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Bee study identifies gut bacteria that can improve memory

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 01:09
Robust new research published in the journal Nature Communications is demonstrating how a particular species of gut bacteria can directly improve long-term memory in bumblebees. The study found a bacterial metabolite can improve cognitive function in ...

Nano-spotlight used to capture first color photos of carbon nanotubes

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 20:55
Developed by scientists at the University of California - Riverside, the "magic wand"-like setup takes the light from a tungsten lamp and focuses it into the 5-nanometer-wide tip of a silver nanowire. A conical beam of light is then emitted from that tip, ...

Artificial lights cause earlier tree greening in the spring

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 20:18
The study revealed that tree leaves bud earlier in U.S. cities compared to rural areas, and that artificial light accelerates this effect, as the climate warms. “The effect of light pollution on vegetation phenology is ...

NASA DART: What comes next for the collision-course asteroid mission

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 19:26
How risky are asteroid strikes on Earth? We may not realize it, but our home planet comes into contact with asteroids and comets pretty much every day. Tiny space rocks regularly impact with the Earth's ...

Extinction of megafauna such as mammoths 'triggered global rise in wildfires'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 19:19
A study has found that as they went extinct, the loss of ancient grazing megafauna such as the woolly mammoth, the giant bison and ancient horses, may have played a significant role in increasing the level of fires.

After review, NASA resumes work toward December 22 launch for James Webb Space Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 19:06
The powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and one of the most expensive science projects in history originally was targeted for takeoff December 18 atop an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket, a contribution from the European Space Agency.

Researchers Create Ultrahard Diamond Glass

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 18:40
The new form of carbon glass synthesized by scientists from Jilin University and elsewhere consists of many randomly oriented clusters with diamond-like order and possesses the highest hardness (101.9 GPa), elastic modulus and thermal conductivity ...

Surgeon's CQC whistleblower claims branded fanciful

Health News BBC - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 18:03
A doctor alleges his role as a special adviser to England's healthcare regulator was ended unfairly.

Hubble Captures Bright Protostellar Jet in NGC 1977

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:50
Hubble captured a bright jet (orange object at the bottom center of the image) from the protostar Parengo 2042 in this image of NGC 1977. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / J. Bally, University of Colorado at Boulder / Gladys Kober, NASA & Catholic ...

Study reveals satellite galaxies may have vanished from Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:47
The Milky Way began to form relatively soon after the Big Bang explosion that marked the beginning of the universe some 13.8 billion years ago. The sun, located roughly 26,000 light- ...

Covid vaccines safe in pregnancy, data shows

Health News BBC - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:28
More mothers-to-be should come forward for the jab, the UK Health Security Agency's report suggests.

Shropshire baby deaths: Ockenden report delayed until March

Health News BBC - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:08
Donna Ockenden was to publish her findings on Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in December.

Scientists uncover secrets of alien worlds using 'perfect harmony' of planetary system

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:00
An illustration showing what the TRAPPIST-1 system might look like from a vantage point near planet TRAPPIST-1f (right). (NASA/JPL-Caltech).

Pendant from 41500 years ago may have uncovered a 'step in evolution'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:00
In 2010, scientists unearthed an ivory pendant from an abandoned Polish cave. Punctured with patterns reminiscent of moon cycles and mathematics, the artifact's origins eluded archaeologists -- until now. An international team of researchers just ...

'Super jelly' can survive being run over by a car

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:00
Researchers have developed a jelly-like material that can withstand the equivalent of an elephant standing on it, and completely recover to its original shape, even though it's 80% water. The soft-yet-strong material, developed by a team at the ...

Orbital harmony limits late arrival of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 16:00
"After rocky planets form, things bash into them," said astrophysicist Sean Raymond of the University of Bordeaux in France. "It's called bombardment, or late accretion, and we care about it, in part, because these impacts can be an important source of ...

Why Apollo 16's Charlie Duke is still a lunar rover

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 15:54
Almost 50 years since he became the youngest of the moonwalkers, Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charlie Duke would be willing to return to space as an octogenarian. “I'd do something like [Blue Origin] or SpaceX,” he says in the Southern drawl familiar ...

NASA sending rocket to blast into asteroid, practice to possibly save Earth someday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 15:23
A Space-X rocket was launched yesterday, and the DART spacecraft was on top of the rocket. DART stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test. DART is going to be close to two asteroids next September. These asteroids are named Didymos and Dimorphos. Neither ...

Solar storm warning: Sun ejects 'canyon of hot plasma' that can cause power blackouts

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 15:04
Another huge solar flare from the Sun is heading towards the Earth. The solar blast, also known as a Coronal Mass Injection (CME), was noticed on Wednesday 24 November and it is believed it may deliver a 'glancing blow'. Solar flares are very common ...

Scientists use seismic noise to image first hundred meters of Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 14:30
This week, researchers described how they've managed to find quiet periods on Mars that lets them image closer to the surface. The results, combined with some nearby surface features, reveal that InSight is likely above two large lava flows, separated by ...

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