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Fact-check: Did a NASA rover find fungi growing on Mars?

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 18 min ago
Bloggers: "Scientists Claim to Spot Fungus Growing on Mars in NASA Rover Photos”. PolitiFact's ruling: False. Here's why: A group of scientists claims they have found proof of life — in the form of fungi — on Mars, according to a blog post and posts on social ...

Voyager spacecraft detects 'persistent hum' beyond our solar system

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 1 sec ago
(CNN) One of the Earth's longest-flying spacecraft has detected a "persistent hum" beyond our solar system, according to a new study. NASA's Voyager 1 launched on September 5 1977, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket, just ...

International Space Station, train of SpaceX satellites cut through Western Washington skies

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 26 min ago
Given the cloudy weather that typically grace Western Washington in May and June, the region will often miss out on exciting visual spectacles in its night skies. But thanks clear weather early in the week, anyone awake in the wee hours of the morning on ...

A New Gene Editing Tool Rivals CRISPR, and Can Make Millions of Edits at Once

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 32 min ago
With CRISPR's meteoric rise as a gene editing marvel, it's easy to forget its lowly origins: it was first discovered as a quirk of the bacterial immune system. It seems like bacteria has more to offer. This month, a team led by the famed synthetic biologist Dr.

Ancient dental plaque shows humans have always loved carbs

Google Science Feeds - 3 hours 42 min ago
There are over 600 different microbial species living in distinct habitats inside your mouth, from your tongue to your gums to the biofilm of plaque on your teeth. “We don't appreciate how complex our mouth really is,” says Christina Warinner, an assistant ...

Steve Jurczyk Retires as NASA Associate Administrator, Served More Than Three Decades of Service at NASA

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 9 min ago
(NASA) – Steve Jurczyk, who served as acting NASA administrator from Jan. 20 to May 3, 2021, announced Monday he will retire on Friday, May 14, after more than three decades of service at NASA. Jurczyk has served as associate administrator, the ...

Hidden within African diamonds, a billion-plus years of deep-Earth history

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 14 min ago
The process may go back as far as 3.5 billion years, and probably continues today. Occasionally, they are carried upward by powerful, deep-seated volcanic eruptions called kimberlites. (Don't expect to see one erupt today; the youngest known kimberlite ...

NASA rocket launch from Wallops Flight Facility rescheduled for tonight. How to watch Tuesday.

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 29 min ago
The forecast is not great for Tuesday night in New Jersey though, with partly cloudy skies and a stray shower possible, according to AccuWeather.com. Cloud clover will be 37% in Newark, 43% in Trenton, 39% in Atlantic City, 40% in Camden and 31% in ...

Qantas sells tickets for supermoon 'flight to nowhere'

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 34 min ago
As restrictions keep travellers grounded, airlines are finding creative ways to encourage passengers back onboard. Qantas, which has previously sold “mystery flights” within Australia to spur domestic tourism, is now selling tickets for a supermoon scenic flight ...

Morphing noodles start flat but bend into curly pasta shapes as they're cooked

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 39 min ago
Pasta that starts out flat morphs into curls, spirals and tubes when cooked, potentially allowing for flat pasta that would save packaging space. Morphing Matter Lab/Carnegie Mellon University ...

What is conversion therapy and when will it be banned?

Health News BBC - 5 hours 6 min ago
"Abhorrent" practices aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity will be banned, but not until further consultation.

New Study From University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Identifies Five Double-Sun Planets That Could Support Life

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 28 min ago
URBANA, Ill., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Luke Skywalker's view of two suns in Star Wars is fictional, but recent research from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found that five known systems having double-star planets like Tatooine could support ...

This is the brain under anesthesia

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 31 min ago
In earlier studies on brain implants Rodents And EEG readings HumanityBrown said that propofol disrupts communication in the cortex. But in order to further advance scientific development, he and Miller hope to record different areas at the same time as ...

Chemistry is secretly happening all around you. These gorgeous images capture it in action

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 42 min ago
Art and science tend to be very different disciplines. In popular culture, they're set in opposition to one another: left brain versus right brain; creative versus empirical. But a new book of images shows chemistry at play, illustrating how the disciplines overlap.

Novel 'CopyCatcher' detects when precise copying of genetic information takes place in cells

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 43 min ago
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have laid the groundwork for a potential new type of gene therapy using novel CRISPR-based techniques. Working in fruit flies and human cells, research led by UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholar ...

Cabana to succeed Jurczyk as NASA associate administrator

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON — Bob Cabana, a former astronaut and longtime head of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, will become NASA associate administrator later this month, replacing the retiring Steve Jurczyk. In separate announcements May 10, NASA said that ...

NASA and Axiom ink deal for 1st private astronaut mission to space station

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 27 min ago
The agreement, which was announced on Monday (May 10), includes only a portion of the assorted exchanges required to make a flight like this a reality, but it will result in a net payment from NASA to Axiom of $1.69 million.

Flying on Mars is possible: Here's how small rotorcraft Ingenuity proved it

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 42 min ago
The aircraft that rolled out of the belly of the Perseverance rover onto the Martian surface has withstood extreme temperatures on the rugged planet, showcasing the engineering marvel of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (Nasa's) design ...

Shropshire baby deaths: Review appeals for staff to come forward

Health News BBC - 7 hours 32 min ago
Maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are under review after babies died.

9 questions with Century High School teacher Natalia Benjamin

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 39 min ago
Natalia Benjamin is a teacher who has a lot to be proud of. Originally from Guatemala, she's tri-lingual with English, Spanish and French to her name. She's also able to read and write basic Russian.

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