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 2020-11-27 07:00 

Forbes

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Ask Ethan: How Did The Entire Universe Come From Nothing?...

And can scientists even agree on what 'nothing' means?...

 2020-11-27 06:30 

livemint

Russia's Sputnik V covid vaccine to be produced in India...

Sputnik V covid vaccine is undergoing trials in India.Hetero Drugs to produce over 100 million doses/year of Sputnik V vaccine...

 2020-11-27 04:56 

Universe Today

Geysers on Europa might come from pockets of water under the ice...

Observations have already confirmed the existence of a sub-surface ocean on Europa, and there has been rampant speculation about whether they could contain life. While there have been tentative plans to send a submersible spacecraft to this ocean, we are ...

 2020-11-26 22:10 

Universe Today

The Moon has Resources, but Not Enough to Go Around...

A new study led by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics explains how the Moon may not have enough resources to support everything we plan to build up there. The post The Moon has Resources, but Not Enough to Go Around appeared first on Universe...

 2020-11-26 22:00 

Scientific American

Eating Turkey Does Not Really Make You Sleepy...

Don't blame the tryptophan in your Thanksgiving turkey. The post-dinner drowsiness probably results from carbs and alcohol...

 2020-11-26 21:45 

Universe Today

Astronomers See a Newly Forming Planetary Disk That's Continuing to Feed On Material from its Nebula...

Over the last few years, astronomers have observed distant solar systems in their early stages of growth. ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) has captured images of young stars and their disks of material. And in those disks, they've s...

 2020-11-26 21:26 

Space.com

Playmobil Mars Space Station achieves cosmic Black Friday sale...

Take your mind out of this world with 34% off the Red Planet playset now just $58.20...

 2020-11-26 20:00 

New Scientist

CRISPR gene editing of brain cells might prevent Alzheimer's disease...

CRISPR gene editing could be used to introduce a rare gene variant that greatly reduces the risk of Alzheimer's, but it has only been tried in a dish so far...

 2020-11-26 20:00 

Scientific American

Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the Wishbone...

Don't crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year's Thanksgiving wishbone pull....

 2020-11-26 19:28 

Space.com

Best Star Wars Black Friday gift deals...

There's something for every Padawan and Jedi Master here...

 2020-11-26 19:01 

The Conversation AU

Curious Kids: could dinosaurs evolve back into existence?...

Shutterstock Will there ever be dinosaurs again? — Anonymous What an interesting question! Well, technically dinosaurs are still here in the form of birds . Just like you're a direct descendant of your grandparents, birds are the only remaining ...

 2020-11-26 19:00 

New Scientist

Climate change may make autumn leaves fall early and store less carbon...

Tree leaves could start falling earlier in autumn due to climate change. The finding suggests forests will store significantly less carbon than expected as temperatures rise...

 2020-11-26 19:00 

Phys.org

Study revealing the secret behind a key cellular process refutes biology textbooks...

New research has identified and described a cellular process that, despite what textbooks say, has remained elusive to scientists until now—precisely how the copying of genetic material that, once started, is properly turned off....

 2020-11-26 19:00 

Phys.org

Irreversible hotter and drier climate over inner East Asia...

Mongolia's semi-arid plateau may soon become as barren as parts of the American Southwest due to a "vicious cycle" of heatwaves—that exacerbates soil drying, and ultimately produces more heatwaves—according to an international grou...

 2020-11-26 19:00 

Phys.org

Study of threatened desert tortoises offers new conservation strategy...

In Nevada's dry Ivanpah Valley, just southeast of Las Vegas, a massive unintended experiment in animal conservation has revealed an unexpected result....

 2020-11-26 19:00 

Phys.org

A route for avoiding defects during additive manufacturing...

Laser powder bed fusion is a dominant additive manufacturing technology that has yet to reach its potential. The problem facing industry is that tiny bubbles or pores sometimes form during the printing process, and these pores create weak spots in finishe...

 2020-11-26 18:41 

Phys.org

New Hubble data explains missing dark matter...

