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 2020-07-16 04:45 

Universe Today

More Details On NASA's VERITAS Mission, Which Could Go to Venus...

Venus has always been a bit of the odd stepchild in the solar system. It's similarities to Earth are uncanny: roughly the same size, mass, and distance from the sun. But the development paths the two planets ended up taking were very different, with o...

 2020-07-15 23:27 

Universe Today

15 Different Ideas for Rovers That Could Explore Venus...

NASA just announced the winners of it's "Exploring Hell Challenge" with HeroX, an incentive competition designed to inspire designs for a clockwork Venus rover. The post 15 Different Ideas for Rovers That Could Explore Venus appeared first on ...

 2020-07-15 22:00 

New Scientist

Siberian heatwave was 'impossible' without human-made climate change...

The record-breaking heatwave that baked Siberia recently was made at least 600 times more likely by climate change, meaning it probably wouldn't have occurred otherwise...

 2020-07-15 21:39 

Space.com

Video astronomy: Bring the universe to your friends with Celestron's RASA 8 telescope...

A new generation of optically "fast" telescopes, connected to compact high-resolution video cameras, is poised to disrupt amateur astronomy — in a good way....

 2020-07-15 21:30 

BBC

Trump weakens environmental law to speed up infrastructure projects...

The president hails the changes as "historic", but critics say they are designed to avoid scrutiny....

 2020-07-15 21:11 

National Geographic

How the advent of nuclear weapons changed the course of history...

Many scientists came to regret their role in creating a weapon that can obliterate anyone and anything in its vicinity in seconds....

 2020-07-15 21:01 

SpaceNews

How the space sector is responding to the killing of George Floyd...

Since late May, the space industry, like organizations and individuals around the world, has been responding to the Black Lives Matter movement and calls for racial justice. SpaceNews...

 2020-07-15 21:00 

BBC

Climate change: Siberian heatwave 'clear evidence' of warming...

The heatwave would have been almost impossible without human-caused climate change, a study says....

 2020-07-15 21:00 

ScienceNews.org

Climate change made Siberia's heat wave at least 600 times more likely...

Siberia's six-month heat wave during the first half of 2020 would not have happened without human-caused climate change, researchers find....

 2020-07-15 20:59 

Universe Today

AI Upscales Apollo Lunar Footage to 60 FPS...

As exciting and thrilling as it is to watch all the historic footage from the Apollo Moon landings, you have to admit, the quality is sometimes not all that great. Even though NASA has worked on restoring and enhancing some of the most popular Apollo foot...

 2020-07-15 20:45 

SpaceNews

Virgin Galactic hires Disney executive as new CEO...

Virgin Galactic announced July 15 it is bringing in a Disney executive as the company's new chief executive officer, with the company's longtime chief executive moving into a new role. SpaceNews...

 2020-07-15 20:40 

Universe Today

How Would We Do Surgery in Space?...

Any mission to Mars requires deeper planning than missions to the ISS or the Moon. Based purely on the length of the mission, contingencies branch outwards in complex logistical pathways. What if there's an accident? What if someone's appendix bur...

 2020-07-15 20:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Does eating fish protect our brains from air pollution?...

Older women who eat more than one to two servings a week of baked or broiled fish or shellfish may consume enough omega-3 fatty acids to counteract the effects of air pollution on the brain, according to a new study....

 2020-07-15 20:31 

Space.com

New climate study shows that we need to be patient when it comes to emissions mitigation...

To make any progress fighting climate change, we have to commit to long-term mitigation, a new study finds....

 2020-07-15 20:13 

Space.com

Japanese probe carrying pieces of asteroid Ryugu will land on Earth Dec. 6...

The pristine asteroid material collected by Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft last year will come down to Earth less than five months from now, if all goes according to plan....

 2020-07-15 20:00 

ScienceDaily.com

When should you neuter your dog to avoid health risks?...

A new, 10-year study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, examined 35 dog breeds and found vulnerability from neutering, and the age at which they are neutered, varies greatly depending on the breed....

