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Why Staying Active As We Get Older May Help Us Live Longer

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 13:14
Our ape cousins spent most of the day sitting; they died younger than our hunter-gatherer ancestors, who spent more time on the go. The "active grandparent hypothesis" posits that lifelong physical activity promotes better health and longevity by ...

Space rock alert: Should you worry about an asteroid impact?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 12:30
The DART mission will target Dimorphos, which is a satellite of a larger asteroid called Didymos. There's no chance of the pair hitting Earth no matter how the NASA probe fares, according to mission personnel.

Webb – The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built – Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 12:14
I'm an astronomer with a specialty in observational cosmology – I've been studying distant galaxies for 30 years. Some of the biggest unanswered questions about the universe relate to its early years just after the Big Bang. When did the first stars and ...

Explained: James Webb Space Telescope launch date, its goals, debate over its name

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 11:39
NASA has once again changed the launch date of the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) from December 18 to December 22. The postponement was announced by the space agency on November 22, when it referred to a “recent incident” that made it ...

Northrop Grumman proposes lunar rover for Artemis program

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:55
“We're doing extensive research for a modern space vehicle that will be provided by industry. As we plan for long-term exploration of the Moon, the LTV won't be your grandfather's Moon Buggy used during the Apollo missions.”.

'Incredible milestone': Astronomers identify over 360 previous unknown exoplanets

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:38
Astronomers have identified over 360 previously unknown exoplanets in a new study. The data for the research was collected from the retired Kepler space telescope. Planets discovered outside our solar system are called exoplanets.

Covid: New Omicron variant not a disaster, says Sage scientist

Health News BBC - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:35
Prof Calum Semple says some scientists are "hugely overstating" the fears around the Omicron variant.

Feathered Friends: When winter weather arrives, birds will return to feeders

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 09:39
I have been asked by many bird feed customers and readers why they aren't seeing many birds at the feeders. Many often somewhat reference the so-called mysterious bird disease that apparently was present in some southern states this past summer.

UK Space Agency invite children to enter competition

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 09:30
Children aged four to eleven years old are invited to design the logo which will be displayed on the first small satellite when it is launched next year. The UK Space Agency has set up a competition for primary school children in the hope of inspiring ...

European spacecraft to perform riskiest manoeuvre around Earth today: Attempt to pass through two debris rings

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 08:50
In one of the riskiest events happening beyond Earth on Saturday, Europe's Solar Orbiter will perform a flyby around the planet to go deeper towards the Sun. The flyby comes after a year and eight months of the spacecraft flying through the inner Solar ...

Astronomers Find Two New Galaxies 'Hiding' Behind Curtain of Dust

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 08:12
Astronomers usually use the Hubble Space Telescope to study cosmic mysteries. Though it has the most unobstructed view of the universe, Hubble can't see everything as it watches the skies mostly in ultraviolet and visible wavelengths of light.

The hot universe: Indian astronomers find a new exoplanet and rare stars hotter than Sun

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 05:23
Indian space scientists are on an exciting discovery spree. Two teams have independently discovered an exoplanet and a rare class of radio stars. SHOW FULL STORY. The team at the Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) have discovered a new ...

Best Robot Kit Deals for Kids and Adults

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 04:47
Building robots is a great way to learn about electronics and code, whether you're 6 or 60 years old. These days, you can find awesome robot kits that give you the parts and instructions to build everything from a tank that can use object recognition ...

Annual lighted parade, holiday rites bring comfort, joy Friday

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 03:47
A large crowd lined the route in downtown Perry Friday night for the annual Holiday Lighted Parade. Parade floats gathered near Second Street and Otley Avenue and traveled north on Third Street before turning west for a block on Pattee Street.

Making cranberries more resilient to climate change

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 03:24
Wisconsin is the largest producer of cranberries— with over half of the U.S. production in 2020. However, at the Wisconsin Cranberry Research Station, production of cranberries have been low the past couple years. “Warm spells during the middle of the ...

Launch of space logo design competition to inspire children across the UK

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 00:18
Next year, the UK is set to become the first country in Europe to host small satellite launches, as set out in the National Space Strategy. Satellites help us monitor climate change and improve connectivity, so having the capability to launch them from the ...

Curiosity Team Releases Stunning Panorama of Martian Landscape

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 20:55
Curiosity used its navigation cameras to capture panoramas of this scene at two times of day. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech. On November 16, 2021, the Curiosity team commanded the rover ...

Earth is in an 11-year solar storm & yes, that means more Northern Lights

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 20:17
In hues of green and purple, the many Northern Light displays that North America has witnessed over the last few months are among 2021s best hits. However, while they've been a sight to behold, the reason why so many have been able to cross seeing them ...

29 billion light years away: two previously invisible galaxies discovered

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 20:04
There could have been significantly more galaxies in the early universe than assumed. This is the conclusion of a research group from the discovery of two 29 billion light-years distant galaxies with the ALMA radio telescope, which were invisible to ...

How warm weather or bright lights can influence tree greening

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 20:00
Lin Meng has been named the grand prize winner of this year's Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists for research she conducted on how both global warming and bright city lights can impact phenology in trees (when they begin to grow leaves in ...

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