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Serco: Test and trace firm's boss defends scheme

Health News BBC - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:58
The boss of outsourcer Serco says there are now as many people being tested per week as vaccinated.

A 4.4 million-year-old skeleton could reveal how early humans began to walk upright

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:09
Research by a Texas A&M University professor may provide some answers. Thomas Cody Prang, assistant professor of anthropology, and colleagues examined the skeletal remains of Ardipithecus ramidus ("Ardi") ...

Nanobodies could help CRISPR turn genes on and off

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:53
"CRISPR can precisely locate specific genes," says Lacramioara Bintu, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford. "What we did was attach CRISPR to nanobodies to help it perform specific actions when it reached the right spot on DNA.".

This Breathtaking Image Of A Sparkling Necklace Nebula Leaves Netizens Awestruck!

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:47
The Necklace Nebula is located around 15,000 light-years away. It's the glowing aftermath of an exploded star, consisting of a bright ring that measures about 12 trillion miles across, dotted with dense, bright knots of gas that resemble diamonds in a necklace.

History of famous firsts in space

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:22
Think there aren't many more space firsts beyond the first man on the moon? Think again with a look at 50 historic firsts in outer space.

New technology shows potential to improve potency and durability benefits in gene therapy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:45
WATERTOWN, Mass. - Gene therapy has traditionally been conceptualized as a one-time, curative treatment option; however, research shows that there may be a need for subsequent doses years after initial treatment. While adeno-associated viral (AAV) ...

NASA postpones new tests of SLS rocket due to valve problem – US lunar program timing is in jeopardy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:27
For several months, NASA employees conducted a series of tests on the SLS rocket's main stage at the John Stennis Space Center (Mississippi). This stage will then be transported by barge to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The rest of the ...

A space-time crystal – ScienceDaily

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:19
A German-Polish research team succeeded in creating a space-time crystal the size of a micrometer made of magnons at room temperature. Using the Maxymus scanning transmission x-ray microscope at Bessy II at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, they were able ...

Travel bans are effective only in the first phases of pandemic

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 05:26
Travel bans have been key to efforts by many countries to control the spread of COVID-19. But new research aimed at providing a decision support system to Italian policy makers, recently published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, suggests that ...

Bizzare Migration of Earth's Poles Could Have Triggered Extinction of Neanderthals, Giant Animals 42000 Years Ago

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 05:22
Neanderthals. (NASA/JPL). Advertisement. Before us—the modern human beings or Homo sapiens—tens of thousands ...

Penn Vet Researchers Develop Test to Detect Gene Doping

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 04:01
The findings from the novel study, supported in part by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association and the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, are a significant breakthrough in the collective fight to advance the welfare and integrity of sport for ...

See World's First Video of a Space-Time Crystal

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 03:49
A team of researchers has succeeded in creating a micrometer-sized space-time crystal consisting of magnons at room temperature. With the help of an ultra-precise X-ray microscope, they were able to capture the recurring periodic magnetization structure in a ...

Milky Way May Be Swarming With Planets Which Have Had Water, Be Potentially Inhabitable Surfaces

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 03:47
According to the study authors, the water molecule (H2O) is found everywhere in our galaxy. Based on that, the scientists suggest that other planets may have formed in the same way as Earth, Mars and Venus.

Funeral services held for Janaria Muhammad, one day after funeral of classmate

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 03:26
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Family and friends gathered at Overcoming Believers' Church Wednesday to remember the life of a teen who was killed by gun violence. Funeral services for Janaria Muhammad, an Austin-East High School student, were held just one ...

Cancer survivor to join first all-private spaceflight on SpaceX's Dragon

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 03:09
A physician assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will join the first all-private space mission in a fundraising effort for the Memphis-based charitable facility. The mission, called Inspiration4, is scheduled for launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from ...

MDA awarded contract to use satellite based data fusion and analytics to counter illegal fishing

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 03:09
MDA has announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract with the Government of Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Defence Research and Development Canada to use satellite technology to detect vessels engaging in illegal, ...

New study believes the Milky Way is swimming with watery worlds like Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 03:09
According to the intriguing study presented to the online journal Science Advances, Earth, Venus, and Mars were created by tiny dust particles containing ice and carbon, which could also be true of the genesis of multitudes of other planets in the galaxy.

Pigs can learn to manipulate joystick and react to video game screen, researchers say

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 02:07
Omelette, Hamlett, Ebony and Ivory, the subjects in the Purdue University study, were able to use a joystick to play a multilevel version of a game that loosely resembles Pong. "One thing it ...

Insects Thought To Have 'Distorted' Heads For Over 150 Years Actually From Separate Suborder

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 02:04
Scientists found that the insect fossils classified as damselflies for over 150 years are actually members of their own extinct suborder. For a long time, scientists just thought they are damselflies with "distorted" heads. 'Distorted' Heads. Damselflies (Zygoptera) ...

10000-year-old dog bone found in Alaska offers answers for when species arrived in Americas

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 01:53
“We now have genetic evidence from an ancient dog found along the Alaskan coast,” biological sciences professor Charlotte Lindqvist said. “Because dogs are a proxy for human occupation, our data help ...

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