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Urgent polio boosters for London children

Health News BBC - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:26
Nearly a million children, aged one to nine, will be offered a jab in the next month after virus found in sewage.

'I've been let down - I shouldn't have stage-4 cancer'

Health News BBC - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:05
Caroline Boulton says there have been delays at every stage of her treatment for breast cancer.

The James Webb Space Telescope makes stunning images thanks to these engineering solutions

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:00
"If it has to operate in space at cryogenic temperatures, guess what? You got to show it meets its requirements [in] that environment," Charlie Atkinson, chief engineer at Northrop Grumman for JWST, told Space.com.

Russian anti-satellite test added to a 'pressing threat to security' in space

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 08:32
Debris from a Russian anti-satellite missile is causing chaos in orbit, with shards of ex-spacecraft circling the Earth at perilous speeds. Dan Oltrogge, chief scientist at space operations biz COMSPOC, explained how space junk generated from ...

Langya Virus Found In China: Symptoms, Spread And Other Details - 5 Points

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 08:28
A zoonotic virus Langya has been reported in China, with 35 people infected so far. The new type of Henipavirus has been found in China's Shandong and Henan provinces, Taipei Times reported.

Creepy deep-sea 'vanilla Vader' woodlouse is 25 times bigger than a land louse

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 05:02
A colossal, creamy yellow woodlouse relative that has a vague resemblance to Darth Vader has been discovered deep below the ocean surface in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study finds. At more than 10 inches (26 centimeters) long, the creature is 2,500% ...

Giant yellow crustacean in an aquarium turns out to be new species

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:01
A giant armoured crustacean kept in a Japanese aquarium has been found to be a new species. The discovery adds to the nearly two dozen known species of giant isopods – large, 14-legged crustaceans that relish the deepest, darkest, coldest waters of the ...

SpaceX fires up Starship and Super Heavy Booster 7 ahead of test flight

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 03:56
SpaceX fired up a Super Heavy booster on the launch pad today (Aug. 9) for the first time ever, notching a big milestone in the development of its Starship deep-space transportation system. The Super Heavy in question, a prototype known as Booster 7, ...

August skies bring Saturn, Perseid, ISS flybys and Pluto Demotion Day

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 03:01
Chances are it's a planet. Especially if you stargaze on August 11 when the Full Moon will be next to the planet Saturn after sunset. Saturn is actually closest to Earth for the year on August 14 – an event called opposition. This opposition Saturn will ...

Korean moon mission blasts off from Cape Canaveral on SpaceX rocket

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 02:07
The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, or KPLO, spacecraft launched on top of a Falcon 9 rocket at 7:08:48 p.m. EDT (2308:48 GMT) Thursday from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

From space to Caltech, this astronaut's message comes in loud, clear and inspiring

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 01:43
CALTECH — When astronaut Jessica Andrea Watkins appears on screen in front of the rapt audience of masked students, faculty and staff seated in Caltech's Ramo Auditorium, there is a disconcerting quality to the image. Is it the set of her shoulders?

These researchers watched dead fish rot for 70 days—for science

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 23:44
Sometimes science can be a messy endeavor—not to mention "disgusting and smelly." That's how British researchers described their experiments monitoring dead sea bass carcasses as they rotted over the course of 70 days. In the process, they gained some ...

Snapshot: JWST captures psychedelic swirl of 'Phantom Galaxy'

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:08
For Whovians, this James Webb Space Telescope image of NGC 628 posted on Judy Schmidt's Flickr account might remind you of the opening credits. But where the TARDIS is flying through the time vortex, JWST is simply doing what it does best: looking at ...

Quantum World Record Set for Two-Qubit Gate Operation

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:41
A diagram of the system. Two qubits (spheres) made out of rubidium atoms are held in place by optical tweezers (red). Another laser pulse stimulates the entangled qubits ...

Webb telescope reveals unpredicted bounty of bright galaxies in early universe

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:27
A color image of CEERS-93316, a galaxy discovered 35 billion light-years The James Webb Space Telescope captured this galaxy at a record distance.Sophie Jewell/Clara Pollock.

The last supermoon of the year rises Thursday: Watch it online for free

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:12
The last supermoon of the year will rise on Thursday (Aug. 11), and you can watch it online in the early hours of Friday morning (Aug. 12) as it shines above Rome's historic skyline. Advertisement. Skip advert. Weather permitting, the Virtual Telescope ...

'STEVE' descends on North America after surprise solar storm

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 20:55
The resulting clash of solar and terrestrial particles in Earth's atmosphere caused stunning auroras to appear at much lower latitudes than usual — and, in southern Canada, triggered a surprise cameo from the mysterious sky phenomenon known as STEVE.

Perseid meteor shower peaks this week, but don't expect much

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 20:10
The peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower shares the sky with August's full moon this week, meaning it will be difficult to view the iconic shooting stars. The Perseid meteor shower (also known as the Perseids) is one of the strongest meteor showers ...

'Cosmic butterfly' wings shimmer in image of violently colliding galaxies

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 19:30
Astronomers at the Gemini North telescope in Hawai'i have released a stunning image that shows two spiral galaxies in the process of colliding and merging. The clashing galaxies NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 — also known as the Butterfly galaxies due to the ...

Live coverage: Fifty-two more Starlink satellites set for launch today

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/09/2022 - 19:08
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starlink 4-26 mission will launch SpaceX's next batch of 53 Starlink broadband satellites.

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