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Triterpenoid acids pack a punch against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:50
Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree--a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida--that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. Scientific Reports published the research, demonstrating that triterpenoid acids in ...

Pine Ridge students help build parts for NASA that will launch into space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:42
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – For 120 students enrolled in Pine Ridge High School's Advanced Manufacturing Academy, Wednesday's historical SpaceX launch will provide them with a sense of pride and joy. For the past year, the students have been working ...

Face mask with an electric field can zap coronavirus on contact, researchers say

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:20
Researchers at Indiana University say a new fabric they have designed could kill the coronavirus on contact with an electric current. It's a fabric researchers hope could be used as personal protective equipment (or PPE) in the fight against the coronavirus, ...

The detective aboard NASA's Perseverance rover

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:18
As seen in this artist's concept, the SHERLOC instrument is located on the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Mars is a long way from 221B Baker Street, but one of fiction's best-known detectives will be ...

The 'Cow' mystery strikes back: Two more rare, explosive events captured

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:15
The 'Cow' is not alone; with the help of W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii, astronomers have discovered two more like it—the 'Koala' and a similar mysterious bright object called CSS161010. This trio of fast blue optical transients (FBOTs) ...

Nevada man runs 100 miles to bring awareness to veteran suicides & need for prevention

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:15
LAS VEGAS (CNN)- One man went on a special mission Memorial Day weekend. Peter Makredes ran 100 miles to raise awareness of veteran suicides and the need to prevent them. Makredes undertook the effort in support of the group Mission 22. It's named ...

Astronomers spot blue 'beast' of an explosion in the universe

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:14
(CNN) -- There's a "new beast" lurking out there in the universe. It first showed itself four years ago, when astronomers observed a bright burst of light coming from a tiny galaxy about 500 million light-years from Earth. Now, they know it was a fast blue optical ...

Coronavirus: Why can I shop but not visit my relatives?

Health News BBC - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:04
Prof John Newton on why the risk of transmission is higher in households than in shops.

Minor girl dies as family gets distracted by another child during party

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:02
A three-year-old girl died after slipping into a swimming pool while her family was apparently distracted by another child during a backyard party. The incident unfolded during a family backyard party attended by 12 people at a local home in United States.

Space Coast hopes manned SpaceX launch will help jump-start economy

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:51
For the first time since 2011, American astronauts will blast off from U.S. soil. Florida's Space Coast company is officially ready for liftoff. After falling on some hard times, Space Coast is looking to restart the economy and revitalize Florida by welcoming back ...

Bumblebees speed up flowering

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:45
Spring has sprung earlier than ever before this year, accompanied by temperatures more typical of early summertime. Many plants were already in full bloom by mid-?April, about three to four weeks earlier than normal. These types of seasonal anomalies are ...

Online Child Abuse Likely to Increase in Coming Months, English Police Says

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:39
The number of cases involving online abuse and sexual exploitation of children will increase in the coming months due to the impact the COVID-19 lockdown has had on the use of the internet, The Metropolitan Police Service (The Met) expects. Releasing ...

Rejuvenated fibroblasts can recover the ability to contract

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:27
Date: May 26, 2020; Source: National University of Singapore; Summary: A recent study has shown that rejuvenated fibroblasts can recover their ability to self-contract. This encouraging discovery holds great potential for applications in regenerative medicine ...

Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:25
What would be the best method for exploring planetary atmospheres, such as at Mars, Venus or even Earth? One group of researchers are developing tiny, levitating “nanocardboard” aircraft that could hover in alien skies. They would fly like dust floating in ...

New Sex Hormone Discovered: Secretoneurin

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:17
A large protein called secretogranin-2 is important for the normal functioning of brain cells and other cells that secrete hormones to control body functions such as growth and reproduction. However, secretogranin-2 can get chopped up by special enzymes ...

When galaxies collide, we get … doughnuts?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:06
(CNN/Gray News) – A team of scientists has discovered a giant “cosmic ring of fire" that could help us understand how galactic structures form and evolve. The fiery doughnut-shaped galaxy is very rare but is similar in mass to our own Milky Way. It has the ...

UIS star parties go virtual

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:05
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The party must go on! The University of Illinois Springfield says it is moving its summer star parties online. The next star party will be broadcasted live on Zoom (rain or shine) from 8-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. John Martin ...

Flying astronauts has always been risky. No wonder NASA and SpaceX are on edge.

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:05
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spaceflight is a dangerous enterprise. That unrelenting reality underlies every decision as NASA and SpaceX near the hour when they'll strap two veteran astronauts into a spacecraft that will mark not only the first human launch to ...

Helpful Tips to Understanding Science-fiction

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:30
What's Science? – What is Science Fiction? Science is the study of nature, of its procedures along with the world, and to this. It is the research of the artificial and natural phenomena and thus it features chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, astronomy, ...

Researchers capture rarely heard narwhal vocalizations

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:26
With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various calls, buzzes, clicks and whistles of narwhals as they summered in a Greenland fjord. The recordings help scientists better understand the soundscape of Arctic glacial fjords and ...


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