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MIT Study Reveals Why Cancer Cells Switch to Lethargic Process of Sugar Breakdown

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:05
A new study by the scientists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found how cancer cells use an unusual process of multiplying. The study, that answers a longstanding mystery on the proliferating unhealthy cells in the human body, will be ...

'Super-Earth' Exoplanet Discovered Orbiting One Of The Oldest Stars In The Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:41
The planet gets its name from the planet-hunting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission conducted by NASA in 2018. The "TOI" in TOI-561b stands for TESS Object of Interest. It is located outside the solar system, in the thick galactic disk of the ...

Martian Music: NASA to Record Mars' Ambient Sound Through Perseverance Mission for First Time Ever

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:36
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Perseverance Rover is all set to touch the Martian soil on February 18, 2021. This heavily anticipated mission will undoubtedly provide more information on our neighbouring planet, which not only ...

Volcano Watch: Gas math — how we know how much sulfur dioxide volcanoes emit

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:11
By Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Special to West Hawaii Today | Saturday, January 16, 2021, 12:05 a.m.. Share this story. A spectrometer used in emission rate traverses and how it reads sulfur dioxide emissions. The left diagram shows how incoming UV ...

Maunakea Observatories provide key observations

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:11
The quasar, seen just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is 1,000 times more luminous than the Milky Way, and is powered by the earliest known supermassive black hole, which weighs in at more than 1.6 billion times the mass of the Sun.

Cities can help migrating birds on their way by planting more trees and turning lights off at night

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:33
Millions of birds travel between their breeding and wintering grounds during spring and autumn migration, creating one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. These journeys often span incredible distances. For example, the Blackpoll warbler, which ...

Why playing arena hockey can be risky during the pandemic

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 09:02
In recent months, there have been COVID outbreaks traced to hockey arenas all over the U.S. and Canada. In Saskatchewan there were 20 separate outbreaks tied to arenas. One old-timers hockey team from the interior ...

£10.6million support scheme for wet pubs rolled out

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 08:01
Minister Diane Dodds said: “Our hospitality industry has been hugely impacted as a result of Covid-19 Health Regulations and amongst those hardest hit are those traditional pubs only serving alcohol. "These establishments ...

Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:39
Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centres across the country.

Here's How City Lights Both Attract and Repel Migratory Birds

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:08
Their mission is to "conserve migratory bird populations and their habitats for future generations, through careful monitoring, effective management, and by supporting national and international partnerships that conserve habitat for migratory birds and other ...

A stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:00
Astronomers have discovered 8,292 stellar streams in our galaxy. Rather than clusters of stars, streams form linear patterns. Each stream is named Theia for the Greek titan goddess of sight and heavenly light. When ...

Axions might be the source of X-ray emissions surrounding neutron stars, study

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 06:40
The axion makes an excellent dark matter candidate. Confirming that axions are real would be a breakthrough for particle physics—and discovery with far-reaching implications for our understanding of the universe's composition and history. In 1970, it was ...

Researchers find better diet, glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 06:33
ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2021 12:03 IST. Tokyo [Japan], January 16 (ANI): Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the ...

Stargazing and astronomy guide for 2021 - meteor showers, super moons and visible planets

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 06:08
It's going to be a bumper year for stargazers this year - with super moons, a partial lunar eclipse, and meteor showers. In fact, there won't be just one meteor shower - there'll be seven in 2021 for us to all look forward to and enjoy. We'll also get a close-up look ...

Calloway County Health Department announces 40th COVID-19 death in the county

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 05:53
Murray-Calloway County Hospital performs the majority of COVID-19 testing in Calloway County. The health department says the hospital's most recently calculated positivity rate, which was reported Jan. 2, was 14.97%.

Boeing continues support of International Space Station operations

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 05:22
Boeing, NASA's lead industry partner for the International Space Station (ISS) since 1993, will continue supporting the celebrated orbiting laboratory through September of 2024 under a $916 million contract extension awarded Wednesday. Boeing will ...

NASA's Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 05:01
This Saturday, though, NASA is scheduled to put on a fiery show as it performs a crucial test: igniting all four engines of the booster stage for up to eight minutes, simulating what would occur during an actual launch to orbit.

Eels Work Together as a Group to Hunt Small Fish Tetras

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 04:28
Scientists, led by fish research associate C. David de Santa from Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History recently discovered a small, river-fed lake filled with over a hundred adult eels in the Brazilian Amazon basin. Many of these eels were said to ...

Covid: UK variant could drive 'rapid growth' in US cases, CDC warns

Health News BBC - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 03:26
Health officials warn the highly contagious UK Covid variant could become the dominant strain in the US by March.

Officials forecast than 50 launches from Florida's Space Coast this year

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 02:39
“We closed the year with the highest number of launches conducted in the past 10 years, and look to break that record again in 2021,” said Col. Brande Walton, vice commander of the 45th Space Wing, which oversees launch operations at Cape Canaveral ...

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