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The 92-Year-Mold That Produced Penicillin, The First Antibiotic, Is Back In The Lab!

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 09:53
The unexpected discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928, when mold affected one of his Petri dishes, shaped modern medicine, with antibiotics being crucial in fighting many diseases over the past century. Scientists have woken up Fleming's ...

Astronomers have discovered a twin of Saturn in a nearby galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 09:52
Scientists from the United States and China, as part of observing space, were able to detect a twin of Saturn within the neighboring galaxy. The find is located at a distance of 23 million light years from Earth. Astronomers have discovered a twin of Saturn in a ...

Astrophysicists spill interesting facts on how disk galaxies evolve so smoothly

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 07:26
Computer simulations are showing astrophysicists how massive clumps of gas within galaxies scatter some stars from their orbits, eventually creating the smooth, exponential fade in the brightness of many galaxy disks. Researchers from Iowa State University ...

CU Boulder Students Feel 'Trapped' After Gathering Ban For 18-To-22-Year-Olds

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 07:18
From CBS Denver: By Andrea Flores. September 24, 2020. Subscribe. BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– University of Colorado Boulder Senior Matthew Parone is stuck in student housing with nowhere else to go. This after the university banned all ...

Moon has hazardous radiation levels, first full measurements show

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 06:37
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Future moon explorers will be bombarded with two to three times more radiation than astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a health hazard that will require thick-walled shelters for protection, scientists reported Friday.

Amritsar girl bags free trip to NASA

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:32
Tribune News Service. Amritsar, September 25. She is just 16 and is looking forward to flying to the John F Kennedy Space Centre in the US, after getting an invitation from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Meet Amritsar's Hissaa, a ...

Chile's night sky protectors seek legal defense for the stars

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:32
Atacama Desert (Chile), September 25. On the open expanses of Chile's high-altitude Atacama desert, bright stars pierce an ink-black firmament, a lure for stargazers looking for wonder and astronomers seeking signs of life on distant planets. Chile's arid ...

NASA's First Ever Economic Impact Report Details How Agency Significantly Benefits US Economy

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:02
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NASA released Friday the results of its first-ever agency-wide economic impact report. The report shows that, through all NASA activities, the agency generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during the fiscal ...

Jupiter and Saturn will be visible together tonight - here's where, when and how best to see them

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 05:00
You'll be able to identify both Jupiter and Saturn in the sky tonight, according to expert astronomers. The planets - the largest two in our solar system - are expected to be visible from Earth this evening. They've been close to one another throughout the month ...

New Mission: NASA Awards SpaceX to Carry Out Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe Mission

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 03:22
NASA has recently announced that it will finally be selecting none other than SpaceX to carry out their upcoming mission! On the NASA official website, they have officially noted that they have already selected the Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX ...

What's That Really Bright 'Star' In The Night Sky?

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 03:00
Go outside after dark this month and you will see a bright “star” in the night sky. What is it? The North Star? Absolutely not—the North Star (also called Polaris) is actually the 48th brightest star in the sky. The Dog Star? No, that's Sirius, which isn't easily visible ...

NASA Awards SpaceX a $109.4 Million Interstellar Mapping Contract

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 02:53
NASA announced Friday that it has awarded SpaceX a $109.4 million contract to launch its Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), along with four secondary payloads, on a mission to investigate the magnetic barrier surrounding our solar system ...

International Observe the Moon Night offers special lunar show complete with social distancing

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:50
Looking for a weekend activity with built-in social distancing? Take a look up at the moon. It will look different this weekend. And Saturday is International Observe the Moon Night. Advertisement. "International Observe the Moon Night is a day each year that ...

Hawaii astronomers set out to create huge 3D map of Milky Way's outer regions

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:23
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maps of constellations and other celestial objects are nothing new. But a group of University of Hawaii astronomers is working to create a 3D map of the stars in the outer regions of the Milky Way that they are hoping ...

10 Fall Gardening Practices That Will Protect Your Soil in Winter

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:09
By Mark Wolfe · Facebook · Twitter Pinterest Email · SMS. As the growing season comes to an end, it's time to protect the garden bed from compaction and erosion. These tips will help you preserve and improve the soil.

Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

Health News BBC - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:06
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

Study Reveals Sapiens Copulated the Y Out of Neanderthals

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:46
Early human interbreeding with our “cousins” the Denisovans and Neanderthals is an established fact but newly sequenced Neanderthal Y-chromosomes tell scientists that modern humans are the product of a complex history of interspecies sex.

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Health News BBC - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:20
Three times as many children under nine were tested in early September as in the previous two weeks.

Two bus drivers test positive for coronavirus, COMET officials announce

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:17
Two COMET bus drivers have tested positive for COVID-19, the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority said Friday, a little less than two weeks after a third driver was confirmed to have the novel coronavirus. The transit authority said the drivers have ...

ULA announces new launch date for NROL-44

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 23:56
United Launch Alliance has set September 27, 2020 as the target date for the third launch attempt of the NROL-44 payload aboard their Delta IV Heavy Rocket, due to launch at 12:10 a.m. EDT. The launch window will last for approximately 90 minutes.

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