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Don't Miss Tonight's Winter Solstice Display: A Full Moon And A Meteor Shower

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:07
Winter landscape in the mountains at night. A full moon and a starry sky in the Carpathians, Ukraine Credit: GettyGetty. Today, December 21, 2018, is winter solstice in North America, officially the shortest day of the year.

Boy, 2, 'castrated' after surgeons operate on wrong testicle

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 09:51
University Hospitals Bristol has apologised after a mistake during an operation to treat an undescended testicle.

Saturn's iconic rings already halfway to their death has scientists pretty worried

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 06:00
Press Trust of India Dec 21, 2018 11:35 AM IST. Saturn's iconic rings are being rapidly pulled apart into a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of the planet's magnetic field, NASA scientists say.

Winter trifecta: Solstice, full moon, meteor shower on Friday, Saturday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 04:12
There will be a winter trifecta the next few days with the winter solstice, a full moon and a meteor shower. The winter solstice - when the Earth's titled axis is facing its farthest from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere - happens at 3:23 p.m ...

SpaceX Launch Carrying GPS III Satellite Built In Colorado Rescheduled For Saturday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 04:06
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– One more delay for the SpaceX launch carrying a satellite built at Lockheed Martin in Colorado. Thunderstorms and strong winds are to blame for Thursday's scrubbed launch.

Winter solstice 2018: Full moon and meteor shower make it special

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 03:35
(CNN) - For six months now, the days have grown shorter and the nights have grown longer in the Northern Hemisphere -- but that's about to reverse itself.

This Mars crater will definitely have a white Christmas

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 03:05
As we creep ever closer to December 25th, there are plenty of people in the United States and abroad that are hoping there's at least a light dusting of snow on the ground for the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year.

Winter Arrives With A Full Moon And Meteors

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 02:24
By Dave Aguilera. DENVER (CBS4) - Get ready for a big Celestial weekend! Three astronomical wonders will be taking place before we make it to Christmas.

Winter solstice 2018 this Saturday: The year's shortest day will be alongside a full moon and Ursid meteor shower

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 02:03
The winter solstice gets the least amount of sunshine in the year wherever you are in the Northern hemisphere, but isn't the coldest day of the year.

Light above Reno likely "meteor or space debris"

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 01:14
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A strange light was seen above Reno Wednesday night. The National Weather Service in Reno tweeted at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Flu jab: 'Vaccinate children to protect older people'

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 01:04
Hywel Dda health board said only 43% of people eligible for a free flu jab last year took up the offer.

Down's syndrome no bar to bilingualism, study suggests

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 01:03
Raising children with Down's syndrome in Welsh and English does not disadvantage them, a study suggests.

Have waits for GP appointments got longer?

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 00:30
Recent figures showed just under a fifth of patients waited longer than a fortnight.

NASA telescopes snap Christmas comet, the brightest of 2018

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 00:22
The 46P/Wirtanen comet 7.4 million miles (12 million kilometers) from Earth. NASA/ESA/D. Bodewits (Auburn University)/J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute).

Tax junk food high in sugar and salt, says top doctor

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 00:04
The food industry is "failing the public" and must do more, England's chief medical officer says.

'Drunk tanks' to ease NHS pressure

Health News BBC - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 00:04
It is hoped that providing supervised units for revellers who have over-indulged will free up A&E staff.

The Nasa mission that broadcast to a billion people

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 23:46
It is 21 December 1968, 7.50am, Cape Kennedy, Florida. The Apollo 8 crew - Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders - are strapped into their couches, some 110 metres (363ft) above the ground at the top of the first manned Saturn 5 rocket - the most ...

Scientists captured an image of an 82 kilometer-wide Martian ice crater

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 23:16
A newly released image from the European Space Agency gives a stunning look at what an ice filled crater on Mars might appear like to the naked eye.

Meteor lights up night sky in northern Twin Cities

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 22:57
CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (AP) - A meteor that streaked across the night sky over the northern Twin Cities probably came close enough to Earth to drop rocks.

Astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan aboard recently repaired Soyuz Capsule

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 22:27
Last night (Dec. 19), a NASA astronaut, a German flight engineer and a Russian cosmonaut landed safely back on Earth after six months of hard work in space.

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