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Scientists reconstruct skeleton of terrifying prehistoric 'marsupial lion'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 02:27
Australia is well-regarded as a place full of fauna that can kill you. Spiders, snakes, sharks, toads. But those modern-day nightmares pale in comparison to the terrifying "marsupial lion" that once stalked ancient Australia.

Restaurant dishes 'contain more calories than fast-food meals'

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:52
Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.

Organ donors to be asked if they are religious

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:04
It is hoped the measure can boost the low proportion of donors from black and Asian backgrounds.

China's Gene-Editing Scientists Still Aiming for Crispr Supremacy

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:21
(Bloomberg) -- Chinese scientists are pressing ahead with their attempts to perfect human gene-editing technology, even after one of their compatriots drew a global backlash for editing the genes of twin girls.

Parker Solar Probe: Sun-skimming mission starts calling home

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:17
Just weeks after making the closest ever flyby of the Sun, Nasa's Parker Solar Probe is sending back its data. Included in the observations is this remarkable image of the energetic gas, or plasma, flowing out from the star.

NASA solar spacecraft snaps first image from inside sun's atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 22:50
NASA's Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to land the world's hottest high-five as it orbits the sun, zooming ever closer to our solar system's star.

All hail Gallus gallus domesticus—we are living in the age of the chicken

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:58
Culinarily, chicken has somehow become all things to all people. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and the recipes built around them, are stand-ins for bland, unadventurous palates, while a perfect roast chicken recipe has become mark of foodie pride.

Deep Earth Is Teeming with Mysterious Life

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:25
It may seem fantastical, but there is a living world deep, deep beneath our feet. Go below the soil, beyond the bedrock, and you'll find a hot, sweaty underworld teeming with life that puts the surface biosphere to shame.

World's fastest creature snaps its jaws shut with the speed of a bullet train, study says

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:20
If you've ever stepped in a fire ant hill, you might have felt the stinging torment of those fearsome bites. But at least fire ants don't suck the blood of their own young, or chomp down with the force of a bullet train.

New foldable drone can navigate narrow holes

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:55
"The final goal is to give the drone a high-level instruction such as 'enter that building, inspect every room and come back' and let it figure out by itself how to do it," said researcher Davide Falanga.

NASA's Juno Mission Is Nearing Its Mid-Season Finale

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:52
The intrepid spacecraft will reach the halfway point of its mission on December 21, with the conclusion of Juno's 16th flyby of Jupiter.

NASA's InSight Lander Just Took Its First Selfie On Mars

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 20:31
Since landing on Mars on Nov. 26, NASA's InSight lander has been settling in and taking photos. Now the lander has used its robotic arm to take a selfie.

Water Identified on Asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:41
News Dec 13, 2018 | Original by Erin Morton for OSIRIS-REx and Daniel Stolte for The University of Arizona. Water Identified on Asteroid.

Here's Your Proof That We Landed On The Moon, Steph Curry

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 18:45
Apollo 11 brought humans onto the surface of the Moon for the first time in 1969. Shown here is Buzz Aldrin setting up the Solar Wind experiment as part of Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong snapping the photograph.

A Gift from the Cosmos: Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen's Holiday Visit Live Online

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:11
On Wednesday (Dec. 12), skygazing enthusiasts can look up or tune into a special webcast to watch as Comet 46P/Wirtanen makes its closest approach to the sun, called perihelion.

Dying woman's wedding wish at Berkhamsted hospice answered

Health News BBC - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:01
The terminally ill bride married her fiance after it was arranged for her in just 36 hours.

Temporary clinical waste measures put in place

Health News BBC - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:45
Temporary storage is being put in place at sites across Scotland to prevent a potential backlog.

Russian cosmonauts spend nearly eight hours cutting into their spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:21
On Tuesday, over the course of nearly eight hours, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev performed an unprecedented spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

How do astronauts breathe?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:44
On 12 April 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go into space when he orbited the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft.

Astronauts complete nearly 8-hour spacewalk to investigate space station mystery hole

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:41
On Tuesday, two Russian cosmonauts spent seven hours and 45 minutes on a spacewalk, working to solve the mystery of who or what poked a hole in the Soyuz spacecraft.


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