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Covid vaccines: Why some countries will have to wait until 2022

Health News BBC - 3 hours 9 min ago
How are Covid-19 vaccines being distributed across the world? As some countries start vaccinating their populations, others are being left behind.

NASA, Boeing reveal accelerated ULA launch schedule for Starliner testflight

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:43
Boeing's Starliner capsule will get a second try at a successful test launch, riding on a Colorado company's rocket as soon as March 25. United Launch Alliance, the Centennial-based rocket company, revealed Monday that a change in its schedule made it ...

Skull of Tube-Crested Dinosaur Reveals Evolution of Bizarre Crest

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:36
A newly discovered dinosaur skull helped scientists understand the differences between species of Parasaurolophus — and may have finally revealed the purpose of the creature's unique facial crest. Parasaurolophus group being confronted by a ...

Biden's Cabinet Slot For Science Is Filled By Flatlands 'Genius'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:22
President Joe Biden has elevated the position of science adviser to Cabinet level, and to fill the post he has nominated a Brooklyn-born and raised scientist who pioneered in mapping the human genome. The president called Eric Lander “one of the most ...

UOttawa startup gets $4M funding boost for technology that curbs 'freezer burn' in stem cell tissue

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:14
A biotech startup co-founded in Ottawa has landed millions of dollars in new funding for its pioneering solution that helps preserve human cells used in next-generation medical research. PanTHERA Cryosolutions says it's secured a $4-million investment from ...

You need to see the Wolf Moon shine in the sky this week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 21:03
Over the course of its trip around the Earth, the Moon moves through different phases, each marked by a different degree of luminosity — and a unique nickname, a cheeky nod and wink to the time of year these phases are taking place. In that spirit, on ...

Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year. And it's going to get worse.

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 20:58
Global ice loss has increased rapidly over the past two decades, and scientists are still underestimating just how much sea levels could rise, according to alarming new research published this month. From the thin ice shield covering most of the Arctic Ocean ...

Ice age Siberian hunters may have domesticated dogs 23000 years ago

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 20:26
Sometime toward the end of the last ice age, a group of humans armed with stone-tipped spears stalked their prey in the bitter cold of northeastern Siberia, tracking bison and woolly mammoths across a vast, grassy landscape. Beside them ran wolflike ...

Major discovery helps explain coral bleaching

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 20:00
Because food is not readily available, corals have developed a remarkable feeding mechanism that involves a symbiotic relationship with single-celled algae. These algae grow inside the corals, using the coral tissue as shelter and absorbing the CO2 that the ...

Boeing bumps up Startliner launch date, docking with space station

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:58
CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. – Boeing officials plan to re-do the orbital flight test of the Starliner spacecraft a little sooner than originally planned due to a few things lining up in the company's favor. Boeing is planning to launch the CST-100 Starliner on a United ...

A new class of superconductors

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:48
A new theory that could explain how unconventional superconductivity arises in a diverse set of compounds might never have happened if physicists Qimiao Si and Emilian Nica had chosen a different name for their 2017 model of orbital-selective ...

Call of Duty pro retires at age 25 due to thumb injury

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:47
Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums. In the world of sports you get to hear stories of professionals who suffer injuries that end their careers. This is not something strange in the esports scene and there are ...

Former NASA administrator lands new investment job

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:42
Former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has transitioned to a job in the private sector: senior adviser for a private equity firm. Acorn Growth Cos., which invests in aerospace, defense and intelligence organizations, announced Bridenstine's new position on ...

Atomic design for a carbon-free planet

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:18
This research, which he began in 1994 as a graduate student at MIT, was situated at “the interface between the known and unknown,” says Li PhD '00, the Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and professor of Materials ...

Earth Has Lost 28 Trillion Tons of Ice since the Mid-1990s

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:17
It's the first to provide a truly global analysis of the planet's vanishing ice, the authors say. It accounts for both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice and mountain glaciers all over the world.

Atomic design for a carbon-free planet

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:10
Manipulating materials at a fundamental level, Ju Li reveals new properties for energy applications. Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

Winter owl prowl hike

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 19:00
Hikers are invited to enjoy the unique sounds of the woods in winter on a full moon hike at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 7 pm. Nature will light the trail as hikers take in the howls of distant coyotes, hooting owls ...

Hancock: 'Difficult to put timeline on exiting lockdown'

Health News BBC - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:53
The health secretary says lifting restrictions can only happen when the "facts on the ground" show it is safe.

Mini sea monster had teeth as sharp as a saw blade

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:46
Miners discovered the remains of this creature — a lizard-like marine reptile called a mosasaur that lived during the dinosaur age — at the Sidi Chennane phosphate mine in Morocco's Khouribga province. Once researchers examined the specimen ...

They reveal the shape of the Earth in 200 million years

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:29
Researchers believe that Eurasia will collide with the Americas and form a new supercontinent, “Amasia.” Nearly 200 million years have passed since the present moment, the continents have come together and have formed a new supercontinent that ...

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