 2020-07-15 20:00 

Phys.org

'Bystander' cytosines meet their match in gene-editing technique...

Biomolecular engineers at Rice University have found a C-worthy technique that dramatically enhances the accuracy of gene editing....

 2020-07-15 19:58 

SpaceNews

Airbus reorganizes U.S. operations to fuel growth in space and defense...

The primary markets for Airbus U.S. Space & Defense are military aircraft, geospatial intelligence and satellites. SpaceNews...

 2020-07-15 19:46 

Phys.org

Slow growth the key to long term cold sensing...

Plants have to interpret temperature fluctuations over timescales ranging from hours to months to align their growth and development with the seasons....

 2020-07-15 19:42 

ScienceDaily.com

Single drop of blood could help rapidly detect radiation sickness...

A new proof-of-concept study reports evidence that a new testing method has the potential to rapidly identify radiation sickness based on biomarkers measured through a single drop of blood. Scientists say the test could help save lives through early and r...

 2020-07-15 19:42 

ScienceDaily.com

'Bystander' Cs meet their match in gene-editing technique...

Biomolecular engineers have developed new tools to increase the accuracy of CRISPR single-base editing to treat genetic diseases....

 2020-07-15 19:13 

LiveScience.com

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in first published results...

After receiving two doses of the vaccine, all 45 participants developed so-called neutralizing antibodies against the virus....

 2020-07-15 19:04 

ScienceDaily.com

World population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power...

With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100 -- about 2 billion lower than some previous estimates, according to a new study....

 2020-07-15 19:00 

New Scientist

Artificial spider webs shake to stay clean, just like the real thing...

Artificial spider silk made from gel and silicone could be used to create sensitive robotic parts that are able to clean themselves...

 2020-07-15 19:00 

LiveScience.com

RIP, smooth handfish. You were weird, and now you're extinct....

This is the first known extinction of a bony marine fish....

 2020-07-15 19:00 

New Scientist

Beetles carrying tiny backpack cameras stream footage to a smartphone...

Ultralight cameras affixed to the backs of beetles can wirelessly livestream to a smartphone, which can also direct the camera to rotate and get footage from different directions...

 2020-07-15 18:57 

Phys.org

Scientists constructed 'DNA droplets' comprising designed DNA nanostructures...

In living organisms, DNA is the storage unit of all genetic information. It is with this information that proteins are encoded, which then enable biological systems to function as needed for the organism to survive. DNA's functioning is enabled by its...

 2020-07-15 18:55 

Phys.org

Researchers using ultraviolet lasers make unprecedented measurement of nanomaterials...

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell....

 2020-07-15 18:54 

Phys.org

AI model to forecast complicated large-scale tropical instability waves in Pacific Ocean...

Large-scale oceanic phenomena are complicated and often involve many natural processes. Tropical instability wave (TIW) is one of these phenomena....

 2020-07-15 18:53 

Phys.org

New nuclear magnetic resonance method enables monitoring of chemical reactions in metal containers...

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is employed in a wide range of applications. In chemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is in standard use for the purposes of analysis, while in the medical field, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to se...

 2020-07-15 18:48 

SpaceNews

SES sues Intelsat for $1.8 billion over splitting C-Band Alliance...

Fleet operator SES filed a lawsuit July 14 against Intelsat seeking at least $1.8 billion in damages for Intelsat's withdrawal from the C-Band Alliance. SpaceNews...

 2020-07-15 18:48 

SpaceNews

SES files $1.8 billion claim against Intelsat over splitting C-Band Alliance...

Fleet operator SES filed a claim July 14 against Intelsat seeking at least $1.8 billion in damages for Intelsat's withdrawal from the C-Band Alliance. SpaceNews...

 2020-07-15 18:47 

LiveScience.com

Foreign dynasty's rise to power in ancient Egypt was an inside job...

Ancient Egypt was once ruled by a dynasty of foreigners known as the Hyksos, but new evidence shows that this takeover wasn't an invasion from a distant land....

