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Girl, 8, plagued by phone calls from strangers begging for Covid vaccine

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:15
An eight year-old girl has been plagued by at all hours of the day and night begging her for a Covid vaccine. Sophia Garcia and her mother Emily Lewis were mystified after hordes of people began ringing her hand-me-down iPhone to try and get a shot of the ...

Here's what we know about NASA's 'small but mighty' Mars Helicopter

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:13
NASA's Perseverance rover will be carrying an extra passenger on its Feb. 18 scheduled landing to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, named Ingenuity, weighs about four pounds and is being described as a "small, but mighty passenger." Its mission will be the first ...

'Stupendously large black holes' would offer insight into early universe and could help unravel dark matter mystery

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:13
The hypothetical black holes would weigh in at more than 100 billion times the mass of the Sun. A team of researchers from the Queen Mary University of London say these SLABs could provide researchers with a powerful tool for understanding the early ...

Baby tyrannosaurs were about the same size as a dog, new research shows

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 18:02
Researchers studying the first-known fossils of tyrannosaur embryos suggest the dinosaurs were approximately three feet long when they hatched, according to a study from the University of Edinburgh, published Monday. A team of ...

BC SPCA asks public to remove bird feeders after salmonella outbreak on Vancouver Island

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:51
Do you have a bird feeder at your home? If so, the BC SPCA is asking people to take down their backyard bird feeders to stop the spread of a deadly salmonella outbreak. The outbreak is affecting pine siskin birds specifically, small songbirds with sharp bills ...

What is a Wolf Moon? The Meaning Behind the Name of January 2021's Full Moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:48
For thousands of years, Europeans and native North Americans named the lunar months after certain characteristics of the seasons in the northern hemisphere. Coincidentally, many of these names are very similar or identical. When European ...

Scientists spot 6 alien worlds orbiting a star in strange — but precise — harmony

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:36
And when scientists looked at these observations more closely, they realized that the worlds seemed to be keeping time against each other. So they recruited some more instruments — and discovered the system hosts at least six planets, five of which tick off ...

Boeing's Starliner launch moves up a week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:14
Technicians assist the Starliner crew module being placed on top of the service module in the. Boeing's Starliner second orbital flight test has moved up to March 25. Boeing says several factors enabled ...

SpaceX launches record number of satellites onboard a single rocket

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:03
Under the SmallSat Rideshare Program, it costs only $1 million to send a 200-kilogram spacecraft into sun-synchronous orbit (SSO), which houses imaging, military and weather satellites. SpaceX aims to ...

Scientists shoot record-breaking laser into space in the hope of unlocking the secrets of time

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:51
"We can correct for atmospheric turbulence in 3D, that is, left-right, up-down and, critically, along the line of flight," Benjamin Dix-Matthews, a PhD student at ICRAR and UWA, said.

T-Rex was the length of a 'medium sized dog' when it hatched, says study

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:46
Palaeontologists made the discovery by examining the fossilised remains of a tiny jaw bone and claw unearthed in Canada and the US. Based on the size of the fossils, the dinosaurs were around three feet long when ...

Warming Seas Are Accelerating Greenland's Glacier Retreat

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:42
Scientists with NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland mission are probing deep below the island's warming coastal waters to help us better predict the rising seas of the future. Greenland's melting glaciers, which plunge into Arctic waters via steep-sided inlets, ...

SpaceX Transporter-1 mission breaks record for most satellites in single launch

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:41
SpaceX launched its first dedicated rideshare mission, Transporter-1, on Jan. 24, 2021. Credit: Theresa Cross / Spaceflight Insider. SpaceX has yet again successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket, this time carrying 143 satellites into orbit from Space ...

Scientists Sequence Genome of Rare Parasitic Flowering Plant

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:30
Their findings, published in the journal Current Biology, offer a unique perspective into how flowering plant genomes can be altered to fit an extreme form of plant parasitism.

World's ice melting 57 percent faster than in 1990s: study

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:01
The paper blamed the increased rate on greater ice loss from mountain glaciers, Antarctica, Greenland and Antarctic ice shelves. ADVERTISEMENT. In a statement, the paper's lead author ...

When galaxies collide: Models suggest galactic collisions can starve massive black holes

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:00
It was previously thought that collisions between galaxies would necessarily add to the activity of the massive black holes at their centers. However, researchers have performed the most accurate simulations of a range of collision scenarios and have found ...

NASA, Boeing Target March 25 Launch Date for Next Starliner Flight Test from Cape Canaveral

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:48
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – NASA and Boeing are targeting no earlier than Thursday, March 25, for the launch of Starliner's second uncrewed flight test as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. Boeing's Orbital Flight ...

Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants

Health News BBC - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:31
Laboratory tests suggest antibodies can recognise and fight the UK and South Africa variants.

Virgin Orbit CEO Discusses New Possibilities for Space After Successful Launch

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:15
On January 17, Virgin Orbit, the rocket company founded by Sir Richard Branson, successfully put its first satellites into space using its novel air launch system. "We brought a new technology to space travel," said Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart, who joined ...

Covid: Teachers 'not at higher risk' of death

Health News BBC - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:12
The highest-risk job roles were in restaurants, care work and manufacturing.

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