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UH Project Imua rocketry team wins NASA rookie award

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 03:43
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Fourteen students from Honolulu, Kapiʻolani and Windward Community Colleges and UH Mānoa, from the Project Imua Mission 6 team, have been recognized for rocketry excellence. The UH team launched its rocket and payload in ...

Modern humans diverged from Neanderthals much sooner than believed

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 03:24
These findings produce significant implications in the hunt for modern humans' last common ancestors with Neanderthals, since it rules out all hominins that came after 800,000 years ago. Neanderthals and modern humans diverged earlier than previously ...

Nearly one-quarter of western Antarctic ice unstable, alarming new report claims

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 02:59
Melting Antarctic ice is becoming unstable. That is the alarming take on the West Antarctic ice sheet, according to a new study released earlier this week. Advertisement. Over the past quarter-century, an enormous volume of ice has melted off the sheet — and ...

SpaceX delays launch of internet satellites

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 01:59
The company said the launch has been scrubbed to update satellite software and triple-check everything. SpaceX hasn't provided many specifics on the capabilities of Starlink, but hopefully, it can do better than existing satellite broadband solutions that can ...

Universal truth: Amazing Hubble Space Telescope image contains approximately 260000 galaxies

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 01:59
If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine the tome needing to be written to encapsulate a shot of 265,000 galaxies. An extraordinary image snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope of the thousands of galaxies is actually a composite of 7,500 ...

What does the menopause do to the body?

Health News BBC - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:37
The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause.

Looking Up: Bright yellow Capella shines in northwest

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:31
Here we are in the height of spring and I am talking about a winter star. One of the several brilliant stars that dominate the winter evening sky keeps on going, and if you live far enough north, it is with you every night of the year. The star is Capella, the yellow ...

Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners

Health News BBC - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:11
The mental health DJ who says he has helped his listeners out of "very dark places".

The arm patch that stops you getting cold – Science Report

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:22
It could be the perfect answer for people who fight over the thermostat in the office or at home. Scientists have created an armband which works as a 'personal thermostat' to keep people who are always warm or cold at a constant temperature. The patch ...

This Yellow Egyptian Glass Was Forged by a Meteorite Impact 29 Million Years Ago

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 23:01
Visit the right patch of desert along the border of Libya and Egypt, and you could stumble on pieces of pale yellow glass, the traces of a meteorite impact that took place 29 million years ago. That glass, one notable piece of which was used in jewelry found in ...

The Chang'E-4 lander may have spotted remains of the Moon's magma ocean

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:50
While some of the details are still being worked out, it's generally agreed that the Moon formed when a Mars-sized body collided with the early Earth. Some of the debris put into orbit by the collision would then go on to condense into the Moon.

Stigma deterring elite athletes with mental health issues from seeking help

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:29
Stigma is the main reason why elite athletes with mental health issues don't seek the help they need, finds a summary of the available evidence, published in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine devoted to the topic. But a poor ...

This is where the Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:14
(CNN) On April 11, the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft attempted to land on the moon in the ancient volcanic field called the Sea of Serenity -- but it crashed instead. Now, NASA has released images that helped researchers discover the crash site. NASA's Lunar ...

NASA spending bill clears House subcommittee

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:10
WASHINGTON — A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request for an additional $1.6 billion to support plans for a 2024 human return to ...

See the International Space Station fly over Huntsville

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:07
If you're in North Alabama this weekend, you'll have some good chances to see the International Space Station fly over the Huntsville area. The station is the third-brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know where and when to look. Flyover heights ...

Tooth Analysis Suggests Neanderthals and Modern Humans Split Apart Far Earlier Than We Thought

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:52
Dental evidence suggests Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor around 800,000 years ago—hundreds of thousands of years earlier than standard estimates. The finding could finally reveal the provenance of our shared ...

Scientists consider raising Mauna Loa's alert level

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:52
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Scientists on the Big Island are considering raising the alert level for Mauna Loa. Experts say there's been a slight increase in the number of earthquakes at the volcano over the past month. The largest was a ...

How a member of a family of light-sensitive proteins adjusts skin color

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:43
Date: May 17, 2019; Source: Brown University; Summary: Researchers have found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusting the amount of pigment produced in human skin, ...

Get ready for a jam-packed day of Bruin spirit

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:33
A conversation among three UCLA chancellors. Tours highlighting campus buildings, artwork and even some labs not usually open to the public. Renowned speakers exploring the idea of time. And a spectacular light-and-sound show projected onto Royce ...

NASA's Prolific Mars Orbiter Completes 60000th Lap of Red Planet

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:31
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has clocked a total of 60,000 laps around Mars, during which time the probe has collected invaluable data about the planet's surface and atmosphere. MRO circles Mars once every 112 minutes, traveling at about ...

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