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Omicron: 'Wear face-coverings, reduce contact' to prevent spread

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:55
Top medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins urges people to take action now to reduce transmissions.

Arctic Ocean started getting warmer decades earlier than expected, finds study

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:46
ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2021 23:16 IST. London [UK], November 28 (ANI): An international group of researchers reconstructed the recent history of ocean warming at the gateway to the Arctic Ocean in a region called the Fram Strait, between Greenland and ...

Watch | This super jelly can survive being run over by a car

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:08
Researchers believe it can be used in soft robotics as well as to improve the flexibility of cartilage replacements used in the human body. "At 80 percent water content, you' ...

Umpqua Star Gazer: December 2021

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 16:29
Venus is joined by Mercury after Christmas. Best views of the now four planet parade (Venus, Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter) occur on Dec. 28. You will need a very low unobstructed southwest horizon to see both Mercury and Venus. Mercury will be 4.5 degrees ...

Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 15:02
The study recommends targeting investment in conservation projects that have the “strongest potential to succeed” in protecting priority reefs. The gains go beyond positive ecological outcomes and include crucial social, economic, health and nutritional ...

From the Archives: First successful mission to Mars launched on this day in 1964

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 15:00
On Nov. 28, 1964, NASA launched a successful journey to Mars. In July 1965 the Mariner 4 spacecraft made history when it completed the first flyby of the red planet and sent 21 grainy black-and-white images of Mars back to Earth.

When will COVID-19 be over? Never, experts say – but it will become milder and less deadly over time

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 13:34
dr. Adam Mezoff, medical director of Dayton Children's Hospital, speaks during a COVID-19 command center meeting at the hospital in October. Health experts expect the coronavirus to become milder and less deadly, but always remain in circulation.

Scientists are using the WINDS on Mars to map the first complete picture of how it was formed three billion years ago

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 13:23
The team used instruments onboard NASA's InSight lander probe to install a seismometer to determine what lies below the surface of the red planet. Researchers have been able to investigate what lies beneath the surface ...

AI discovers over 300 unknown exoplanets in Kepler telescope data

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 13:18
The calatog of potential planets it had compiled continues generating new discoveries even after the telescope's demise. Human experts analyze the data for signs of exoplanets. But a new algorithm called ExoMiner can now mimic that procedure and scour the ...

NASA spacecraft at the moon snaps photo of Saturn from lunar orbit

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 13:11
LRO snapped the image on Oct. 13 using its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). At the time, the spacecraft was about 56 miles (90 kilometers) above a lunar feature dubbed Lacus Veris, or the Lake of Spring, according to a NASA statement.

This decorated mammoth ivory pendant is 41500 years old

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 12:15
The pendant, unearthed at Stajnia Cave in Poland, was recently radiocarbon dated to around 41,500 years old. That makes it the oldest known example of a Paleolithic fashion that reached from France to Siberia between 42,000 and 30,000 years ago.

Sky Watch: See Venus, Saturn and Jupiter fall into line

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 12:02
The incredibly bright Venus, the large ringed Saturn and the giant planet Jupiter fall into line for December. Quite literally, see their line in the southern heavens in the early evening. As dusk darkens, look to the south-southwest and the southwest ...

Astronomers Find a Blazing Hot Planet That Orbits Its Star in Just 16 Hours!

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 12:00
The planet's name is TOI-2109b, and it's what astronomers call an “Ultrahot Jupiter.” Hot Jupiters are gas giants that orbit extraordinarily close to their stars and have extremely high surface temperatures. Ultrahot Jupiters are even more extreme.

What if the speed of sound was as fast as the speed of light?

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 12:00
But that bolt of lightning would also look pretty eerie. Sound waves are composed of particles, each moving slightly enough to collide into the next. That creates areas of higher and lower density within the wave, said George Gollin, a professor of physics ...

430ft asteroid will make close approach to Earth on Monday

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:17
An asteroid twice the size of the Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben is to pass by Earth in a close approach on Monday. The 430ft asteroid discovered by American astronomer Carolyn S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory has been designated 1994 WR12.

Omicron symptoms mild so far, says South African doctor who spotted it

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:13
The South African doctor who first spotted the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.

Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:09
Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.

Covid variant: Mask wearing will be a legal requirement, says Javid

Health News BBC - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 09:56
People in England will be legally required to wear a mask in shops and public transport, the health secretary says.

They discovered a planet five times the size of Jupiter, which lasts 16 hours a year

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 09:18
Published by: 28 Nov 2021 06:02 GMT. It is TOI-2109b, which records daytime temperatures above 3,200 degrees Celsius. A group of international scientists have discovered a large planet where the years last only 16 hours due to the proximity of its star ...

What's up in December: Two meteor showers, and Venus at its most brilliant

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 09:00
Perhaps the highlight of the month will be the long-awaited launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 18. By BERNIE REIM.


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