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Earth's Atmospheric CO2 Levels at 415ppm, Same as 5.3 Million Years Ago

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:21
The atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have reached a milestone during the past weekend. An alarming 415 ppm (parts per million) was detected on the scales. The high level of carbon dioxide was recorded by the Mauna Loa University in Hawaii and was ...

“Ultima Thule” –Nazi Legacy Lurks at Farthest Reaches of Our Solar System

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:12
A dark legacy of the Nazi Era looms far beyond Pluto in the cold outermost reaches of our solar system. Earlier this week we reported that NASA's New Horizons mission team published the first results of its New Year's 2019 flyby of the farthest world ever ...

The Earth was a powerful magnetic storm

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:07
Storm fifth points are extremely rare. On planet Earth was the largest magnetic storm in the last two years. This writes the Chronicle.info with reference to RIA Novosti. Scientist connects natural phenomenon with the increased activity of the Sun. Bogachev ...

Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:56
Date: May 17, 2019; Source: California Institute of Technology; Summary: A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics. Share: FULL STORY ...

Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child

Health News BBC - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:55
The parents of a young girl with epilepsy have to travel from the UK to the Netherlands for medical cannabis.

NICK STROBEL: OCO-3, predecessor keep eye on Earth's carbon dioxide levels

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:54
On May 4 NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) was part of the cargo inside a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. On May 9, OCO-3 was removed from the spacecraft and installed on the exterior of the Japanese ...

'Extraordinary': Almost 1/4 of West Antarctic ice is now 'unstable'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:26
More unsettling news from the bottom of the world. Almost one-quarter of the ice in the West Antarctic ice sheet has been classified as "unstable," according to a new study released this week. This is due to the huge volume of ice that's melted from the ice ...

Will NASA's Rush to Land Astronauts on the Moon Get Us to Mars Any Faster?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:26
WASHINGTON — A mission to the moon may be a good "steppingstone" for sending humans to Mars, but the experts are divided over whether NASA's new push to put humans on the moon in 2024 will help get the agency to Mars by the 2030s. This spring ...

Exoplanet-hunting CubeSat photographs Los Angeles

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:25
May 17 (UPI) -- NASA's smallest exoplanet-hunting satellite, the CubeSat ASTERIA, recently captured photographs of Los Angeles from 250 miles above Earth's surface. The space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory published the photographs on its website ...

Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:07
Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough—though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all utilize the same molecular machinery to infect human cells. Bacteria use this machinery, called a ...

Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:04
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's ...

Look up this weekend: International Space Station will fly over these US cities

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:01
What would it be like to make pizza in zero gravity? Astronauts aboard the International Space Station worked together to add sauce and toppings to pizza crusts, making for an unusual spectacle of floating food. By. Up Next. ×. SHARE. COPY LINK.

Look up this weekend: International Space Station will fly over these US cities

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:01
Space lovers in cities across the United States should look up this weekend, NASA says. The International Space Station will be traveling over the Eastern U.S. on Friday and Saturday, on an orbital path that will make it visible from New Orleans, Louisiana, ...

SpaceX is building a Starship prototype right here on the Space Coast

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:58
The unmistakable sounds of heavy machinery permeate the air around Cocoa's industrial area west of U.S. Highway 1, but there's a gleaming new entrant here. Rising at this site on Cidco Road: A prototype of SpaceX's Starship, the company's ...

Museum volunteers discover new species of extinct heron at North Florida fossil site

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:54
Date: May 17, 2019; Source: Florida Museum of Natural History; Summary: When the bones of an ancient heron were unearthed at a North Florida fossil site, the find wasn't made by researchers but by two Florida Museum of Natural History volunteers.

Alligator bites bigger, bellowing gator in Florida, video shows: 'It was exciting to see'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:51
A huge, bellowing alligator was jumped and bitten by another gator in Florida, a video shows. Seana Sasnett was filming the alligator — along with a second one beside it — at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Fla., Wednesday morning when a third alligator ...

Seasonal Monsoon Rains Block Key Ocean Current

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:49
Our oceans and the complex "conveyer belt" system of currents that connects them play an important role in regulating global climate. The oceans store heat from the Sun, and ocean currents transport that heat from the tropics to the poles. They release the ...

A rocket scientist explains how we could relocate the earth to escape the expanding sun

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:44
In the Netflix sci-fi film " The Wandering Earth" there's a scenario in which the sun will run out of fuel and expand, most likely engulfing the Earth. A professor in space systems engineering at the University of Glasgow, proposes 3 ways to move the Earth from ...

A Smithsonian Curator Reflects on Apollo 10, the Mission that Made Landing on the Moon Possible

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:43
“I keep telling Neil Armstrong that we painted that white line in the sky all the way to the moon down to 47,000 feet so he wouldn't get lost, and all he had to do was land. Made it sort of easy for him.” So said Eugene Cernan, the last human to set foot on the ...

Astronaut speaks about working on NASA's Hubble telescope

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:24
One of the most valuable tools used to explore our universe turns 30 next month. The Hubble telescope was only built to last 15 years. KOCO 5 talked to a NASA astronaut who just visited the telescope for the last planned servicing mission. Watch our full ...

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