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Best Time To See Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 In NoVA, DC

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 19:16
The Geminid meteor shower, known for colorful meteors with long tails, peaks in near-perfect skies, weather permitting in NoVA and DC.

What does Martian wind sound like? Now we know

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 19:05
What does Martian wind sound like? Now we know originally appeared on abcnews.go.com. For the first time, humans can hear wind from Mars.

Honda, CalTech and NASA's JPL might have a real alternative to Li-ion batteries

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:59
Fluoride-ion battery technology would allow EVs to go further on smaller battery packs with less impact on the environment. Jake Holmes/Roadshow.

SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:28
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays.

Astronaut Nick Hague is 'ready to go' again after failed launch to space station

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:09
Almost two months after NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his Russian counterpart Alexei Ovchinin survived a failed launch from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station, Hague told ABC News' David Kerley Friday he is ready to try again.

Multiple deaths reported at Italian nightclub

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:02
Some reports say there was panic after pepper spray was sacked inside the club in the town of Corinaldo. Rescuers assist injured people outside a nightclub in Corinaldo, central Italy, early Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: Time, Date and Forecast For Year's Best Shooting Star Display

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 10:00
The Geminid meteor shower—one of the best and most reliable displays of the year—will peak on 13 and 14 December. Up to 100 meteors per hour could be visible, and with the moon in its first quarter, this year's shower should be particularly impressive.

Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

Health News BBC - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 07:50
Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.

Comet 46P/Wirtanen to be 10th-closest in modern times

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 05:28
Comet 46P/Wirtanen, a small, emerald-green dazzler, will be the 10th-closest comet to fly past Earth in modern times. Whether it will be viewable in the days leading up to Dec. 16, when it is closest to our planet, will depend on cloud cover, light ...

MIT researchers develop antimicrobial peptides from South American wasp's venom

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:36
Altered peptides from a South American wasp's venom can kill bacteria but are nontoxic to human cells. The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria.

Seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 02:28
Seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses - and scientists have no clue why, according to a report Friday. A photo of a Hawaiian monk seal with the wormlike sea creature dangling from its schnoz went viral this week - and at least three more have ...

Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin

Health News BBC - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:47
Students at the University of South Wales are learning from a childlike doll which has a pulse

China Launches Pioneering Mission to Far Side of Moon

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:31
China launched a groundbreaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S.. A Long March 3B rocket carrying ...

SpaceX Breaks Launch Record

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:57
Two rocket launches last week by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) broke the company's record for number of successful missions in a calendar year.

No Need To Worry About 'Great Dying' - About Permian Extinction 262 Million Years Ago

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:54
This is running as a scary story in the news today. I'm asked if it means we are all going to die. No, it does not. That was a 10 °C rise and we are headed towards 3.6 °C at maximum with the Paris pledges already.

Boeing and SpaceX embroiled in different kind of space race

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:40
A veritable space race is underway between Boeing and SpaceX, and it all involves a little American flag. For seven years, we've been relying on Russia for rides to the International Space Station.

The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes

Health News BBC - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:12
Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.

Astronaut Shares Stunning Video Of A Crew Launch To The Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:45
On December 3, three astronauts left Earth's orbit to journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The trio - made up of NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of ...

Successful failure: Why SpaceX booster mishap shows its readiness

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 22:38
SpaceX's failed attempt at landing its Falcon 9 rocket Dec. 5 proved the company is prepared when things go off the rails. During the rocket's expected landing at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1, the booster's grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so the ...

The toxic wasp venom that could help protect humans against superbugs

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 22:12
Toxic wasp venom could lead to radical news drugs that kill off superbugs resistant to antibiotics. Researchers at MIT studying the antimicrobial properties of a toxin normally found in a South American wasp, created variants that are potent against ...

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