decade-long build-up of pressure in the upper parts of the volcano, ...

Eton College urged not to succumb to outside pressure over sacking of teacher

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 20:46
Eton College has been urged not to succumb to outside pressure to be “woke” as MPs and a Harvard professor led the backlash to the sacking of a teacher. It comes after the 580-year-old boarding school dismissed one of its masters amid a free speech row ...

Quantum Sensing Using Nanodiamonds to Help Detect Disease Earlier

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 20:39
The quantum sensing abilities of nanodiamonds can be used to improve the sensitivity of paper-based diagnostic tests, potentially allowing for earlier detection of diseases such as HIV, according to a study led by University College London researchers in the ...

Ancient whale skeleton found in Thailand holds clues to climate change

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 20:32
The skeleton, believed to be a Bryde's whale, was found in Samut Sakhon, west of Bangkok. Researchers have excavated 80% of the remains and have so far identified 19 complete vertebrae, five ribs, a shoulder blade and fins. The skeleton measures 12 ...

Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 20:31
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, a space agency official said Friday. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft ...

Crab for Christmas? Dungeness crab season delayed to mid-December

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 19:32
The original opening date for the commercial Dungeness crab season of Dec. 1 has been moved to Dec. 16 due to various factors including whale presence and low-quality crab meat. Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020 ...

Kīlauea Eruption Triggered by Decade-Long Pressure Build-Up, Study Shows

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 19:29
The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea was triggered by a decade-long build-up of pressure in the upper parts of the volcano, a new study from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) revealed. Using USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes ...

Scientists Consider Permanently Dimming The Sun To Save South Africa From Deadly Droughts

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 19:19
The effects of climate change are being increasingly felt across the globe, from severe droughts to catastrophic wildfires. The latest plan to stop it? Just turning the sun down a bit. It sounds mad, but a team of researchers from the University of Cape Town have ...

Electronic skin has a strong future stretching ahead

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 19:03
A material that mimics human skin in ?strength, stretchability and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real time. Electronic skin, or e-skin, may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalized medicine, soft robotics and ...

Rendezvous in space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 19:02
The images of the recent docking of a Dragon spacecraft with the International Space Station were impressive. The spacecraft gently lined up, moved in slowly and docked. It all looked so graceful and simple. In fact, keeping a rendezvous in space is anything ...

Scientists develop Terminator-inspired smart skin that can heal itself in less than a second

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 19:00
A new smart synthetic skin that can repair itself in less than a second like the cyborg in Terminator has been developed. The electronic skin, or e-skin, is just as strong, stretchy and sensitive as human skin and could be used to monitor a person's health or the ...

Great conjunction: Saturn, Jupiter to converge, closest since middle ages

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 19:00
The night sky is giving stargazers an early holiday present. Saturn and Jupiter are going to have what is called a great conjunction. >> Read more trending news. Content Continues Below. The two largest planets in our solar system will be closer and closer in ...

After Thanksgiving gathering, wait several days to get COVID test

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:53
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If you gathered for Thanksgiving and want to know you're free from COVID before going back to work or school next week -- don't rush out to get your nasal swab the same day you're getting Black Friday deals. Experts suggest ...

Great conjunction: Saturn, Jupiter to converge, closest since middle ages

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:51
The night sky is giving stargazers an early holiday present. Saturn and Jupiter are going to have what is called a great conjunction. >> Read more trending news. The two largest planets in our solar system will be closer and closer in the night sky appearing to ...

Melting ice patch in Norway reveals large collection of ancient arrows

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:30
A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in Norway and one in the U.K., has unveiled their findings after collecting and studying a very large number of ancient arrows they found near a melting ice patch in Norway's Jotunheimen Mountains.

A Beaver Full Moon lunar eclipse occurs Monday. Here's what to expect.

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:28
Early on Monday morning (Nov. 30), careful skywatchers across all of North America can watch the full moon undergo a slight penumbral eclipse. The moon will take 4 hours and 21 minutes to glide across the pale outer fringe (penumbra) of Earth's shadow, ...

Trees are losing their leaves earlier because of climate change

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:15
(CNN) Trees will start to shed their leaves earlier as the planet warms, a new study has suggested, contradicting previous assumptions that warming temperatures are delaying the onset of fall. Every year, in a process known as senescence, the leaves of ...

This awesome USS Enterprise Star Trek drone is 30% off for Black Friday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:13
Take your Trekkie dreams out for a spin with the 'Star Trek Enterprise' drone from Air Hogs, discounted 30% at Amazon for Black Friday. We've been a fan of this quadcopter for years, ever since we first spotted the starship at the 2016 New York Toy Fair.

Cyprus rocky testing ground for Mars

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:13
International and Cypriot experts on Friday discussed a research project to test space equipment on the Mediterranean island before sending it to Mars to measure the age of its rocks, officials said. Planetologists and geologists arrived in Cyprus earlier this ...

Your coronavirus vaccine questions answered

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 18:07
Prof Robin Shattock, head of Mucosal Infection and Immunity at Imperial College, answers viewers' questions.

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