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How To Dial 911 From Space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 21:41
Used to dialing 9 to call out when you're at work? So are astronauts. But that pesky, extra digit tripped up Dutch astronaut André Kuipers, when he accidentally called 911 from the International Space Station.

Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 21:25
2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more.

Watch it live: SpaceX to launch set of communication satellites from Vandenberg Tuesday, Jan. 8

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 21:25
SpaceX, the Hawthorne aerospace company led by Elon Musk, is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket out of Vandenberg Air Force Base Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, sending 10 communication satellites into orbit.

Scientists Tweak Photosynthesis and Boost Crop Growth by 40 Percent

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 21:05
Without photosynthesis, life as we know it wouldn't exist on Earth. When plants convert light energy into chemical energy, they release oxygen as a byproduct.

Scientists improve on photosynthesis by genetically engineering plants

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:52
Ever since Thomas Malthus issued his dire prediction in 1789 that population growth would always exceed food supply, scientists have worked to prove him wrong.

Manatee deaths soar in Florida, but drop in Volusia

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:33
Widespread red tide algae blooms proved devastating for Florida's manatees in 2018, helping boost the total number of manatee deaths statewide to the second highest on record.

Cervical cancer screening campaigner Natasha Sale dies aged 31

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:31
Natasha Sale, 31, wanted to lower the cervical screening age from 25 to 18.

Tiny satellites could be 'guide stars' for huge next-generation telescopes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:22
There are more than 3,900 confirmed planets beyond our solar system. Most of them have been detected because of their "transits"—instances when a planet crosses its star, momentarily blocking its light.

Counting down the new year and the most distant flyby in the Solar System

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 18:03
It was 30 minutes after midnight on January 1st, 2019. We had just rung in the New Year, but we were about to do another countdown - the one we had all been waiting for.

Norfolk hospital children 'reassured' by Medibears

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:49
Five soft toys, fitted with medical devices, aim to help children understand their procedures.

Tips on how to limit excessive screen time

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:53
If screen use is disrupting sleep, exercise and concentration, what can parents do?

Why did child screen advice not go further?

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:43
Leading paediatricians have stopped short of setting time limits for screen use, but why?

Global Warming: Severe Consequences for Africa

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:38
Dan Shepard is a UN public information officer specializing in sustainability issues--including SDGs, biodiversity & climate change.

Fish fumes blamed for allergy death of Brooklyn boy

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:18
Police believe fish being cooked may have caused the death of 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre.

Science finds a way to improve photosynthesis

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:01
Share this article. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. Photosynthesis is the most important reaction on the planet, the process that ensures life exists at all.

Eclipse Season 2019 Kicks Off with a Partial Solar Eclipse This Weekend!

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:44
Many people of a certain age may remember a particular sketch performed by two iconic animated cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Scientists hack plant photosynthesis to boost crop yields by 40%

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:43
Photosynthesis is a process in which plants convert light energy into chemical energy, is not a wholly efficient process. A key stage in the photosynthesis process involves an enzyme called RuBisCO grabbing carbon dioxide molecules.

This will blow your mind! Universe sits on BUBBLE of energy in sea of alternate dimensions

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 06:42
Cosmologists have established a fascinating new model for the universe that prompted them to accidentally stumble across the answer to the enigma that is dark energy.

Catastrophic galactic collision could send Solar System flying into space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 06:21
New research led by astrophysicists at Durham University, UK, predicts that the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) could hit the Milky Way in two billion years' time.

NASA Releases First Clear Images of Snowman-Shaped Ultima Thule

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 06:03
NASA has released the first clear images of Ultima Thule, a Kuiper Belt object that is more than 4 billion miles from Earth and looks like a snowman.

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