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Facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech: Evaluation

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 12:10
Using inexpensive and widely available tools, scientists have developed a simple approach to visually evaluate how effectively different types of masks prevent the spread of droplets that could contain SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, according to a new study.

When did humans discover how to use fire?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 12:02
Fires blazed the way for humans to evolve into the species we are today. Scientists suspect that without a control over fire, humans probably would never have developed large brains and the benefits that come along with it. But when did humans first discover ...

Look: NASA Satellite Maps Extent of Beirut Explosion

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 12:01
The world was shocked to hear the news of the explosion in Beirut caused by 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the city's port. The explosion has claimed at least 100 lives and injured thousands of people. The explosion has also caused many to lose ...

NASA astronauts “This is an extraordinary day to be in space …” shoot music videos in the orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 11:42
Country music star Travis Tritt isn't turning around the Earth, yet his music is getting some genuine space turns … since NASA space explorers made their own great video to his hit song!!! NASA officer Chris Cassidy is the astronaut in the center of this ...

The Perseid Meteor Shower's Peak Is Just Days Away!

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 11:31
Every August marks the beginning of the Perseid meteor shower, lighting up the night sky with up to 100 shooting meteors per hour. From the 11th up to the 13th, the Perseids are expected to peak alongside the half-full moon. Depending on where you are in ...

NASA sounding rocket discovered helium structures in the solar corona

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 10:09
Solar abundances have been historically assumed to be representative of cosmic abundances. However, our knowledge of the solar abundance of helium, the second most abundant element, relies mainly on models and indirect measurements through ...

Murphy: Finding some reasons to smile

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 09:19
Success and hope make me smile. I watch favorite movies over and over. I can't get enough of whatever the feeling is that makes them my favorite. It might make me happy, or inspire me, or make me wish I was that hero who saved the day. At the top of the list ...

No strong evidence that face coverings prevent aerosol spread of Covid-19: Hancock

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 08:53
The Health Secretary has admitted that evidence for the wearing of non-clinical masks in preventing the aerosol spread of Covid-19 is "weak". Matt Hancock was referring to a rapid review conducted by Public Health England (PHE). He was responding to a ...

NASA releases weird-looking shape of our solar system

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:47
The scientists have not been able to figure out the shape of our solar system's heliosphere because its closest edge is more than ten billion miles from Earth. By: Tech Desk | Published: August 8, 2020 12:17:03 pm. Next. nasa solar system bubble, solar ...

NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:36
Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames. In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies ...

Mars Shows Eerie Green Aura at Night in Images Taken by NASA's MAVEN Orbiter

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:50
Mars is known as the Red Planet. However, NASA recently saw it turned green at night. According to Daily Mail, this strange phenomenon cannot be seen with human eyes, but with ultraviolet light. NASA captured the images through the Mars Atmosphere ...

Bizarre 'Fast Radio Burst' Resurfacing After 30000 Years Triggers Alarms It's Now Closer to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:49
Observatories detect a 'fast radio burst' (FRB) all around the world on April 28, 2020, emitting a powerful combination of radio and x-ray energy surges that is believed to be coming from a dead star that produced the same occurrence 30,000 years ago.

This mind-controlling fungus turns cicadas into 'aroused' zombies, manipulates them to infect more

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:47
Researchers at the West Virginia Univerisity have discovered the 'Zombie cicadas'. These cicadas 'possessed' by a mind-controlling fungus drench spores that cause the same infection. Looking at this behaviour, the scientists nicknamed the cicadas as the ...

Beirut Explosion as Seen From the Space: NASA Maps Eerie Extent of the Damage

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:01
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed how serious the explosion that occurred in Beirut by mapping the extent of the damage. According to CNET's latest report, the space agency revealed the location where the worst damage ...

NASA mocked for discarding 'Eskimo Nebula,' 'Siamese Twins Galaxy' as 'actively harmful' terms

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:51
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has come under fire for taking part in ongoing efforts to rid the federal government and other entities of "systemic discrimination and inequality." The agency announced on Wednesday that it would ...

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in Sun's atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:50
ANI | Updated: Aug 08, 2020 08:19 IST. Washington [US], Aug 8 (ANI): Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists are not sure just how much there actually is in the Sun's atmosphere, where it is hard to measure.

This extensive old reptile possessed a back that eludes illustration– BGR

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:43
Researchers have actually reconstructed the bone tissues and also the lifestyle of a historical varieties of reptile that possessed an exceptionally lengthy back. Tanystropheus hydroides possessed a back that used up nearly half its own body system duration, ...

North Austin man plants one flag in his yard for every Texan life lost to COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:26
AUSTIN, Texas - A North Austin artist is showcasing the deadly impact COVID-19 is having on the State of Texas by placing one flag for every Texan killed from the virus. “I started this around four months ago, we were at just under 1000. In four months' time, ...

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Review - Jelly Bean Gladiators

Game Spot Reviews - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:25

Battle royales have only been around for a handful of years, and for the most part they've strictly stuck within the same genre of games. Whether you're playing Warzone, Fortnite, or Apex Legends, you're always shooting a gun and running from an encroaching circle, with the differences kicking up in the small variations to their established formulas. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, an extremely colorful and whimsical battle royale, is a great example of the genre growing outside of its roots. It's a far more approachable take on the multiplayer format, with simple controls and a variety of mini-games giving this competitive game show as much charm as they do tension.

Playing as one of 60 multi-colored, jelly bean-shaped contestants, you compete in a joyous and comical race to be crowned the winner of Fall Guys' 15-minute matches. Each one is broken up by various mini-games, with handfuls of players eliminated after each one. These games all take on a variety of themes, from straight-forward obstacle course races to frantic team games where you're hoarding as many eggs as you can into a basket. The mini-games make good use of Fall Guys' easy-to-understand control scheme, which lets you jump, dive, and grab with ease. Combined with the adorably clumsy movement animations, charming game show presentation, and suitably electric (and fantastic) soundtrack, Fall Guys will quickly catch your attention both visually and aurally.

The pickup and play nature of Fall Guys is one of its strongest aspects, along with its quick and entertaining games. It's never unclear when you need to jump over a gap or navigate through the hordes of contestants trying to reach the finish line before you. It's the type of game you can play in groups by passing the controller, with no need for a deep understanding of multiple mechanics to enjoy it. Its approachability lets anyone have fun with it, while its stages bring out glimmers of strategy for seasoned players to take advantage of.

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Coronavirus: Face covering use expanded in England and Scotland

Health News BBC - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:04
The new rules apply to cinemas, museums and places of worship as more quarantine restrictions start.

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