 2020-07-15 18:47 

National Geographic

Seas quieted by pandemic could reduce stress, improve health in whales...

Scientists have a rare chance to study a marine world largely free of humans and their noisy machines....

 2020-07-15 18:32 

Space.com

'A Day in Space': How to watch the National Space Society's virtual event Thursday...

The National Space Society (NSS) will hold "A Day in Space" Thursday (July 16) virtually on multiple platforms, featuring keynote speakers such as Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and exoplanet scientist Sara Seager....

 2020-07-15 18:24 

ScienceDaily.com

Twisting magnetic fields for extreme plasma compression...

A new spin on the magnetic compression of plasmas could improve materials science, nuclear fusion research, X-ray generation and laboratory astrophysics....

 2020-07-15 18:24 

ScienceDaily.com

High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation...

Researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre- inflammatory bowel disease. This combination shuts down the mitochondria in cells of the colon lining, leading to g...

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Molecular 'tails' are secret ingredient for gene activation in humans, yeast, and other organisms...

Researchers have discovered how diverse forms of life are able to use the same cellular machinery for DNA transcription....

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Urban bees: Pollinator diversity and plant interactions in city green spaces...

With the right mix of plants, urban green spaces can be a rich habitat to support diverse pollinators, according to a new study....

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists uncover key process in the manufacture of ribosomes and proteins...

Researchers have shown that an enzyme called RNA polymerase (Pol) II drives generation of the building blocks of ribosomes, the molecular machines that manufacture all proteins in cells based on the genetic code....

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Credit-card sized tool provides new insights into how cancer cells invade host tissues...

Researchers have developed a credit-card sized tool for growing cancer cells outside the human body, which they believe will enhance their understanding of breast cancer metastasis. The device reproduces various environments within the human body where br...

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Only a third of pediatricians fully follow guidelines on peanut allergy prevention...

While 93 percent of U.S. pediatricians surveyed were aware of the national guidelines on peanut allergy prevention in infants, only 30 percent were fully implementing the recommended practices and 64 percent reported partial implementation, according to t...

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Bacteria with a metal diet discovered in dirty glassware...

Newfound bacteria that oxidize manganese help explain the geochemistry of groundwater....

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Study first to show tiger sharks' travels and desired hangouts in the Gulf of Mexico...

From 2010 to 2018, scientists tagged 56 tiger sharks of varying life stages to track their movements via satellite. Movement patterns varied by life stage, sex, and season. Some of their core habitats overlapped with locations designated by NOAA as Habita...

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Study of natural gas flaring finds high risks to babies...

Researchers have found that exposure to flaring -- the burning off of excess natural gas -- at oil and gas production sites is associated with 50% higher odds of preterm birth, compared with no exposure....

 2020-07-15 18:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Early life stress is associated with youth-onset depression for some types of stress but not others...

Examining the association between eight different types of early life stress (ELS) and youth-onset depression, a study reports that individuals exposed to ELS were more likely to develop a major depressive disorder (MDD) in childhood or adolescence than i...

 2020-07-15 18:22 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers find three distinct immune responses for sicker COVID-19 patients...

Researchers have discovered three distinct immune responses to the SARS-CoV2 infection that could help predict the trajectory of disease in severe COVID-19 patients and may ultimately inform how to best treat them. A second study uncovered new details abo...

 2020-07-15 18:16 

Phys.org

Cases of black hole mistaken identity...

Astronomers have discovered one type of growing supermassive black hole masquerading as another, thanks to a suite of telescopes including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The true identity of these black holes helps solve a long-running mystery in a...

 2020-07-15 18:02 

LiveScience.com

CDC no longer in charge of the nation's COVID-19 data. Health experts are concerned....

COVID-19 data will now be sent directly to the Department of Health and Human Services....

 2020-07-15 18:00 

Phys.org

Exercise in a first-year writing course increases retention at broad-access universities...

Research published today (July 15) in the journal Science Advances shows thatembedding a reading-and-writing exercise about social belonging into the first-year college curriculumincreased the persistence and performance of Black, Latinx, Native American,...

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