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides further evidence for tidal disruption in the galaxy NGC 1052-DF4. This result explains a previous finding that this galaxy is missing most of its dark matter. By studying the galaxy's light an...

 2020-11-26 18:38 

Universe Today

Weekly Space Hangout: November 25, 2020, Dr. Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist, the JUICE Mission...

This week we are aired Fraser's pre-recorded interview with Dr. Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist on the JUICE mission. Olivier studied fundamental physics and astrophysics at the universities of Paris XI (Orsay) and Lyon between 1990 and 1996. He ob...

 2020-11-26 18:35 

Phys.org

Rapid-forming giants could disrupt spiral protoplanetary discs...

Giant planets that developed early in a star system's life could solve a mystery of why spiral structures are not observed in young protoplanetary discs, according to a new study by University of Warwick astronomers....

 2020-11-26 18:31 

Space.com

Star Wars Squadrons Force-Blasted to just $17 this Black Friday...

The popular new Star Wars game is at half-price for Black Friday...

 2020-11-26 17:13 

New Scientist

Covid-19 news: New tiers announced for England after lockdown ends...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2020-11-26 16:50 

Space.com

Over $300 off the Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Brass Telescope for Black Friday...

Get a huge 27% off one of the most unique telescopes on the market, now only $897.99 at Walmart...

 2020-11-26 16:00 

Phys.org

Neanderthal thumbs better adapted to holding tools with handles...

Neanderthal thumbs were better adapted to holding tools in the same way that we hold a hammer, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports. The findings suggest that Neanderthals may have found precision grips—where objects are held between...

 2020-11-26 15:55 

New Scientist

NASA can't decide whether astronauts should wash their underwear...

NASA has partnered with consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble to develop a detergent that can wash clothes in space. Up until now, NASA has found it more cost-efficient to dispose of dirty garments...

 2020-11-26 15:09 

Phys.org

Ultraviolet light exposure enhances the protective ability of synthetic melanin...

Melanin's high refractive index (RI) and broadband absorption capability contribute to the pigment's ability to protect against ultraviolet radiation (UV). These optical properties also contribute to the vibrant structural colors seen in birds and...

 2020-11-26 15:08 

Phys.org

Plasma-developed new material fundamental to Internet of Things...

QUT Professor Ken Ostrikov from the School of Chemistry and Physics and QUT Centre for Materials Science said the new material could be used to develop new transistor devices for electronics and photodetectors for such applications as fibre-optic communic...

 2020-11-26 15:07 

Phys.org

Jaguars robust to climate extremes but lack of food threatens species...

A new QUT-led study has found wild jaguars in the Amazon can cope with climate extremes in the short-term, but numbers will rapidly decline if weather events increase in frequency, diminishing sources of food....

 2020-11-26 14:41 

Phys.org

Baby chimp gives hope for Guinea's famous ape tribe...

A dwindling tribe of chimpanzees in Guinea that gained global fame for uncanny abilities to use tools has a glimmer of hope after its last fertile female gave birth....

 2020-11-26 14:40 

Phys.org

Fire and ice: New database maps and classifies the dangers of glacierized volcanoes...

Destructive volcanic mudflows, huge clouds of volcanic ash that ground flights, and catastrophic floods when natural glacial lake dams fail—these are all examples of the dramatic interactions between volcanoes and glaciers. To help others study, and...

 2020-11-26 14:37 

Phys.org

Europe signs $102M deal to bring space trash home...

The European Space Agency says it is signing a 86 million-euro ($102 million) contract with a Swiss start-up company to bring a large piece of orbital trash back to Earth....

 2020-11-26 14:21 

Space.com

Don't miss this fantastic Star Wars Mandalorian Darksaber Black Friday deal - I have spoken...

The Darksaber is now just $24.86 at Amazon, but we don't think it'll be around for long...

 2020-11-26 14:15 

Scientific American

Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder...

Our willingness to share content without thinking is exploited to spread disinformation...

