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 2020-01-25 20:28 

Space.com

Astronauts complete 4-spacewalk marathon to fix space station's $2 billion antimatter detector...

It took four years of planning, 20 new tools shipped by spacecraft and an unprecedented four-part repair job, but a $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is all patched up after a spacewalk by astronauts Saturday (Jan. 25)....

 2020-01-25 19:58 

Phys.org

For hottest planet, a major meltdown, study shows...

In the scorching atmosphere of exoplanet KELT-9b, even molecules are torn to shreds....

 2020-01-25 19:43 

Phys.org

Spacewalking astronauts close to fixing cosmic ray detector...

Spacewalking astronauts worked to complete repairs to a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday and give it new life....

 2020-01-25 18:32 

Astrobiology Magazine

Life's Frankenstein beginnings...

Some Scientists Believe Life Formed in Thermal Pools like Those in Yellowstone National Park...

 2020-01-25 17:23 

The Daily Galaxy

"A Star as Big as Our Solar System" Triggered the Brightest Explosion in the Observable Universe...

An enigma within a mystery, revealed an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in a supernovae as bright as an entire galaxy SN 2006gy, a hypernova or quark-nova inside galaxy NGC 1260, some 250 million light-years away, first discovered on Septe...

 2020-01-25 16:17 

Space.com

Rocket Lab's 1st launch of 2020 is for the National Reconnaissance Office, the US spysat agency...

The private small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab will fly its first mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) next week, kicking off a busy 2020 that also includes plans for a new launchpad and larger headquarters....

 2020-01-25 15:30 

Scientific American

How to Stay Hydrated During Exercise...

If you're lugging around a fanny pack water bladder or sports beverages, you may be doing it wrong...

 2020-01-25 14:11 

Space.com

Trump unveils new Space Force logo (yes, it looks like something from 'Star Trek')...

President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan. 24) officially unveiled the logo for the U.S. Space Force and the reaction has been strong. It might just be because the logo, which draws on its Air Force legacy, bears a striking similarity to a "Star Trek"...

 2020-01-25 14:07 

ScienceDaily.com

Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease?...

In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed for mood disorders is capable of both halting signs of ...

 2020-01-25 13:00 

Scientific American

China's Citywide Quarantines: Are They Ethical and Effective?...

The country has shut down all travel to and from Wuhan and nearby cities in an attempt to curb the spread of a new virus...

 2020-01-25 12:41 

Space.com

Google doodle celebrates the lunar new year as Year of the Rat begins...

The Year of the Rat has officially begun and Google is celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year with an adorable doodle of a cartoon rat....

 2020-01-25 12:03 

Space.com

Patrick Stewart invites Whoopi Goldberg to reprise her TNG Guinan role 'Star Trek: Picard'!...

Actress Whoopi Goldberg accepted an invitation to reprise her "Star Trek: The Next Generation" role as Guinan on "Star Trek: Picard" — while on camera, in front of a live studio audience....

 2020-01-25 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Where does all our poop go?...

Who can solve this poop-filled mystery?...

 2020-01-25 11:50 

Space.com

You can watch two astronauts take a spacewalk to fix a $2 billion space experiment today. Here's how....

NASA plans to send a pair of astronauts on a spacewalk, one more time, to finish fixing a complicated science experiment today (Jan. 25). Here's how to watch it live....

 2020-01-25 11:34 

SpaceNews

U.S. Space Force says its new seal is not a Starfleet knockoff...

U.S. Space Force statement: The seal "honors the Department of the Air Force's proud history" SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-25 08:30 

Phys.org

Scientists to search for relatives of extinct Galapagos tortoises...

A scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands will spend ten days searching for relatives of two tortoise species believed to be extinct, including those of the archipelago's Lonesome George, park officials said Friday....

 2020-01-25 08:18 

Phys.org

What do Chinese opera masks and spiders have in common? A lot, as it turns out....

To better understand how animals like spiders communicate with pattern and color, a University of Cincinnati biology student is turning to ancient dramatic art....

 2020-01-25 08:13 

Phys.org

The skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists...

Pac-Man, the open-mouthed face of the most successful arcade game ever, is much more well-known than any of the one-celled organisms called protists, at least among people over 30. But the first study to characterize protists in soils from around the worl...

 2020-01-25 07:00 

New Scientist

Dinosaur tracks seem to show giant sauropod wading on two front legs...

Sauropod dinosaurs grew to 25 metres or more in length and weighed several tonnes but footprints in Texas seem to suggest they sometimes walked on just two legs...

 2020-01-25 07:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

Ask Ethan: How Can We See 46.1 Billion Light-Years Away In A 13.8 Billion Year Old Universe?...

In General Relativity, the fabric of space doesn't remain static over time. Everything else depends on the details we measure....

 2020-01-25 02:30 

Scientific American

Barred Owls Invade the Sierra Nevada...

By listening to the sounds of the forest, biologists were able to identify an invasion of barred owls in spotted owl habitat. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2020-01-25 00:49 

SpaceNews

Boeing says Spaceway-1 battery failure has low risk of repeating on similar satellites...

The battery malfunction that put DirecTV's Spaceway-1 satellite at risk of exploding has a "very low likelihood" of occuring on other satellites, according to the satellite's manufacturer, Boeing. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-25 00:07 

SpaceNews

House introduces NASA authorization bill that emphasizes Mars over moon...

