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Scientists revive 100-million-year-old microbes buried in the ocean floor

Researchers successfully revived ancient microbes, some more than 100 million years old, that were buried in the seafloor. During an expedition to the South Pacific Gyre, the scientists from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and their colleagues drilled into the ocean sediment almost 6,000 meters below the surface. “Our main question was whether life could exist in such a nutrient-limited environment or if this was a lifeless zone,” JAMSTEC senior scientist Y...
Tags: Post, Japan, Science, News, Biology, Bacteria, Oceans, Microbiology, Microbes, Oceanography, Yuki Morono, Morono, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Steven -RSB- D'Hondt


Scientists revive 100-million-year-old microbes, insist it’s totally safe

We may have clues about how organisms survive in other environments, like Mars
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Microbes, Deep-sea Exploration


"Hygiene Theater" doesn't reduce the risk of COVID-19

My family stopped wiping down all our groceries to "disinfect" them a couple months ago, mostly because of hygiene exhaustion. Then in May, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention clarified its own Web page about to state that "based on data from lab studies on COVID-19 and what we know about similar respiratory diseases, it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their ...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Medicine, Singapore, Medical, Atlantic, Derek Thompson, Goldman, Rutgers University, Seoul South Korea, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Schaffner, COVID-19, COVID


Launch set for NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance

The car-sized six-wheeled robotic rover, which will launch atop an Atlas 5 rocket from the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture United Launch Alliance, also is scheduled to deploy a mini helicopter on Mars and test out equipment for future human missions to the fourth planet from the sun. "This is the ninth time we've landed on Mars, so we do have experience with it," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. Perseverance is due to land at the base of an 820...
Tags: Science, News, Nasa, Mars, United Launch Alliance, Reuters, Boeing Lockheed, Jezero, Jim Bridenstine


Is there lyfe on Mars? New concept broadens search for alien organisms

Is there lyfe on Mars? New concept broadens search for alien organismsResearch suggests standard definition of life may be too restrictive for complexities of space
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Seeking life on Mars: Nasa prepares to launch its latest rover

Seeking life on Mars: Nasa prepares to launch its latest roverPerseverance mission aims to land on crater to search for possible microbial Martians
Tags: Science, News, Nasa, Mars


Quarter of native UK mammals at imminent risk of extinction

Quarter of native UK mammals at imminent risk of extinctionFirst official endangered list includes wildcat, red squirrel, water vole and hedgehog
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Bionano Genome Imaging Provides Essential Scaffolding Results in High Profile Bat Genome Study

Six reference-quality bat genomes described in a publication in Nature reveal how bats can carry and yet survive deadly virusesSAN DIEGO, July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) announced today that a study published in the journal Nature (Jebb, D., Huang, Z., Pippel, M. et al. Six reference-quality genomes reveal evolution of bat adaptations. Nature 583, 578–584 (2020)) used Bionano’s genome imaging technology to build reference-quality genomes of six bat species...
Tags: Science, News, Securities And Exchange Commission, BioNano Genomics, Ruth Group, Kirsten Thomas, Securities and Exchange Commission All, Bionano Genomics Inc, Jebb D Huang, Bionano, Vertebrate Genome Project VGP Bionano, Erik Holmlin, Ashley R Robinson LifeSci Advisors LLC


Health care workers may be less, not more, susceptible to COVID, study suggests

Health care workers may be less susceptible to COVID-19 infection than people in the communities they serve, according to surprising early data from an ongoing study at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Of some 3,000 workers tested in May and June, only 1% had antibodies to the novel coronavirus in their blood, despite the fact that the Newport Beach hospital has cared for hundreds of COVID-19 patients. That 1% is far lower than what has been found in wider communities. Some 4-6% of residents...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Research, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Marlins, Riverside, Newport Beach, LA County, Hoag, Orange County Health Care Agency, Top Stories OCR, Related Articles Dodgers, Los Angeles Santa Clara


WATCH: Virgin Galactic spaceship new cabin design reveal

I'd totally go. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic unveiled a new cabin design today, and streamed the launch event live. Watch the replay here, and sign up for a trip if you've got plenty of cash and don't mind waiting.
Tags: Video, Space, Science, Design, News, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Aviation, Space Flight, Spaceflight


