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Eating out was a very social matter for early humans

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 22 min ago
A half-a-million-year-old internationally significant archeological site in Sussex, England, offers unprecedented insights into the life of a poorly understood extinct human species, according to new UCL research. The findings of a meticulous study led by UCL ...

Sunrise seen from Watchman Overlook, Crater Lake National Park / Rebecca Latson

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 39 min ago
Review your Crater Lake park map while you travel to each rim overlook. This will help you determine the best compositions for those Golden Hour sunrise and sunset shots. Do your recon work prior to your photography session so you aren't wasting precious ...

COVID-19: German scientists Searching for thousands of volunteers to attend gig in name of science

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 18 min ago
A German university is searching for volunteers to share in research aimed at placing concerts back to the schedule. The coronavirus pandemic put an end to cultural and sports events as a result of the danger of transmission in massive audiences.

Can Ageing Really Be Treated or Cured? An Evolutionary Biologist Explains

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 46 min ago
As time passes, our fertility declines and our bodies start to fail. These natural changes are what we call ageing. Swipe to close. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play Next playlist item. Unmute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Stream Type ...

Fastest ever star discovered orbiting Milky Way's supermassive black hole

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 57 min ago
Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is surrounded by a group of stars moving at extreme speeds. NASA/CXC/Univ. of Wisconsin/Y.Bai, et al. At the center of our galaxy is Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), a humongous black hole about ...

WATCH: NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Finishes 2-Year Long Primary Mission

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 40 min ago
ABOVE VIDEO: On July 4, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) finished its primary mission, imaging about 75% of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey. BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On July 4, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet ...

NIH grant to help fast-track Neurodon's Alzheimer's drug development research

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 45 min ago
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health to Neurodon, a Purdue University-affiliated startup, will help fast-track molecules that could improve memory and reduce Alzheimer's disease ...

Arecibo Observatory Closes Down Again After 100-Foot Long Damages Sustained From Own Cables

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 24 min ago
The world's largest single-dish and aperture telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is closed down again following its temporary closure during the Tropical Storm Isaias, after significant 100-foot damage caused by own faulty cables, on Monday, ...

NASA Shares Image Of Pink Gas Giant Planet 4 Times More Massive Than Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 41 min ago
NASA shared a stunning image of a massive planet that has a pinkish color. According to the agency, the planet's strange color is caused by the heat radiating due to its formation. The planet, which was identified as GJ 504b, was first discovered in 2013 using ...

Shark Week 2020 | 'Great White Serial Killer Extinction': Are sharks causing otters to vanish in California?

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 46 min ago
Sea otters off the coast of California are now facing the threat of extinction since a large fraction of their population is being wiped out by shark attacks. Scientists are left baffled by the wave of fatal attacks on sea otters by the oceanic predator, despite them not ...

Coronavirus: Exposure rate 'similar' in London and Stockholm

Health News BBC - 7 hours 56 min ago
Antibody tests suggest similar exposure to the virus in the two capitals, despite different strategies.

Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

Health News BBC - 8 hours 10 min ago
An NHS Confederation report predicts a 20% increase in demand for services in the coming months.

Long-term care centers ready to allow on-site visits again despite COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 31 min ago
SEATTLE — When COVID-19 was first reported in Washington state, long-term care facilities were at the epicenter of the pandemic, and many of its residents, along with their employees, were testing positive for the virus. But after months of closed doors and ...

I bet you've never seen a pink planet before, but it exists

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 47 min ago
Astronomers have spotted a new gas giant exoplanet that formed roughly 160 million years ago and is now glowing pink. The big pink planet is several times the mass of Jupiter, but roughly the same size. The planet and its Sun-like star reside roughly 57 ...

NASA Asteroid Tracker: NEO To Cross Earth's Orbit On Wednesday

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 23 min ago
NASA detected an asteroid approaching Earth; 2020 PO follows an Earth-crossing orbit; The asteroid is not in danger of hitting Earth or causing a mid-air explosion during its upcoming flyby. NASA's automated tracking system has detected an asteroid that's ...

Early human cultures were surprisingly sophisticated and broke down bones using stone hammers, study finds

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 38 min ago
The site was covered in silt and preserved for 480,000 years within hours of the people butchering the horse, providing an extraordinary snapshot of life. author avatar image. By Tom Bawden. August 12, 2020 12:01 am. Updated August 11, 2020 6:25 pm.

Skater XL Review - No Superman Here

Game Spot Reviews - 10 hours 38 min ago

The world is full of spots. They invite you, seducing you into skating on them. A great skate spot encourages you to nail a line of tricks on it, pushing you to keep trying after every bail. An expertly placed ramp that leads you to a rail and down a flight of stairs is one of the many Mona Lisas that skaters strive for. The idea of successfully conquering said spot is what drives them to push themselves, learn from their mistakes, and grow. It's all about the location, something some skateboarding games have nailed for over two decades. And while newcomer Skater XL has a good foundation for its trick system, it fails to inspire the practice of those mechanics on its small number of largely lacklustre levels.

Skater XL's trick system is easy to understand and rewarding to learn. Each analog stick is assigned to a foot, and your job is to twist and push those sticks to pull off a cavalcade of tricks. A kickflip requires you to pull the right stick (your right foot) back, snap it up for an ollie and then kick the board with your left stick (left foot) to cause it to flip. It's an engaging way to perform the simplest tricks, and while it may sound complicated, Skater XL's physics give you a lot of room for nailing tricks.

At times, it feels somewhat weightless and more like you're controlling a board with no one on it than an actual person that has to twist their body and manipulate the board with their feet. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as many games have utilized less-than-realistic physics to create great skateboarding power fantasies. Unfortunately, Skater XL's levels aren't the interesting playgrounds for your skateboarding endeavors that they need to be for a compelling experience.

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'Great White Serial Killer Extinction' free live stream: How to watch Shark Week 2020 online without cable

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 44 min ago
“Great White Serial Killer Extinction” broadcasts its premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel. It will air after “Extinct or Alive: Land of the Lost Sharks” at 8 p.m. and “Will Smith: Off the Deep End” at 9 p.m. ...

Virus proceeded through Ontario's densely-populated communities and most sharply, Star data reveals

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:54
Ontario's southern urban centers were the very first and hardest hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, although some rural areas were able to fend off the virus to get almost 10 weeks earlier instances were reported, information gathered by the Star reveals.

PPE and no cosy tearoom chats: working in ICU during a pandemic

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 23:53
Working in an intensive care unit is a stressful endeavour, but especially now for those working in Victorian hospitals. In the state hardest hit by the virus, there are 650 patients in hospital, 43 of them in intensive care. The virus has also taken a big toll on ...

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