The leadership of the House Science Committee introduced a NASA authorization bill Jan. 24 that seeks to significantly alter NASA's current plans to return humans to the moon and make them part of an effort to send humans to Mars. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-24 23:34 

Universe Today

Giant Planets Could Form Around Tiny Stars in Just a Few Thousand Years...

A new study has shown how gas giants (like Proxima c) can exist around Red Dwarf suns, the most common type of star in the Universe The post Giant Planets Could Form Around Tiny Stars in Just a Few Thousand Years appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2020-01-24 22:55 

SpaceNews

U.S. Space Force has lifted off, now the journey begins...

A team of U.S. military and civilian defense officials spent most of 2019 drawing up plans to create a Space Force as a new service branch within the Air Force. But it wasn't until Congress reached a deal in December on the 2020 National Defense Autho...

 2020-01-24 22:55 

SpaceNews

Op-ed | Getting Space Force acquisition right in 2020...

Getting the Space Force right and creating the first new U.S. armed service in more than half a century will be a herculean task. Meeting that growing challenge will require, first and foremost, getting Space Force acquisition right. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-24 22:50 

National Geographic

'Tiger King' sentenced to 22 years for violence against tigers and people...

Once the leader of a large tiger breeding and cub-petting organization, the judge ruled Joe Exotic can never possess tigers again....

 2020-01-24 22:47 

Universe Today

OSIRIS-REx Flew 620 Meters Above its Landing Site. Confirms that it's a Boulder-Strewn Nightmare, Just Like the Rest of Bennu...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, asteroid Bennu (101955 Bennu), on December 3rd, 2018. Since then, the spacecraft has been examining the asteroid's surface, looking for a suitable landing spot to collect a sample. The problem is, B...

 2020-01-24 22:28 

NBC News

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution...

It is a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms....

 2020-01-24 22:19 

SpaceNews

NASA appoints two new center directors...

NASA has selected acting directors at two of its field centers to take those positions on a permanent basis. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-24 21:49 

Space.com

Flicette has landed! Memorial for first cat in space unveiled in France....

A new memorial for Flicette, the first and only cat to go to space, has arrived at its permanent home at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France....

 2020-01-24 21:36 

Nature

What you need to know about the Wuhan coronavirus...

How science can help control the outbreak...

 2020-01-24 21:35 

National Geographic

How photographers capture a world besieged by infectious diseases...

With coronavirus spreading, photographers must fight 'subtle paranoia' to show the disease's devastating wake....

 2020-01-24 21:22 

ScienceNews.org

How the new coronavirus stacks up against SARS and MERS...

Coronaviruses are a diverse family that may be becoming more threatening to people....

 2020-01-24 21:15 

SpaceNews

Vector proceeding with sale of assets...

Vector, the launch vehicle and smallsat technology company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December, announced Jan. 24 it is proceeding with plans to sell its satellite technology to Lockheed Martin or another bidder. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-01-24 20:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats...

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, researchers found that opioid dependence produced permanent changes in t...

 2020-01-24 20:51 

ScienceDaily.com

'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns...

The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes are turned on or off. New research indicates that 'jumping genes' play a s...

 2020-01-24 20:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors...

Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But researchers failed at making perovskite LEDs that emit blue light. Chemists succeeded, but X-ray studi...

 2020-01-24 20:51 

ScienceDaily.com

High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12...

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12....

 2020-01-24 20:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Going with the flow: New insights into mysterious fluid motions...

Scientists gain a deeper understanding of turbulent and transitional pipe flows....

 2020-01-24 20:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Early life adversity and opioid addiction...

Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to directly influence br...

 2020-01-24 20:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Fonts in campaign communications have liberal or conservative leanings...

Yard signs for a local politician captured a researchers curiosity. The more people view a font as aligned with their ideology, the more they favor it....

 2020-01-24 20:50 

ScienceDaily.com

The skin of Earth is home to Pac-Man-like protists...

The most common groups of soil protists behave exactly like Pac-Man: moving through the soil matrix, gobbling up bacteria according to a new article....

 2020-01-24 20:05 

Phys.org

'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns...

"Jumping genes"—bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another—are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Lo...

 2020-01-24 19:57 

LiveScience.com

A TV satellite is about to explode following 'irreversible' battery damage...

A Boeing-made TV satellite is being hastily moved into 'graveyard orbit' following a devastating 'anomaly' that turned its batteries into bombs....

 2020-01-24 19:00 

TreeHugger

How to get by without a home printer or scanner...

There's almost nothing that can't be done with an app and a phone anymore....

 2020-01-24 19:00 

Space.com

How India's moon crash wasn't really a failure (op-ed)...

When India's Vikram lander crashed into the moon in September, it was a significant setback for India's lunar exploration plans — but it wasn't really a failure. Here's why....

 2020-01-24 19:00 

Phys.org

Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors...

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have created a blue light-emitting diode (LED) from a trendy new semiconductor material, halide perovskite, overcoming a major barrier to employing these cheap, easy-to-make materials in electronic devices....

 2020-01-24 19:00 

Phys.org

Going with the flow: New insights into mysterious fluid motions...

Water issuing from an ordinary faucet tells a complex tale of its journey through a pipe. At high velocities, the faucet's gushing stream is turbulent: chaotic, disorderly—like the crash of ocean waves....

 2020-01-24 19:00 

Phys.org

A new twist on quantum communication in fiber...

New research done at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Huazhang University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, has exciting implications for secure data transfer across optical fiber networks. The team have demo...

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