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Australian artist sizes up silos for huge murals

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:54
BARRABA, Australia (Reuters) - When Fintan Magee was asked to paint a mural on a trio of 40-metre high grain silos in the small Australian town of Barraba, he decided against an archetypal image of sheep and cattle. Instead he painted a water diviner, ...

Scientists: The tiny armored amphibian was the first creature with a rapid-fire tongue for hunting

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:50
The tiny armored amphibian that inhabited the waters of the Earth about 99 million years ago was practically the first creature on the planet to have a rapid-fire tongue. The corresponding conclusions were made by scientists from the United States, ...

What's going on with sea level rise?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:43
One longstanding concern regarding global warming is how fast sea levels will rise. It is a very closely monitored topic since it impacts so many people that live in coastal areas throughout the world. The current average rate of sea level rise worldwide is about ...

'No stopping a volcano' Yellowstone eruption 'worst-case scenario' exposed by USGS chief

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:35
YELLOWSTONE volcano erupting is a cataclysm no one should ever have to think about but the danger of a "devastating" blast is there, a USGS chief volcanologist has warned. By Sebastian Kettley. 20:35, Fri, Nov 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:35, Fri, Nov 6, 2020.

'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:18
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are developing a wearable electronic device that's “really wearable”—a stretchy and fully-recyclable circuit board that's inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin. The team, led by Jianliang Xiao and Wei ...

Watch out, Tom Cruise. Russia is also filming a movie in space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:18
Los Angeles (CNN Business) Tom Cruise and NASA announced a few months ago that they were going to film a Hollywood movie in outer space. Refusing to be outdone, Russia announced that it's going to shoot its own movie in space. As long as it can find ...

I Lived According to the Moon Phases For a Month — Here's What Happened

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:15
Step 1: Familiarize Yourself With the 8 Phases of the Moon. Before we dive in, Gallagher informed me that each moon phase lasts for around three to four days, as the length of the moon's cycle each month isn't fixed. The lunar cycle begins with the waning ...

The iceberg swims towards South Georgia and endangers wildlife

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:09
The world's largest iceberg is on course to collide with the island of South Georgia, a key haven for wildlife in the south Atlantic Ocean, scientists say. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said on ...

There's at least one group 2020 was good for: great white sharks

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:03
According to the World Wildlife Fund, white sharks are a vulnerable population due to years of hunting and human accidents. For now, they don't seem to be much of a threat to humans.

Air taxis to make their US debut in Orlando as a German firm plans to deploy flying vehicles by 2025

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:02
Air taxis could make their US debut in Orlando as a German aviation firm plans to build a 56,000-square-foot transportation hub for the flying vehicles by 2025. German-based Lilium Aviation plans to bring its air taxis to Orlando, Florida; The firm is seeking tax ...

Anorexia inquests: 'Confront it early. Get help.'

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 20:02
Simon Brown's daughter Emma died after a long fight against anorexia nervosa.

Utilizing a 'krafty' waste product: Toward enhancing vehicle fuel economy

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 19:42
Date: November 5, 2020; Source: Kanazawa University; Summary: Researchers have chemically modified Kraft lignin -- ordinarily considered in the paper industry to be a waste product -- and used it to produce quality carbon fiber. When optimized in the ...

Ultraviolet Fluorescence Discovered in Platypus

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 19:32
The fur of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), one of only five extant species of monotremes (egg-laying mammals), absorbs ultraviolet light at wavelengths of 200-400 nm and re-emits visible light, making it fluoresce, according to new research from ...

Dark matter mystery: Astronomers devise way to 'see' Universe's most elusive substance

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 19:12
DARK MATTER has eluded scientists for decades but a team of researchers has devised a more accurate way of detecting its presence around galaxies. By Sebastian Kettley. 19:12, Fri, Nov 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:12, Fri, Nov 6, 2020. 0 Comment section ...

NASA Planning New Ways to Show the World Its Future Moon Missions

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 19:07
The space agency wants virtual reality and other emerging tech to help share its story of lunar exploration. NASA · Space. People can't yet pack their bags and just go to the moon, but America's space agency aims to offer next-level, virtual spaceflight ...

More plant diversity, less pesticide

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 19:00
Increasing plant diversity enhances the natural control of insect herbivory in grasslands. Species-rich plant communities support natural predators and simultaneously provide less valuable food for herbivores. This was found by a team of researchers led by ...

COVID-19: Duluth limits access to city buildings, PD has seen cases

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 18:57
In hopes of protecting city employees and the public, the City of Duluth will limit access to city buildings as cases in the area surge. The city in a Nov. 5 news release said it was changing some operations starting Monday, including closing city facilities to the ...

Cause of Ancient Volcanic Eruptions Lasting Tens of Millions of Years Identified by New Study

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 18:53
The researchers' discovery is expected, among other useful science, to help establish “what factors can control the start and end of volcanic activity". A lengthy series of supervolcano eruptions that occurred in the ancient past, lasting from around 122 million ...

Artist in Australia paints huge murals on old grain silos. Pics are stunning

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 18:53
When Fintan Magee was asked to paint a mural on a trio of 40-metre high grain silos in the small Australian town of Barraba, he decided against an archetypal image of sheep and cattle. Instead he painted a water diviner, a practice still used in parts of ...

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