 2020-11-26 13:57 

LiveScience.com

A Thanksgiving sun treat: Big sunspot rotates into view...

A group of sunspots has emerged on the Earth-facing side of the sun, just in time for Thanksgiving....

 2020-11-26 13:55 

LiveScience.com

Is China winning the new space race?...

China has been the only country to land on the Moon for over 40 years since the Soviet Luna programme....

 2020-11-26 13:50 

LiveScience.com

Swarm of eels breaks record for most fish ever spotted at one time in abyssal ocean...

Before we start mining for precious metals in the darkness of the deep sea, we might try switching on the light first and observing our surroundings....

 2020-11-26 13:31 

Phys.org

T-ray technology reveals what's getting under your skin...

A new method for analyzing the structure of skin using a type of radiation known as T-rays could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer....

 2020-11-26 13:00 

LiveScience.com

Swarms of 'primordial' black holes might fill our universe...

What if dark matter weren't a new type of matter at all, but huge swarms of tiny,...

 2020-11-26 13:00 

LiveScience.com

Megalodon nurseries reveal world's largest shark had a soft side...

Scientists have identified five locations that the extinct predator Megalodon used as "nurseries" for young sharks....

 2020-11-26 13:00 

Scientific American

GDP Is the Wrong Tool for Measuring What Matters...

It's time to replace gross domestic product with real metrics of well-being and sustainability...

 2020-11-26 12:49 

Space.com

Larger-than-life astronaut stars on Olay float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

Olay's first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float, a giant female astronaut, would need a rocket about the same size as the tallest skyscraper in New York City....

 2020-11-26 12:48 

Phys.org

Foreign vs. own DNA: How an innate immune sensor tells friend from foe...

How do molecules involved in activating our immune system discriminate between our own DNA and foreign pathogens? Researchers from the Thom group, in collaboration with the EPFL, deciphered the structural and functional basis of a DNA-sensing molecule whe...

 2020-11-26 12:30 

Space.com

How NASA tech helped make your Thanksgiving food safe (and your family Zoom sessions, too)...

While Thanksgiving may be a bit different this year, NASA technology is helping keep everyone safe, as the video camera technology used during virtual family dinners and prepared food regulations developed for astronauts are now widely used around the wor...

 2020-11-26 12:30 

Space.com

A very space Thanksgiving for 2020: Here's what astronauts will eat in space (video)...

Astronauts will be feasting on cornbread dressing, curry rice and smoked turkey in space....

 2020-11-26 12:13 

Space.com

The first Thanksgiving night sky: What did the Pilgrims see when they looked up?...

What did the starry sky look like on the occasion of the very first Thanksgiving?...

 2020-11-26 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Why do cats meow?...

As a general rule, cats don't meow at one another. So, why do they meow at us?...

 2020-11-26 12:00 

NPR

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There's No Stopping These Seniors; Even A Pandemic Can't Bring Them Down...

Older people are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19. But recent research reveals older populations are less consumed by pandemic depression than those that are younger....

 2020-11-26 12:00 

The Daily Galaxy

Planet Earth Report (Weekend Edition) "The Precipice" Our COVID-19 Epoch Mimics the Beginning of the Atomic Age...

The weekend edition of the "Planet Earth Report" provides a descriptive link to headline news by a leading science journalist about an extraordinary discovery, technology, person, or event changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of t...

 2020-11-26 10:22 

New Scientist

Possessor review: One of the best and smartest films of the decade...

Possessor follows an assassin who can weaponise the minds and bodies of other people. It is extremely gruesome, but if you can stomach it, it is an excellent film, says Linda Marric...

 2020-11-26 09:07 

Phys.org

Understanding traditional Chinese medicine can help protect species...

Demystifying traditional Chinese medicine for conservationists could be the key to better protecting endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhino, according to University of Queensland-led researchers....

 2020-11-26 09:00 

New Scientist

Endangered animals threatened by pandemic as ecotourists stay home...

The ecotourism that funds many conservation programmes has largely stopped during the covid-19 pandemic, which could lead to losses of endangered animals...

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