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 2020-11-27 12:43 

Space.com

Imagine controlling a Mars rover with the Sphero RVR, the All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot...

Beep, bop, boop and save 17% on this great STEM toy...

 2020-11-27 12:43 

Phys.org

Climate change is making autumn leaves change colour earlier—here's why...

As the days shorten and temperatures drop in the northern hemisphere, leaves begin to turn. We can enjoy glorious autumnal colours while the leaves are still on the trees and, later, kicking through a red, brown and gold carpet when out walking....

 2020-11-27 12:39 

Space.com

Jupiter's ocean moon Europa may spout water plumes from its icy crust...

The Jupiter moon Europa may cough water into space from small pockets in its icy crust, a new study suggests....

 2020-11-27 12:15 

New Scientist

Do Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine results stand up to scrutiny?...

Doubts have been raised over the positive results released earlier this week by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford from trials of their coronavirus vaccine. Here's what you need to know...

 2020-11-27 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Catch the full moon (and a penumbral eclipse) on Monday...

During November's full moon, the moon will pass through part of Earth's outer shadow during a penumbral eclipse....

 2020-11-27 11:45 

Scientific American

Neighborhood Wealth Dramatically Impacts Home Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

A detailed, nationwide analysis could set the stage for cities to tailor emissions-reducing policies...

 2020-11-27 11:43 

New Scientist

Godzilla Sahara dust storm linked to melting Arctic sea ice...

A record-breaking Sahara dust storm that spread harmful air pollution across parts of North America in June 2020 was caused by winds linked to melting Arctic sea ice...

 2020-11-27 11:41 

Phys.org

New research shows even small ships pose deadly threat to North American right whales...

It has long been known that ship strikes involving large vessels pose one of the greatest threats to North Atlantic right whales, whose coastal habitats and tendency to stay close to the water's surface make them vulnerable to such deadly collisions....

 2020-11-27 11:34 

Phys.org

It's not too late to save 102 species at risk of extinction...

The Fraser River estuary in British Columbia is home to 102 species at risk of extinction. A new study says it's not too late to save these species if action is taken now....

 2020-11-27 11:27 

Phys.org

The case of the missing dark matter: new suspect found in galactic mystery...

A faraway galaxy with almost no dark matter has threatened to break our theory of galaxy formation. New evidence suggests the galaxy isn't an anomaly—but a victim of theft....

 2020-11-27 11:26 

LiveScience.com

Discover the ultimate 9,000-piece Lego Colosseum Lego's biggest project is now on sale...

At 9,036 pieces, this set recreates Rome's Ancient wonder. Plus: Lego Architecture sets are now up to 20% for Black Friday...

 2020-11-27 11:05 

Phys.org

Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home...

A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, a space agency official said Friday....

 2020-11-27 11:03 

BBC

AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given 20m...

The UK government awards 20m to 15 artificial intelligence research projects....

 2020-11-27 09:55 

New Scientist

Google Earth reveals suspected nuclear weapons facility in Pakistan...

Sleuthing with satellite images has revealed a substantial and undocumented expansion to a suspected nuclear processing plant in Pakistan, a possible sign the country is boosting capacity for its nuclear weapons programme...

 2020-11-27 07:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

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....

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