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Was South Africa ignored over mild Omicron evidence?

Health News BBC - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:08
South African scientists say their research was not taken more seriously because it was from Africa.

Tonga volcano eruption sends ripples through the atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 01/20/2022 - 00:01
The eruption of the undersea volcano near Tonga on Saturday caused far worse destruction than first thought (News, January 19). Thick layers of ash have covered many areas on Tonga and the tsunami from the eruption generated waves 15m high.

Universe is Teeming with Quintillions of Stellar-Mass Black Holes

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 23:43
At the other end, in the range between 106 and 1010 solar masses, supermassive black holes grow mainly by gaseous accretion that energizes the spectacular broadband emission of active galactic nuclei. Such an activity can have a profound impact on galaxy ...

VIDEO: Albuquerque woman believes she saw asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 23:26
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local woman believes she captured video of the asteroid that scientists say came within a million miles of earth on Tuesday. Julie Duran lives in Albuquerque and sent a video she recorded in the Ventana Ranch area at about ...

Bees and butterflies have trouble smelling flowers in polluted air

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 23:08
Researchers have found that diesel exhaust and ozone make it difficult for pollinators to find flowers, reducing plant-production rates. By Maggie Galloway | Published Jan 19, 2022 6:02 PM. Science · Animals. Orange and black butterfly on yellow flower.

Crystal-free crystallography

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:50
A artist's impression of the X-ray crystallography technique. The X-ray beam passes through a jet of liquid in a fraction of a second, collecting diffraction data. Credit: Ella Maru Studio. More on: Crystallography.

NHS Wales: 'I spent four nights in A&E waiting for a bed'

Health News BBC - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:49
John Evans had to sleep in a chair until a bed became available.

Fox attack in Sanikiluaq kills two dogs as Nunavut warns of rabies danger

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:37
An aggressive fox in Sanikiluaq attacked two dogs, and all three animals have died, says Nunavut's health department. The department issued a warning in a public health advisory Wednesday for residents of the community to monitor their animals and be ...

Saturn's 'Death Star moon' Mimas may be hiding an internal ocean

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:34
Mimas won't try to destroy Saturn. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Saturn has some famous moons, like Enceladus (a plume-spewing moon of mystery) and Titan (the intriguing target of NASA's future Dragonfly mission).

Capturing All That Glitters in Galaxies with NASA's Webb

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 21:40
Newswise — Spirals are some of the most captivating shapes in the universe. They appear in intricate seashells, carefully constructed spider webs, and even in the curls of ocean waves. Spirals on cosmic scales – as seen in galaxies – are even more ...

United Launch Alliance to Launch USSF-8 Mission in Support of National Security

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 20:47
CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the USSF-8 mission for the U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command. The launch is on track for Jan ...

James Webb Space Telescope marks deployment of all mirrors

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 20:23
"Just in from the @NASAWebb team: All 18 primary mirror segments and the secondary mirror are now fully deployed!" NASA Administrator Bill Nelson wrote in a tweet posted on Wednesday (Jan. 19). "Congratulations to the teams that have been working ...

Untangling the roots of plant genomes: Supporting a 'moonshot' for botany

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 20:13
"Nearly half a million species of plants inhabit the Earth today and the secrets to understanding nearly everything about them is hidden in the sequences of their DNA (the plant genome)," said Dr. W. John Kress, senior author of the paper and Curator ...

Yutu-2 lunar rover finds sticky soil on the far side of the moon

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 19:01
As well as being useful for designing future lunar rovers, understanding the soil make-up and rock distribution can tell us about the history of the lunar surface itself. “Finding a larger proportion of small ...

Scientists find previously unknown jumping behavior in insects

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 19:00
The previously unrecorded behavior occurs in the larvae of a species of lined flat bark beetle (Laemophloeus biguttatus). Specifically, the larvae are able to spring into the air, with each larva curling itself into a loop as it leaps forward. What makes ...

Scientists find previously unknown jumping behavior in insects

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:56
image: A team of researchers has discovered a previously unrecorded jumping behavior in the larvae of a species of lined flat bark beetle (Laemophloeus biguttatus). This image shows the larval stage of the species on the left and the adult stage on the ...

Red blood cells destroyed faster on space than on earth

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:55
A new study found an unusual side effect of space travel on the human body. The study found space caused the body to destroy red blood cells at a faster rate than on earth. Researchers spent six months working with 14 astronauts who all did missions on ...

The blood markers that could help to diagnose long COVID

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:52
These molecules, such as type 1 and type 3 interferons, are usually made at the time of a viral infection. They activate immune cells called T cells and trigger inflammation. The findings could help researchers ...

Wow! Asteroid birthed this diamond after it crashed into Earth!

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:52
The world's largest known cut diamond went on public display for the first time Monday ahead of its sale, when it is expected to reach five million dollars. The Enigma, the name of the rare black carbanado diamond, was put on display in Dubai, ...

There are 40 quadrillion black holes in the observable universe - study

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:25
A supermassive black hole is seen in the center of a galaxy (illustrative). (photo credit: PIXABAY). Black holes have taken up around 1% of all ordinary ( ...


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