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Astronomers recategorize asteroid-like comet detected by

Google Science Feeds - 12 hours 49 min ago
Editor's Note: Correction to the May 20 story, ATLAS telescope discovers first-of-its-kind asteroid. Recently discovered object 2019 LD2 , originally believed to be the first cometary “Jupiter Trojan” asteroid by astronomers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa ...

The moon, Mars and the next frontier for space exploration

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 8 min ago
After decades of the U.S. government successfully leading the nation's space aspirations and activities, why go private? There are really two reasons for launching astronauts commercially. Advertisement. One, it saves money. Two, it lets NASA focus on ...

Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation

Health News BBC - 13 hours 17 min ago
A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm.

Space Force starts teaching courses to give space professionals 'warfighting mindsets'

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 23 min ago
May 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Space Force has started teaching a new series of courses to give new space professionals "warfighting mindsets they will carry with them throughout their entire careers." The 319 CTS instructor cadre began teaching Space ...

Are Face Shields Better Protection Against COVID Than Face Masks?

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 44 min ago
From surgical-style disposable masks to washable cotton face coverings to coveted N95 masks, there has been a run on face masks of all kinds since news of the pandemic spread. But one piece of personal protective equipment that has been largely ...

Cape Canaveral releases parking limitations, traffic modifications for SpaceX launch

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 47 min ago
Orlando, Fla. - The City of Cape Canaveral is prepared for a wave of people to view the NASA launch today. Here's the lowdown on parking and traffic: One of the best things you can do if you want to park near the coast is download the Waze mobile app.

Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'

Health News BBC - 13 hours 47 min ago
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims

Health News BBC - 13 hours 48 min ago
Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease.

Astronomers find new class of transients

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 56 min ago
Pune: Astronomers from Pune were part of an international team that detected ejected material moving at 40% the speed of light from a rare explosive transient named CSS161010 about 500 million light years away. Transients are short duration astronomical ...

Apalachin native prepares for takeoff

Google Science Feeds - 13 hours 57 min ago
(WBNG) -- Apalachin native Douglas Hurley is preparing to make history tomorrow as one of two astronauts on board SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket. This is the first time SpaceX is launching a manned mission to space, and it marks the first time in nine years a ...

Chimpanzees help trace the evolution of human speech back to ancient ancestors

Google Science Feeds - 14 hours 17 min ago
Chimpanzee lip-smacks exhibit a speech-like rhythm, a group of researchers led by the University of Warwick have found. They found chimpanzees produce lip-smacks at a speech-like rhythm of open-close mouth cycles close to 5Hz (i.e. 5 open-close cycles ...

Scientists listen in on narwhals and discover they sound like chainsaws

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:40
Researchers traveled with Inuit hunters near Bowdoin Glacier in Greenland to gather acoustic data on narwhal sounds. Evgeny Podolskiy. Narwhals, the unicorns of the sea, are almost as mysterious as their mythical counterparts. But now we know a lot more ...

Toxic Chemicals – Including a Pesticide – Identified in Fracking Wastewater

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:33
Scientists are zeroing in on water quality and environmental concerns of fracking wastewater to determine if it is safe for reuse. Before water produced during hydraulic fracturing is disposed of in waterways or reused in agriculture and other industries, ...

Minecraft Dungeons Review - A Cuter Looter

Game Spot Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:11

Minecraft represented a massive paradigm shift in games, having served as a popular proto-example of both early access releases and unstructured, creation-based gameplay. More than a decade later, Minecraft Dungeons doesn't strive toward revolutionary, but it may just use the now-familiar trappings of its namesake to introduce a new generation of players to old-school tropes. The dungeon-crawler is a light, breezy introduction to the genre for newcomers and a friendly, low-impact callback for veterans.

Those experienced with games like Diablo or Torchlight already know the basic gist. You venture from a hub area into various environments, battle enemy hordes, occasionally fell some larger-than-life boss monster, and then spend time laying out and sorting through your new loot like a kid who just opened a pack of baseball cards. Rinse, repeat.

Within that framework there is some simplification in Minecraft Dungeons, which helps to make it more inviting. You only have six gear slots--melee, bow, armor, and three artifact-based abilities. You won't find specialized classes or complex skill trees here. Everything is tied to your gear, and the level-ups mostly matter in that they determine the quality of your loot drops.

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Astronauts explain what it's like to be 'shot off the planet'

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:03
If all goes according to plan tomorrow, two NASA astronauts will blast off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, bound for the International Space Station (ISS). It will be the first crewed launch from US soil since 2011, when the Space Shuttle orbiter made ...

High-strain exercise linked to very early pregnancy loss

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:55
Date: May 26, 2020; Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst; Summary: In women with a history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity were associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early, pregnancy loss, according to new research.

NatGeo and ABC team up for live SpaceX astronaut launch coverage Wednesday

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:51
SpaceX's first launch of NASA astronauts on the Crew Dragon spacecraft, called Demo-2, will star in a two-hour live special event jointly presented by ABC News and National Geographic. The multimedia event, called "Launch America: Mission to Space," will ...

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:46
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It's back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style “Right Stuff” capsule. Make no mistake: This is not your father's — or grandfather's — capsule. SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule outshines ...

Collision of Galaxies May Have Spurred Our Solar System's Formation

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:29
WASHINGTON — A violent event on a colossal scale - the crash of two galaxies - may have paved the way for our solar system's birth. A star-formation binge in the Milky Way spanning the time when the solar system was born more than 4.5 billion years ago ...

NASA Budget Remains Vulnerable as Lawmakers Address Coronavirus

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:27
WASHINGTON -- As SpaceX prepares to launch astronauts back into orbit from the U.S, the White House wants Congress to provide a 12 percent increase to NASA's budget, with the goal to send astronauts back to the moon by 2024.


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