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What asteroids can tell us

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 06:01
Asteroids are numerous, and they are old. Kind of like baby boomers. I know, I'm one. A baby boomer that is. Most astronomers think asteroids represent some of the oldest remnants of our solar systems formation.

Push for more take-up of flu vaccine before Christmas

Health News BBC - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 05:39
PHE is urging more pregnant women and over-65s to get the flu jab after a fall in uptake.

Last second abort for Delta 4 Heavy spy satellite launch

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 05:25
An attempt to launch a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite atop a heavy-lift Delta 4 rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles was aborted at the T-minus 7.5-second mark Saturday evening when a problem was ...

Hopes of Global Cooling Burst as Study Predicts a Stronger Solar Cycle Ahead

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 03:55
The sunspot activity has been at its minimum since 1800. A new study shows that the upcoming sunspot cycle is going to be stronger.

What does Martian wind sound like? Now we know

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 03:44
(ABC News) -- For the first time, humans can hear wind from Mars. InSight, or NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander, provided the first "sounds" of Martian winds to human ears on Friday.

It was a big week for space, and here's how wind sounds on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 03:41
ScientiFix, our weekly feature, will offer you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

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Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 03:40
China has launched a daring mission to land a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon for the first time in space history. Resting atop a Long March 3B rocket, the Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwestern China.

'Christmas Comet' Will Be Brightest Comet of the Year

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 03:33
Image of Comet 46P/Wirtanen taken on December 2, 2018. The comet will be making a close pass of Earth on December 16. (Photo Credit: NASA).

The athletes starving themselves for success

Health News BBC - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:54
Extreme dieting is leading to cases of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport among men and women.

‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’

Health News BBC - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:49
Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match.

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:39
A relaxed-looking juvenile Hawaiian monk seal lounges near a sandy white beach on some green foliage. Its eyes are half-closed and it has a serene expression on its face.

Government bans fax machines in the NHS

Health News BBC - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:37
Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.

Greenland's ice sheet melting at a fee that's 'off the charts'

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:05
Greenland's ice sheet is melting at a scale that has been labelled by scientists as 'off the charts'. Researchers say that if the ice sheet continues to melt at its current 'unprecedented rate' it could accelerate the rate of sea level rise.

Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends

Health News BBC - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 00:03
Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends.

CRS-16 Dragon arrives at ISS after ground-based communications issue

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 23:58
SpaceX's CRS-16 Dragon capsule was captured by the International Space Station's six-person Expedition 57 crew, despite a communications issue prompting a temporary retreat command being issued.

China Launches Probe Bound For A Historic Exploration Of The Far Side Of The Moon

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 23:34
A Chinese spacecraft is headed toward the moon on a historic mission. The rocket, launched Saturday, is carrying a probe set to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, reports China's state-run Xinhua News Agency.

'Cute Aggression' Study Explores Why We Want to Squeeze Cute Babies and Animals

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 22:50
You've probably heard the term “cute aggression” thrown around over the years. It describes the odd but seemingly common compulsion to smoosh, bite, or pinch—but not hurt—adorable things like babies and animals.

In Our Skies: A good opportunity to view December's comets

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 21:33
Up through the latter part of the 20th century, many - indeed, a significant majority - of comets were discovered by dedicated amateur astronomers who regularly searched the skies for these fuzzy visitors from the outer solar system.

Colorado's Lockheed 'Martian' celebrates two interplanetary coups in two weeks

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 20:36
In two weeks, a Colorado company has scored a pair of interplanetary space victories. First, it gently landed a spacecraft in a precise location on Mars.

Hawaiian Monk Seals Getting Eels Stuck up Their Noses, Baffling Scientists

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 19:22
Endangered seals are baffling conservationists with an unlikely predicament: getting eels stuck up their noses. The Honolulu-based Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP), part of the United States' NOAA Fisheries agency, posted a photo on its ...

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