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New IPCC climate report is the clearest guidebook for selecting a future

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 15:36
Most of it should not surprise you—the basics of climate science have been known for decades. And the general outlines were already obvious: almost all of the warming is due to human activities, and, without immediate action, we're poised to blow past 1.5º C ...

NASA is training human-like robots to explore caves on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 15:16
NASA and Boston Dynamics have found an answer: Fully autonomous robots. Caves are one of the most likely places to find signs of both current and past life on other planets because they are capable ...

What is a $10000 quadrillion asteroid the size of Cyprus really made of?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 14:43
Asteroid 16 Psyche is believed to be longer than the maximum length of the entire island of Cyprus and be worth $10,000 quadrillion of iron and nickel. That's worth more than the global economy. Twitter Email LinkedIn Whatsapp Facebook. A massive ...

Perseverance Mars rover's first rock sample goes missing

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 13:59
Engineers are trying to work out what went wrong when the US space agency's Perseverance rover tried to gather its first rock core on Mars. The robot's mechanisms seemed to work perfectly but when a metal tube expected to hold the sample was examined, ...

Climate change 'unequivocal' and 'unprecedented,' says new UN report

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 13:47
At vast meetings forced online, scientists wrestled with how to convey the extent of the global crisis and the urgent need to act. It was uncanny to see “the echoes of one crisis in another,” says Claudio Tebaldi, a climate scientist at Pacific Northwest National ...

Watch the Perseid meteor shower at Kinzua Bridge State Park

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 13:05
A meteor shower is an increase in the number of meteors or “shooting stars” that streak through the night sky and most meteor showers are caused by comets. As a comet orbits the Sun it sheds an icy, dusty debris stream in its orbit. If Earth travels through this ...

Recreational hot spot off Florida coast may have hammerhead shark nursery

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 13:02
While scientists have used satellites to track migrations of adult great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran), where the sharks breed and give birth and where babies grow up is still “a bit of a mystery,” says shark scientist Catherine Macdonald of the University of ...

NASA's Perseverance Rover Misses First Rock Sample on Mars [Update]

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 12:55
Perseverance arrived on Mars in February, but Ingenuity has stolen the spotlight in recent months. And that should come as no surprise — it's the first human-made object to fly on another planet, which is amazing. However, Perseverance is undoubtedly ...

'Running not walking towards planetary-scale disaster': the IPCC's latest state of the climate report

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 12:50
“Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk,” he added. “This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil ...

Why NASA's women astronauts cannot fly as much as men

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 12:37
LIKE EARTH, space has struggled with equality. When Wally Funk finally made the journey into space aboard Jeff Bezos's New Shepard flight it was a milestone for female astronauts. As a young aviator she had excelled in her tests as part of the privately ...

Origin of dinosaur-ending asteroid possibly found. And it's dark.

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 12:33
About 66 million years ago, an estimated 6-mile-wide (9.6 kilometers) object slammed into Earth, triggering a cataclysmic series of events that resulted in the demise of non-avian dinosaurs. Now, scientists think they know where that object came from.

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