La energía eólica barata podría impulsar el hidrógeno verde

(Bloomberg) -- El costo decreciente de la energía eólica se está convirtiendo en una bendición para otra fuente de energía limpia, el hidrógeno verde.La producción del hidrógeno, un combustible generado por electrolización del agua, requiere una enorme cantidad de energía. Ubicar instalaciones de hidrógeno en los parques eólicos, que generalmente generan más electricidad de la que necesitan en la noche, podría ser una ventaja para el combustible.La producción de hidrógeno en sitios eólicos en el...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, Estados Unidos, NextEra Energy Inc, Plug Power Inc, AES Corp, Stephen Byrd, Green Hydrogen Morgan Stanley


Watch: Molten thermite in water at ultra slow motion, shot by The Slow Mo Guys

Gav of The Slow Mo Guys demonstrates the visually amazing moment where 2000° thermite lands in a tank of 20° water. Video: [Slow Mo Molten Thermite in Water - The Slow Mo Guys]
Tags: Post, Science, News, Wow, Slow Mo, GAV, Pyro, Thermite


NASA to send a huge balloon into the stratosphere for deep-space research

The high-altitude balloon will be “the size of a football stadium.”
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Breaking Twitter, ASTHROS


Meet the sturddlefish, an "impossible" hybrid

Scientists "accidentally created" a spiky-snouted hybrid of the Russian sturgeons and American paddlefish, which we are assured "shouldn't have been possible." Hungarian scientists announced in May in the journal Genes that they had accidentally created a hybrid of the two endangered species , which they have dubbed the "sturddlefish." There are about 100 of the hybrids in captivity now, but scientists have no plans to create more.  "We never wanted to play around with hybridization. It was a...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Fish, Hungary, Hybrids, Attila Mozsár, Research Institute for Fisheries, The New York Times From


Making aerogel at home is unsurprisingly difficult

Aerogel, the synthetic material made of about 1% microporous silica and 99% air, has extremely low density, extremely low thermal conductivity, and extremely low chances of turning out OK when made in a home lab. It took YouTuber NileRed many months of trial and error. He says his efforts were inspired by an aerogel video by Versitatium (previously) Image: YouTube / NileRed
Tags: Video, Science, Technology, News, Maker, Aerogel, Versitatium


Powerful quake jolts Alaska towns, produces small tsunami

By MARK THIESSEN ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — A powerful earthquake located off Alaska’s southern coast jolted some coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area of the state, and tsunami warning was canceled after the magnitude 7.8 quake off the Alaska Peninsula produced a wave of a less than a foot. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck T...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Oregon, Uncategorized, Sport, West, Soccer, Alaska, Earthquakes, Associated Press, Daily News, Kodiak, Mark Thiessen, U S Geological Survey


Purdue and US Army Develop Explosive for Nontoxic Ammo

The U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command plays an important role in guiding the future of our warfighters’ lethality and survivability. Their mission statement is “To provide the research, engineering, and analytical expertise to deliver capabilities that enable the Army to deter and, when necessary, decisively defeat any adversary now and in the future.” To […] Read More … The post Purdue and US Army Develop Explosive for Nontoxic Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Science, News, Guns, Defense, Research, Army, Patents, Press Releases, US Army, Daily News, Lead, Purdue, Purdue University, Ammo, Nontoxic, Ammunition


How to make square water

You can change the shape of drops and pools of water from rounded to angular by coating the surface where the water collects with a superhydrophobic substance. Check out the cool liquid letters! It would be interesting to use this technique to create a watery animation. (The Action Lab)
Tags: Video, Science, News, Experiments, Surface Tension, Superhydrophobia


UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

By MARIA CHENG LONDON  — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the experimental vaccine. Such early trials are designed to evaluate safety and see what kind of immune response was provoked, but can’t tell if the vaccine truly protects. In research pu...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Science, London, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, South Africa, Oxford, Brazil, Astrazeneca


New Hack Can Trick Power Bricks into Starting Fires

Your phone’s power brick is typically a relatively innocuous piece of tech, but recently, researchers at a Chinese security firm discovered a way to hack a fast charge power adapter so that when connected to a phone, the power brick can melt the phone or even start a fire. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, News, Smartphones, Hacks, Power Adapters, Badpower, Badpower Hack


São Paulo Firefighters Battle Mountain Forest Fire

Firefighters in the state of São Paulo battled a forest fire burning on the side of one of Brazil’s highest mountains, video taken on July 17 shows.This footage, posted by the Corpo de Bombeiros da PMESP, shows firefighting efforts in the vicinity of Pedra da Mina, the fourth highest mountain in Brazil. The peak skirts the border between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, where the fire began before burning into São Paulo on the morning of July 17.The area currently burning is remote: acc...
Tags: Science, News, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Corpo de Bombeiros da PMESP, Pedra da Mina, Mina Gerais, Corpo de Bombeiros


