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The Detective Aboard NASA's Perseverance Rover

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:02
An instrument called SHERLOC will, with the help of its partner WATSON, hunt for signs of ancient life by detecting organic molecules and minerals. Mars is a long way from 221B Baker Street, but one of fiction's best-known detectives will be represented on ...

Cellular response to fasting may be key to promoting weight loss

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:59
Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered how the body responds to fasting to induce autophagy. This process promotes enormous health benefits on a cellular level, including weight loss. The study has major implications for the development ...

Body pulled from Lake Orlando, police say

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:41
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department's homicide unit is investigating after they say a body was pulled from Lake Orlando Tuesday morning. According to authorities, a suspicious item was reported in the water around 8:40 a.m. in the area ...

Mysterious 'continuously active' object discovered in Jupiter's orbit

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:37
A mysterious "continuously active" object known as a "Trojan asteroid" has been discovered in Jupiter's orbit, making it the first known object like it. The object, known as 2019 LD2, has a "comet-like tail" made up of gas and dust. It was first observed by the ...

Taming CRISPR's collateral damage

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:22
CRISPR-Cas9 can alter genes at pre-defined sites in specific ways, but it does not always act as planned. An LMU team has now developed a simple method to detect unintended 'on-target' events, and shown that they often occur in human stem cells.

Search-and-rescue algorithm identifies hidden “traps” in ocean waters

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:08
The ocean is a messy and turbulent space, where winds and weather kick up waves in all directions. When an object or person goes missing at sea, the complex, constantly changing conditions of the ocean can confound and delay critical search-and-rescue ...

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

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:08
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. No, they know it was a fast blue optical transient, ...

PHOTOS: Taking a Look Inside the Astronaut Crew Quarters

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:07
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are now staying at the Astronaut Crew Quarters at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, ahead of their historic launch to the International Space Station.

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit at 'deadliest possible' angle

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:04
(CNN) The city-size asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction came from the northeast at a steep angle, maximizing the amount of climate-changing gases unleashed into the atmosphere, a new study has found.

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

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:02
Start the day hereThe White House's vaccine operation is taking shape. Grocery prices really are spiking. Yellowstone and Grand Canyon parks are starting to reopen. Astronomers spot blue 'beast' of an explosion in the universe. By Ashley Strickland, CNN.

Bryneglwys fatal house fire victim named as Paul McKee

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00
A man who died in a fire at his home has been named as 63-year-old Paul McKee. Police are continuing their investigation into the blaze at Bryneglwys, near Corwen in Denbighshire, at 21:00 BST on 15 May. An inquest into Mr McKee's death has been ...

Next-Gen Laser Beams With Up to 10 Petawatts of Power Will Usher In New Era of Relativistic Plasmas Research

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00
Laser beams with power up to 10 petawatts will create plasmas with energy levels to be studied with quantum electrodynamics, with implications for medical imaging and security detection. The subject of the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics, chirped pulse ...

Next-gen laser facilities look to usher in new era of relativistic plasmas research

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00
The subject of the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics, chirped pulse amplification is a technique that increases the strength of laser pulses in many of today's highest-powered research lasers. As next-generation laser facilities look to push beam power up to 10 ...

Humans have beneficial bacteria uniquely adapted for life in our noses

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00
Beneficial strains of bacteria residing in our guts, genital tracts, and skin have been shown to play a role in human health, and now, researchers publishing May 26 in the journal Cell Reports suggest that some of these "good" bacteria also have a niche in our ...

The first 3-D map of the heart's neurons

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00
The normal functioning of our hearts is maintained by our body's control center—the brain—via an intricate network of nerves. When this communication is disrupted, it results in heart disease, including heart attacks, sudden cardiac death and problems in ...

Scientists discover how cells respond to fasting

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00
As modern life-styles and high calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond to fasting and activate the process called autophagy, which means a healthier lifestyle can be promoted to ...

New Method to Improve the Mortar of Ceramic Materials

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:59
When thinking of ceramics, a majority of the people would imagine their favorite flowerpot or mug. However, contemporary technology is flooded with sophisticated ceramics, ranging from ceramic superconductors to silicon solar panels and biomedical ...

Study Shows Protons Tend to Move Along Interface Between Two Mediums

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:59
The H+ proton contains a single ion of hydrogen, which is the lightest and smallest among all the chemical elements. Such protons occur in water naturally where a small proportion of H2O molecules gets split up instantaneously. Image Credit: Ecole ...

Private Companies Are Spreading Their Wings. Who Will Take Americans Back to the Moon?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:47
The modern-day race to the Moon is not between superpowers but among private companies which are competing for NASA contracts. These companies are willing to invest their own money to achieve this ambitious goal. Who are the people behind these ...

Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low

Health News BBC - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:43
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.

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