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Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers, study suggests

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 30 min ago
Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. The research also shows that a shift to agriculture ...

Bonobo moms play an active role in helping their sons find a mate

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 30 min ago
Many social animals share child-rearing duties, but research publishing May 20 in the journal Current Biology finds that bonobo moms go the extra step and actually take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. From physically preventing other males ...

Sky Watch: Polaris, center of the celestial pinwheel, is actually a triple star system

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 38 min ago
Ask an average person to name a star and chances are they'll come up with the North Star. Without a doubt that's one of the best-known stars in the night sky, but “North Star” is just a nickname. Its actual name is Polaris. If you really want to know, Polaris also ...

Sparky to Ride Amazon-Powered Rocket to the Moon — or Is It All Just Lunacy?

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 58 min ago
The goal is ambitious and awe-inspiring: Payloads created by Arizona State University students and researchers will land on the moon, possibly within the next five years. At an invite-only announcement at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, ...

Hoddesdon dental patients offered HIV tests

Health News BBC - 6 hours 14 min ago
Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unclean equipment.

Scientists develop polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 18 min ago
A room temperature polariton nano-laser has been demonstrated, along with several related research findings, regarding topics such as polariton physics at the nanoscale and also applications in quantum information systems. The research was published in ...

Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer

Health News BBC - 6 hours 22 min ago
Harri Stickler is "doing great" after a donor was found following an appeal.

Look to the ocean floor for Mars life analogues, researchers say

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 24 min ago
A major gap in palaeontological research on Earth could doom two upcoming Mars expeditions to failure, researchers from Europe claim. So, ahead of NASA's planned Mars 2020 mission, and the European Space Agency's ExoMars 2020 project – both of ...

Fire, Water, Burn: Scientists Raise the Curtain on Bermuda's Mysterious Past

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 49 min ago
Researchers say that the new finding shifts the previous understanding of volcanism and offers some insight into the so-called transition zone deep in the Earth's mantle, which contains oceans of water. Geologists have discovered a previously-obscure ...

People in higher social class have an exaggerated belief that they are better than others

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 51 min ago
People who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as greater ...

Digging Deeper | Moon missions and possibilities of life: A lunar journey with Chandrayaan scientist Jitendra Goswami

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 56 min ago
Moon exploration took a big leap when Russia launched a space probe to the earth's satellite in 1959. Since then, India is not far behind – having become only the fourth country to send a spacecraft (Chandrayaan-1) to the Moon. As ISRO prepares for its ...

After augmented reality, the virtual world still affects you

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 2 min ago
New research digs into how augmented reality affects people's behavior—in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one. Researchers found that after people had an experience in augmented reality (AR)—which goggles that layer ...

The Moon will be sharing sky-space with the two biggest planets this month

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 10 min ago
This month, in May, there will be two celestial events to look forward to. The Moon will share sky-space with Jupiter and Saturn on two distinct days. Last month, there were similar events on 23 and 25 April 2019. These concurrent events are leading up to 'The ...

A Country Walk of Students Turned the Discovery of Dinosaur Eggs

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 44 min ago
Recently, a set of students discovered a cluster of strange stones accidentally. All four of them planned for a country walk and bumped into a cluster of rocks. But as they found the eggs to be covered with red mud, they felt it be strange. This made them report it ...

The way we define kilograms, meters and seconds changes today

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 51 min ago
New definitions of the (SI) standards for the kilogram (kg), metre (m), second (s), ampere (A), kelvin (K), mole (mol) and candela (cd). Credit: BIPM, CC BY-ND. We measure stuff all the time—how long, how heavy, how hot, and so on—because we need to for ...

Cannabis came from the HIGHEST place on Earth – evolving on 15000ft Tibetan plateau 28million years ago

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 7 min ago
THE ORIGIN of cannabis has been discovered by scientists – and it's a lot higher than you think. Experts reckon the mind-bending plant evolved on top of a giant Tibetan mountain 28million years ago. The cannabis plant contains the psychoactive chemical ...

Scientific paper speculates about formation of Ultima Thule

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 29 min ago
The first peer-reviewed academic paper about Ultima Thule, based on New Horizons' flyby of the Kuiper Belt Object, was published in the journal Science and speculates as to the process by which the contact binary was formed. Just 10% of the data collected ...

Close encounter sets galaxy ablaze with new stars

Google Science Feeds - 8 hours 57 min ago
Isn't this a beautiful and dynamic image? NASA and ESA released it on May 16, 2019. It's an irregular galaxy called NGC 4485, seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. This galaxy, HubbleSite said: … shows all the signs of having been involved in a ...

Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Moon lander as next step towards a space colony future

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 2 min ago
Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has revealed plans for a lunar lander, claiming that humans will become a space-faring species in the near future. Bezos, who funds the Blue Origin space programme, presented the Blue Moon lander at an event in Washington ...

Up your social game to win online debates: Study

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 9 min ago
Bolstering your social network may be more helpful than persuasive arguments or witty comebacks, a study has found.Researchers from Cornell University in the US analysed data from a website that hosts debates on a variety of topics. Users can debate ...

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