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Local scientists research new method to “sniff out” prostate cancer with the help of dogs

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:06
The implications of their recently released study are enormous as prostate cancer is one of the biggest killers for men in the US. The team of researchers from the PCF, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns ...

Obesity may affect puberty timing and hormones in girls

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:02
It is unknown if excess body fat can alter not only the timing of puberty, but also a girl's reproductive hormone levels and development of reproductive organs such as the breasts, ovaries and uterus. "We ...

Tech & Science Daily| Dr Anthony Fauci: We can vaccinate our way out of this pandemic

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:49
At a panel on vaccine hesitancy hosted by The Science Museum, Dr Fauci gave two reasons why people are against vaccines, including the one for Covid.

Scientists discover evidence of melting snow on the Red Planet flowing into gullies that could host aliens

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:41
This is significant, said Khuller, as ice on Mars melts when it is dusty and at lower latitudes where it is warmer there could be stable liquid water 'within the ice'. While this doesn ...

Astronaut pays virtual visit to Manitoba schools

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:20
WINNIPEG -- A pair of Manitoba schools had a special visitor on Wednesday, and it was surely an out-of-this-world experience. Canadian astronaut Joshua Kutryk paid a virtual visit to students at Christ the King and Edward Schreyer Schools. Advertisement.

NASA posts incredible pic of Necklace Nebula. Guess how far is it from Earth?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:12
They often seem absolutely unbelievable yet they possess the power to leave us awe-stuck. Such is this recent image shared on the official account for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. There is a possibility that the incredible image will leave you stunned.

How 'tiger farms' have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:02
Tigers in parts of east and south-east Asia can come in bottled form, sold openly in industrial breeding centres as tiger bone wine, a concoction that is claimed to treat arthritis, rheumatism and even impotence.

People sleep less before a full moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:00
Researchers find that whether you live in a rural or urban environment, your sleep patterns are affected by the full moon. On the nights leading up to full moon, people fall asleep later and sleep less overall. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share ...

Mars 2033?: Space News, Feb. 2021

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:00
Beyer, the only certified mechanic in Congress and a science-fiction buff, will be tasked with enacting the annual legislation that lays out NASA priorities. Quartz spoke to Beyer yesterday; our conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Bravely Default 2 Review

Game Spot Reviews - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:00

The Bravely series has always excelled at evoking the feeling of playing classic Final Fantasy-style RPGs, while sanding off some of the rough edges that may make those classic games less approachable to modern audiences. Bravely Default II, confusingly enough the third game in the franchise, maintains much of its predecessors' retro charm--but it actually removes some of the quality-of-life features that made the first two such breezy nostalgic throwbacks. Instead of simply reminding you of the satisfaction of playing a classic RPG, Bravely Default II demands that you relive the entire experience, faults and all.

For the uninitiated, Bravely Default gets its namesake from its innovative risk-reward combat system. Along with your typical health and magic meters, you have Brave Points (BP). And rather than a standard Defend command, you can choose to Default, which both defends and banks BP for later use. You can spend up to four actions using Brave command, but if you don't have enough BP banked you go into debt and skip future turns undefended.

This has always been key to Bravely Default's battle system, and it remains essentially untouched here. The approach is a little less novel the third time around, but it still creates a unique wrinkle of strategic RPG battle planning. Do you go into debt to unleash a flurry of attacks or do some emergency healing? Do you bank first and take the damage for a few turns? Bravely veterans will fall right back into the habit, but nothing about it feels too complex that it should give newcomers trouble. And newcomers will be able to jump in here because, like Final Fantasy, Bravely Default II's story is disconnected from any continuity. Four strangers come together as the selfless Heroes of Light to stave off certain doom--you know the drill.

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Scientists Are Building a 'Digital Twin' of the Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:55
The system will use a "methodological framework responsible for exceptional advances in numerical weather prediction," the research paper says. The aim is for the model to be able to study the impacts ...

Can digital twin Earths help us prepare for what lies ahead?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:46
Weather forecasting and climate modelling have come a long way over the past 50 years. But life on Earth is affected by more than just weather. Could future technology fully predict the ups and downs of the planet's behaviour including human activity?

New model describes wave behavior in straits, predicts killer waves

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:43
A Skoltech researcher has developed a theoretical model of wave formation in straits and channels that accounts for nonlinear effects in the presence of a coastline. This research can improve wave prediction, making maritime travel safer and protecting ...

Researchers send entangled qubit states through a communication channel for the first time

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:41
The researchers, based in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago, also amplified an entangled state via the same cable first by using the cable to entangle two qubits in each of two nodes, then entangling these qubits ...

'Earth wind' may generate water on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:31
Particles carried from Earth's poles via our planet's magnetosphere could be interacting with lunar rocks to create small quantities of water on the moon. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. Earth and moon inside blue zone, round around Earth ...

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Spots Asteroid Impact on Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:29
Jupiter is a massive planet with correspondingly massive gravitational pull. As such, it gets hit by a lot of space debris. However, Rohini Giles of the Southwest Research Institute says most of these small impacts are tiny and so short-lived that it's uncommon to ...

5 Information about Saturn's Thriller Moon, Phoebe

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:22
Saturn is essentially the most glamorous planet in our Photo voltaic System, with its strings of softly gleaming colours, its icy gossamer rings system, and its shimmering entourage of iced moons. Saturn's myriad moons are a ...

Space dust found in Chicxulub crater confirms asteroid's dinosaur-killing role

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:31
Space dust found in the Chicxulub crater has provided evidence that the asteroid impact and dinosaur extinction are 'indisputably linked'. Some 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs on Earth were abruptly wiped out, and a growing body of research ...

Scientists catch precise moments of impact as meteoroid explodes in Jupiter's atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:35
Using NASA's Juno spacecraft to check Jupiter's auroras, researchers were able to view a very bright meteoroid explosion last year. The Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS) team at the Southwest Research Institute claim to have capture a bolide – an extremely ...

Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

Health News BBC - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:09
US regulators say Johnson and Johnson's single-shot vaccine is safe, and could be approved in days.

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