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The Pandemic Shutdown in San Francisco Had Sparrows Singing Sexier Tunes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:41
Elizabeth Derryberry has been studying the songs of white-crowned sparrows for over a decade. Her 2012 work recording and analyzing birdsongs helped demonstrate that San Francisco sparrows slowly shifted their songs to a higher register to be heard ...

Oregon's youngest COVID-19 victim did not actually have the virus, according to CDC test

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:38
An Oregon family is searching for answers after new testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that their son, once presumed to be the youngest COVID-19 victim in the state, did not actually have the virus. POLL: Will Joe Biden ...

“The Whirlpool Planet” –First Alien World Detected in a Galaxy Far Beyond the Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:36
... ‌. ‌. “In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves,” observed Stephen Hawking. “From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own ...

Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:35
The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region and beyond are far worse than previously thought. An international team of researchers, led by the University ...

Scientists observe conscious processes in crow brains

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:25
Sept. 25 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists have observed conscious processes in the brains of crows. Until now, the neural origins of subjective experience have only been observed in humans and other primates. Advertisement. "The results of our study ...

New Mini-Moon Might Actually Be Old Space Junk Coming Back to Haunt Us

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:22
Earth will soon welcome a temporary mini-moon, but this newly detected object, an apparent asteroid, might actually be of unnatural origin—a booster rocket dating back to the 1960s. Advertisement. The object, designated 2020 SO, was spotted recently by ...

Rare'Earthgrazer' meteorite pops back into space from Earth's atmosphere-RT World News

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:22
The open-source global stargazer network shared an amazing video earlier this week showing rare'Earthgrazer' meteorites scattering in Earth's atmosphere evading certain doom. The'Earthgrazer' was much lower than the weather and TV satellites orbiting ...

Time-Consuming Bioengineering Gets Machine Learning Tool to Save Time for Scientists

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:22
The Automated Recommendation Tool (ART) can revolutionize how scientists conduct an experiment as it can take care of routine tasks of research and save time. By Krishnendu Banerjee. September 25, 2020 23:16 +08. Video. Related Videos. More videos.

Yale begins designating SalivaDirect COVID-19 test to external labs

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:17
New Haven, Conn. -- Yale has designated three independent laboratories to perform the university-developed SalivaDirectTM COVID-19 test. Along with Yale Pathology Labs -- the first to offer the test -- Access Medical Laboratories, Hennepin County Medical ...

'Exceptionally Rare' Mutant Diamondback Rattlesnake Discovered in Florida

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:49
A researcher has discovered an "extremely unusual patternless" eastern diamondback rattlesnake in northern Florida. The vast majority of eastern diamondbacks—a large, venomous rattlesnake found throughout the state—have brown, tan or yellow skin with ...

Mount Holyoke Students Outraged That School Wouldn't Cancel Off-Campus Pro-Police Rally

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:33
The arrogance of these students is stunning. They're outraged that anyone would dare honor the police anywhere near their school. Campus Reform reports: Students outraged that college wouldn't cancel off-campus Back the Blue rally. Students tried to ...

Getting the Most Out of Masks

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:18
One of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by simply wearing a mask. Some masks, however, are more efficient than others at mitigating the pervasiveness of the virus. Types of Masks. Disposable Surgical Masks. Surgical masks are three ...

ULA launching spy satellite Sunday; SpaceX attempting another Starlink launch Monday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 15:13
Upcoming missions for United Launch Alliance and SpaceX will mean another busy launch schedule at Cape Canaveral. First up, United Launch Alliance on Sunday is targeting a middle-of-the-night launch window to send up a classified satellite for the ...

Ultrapotent Antibody Mix Blocks COVID-19 Virus From Entering Cells – Protects Against the Pandemic Coronavirus

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:52
A cocktail of powerful antibodies identified in recovered patients locks the coronavirus infection machinery, inhibits SARS-CoV-2 attachment to host cells, and protects animals challenged with the pandemic coronavirus. A mix of ultrapotent antibodies from ...

Supermassive Black Hole Messier 87 Has Been Wobbling for Years

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:51
Although scientists have been studying black holes since the early 1900s, there is still much to be discovered about their properties. For the first time, images of the supermassive black hole Messier 87 (M87) reveals that its shadow has been wobbling over ...

First candidate for an extragalactic planet identified

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:50
A team of researchers from the U.S. and China has found the first evidence for a candidate planet in another galaxy. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, the team describes their work studying the possible planet and what they have found so ...

How to Spot Saturn and Jupiter TONIGHT

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:45
Today is going to be a nice day with clouds making way for sun and that will lead into a beautiful evening. It will be a perfect for evening for whatever your plans are or for spotting planets! You will be able to see both Saturn and Jupiter this evening!

SpaceX Starship: incredible video shows the vacuum Raptor engine's power

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:33
Boom! SpaceX puts its upcoming Starship engine through its paces in a video shared Friday, which shows the Raptor engine completing a full-duration test fire at the firm's rocket development facilities. The 15-second clip, shared via Twitter, shows a new ...

Y Chromosomes Shed Light Why Men Function Differently Than Women

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:31
There are two types of chromosomes: X and Y. Among these two, a new study has focused their attention on the Y chromosome genes that are exclusive to males and are thought to explain why men suffer differently than women from diseases like the ...

Small pieces of space debris could threaten satellites, astronomers warn

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:20
The current and future operation of satellites could be under threat from space debris, warn astronomers from the University of Warwick in the U.K. The junk floating in orbit around our planet could damage satellites which are essential for communications, ...

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