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The many-tentacled galaxy that could drive a physics revolution

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 4 min ago
Many-armed and dangerous. X-ray: NASA/CXC/Caltech/P.Ogle et al; Optical: NASA/STScI & R.Gendler; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA. By Joshua Sokol. Just beyond the Local Group of galaxies that surround our Milky Way, where our map of ...

Weather and climate extremes continue to set new records

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 4 min ago
Mark Kolbe/Getty. By New Scientist staff and Press Association. Weather and climate extremes have continued into 2017 after last year saw record-breaking temperatures, says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Global average temperatures were ...

Ice, ice perhaps: New Mars discovery baffles scientists, suggests liquid water not possible

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 24 min ago
Ice, ice maybe: New Mars discovery baffles scientists, suggests liquid water impossible A Mars rover has caused new confusion over theories about water on Mars after studying rocks which appear to both prove and disprove current ideas about liquid on the ...

It Takes More Than a Shovel to Decode Colorado's Snowpack (Like Lasers)

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 29 min ago
originally appeared on High Country News and is part of the collaboration. In the middle of a clearing, beneath the bright blue bowl of the western Colorado sky, two scientists stood chest-deep in a pit dug into the snow. Crisp morning sunlight glinted off the ...

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 39 min ago
This digital-image mosaic of Mars' Tharsis plateau shows the extinct volcano Arsia Mons. It was assembled from images that the Viking 1 Orbiter took during its 1976-1980 working life at Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS. New NASA research reveals that the ...

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 39 min ago
CU Boulder Professor Gifford Miller, shown here, is part of a team that has found the Barnes Ice Cap on Baffin Island, the last remnant of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, will vanish in several hundred years because of rising temperatures caused by human activity.

Parsley and other plants lend form to human stem cell scaffolds

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 39 min ago
Human fibroblast cells, common connective tissue cells, growing on decellularized parsley. A team of UW-Madison researchers from the lab of bioengineering Professor William Murphy is exploring the use of plants to make the three-dimensional structures ...

LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 51 min ago
The Large Hadron Collider has discovered new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how the centres of atoms are held together. The particles are all different forms of the so-called Omega-c baryon, whose existence was confirmed in 1994.

SpaceX Test-Fires Used Falcon 9 Rocket for Hefty Satellite Launch

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 3 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX fired up a twice-used Falcon 9 rocket Friday (Dec. 13), setting the stage for the launch of a a hefty next communications satellite into space next week. SpaceX conducted the Falcon 9 test at Space Launch Complex 40 at ...

NASA's JUNO “Navigation Stroke of Genius” –Reveals Massive New Jupiter Phenomena

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 30 min ago
... ‌. “The combination of creativity and analytical thinking has once again paid off big time for NASA,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio about the discovery of a massive storm system at Jupiter's ...

Martian auroras may help track Red Planet's water loss: Nasa

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 19 min ago
A type of aurora on Mars -- first identified by National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (Nasa) MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 -- is the most common form of the lights occurring on the Red Planet, according to a study which can help track water loss from the ...

Astrophysicists Discover a Neutron Star With a Bizarre Magnetic Field

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 22 min ago
Scientists from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI), and Pulkovo Observatory discovered a unique neutron star, the magnetic field of which is apparent only when the star is seen ...

Geminid Meteor Shower To Take Place Overnight

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 54 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) – Stargazers, keep an eye out for the Geminid Meteor shower overnight. It's an annual event that sometimes brings more than 60 visible meteors to the skies every hour. The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most active and ...

New Way to Calculate “Dog Years” Raises Questions of Aging and DNA

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 55 min ago
By Jonny Lupsha, News Writer. The “epigenetic clock” may gauge life expectancy and aging in dogs, according to an article in Science. By observing chemical changes in canine DNA, scientists can estimate dogs' relative ages to ours—and maybe even how ...

NASA to Provide Coverage of Boeing Orbital Flight Test for Commercial Crew

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 12 min ago
Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019. The launch of Boeing's Orbital Flight Test (OFT) to the International Space Station, as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, is targeted for 6:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 20.

Scientists have discovered deepest point on land

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 24 min ago
(CNN) A new study shows that the deepest point on land is under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine, were mapping the area only to find that the trough under the glacier went far deeper than they had ...

Researchers Perfect Nanotechnology Tool for Studies of Nuclear Waste Storage

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 59 min ago
Researchers at the University of Guelph (U of G) recently published an article in Nature Scientific Reports in which they describe the first every use of antimatter to investigate processes connected to potential long-term storage of nuclear waste. The team ...

Don't Miss 2019's Geminid Meteor Shower

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 10 min ago
This Friday, look up to the sky to catch one of the most prolific and reliable meteor showers of the year! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a dazzling display for sky watchers when it peaks Dec. 13 – 14. Despite the nearly-full Moon, you'll be able to see ...

NASA wants to send an armada of hot air balloons to study Venus

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 37 min ago
Last month, NASA funded a team of scientists to investigate the possibility of sending a mission to Venus, and now the agency has revealed more about the potential benefits and practicalities of such a mission. Despite being our planetary neighbor, we know ...

How to Watch the Geminids Meteor Shower 2019 This Weekend

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 37 min ago
All long since Earth revolves around sunlight, it moves through flows of cosmic debris. The subsequent meteor showers may light up night sky from dusk to sunrise, and if you are lucky you may have the ability to catch a peek. The following shower you may ...

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