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New collection of stars, not born in our galaxy, discovered in Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 44 min ago
Astronomers can go their whole career without finding a new object in the sky. But for Lina Necib, a postdoctoral scholar in theoretical physics at Caltech, the discovery of a cluster of stars in the Milky Way, but not born of the Milky Way, came early—with a little ...

Physics team observes extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class

Google Science Feeds - 1 hour 51 min ago
Topological materials such as tungsten ditelluride, here a sample in an ultra-high vacuum chamber, have special electronic properties and are very robust against external perturbations. Credit: AG Bauer. In physics, they are currently the subject of intensive ...

The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 7 min ago
Pregnant polar bears enter dens when they give birth for up to eight months. The process makes bear moms super vulnerable—they fast, surviving off the fat on their bodies, and can lose up to 43% of their body weight. And in that environment, the moms must ...

Researchers develop novel approach to modeling yet-unconfirmed rare nuclear process

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 35 min ago
Date: July 6, 2020; Source: Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; Summary: Researchers have taken a major step toward a theoretical first-principles description of neutrinoless double-beta decay. Observing this yet-unconfirmed rare ...

Congress may allow NASA to launch Europa Clipper on a Falcon Heavy

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 47 min ago
The US House of Representatives released its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget for NASA on Tuesday, funding the agency at $22.63 billion. This is the same amount of funding that was enacted for NASA's budget this year. This is just the beginning of the ...

NASA's InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 1 min ago
Now that the lander's robotic arm has helped the mole get underground, it will resume science activities that have been on hold. NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars. The mission is ...

Blocking cholesterol storage 'could stop growth of pancreatic tumours', study claims

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 14 min ago
Blocking cholesterol storage could stop growth of cancerous tumours, according to a new study. In a possible new strategy for treating the deadly disease, researchers were able to stop the cancer in its tracks by preventing cells from storing the waxy ...

Volcanic Island in Pacific Ocean Having 'Vigorous Growth Spurt'

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 42 min ago
A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean appears to be experiencing a "vigorous growth spurt," with images from space showing it expanding in size since the middle of June. The island, Nishinoshima, is located about 600 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. While it ...

Scientists create new device to light up the way for quantum technologies

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 44 min ago
Researchers at CRANN and Trinity's School of Physics have created an innovative new device that will emit single particles of light, or photons, from quantum dots that are the key to practical quantum computers, quantum communications, and other quantum ...

Player's Own Voice podcast: Arianne Jones confronts Lyme disorder

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 45 min ago
Bodily setbacks are section and parcel of just about every athlete's job. But for Arianne Jones, the Canadian Olympic luge athlete, overall body dimension and perform played an even more outsized part in her always shocking job. According to Jones' ...

Pink Ice in the Alps Could Signal Acceleration of Climate Change

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 51 min ago
For decades, climate scientists have been tracking troubling changes in glaciers around the world. These massive bodies of ice shift and flow under their own weight, but many glaciers are now shrinking. A new trend in the European Alps suggests glacial ...

COVID-19 demonstrates why wealth matters

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 55 min ago
While COVID-19 has impacted all individuals, the impact has not been equal. In a new national Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 survey, the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis found that liquid assets increased the likelihood ...

Not a myth after all: Farm animals may be key to forecasting earthquakes

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 4 min ago
Study aiming to solve age-old mystery shows that animals exhibit strange behavior up to 20 hours before a quake hits. RADOLFZELL, Germany – According to anecdotal accounts, farm animals and pets often behave abnormally in the hours leading up to ...

'Tiny bug slayer': Meet the pint-size ancient ancestor of dinosaurs discovered in Madagascar

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 11 min ago
A pint-size predator to bugs may provide scientists news clues about the ancient ancestors of dinosaurs and pterosaurs, a study published Monday suggests. Standing about about 4 inches tall, Kongonaphon kely could be one of the last common ancestors of ...

Toward improved wound healing: Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 16 min ago
The fascinating family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of chronic disorders such as Crohn's disease. For the first time, a team led by ERC awardee Markus Muttenthaler from the Faculty of Chemistry of ...

“The Big Bang iPhone” –Age of Sun-Like Stars Predicts Lithium Production

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 24 min ago
... ‌. “Our observations show that Sun-like stars actually create lithium later in their lives, after they have swelled to become red giants. This means that the Sun itself will also manufacture lithium about five billion years in the future,” said Dr. Yerra Bharat Kumar ...

A group of 239 scientists says there's growing evidence covid-19 is airborne

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 39 min ago
The news: A group of 239 scientists from 32 countries have written an open letter to the World Health Organization arguing that covid-19 can be transmitted through the air. You might think we know that already, but most current guidance is based on the idea ...

View a Stunning Flight Over Korolev Crater on Mars via Mars Express

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 48 min ago
This movie, based on images taken by ESA's Mars Express, showcases the 82 km wide Korolev crater on Mars. Located in the northern lowlands of the Red Planet, south of the large Olympia Undae dune field that partly surrounds Mars' north polar cap, this ...

A new planet discovery has astronomers confused

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 49 min ago
Since its launch two years ago, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has scoured the skies to search for strange alien worlds spread out in different parts of the universe. Throughout its unusual encounters, this recent discovery ranks pretty ...

Race for Space Presents a Long-Term Investing Opportunity

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 57 min ago
If the early bookings are an indication, the market for space tourism more than showing signs of life. Share · Next. Race for Space Presents a Long-Term Investing Opportunity. SpaceX broke fresh ground as it became the first private company to last send ...

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