Ultra-Black Fish Discovered by Scientists in Depths of Ocean, Pictures Show How the Deep-Sea Creatures Camouflage With Darkness and Swim at Ease

Camouflage themselves with ultra-black, they discovered a never-seen-before fish species, swimming in the depths of the ocean. These ultra-black fish are among the darkest creatures ever found, evolving to camouflage themselves to the predators, even with no sunlight, scientists explain in a recent study.
Tags: Science, News, Ocean Pictures


Country diary: the deadly yew also offers welcome shade

Country diary: the deadly yew also offers welcome shade. Clipsham, Rutland: Sculpted into shapes the avenue of yews provides cool on a hot day, but there is other darkness in these graveyard trees
Tags: Science, News


What exactly is intelligence? Watch this simple explainer

Intelligence is a surprisingly difficult thing to define. Kurzgesagt jumps into the debate with an interesting overview of where intelligence begins. Is a slime mold intelligent? Are plants intelligent? They don't really go too deep into human intelligence, but it's something I know a lot about it from my tour of duty in the Wikipedia wars on articles covering intelligence. The most interesting work to me was that of Howard Gardner, who proposed that humans have multiple intelligences. Mo...
Tags: Video, Science, News, Wikipedia, Intelligence, Brain, Explainer, Cognition, Howard Gardner, Kurzgesagt


Por qué se cree que el extraordinario encuentro de hace 8 siglos entre polinesios y amerindios pudo ser entre los rapa nui de Pascua y los zenú de Colombia

En algún momento alrededor del año 1200, y en algún lugar entre América y las islas de Polinesia, los habitantes de estos dos territorios se encontraron.
Tags: Science, News, Colombia


How to translate astrophysical phenomena into the Blackfoot language

Corey Gray is an astrophysicist, and the lead operator at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) at the California Institute of Technology in Washington State. He's also a member of the Blackfoot nation through his mother, Sharon Yellowfly. Yellowfly grew up in Alberta, Canada, where she lived through brutal state-run boarding schools designed to assimilate indigenous peoples and beat their native languages out of them. As a result, Gray himself did not grow up speakin...
Tags: Translation, Post, Video, Science, News, Washington, Native Americans, Npr, Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Gray, Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Alberta Canada, Blackfoot, Language Rights


White House decries science

When it comes to packing kids into underfunded classrooms with at-risk teachers White House spokesfraud Kayleigh McEnany says: "The science should not stand in the way of this." Kayleigh McEnany: Pres. Trump wants schools to open, "and when he says open, he means open and full, kids being able to attend each and every day at their school. The science should not stand in the way of this." https://t.co/USdmss0Ygu pic.twitter.com/XTowM3TKIx — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) July 16, 2020 Perhaps...
Tags: Post, Science, News, White House, Fraud, Kayleigh McEnany, Evan McMurry, Pres Trump, They Said WHAT


This 12-year-old bottle terrarium is teeming with lush life

Around 2007, a child made a simple terrarium inside a glass bottle. Today, the bottle, unopened for more than a decade, is teeming with a lush ecosystem of algae, moss, fungi, and isopods. From Jartopia: I found this terrarium very fascinating as it's almost as if there are two separate worlds within the same glass demijohn. The algae underground creates a unique habitat, which couldn't possibly exist in nature due to the fact the glass ensured that light could reach the soil undergro...
Tags: Video, Science, News, Biology, Nature, Ecosystems, Terrariums


This is the closest photo ever taken of the Sun

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter satellite took this incredible image of the Sun, the closest photo ever taken of our star. It reveals tiny solar flares dotting the surface. The image above was captured at a distance of 77 million kilometers. From Nature: “When the first images came in, my first thought was this is not possible, it can’t be that good,” David Berghmans, principal investigator for the orbiter’s Extreme Ultraviolet Imager instrument, told a press briefing on 16 Ju...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Earth, Esa, Sun, European Space Agency, Belgium, Royal Observatory, SOL, So Hot, David Berghmans, Berghams


Auction: Edison's lightbulb drawings, Nikola Tesla's patents, and other scientific rarities

Tomorrow the final hammer goes down on an archive of original Nikola Tesla patents, lightbulb design drawings by Thomas Edison, a World War II Enigma Machine, Stephen Hawking’s personal Simpsons figure, and many other science-related curiosities in Christie's "Eureka!" auction.
Tags: Post, Science, News, History, Auctions, Curiosities, Stephen Hawking, Nikola Tesla, Eureka, Thomas Edison, Christie, Edison



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