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Exploding fireball illuminates night sky in Florida

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:02
The American Meteor Society, which documents fireball reports and calculates the path of suspected meteors, believes the space rock traveled south to north about midway between the Atlantic coast of Florida and the western tip of Grand Bahama Island.

There's a fix for what ails the Mars helicopter's software

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:55
Ingenuity conducted a high-speed test of its rotors Friday, but the command sequence ended early due to a watchdog timer that expired. This early end of the test happened when the helicopter was trying to shift the flight computer from preflight into flight mode.

'Space Hero' reality show competition signs space act agreement with NASA

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:38
However, this agreement "does not authorize a private astronaut mission to the International Space Station," a NASA spokesperson told Space.com. Rather, it is "a nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement for the purpose ...

How do scientists build the best diet for astronauts?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:37
Most of us with access to various food sources, meanwhile, don't need to worry about meal prepping quite as much as NASA. In space, where astronauts confront drastic environmental and physical changes, the need for safe, nutritious and energy-laden food is ...

Covid: South Africa variant surge probably due to person travelling from Africa

Health News BBC - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:20
A "significant" number of confirmed and probable cases have been found in Lambeth and Wandsworth.

Some Youth Sports Teams Need Work on COVID Safety Guidelines

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:07
As some experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are pointing the finger at team sports as one of the culprits for the spike in COVID-19 cases in kids, a new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan shows one in ...

Even for Bill Nye, the science behind a good gin and tonic is mind-boggling

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:00
The Science Guy took the time this week to answer questions from the Globe on proper G&Ts, as well as more serious topics. By Gary Dzen Globe Staff,Updated April 13, 2021, 0 seconds ago. Bill Nye says "in the summertime especially, there's nothing like a ...

Vehicle strikes bring Florida panther death toll to 14 for 2021

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:43
A pair of 1-year-old female Florida panthers have died in the past week, both victims of vehicle strikes, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. One body of the endangered species was found Saturday in Collier County with ...

Allen: Dire predictions in Texas way off

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:01
Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledged something truly shocking. When asked on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” why COVID-19 ca ...

Technique allows mapping of epigenetic information in single cells at scale

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:52
Date: April 12, 2021; Source: Karolinska Institutet; Summary: Histones are tiny proteins that bind to DNA and hold information that can help turn on or off individual genes. Researchers have developed a technique that makes it possible to examine how ...

Most Parents OK About School Rules for Kids' Return to Sports: Poll

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:37
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Though playing youth sports comes with new pandemic-era precautions and some experts are linking these activities to community spread of COVID-19, many kids are still participating, according to a parent ...

How Do Astronauts Spend Their Weekends in Space?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:23
“Astronaut happiness wasn't necessarily a factor,” says spaceflight historian David Hitt. But by the 1970s NASA was looking at prolonged human spaceflight missions on a fully functioning space station, Skylab, constructed ...

Covid-19: US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Health News BBC - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:07
Federal agencies act out of an "abundance of caution" after extremely rare cases of blood clotting.

New flying reptile that lived in China 160 years ago reveals oldest opposed thumb

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:07
London, April 13. A team of international researchers has discovered the earliest-known example of an opposed thumb on a new tree-dwelling pterosaur species that lived in China 160 million years ago. Dubbed 'Monkeydactyl', the small-bodied ...

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity won't fly until next week at the earliest

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:06
We'll have to wait a bit longer to see the first Mars helicopter lift off. NASA had originally aimed to conduct the first Red Planet flight of its Ingenuity helicopter — the first-ever powered flight on a world beyond Earth — on Sunday (April 11). A high-speed ...

SpaceX's SN15 Starship prototype rolls out to launch pad

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:04
That previous vehicle, SN11, performed well during most of its 6.2-mile-high (10 kilometers) flight on March 30 but suffered a serious problem while gearing up for landing. (SpaceX skipped the SN12, SN13 and SN14 iterations, going directly from SN11 to SN15.).

Strange blue structures glow on Mars in new NASA image

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:00
Using a special infrared camera aboard the Mars Odyssey orbiter, which has been soaring over the Red Planet since 2001, researchers snapped a thermal image of the Martian north pole, digitally colored to highlight the wide-ranging temperatures there.

Farthest gamma-ray emitting active galaxy with narrow emission lines discovered

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:41
Ever since 1929, when Edwin Hubble discovered that the Universe is expanding, it has been known that most other galaxies are moving away from us. Light from these galaxies is shifted to longer (and this means redder) wavelengths - in other words, it is red- ...

Covid: People 45 or over in England invited to book vaccine

Health News BBC - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 10:30
It comes after all over-50s and those in high-risk groups in the UK have been offered a first dose.

Graffiti can now be removed in minutes without damaging underlying art

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 10:03
If murals or street art are defaced with graffiti, restoring the artwork can be a challenge. But now there's a cleaning hydrogel that can remove a layer of graffiti within minutes, without any alteration to the artwork underneath – even when the art and overlying ...

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