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Astronaut Jessica Meir talks about space, COVID-19 and being a Mainer

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:31
An International Space Station crew has landed safely after more than 200 days in space. The Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Russian space agency Roscosmos' Oleg Skripochka touched down on Friday on the ...

Scientists see 'bright flash' as object smashes into Jupiter

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:23
The collision was caught by the Juno spacecraft, a Nasa probe that is in orbit around the planet. Juno by chance spotted the flash above Jupiter's clouds last year, scientists said. After examination ...

Two meteors to fly by earth, one named after the God of Chaos, Apophis

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:11
The chances of these asteroids hitting earth are actually very small. So why do scientists watch the asteroids that get close to Earth? Asteroids and meteors can cause extinction-level events at their very worst.

"Micromotors" could more effectively treat rheumatoid arthritis

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:55
Rheumatoid arthritis has previously been linked to excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in affected joints. Not only do these chemical molecules oxidize and degrade cartilage and bone, but they also activate the expression of inflammatory ...

Scientist captures evidence of dynamic seasonal activity on a Martian sand dune

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:42
A Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) scientist examined 11 Mars years of image data to understand the seasonal processes that create linear gullies on the slopes of the megadune in the Russell crater on Mars. In early spring images, captured by two ...

Solar Opposites review: Clever, silly and bound to be an instant hit

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:39
How would intelligent beings from another world fare in a typical US neighbourhood? This is the premise – explored to hilarious effect – of Solar Opposites, an adult animation created by Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan about a family of aliens from the planet ...

Scientists begin building highly accurate digital twin of our planet

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:35
As a key component of their successful implementation, climate scientists and computer scientists launched the "Destination Earth" initiative, which will start in mid-2021 and is expected to run for up to ten years.

High energy radiotherapy could 'paint' tumors to avoid harming healthy tissue

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:35
Date: February 23, 2021; Source: University of Strathclyde; Summary: A radiotherapy technique which 'paints' tumors by targeting them precisely, and avoiding healthy tissue, has been devised. Share: FULL STORY ...

Where to find the latest Mars photos from NASA's Perseverance rover

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:24
NASA's most powerful rover yet is regularly sending back images from the Red Planet, and you can stay updated on the latest snapshots from the Perseverance rover. Just like with NASA's other missions, the photo hub for all Perseverance postcards is the ...

Our earliest primate ancestors rapidly spread after dinosaur extinction

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:24
The small, furry ancestors of all primates — a group that includes humans and other apes — were already taking to the trees a mere 100,000 years after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other terrestrial animals, according to a new ...

NASA delays 2nd planned hot fire test for Artemis I core stage

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:07
NASA's plans to send the most powerful rocket ever to the moon is still waiting for its largest piece to make it to Kennedy Space Center. That won't happen though until officials sign off on the 212-foot-tall core stage that awaits another test fire of its four engines ...

What Is a Snow Moon? The Meanings Behind the Names of February's Full Moon

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:53
The full moon in February is popularly referred to using several names, including "Snow," "Storm" and "Hunger." According to The Old Farmer's Almanac (OFA,) the names that are used for the full moons in the U.S. today come from a variety of places, ...

Scientists who have developed new nanomaterials to improve clean energy have been awarded

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:52
"Grätzel's groundbreaking work includes the invention of a type of dye-sensitized cell that mimics the photosynthesis process and improves solar power generation," says the jury. Alivisatos, for its part, has used nanocrystals to emit light and control color very ...

Tanzanian bow-and-arrow hunters offer insight on evolution of technology

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:49
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Technological advances have been key to the success of Earth's most dominant and ecologically adaptable species: modern humans. Advertisement. In an effort to make sense of Homo sapiens' remarkable evolutionary success, the authors ...

New Study Suggests Atlantic Ocean Circulation System Could Collapse | Voice of America - English

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:49
A study suggests a key environmental system that affects how water circulates in the Atlantic Ocean and effects the climate could be on the verge of collapse due to the rapid melting of glaciers and sea ice.

Reactivating aging stem cells in the brain

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:48
Date: February 24, 2021; Source: University of Zurich; Summary: As people get older, their neural stem cells lose the ability to proliferate and produce new neurons, leading to a decline in memory function. Researchers have now discovered a mechanism ...

Agile underwater glider could quietly survey the seas

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:43
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Autonomous underwater vehicles have become versatile tools for exploring the seas. But they can be disruptive to the environment or have trouble traveling through confined spaces. Purdue University researchers are studying an ...

Roskamp Institute Partners With NASA

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:43
While aboard the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts experience a number of physical changes, such as being in microgravity, that could affect their health. Understanding the effects of being in space—and how to counteract them—is vital to a ...

The Best Weed Podcasts To Listen To During Your Next Smoke Session

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:31
So until the pandemic is completely over and we're able to hang out in large friend groups and do the gross weird stuff we used to do — like pass joints between complete strangers or share bongs and vapes at a party — we suggest replacing your stoner friends ...

Mystery of Spinning Atomic Fragments Solved at Last

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:31
For more than 40 years, a subatomic mystery has puzzled scientists: Why do the fragments of splitting atomic nuclei emerge spinning from the wreckage? Now researchers find these perplexing gyrations might be explained by an effect akin to what happens ...

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