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The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 20:50
We measure stuff all the time – how long, how heavy, how hot, and so on – because we need to for things such as trade, health and knowledge. But making sure our measurements compare apples with apples has been a challenge: how to know if my ...

Friendly cube robot Bumble passes its first hardware test aboard the ISS

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 18:18
There are some unexpected guests aboard the International Space Station (ISS): cute cube robots called Astrobees which help the crew with day to day tasks. Now the first Astrobee robot has undergone hardware tests to check whether its subsystems, ...

From the X Files –“The Pentagon's UFO Intrigue” (Weekend Feature)

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:28
In January of 2019, The Galaxy asked, why is that of the tens of thousands of reports of UFO's since the iconic radio broadcast of Orson Welles “War of the World's” terrified the nation in 1938, have none been reported by astronomers manning the ...

The moon is shrinking as it loses heat, new images reveal

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:11
New research suggests the Moon may actually be shrinking. NASA scientists have used data from their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) to look at “wrinkles” in the surface of the Moon which are formed as it loses heat and shrinks in size.

Two galaxies play tug of war in this spectacular Hubble image

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 16:09
As galaxies move across the universe, they sometimes interact and even collide when they come close enough to each other. In some cases, we can see evidence of nearby galactic neighbors in the effects on the shape and star production of a galaxy.

Parasitic fish could help treat human brain disease

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 15:04
Chemicals derived from the immune system of a parasitic fish could hold the key to better treatments for human brain disease, researchers say. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, scientists led by Eric Shusta from the University of ...

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:44
Researchers have announced that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere is now at levels not seen for at least 2.5 million years. We can all now claim part of the dubious honour of living in a time no other humans have ever experienced.

Startup Hermeus Wants to Build a Hypersonic Jet That Flies at 5 Times the Speed of Sound

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 13:12
A U.S. venture-capital firm recently led a round of seed investment for Hermeus Corp., a new startup looking to develop a hypersonic aircraft. Hermeus also announced its advisory board in a statement issued Monday (May 13, the board includes the former ...

Jeff Bezos Builds a Moon Ship

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:13
For now, it's only a model. But in five years, the Amazon CEO says, he can land it on the lunar surface. Rich Smith. (TMFDitty). May 19, 2019 at 7:13AM. Two years ago, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos -- yeah, the guy who owns Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) ...

NASA Testing Method to Grow Bigger Plants in Space

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:55
In an effort to increase the ability to provide astronauts nutrients on long-duration missions as the agency plans to sustainably return to the Moon and move forward to Mars, the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment is currently underway aboard the International Space ...

Here's Looking at You! Astrobee's First Robot Completes Initial Hardware Checks in Space

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:55
Bumble, the first Astrobee robot to power up in space, blinks while connected to its docking station in the Kibo module of the International Space Station. On April 30, NASA astronaut Anne McClain unpacked Bumble and worked with Astrobee's team at ...

Your genetic make-up decide whether you will own a dog or not, study

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:38
Dogs were the first domesticated animal and, according to the archaeological evidence, have had a close relationship with humans for at least 15,000 years. The relationship between humans and dogs is the longest of all the domestic animals, yet the origin ...

World's first living organism redesigned DNA created

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:07
NEW YORK- Scientists have created the world's first living organism that has a fully synthetic and radically altered DNA code. READ MORE: Pakistan will come out of economic crisis under PM Imran's leadership: Sh Rasheed. The lab-made microbe, a strain ...

Bound for Mars in 2020

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:01
The spacecraft for NASA's next Mars mission – Mars 2020 – is really beginning to take shape now. Here's the complete cruise stage, suspended in a cleanroom at JPL. It'll power and guide the spacecraft on its 7-month voyage to Mars. Sharing is caring! 0.

Early Humans Began Eating Starch 120000 Years Ago

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 09:26
Johannesburg: Our ancestors were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago, new research has found. “Starch diet isn't something that happens when we started farming, but rather, is as old as ...

A 242-Foot Asteroid Shot Past Earth Today At 22000 MPH

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 04:19
Planet Earth was buzzed by a rather sizeable space rock on Saturday. Known as asteroid 2019 JR1, our celestial visitor swung by for what astronomers refer to as a “close Earth approach,” coming within a few million miles of the planet's surface. Classified as ...

Watch: Here's What It's Like to Hike Mountain Trails on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 02:11
NASA's Curiosity rover has been climbing the rocky terrain of Mount Sharp on Mars since 2014. NASA recently revealed a proposed path that could help scientists learn more about the history of water on the Martian mountain. (Photo Credit: NASA) ...

FUTURE PROOF: Leaving earth to save earth

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 01:25
NASA wants to send astronauts back to the moon by 2024 and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes his company can help make that happen. Not only that, he envisions space colonies orbiting the earth. In March, American Vice-President Mike Pence called on ...

Climate change: One man's fight to save a California tree

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 00:57
After a huge wildfire killed a forest in San Diego, California, in 2002, Cody Petterson set his heart on replanting the trees. As a child, he had happily played and hiked among these statuesque conifers, which provide shelter to black bears and black-tailed deer.

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

Health News BBC - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 00:40
Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked.

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