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As spring nears, other planets will be visible in Arizona skies

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:04
With spring in the air, we get to experience some of the best skies of all 2021. As Arizona does not turn on Daylight Saving Time, we make up for that with some really interesting sights to see in both the evening and morning skies. Spring, or the vernal equinox ...

Australia's radiation safety agency debunks 5G concerns in new safety standard

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:00
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has used the launch of Australia's new radio wave safety standard to continue to quash concerns that 5G technology, mobile towers, and base stations can cause harmful health ...

30XX Early Access Review

Game Spot Reviews - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 20:41

When you die in 30XX, thus bringing your run to a premature and perhaps permanent end, there's a good chance you will receive a message from the Bureau of Encouragement. In a roguelike platformer where death can feel like a crushing setback or at best wasted time, you would be forgiven for expecting to find comfort in such a message. A consoling pat on the back, some inspiring words, or at least a sliver of hope. You would be wrong. "Ooooh! So close…" says the Bureau of Encouragement. "Just kidding. That was terrible!"

I received a lot of messages from the Bureau of Encouragement because I died a lot in 30XX. But the Bureau was not the only regulatory agency to contact me in the aftermath of my demise. The Failure Board and the Department of Aggravation also got in touch to register their contempt at my performance. "Remember, you can stop whenever you have given up hope," they laughed.

Despite their derision, I pressed on. Much like the classic action platformers from which it draws heavy inspiration, 30XX is a game in which defeat is never an ending but rather an opportunity to start over and try again. A roguelike structure is a smart complement to this life-death cycle and positions 30XX--even in its Early Access state--as an accomplished title, worthy of comparison to its 8- and 16-bit forerunners.

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Lone high-energy neutrino likely came from shredded star in distant galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 20:37
Enlarge / The remains of a shredded star formed an accretion disk around the black hole whose powerful tidal forces ripped it apart. This created a cosmic particle accelerator spewing out fast subatomic particles. DESY, Science Communication Lab ...

Full 'Snow Moon' will appear in night sky this week: When and how to see it

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 20:34
Get ready for February's full moon, nicknamed the Snow Moon, which will reach its peak and shine bright on February 27. LOS ANGELES - Whether you're still dealing ...

Star Wars just got real, because the Army is building a real-life laser blaster

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 20:30
This one fires flashes of light that look like glowing bullets, not unlike all the pew! pew! pew! that goes on in Star Wars. The super blaster will also vaporize its targets instead of burning or melting them like its predecessors. It could be the most powerful weapon ...

Experts Ponder Nuclear Rockets To Send Humans To Mars

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 20:16
A new report out from Myers and his colleagues suggests that NASA should begin studying nuclear propulsion now, if it hopes to use it in a Mars mission in 2039. Although NASA does spend some money studying the technology, Myers says, funding is "going to ...

Scientists Begin Building Highly Accurate Digital Twin of Our Planet

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 20:07
To become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union launched two ambitious programs: Green Deal and DigitalStrategy. As a key component of their successful implementation, climate scientists and computer scientists launched the Destination Earth ...

Record-high Arctic freshwater will flow to Labrador Sea, affecting local and global oceans

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:43
A simulated red dye tracer released from the Beaufort Gyre in the Artic Ocean (center top) shows freshwater transport through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, along Baffin Island to the western Labrador Sea, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, ...

Apollo rock samples capture key moments in the Moon's early history, study finds.

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:31
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Volcanic rock samples collected during NASA's Apollo missions bear the isotopic signature of key events in the early evolution of the Moon, a new analysis found. Those events include the formation of the Moon's iron ...

NASA delays 2nd test fire of SLS megarocket booster due to valve issue

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:21
NASA's moon megarocket is facing yet another testing delay ahead of the vehicle's expected first flight for the Artemis program. For months, NASA personnel have been conducting a series of tests called a "green run" on the first core stage of the agency's ...

Alaska thunderstorms could triple if climate trends continue, scientists warn

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:19
ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms — along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring — if current climate trends continue, a team of scientists warns. Slideshow ( 2 images ). Two studies suggest the ...

Fossil Belonged to Tail of Massive Herbivore in Uzbekistan

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:03
Dzharatitanis kingi is the first from a group of sauropods that lived some 90 million years ago to turn up in Asia, by way of a fossilized vertebra from its tail. Artist's rendering of Dzharatitanis kingi. (Credit: Alexander Averianov via Courthouse News). (CN) — A ...

Ardi may have been more chimplike than initially thought — or not

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:00
An ancient hominid known as Ardi (whose skull is pictured) may have had chimplike hands designed for tree climbing and knuckle-walking, a new study suggests. But other scientists disagree.

Asteroid dust found in crater closes case of dinosaur extinction

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:00
Dust from the asteroid impact was blown into the atmosphere where it blocked out the sun and led to the extinction of 75% of life, including all non-avian dinosaurs. Credit: Willgard Krause/ Pixabay. Researchers believe they have closed the case of what killed ...

Chimpanzees unite against a common enemy

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 19:00
In the face of threats from other groups, humans become more cohesive and cooperative with their own, an association that Charles Darwin suggested could be an evolved capacity. Now a research group at Kyoto University has demonstrated experimentally ...

NASA Sent a Secret Message to Mars. Meet the People Who Decoded It.

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:48
Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

Covax vaccine plan: What is it and how will it work?

Health News BBC - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:37
A global scheme aims to ensure people in poorer countries get vaccinated against Covid.

Basic cell health systems wear down in Huntington's disease, analysis shows

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:33
Using an innovative computational approach to analyze vast brain cell gene expression datasets, researchers at MIT and Sorbonne Université have found that Huntington's disease may progress to advanced stages more because of a degradation of the cells' ...

We're Absolutely Surrounded by Double Stars, New 3D Map Suggests

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:31
That said, a hefty portion of these include “wide binaries,” in which distances between stellar companions exceeds 10 AU, or 10 times the average distance from the Earth to the Sun (it's also a comparable distance between the Earth and Saturn).

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