Science and Technology   Sat 22 Feb 02:36 GMT

A 46,000-year-old bird carcass provides clues to evolution and climate change

A 46,000-year-old bird carcass provides clues to evolution and climate change

The remains of an ancient horned lark were discovered frozen in the Siberian permafrost.

cnet.com - an hour ago

NASA Insight lander will give its stuck Mars 'Mole' a push

NASA Insight lander will give its stuck Mars 'Mole' a push

The heat probe has been treading soil for a year now.

cnet.com - an hour ago

How Firefighters Use Fitness and Workouts to Train at Firehouses

How Firefighters Use Fitness and Workouts to Train at Firehouses

These first responders are emphasizing fitness to prepare for any challenge.

menshealth.com - an hour ago

Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Limiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating.

cleantechnica.com - an hour ago

'No one is allowed to go out': your stories from the coronavirus outbreak

'No one is allowed to go out': your stories from the coronavirus outbreak

‘No one is allowed out’: readers tell Nature about their experiences.

nature.com - 2 hours ago

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer's disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we may not realize that some of the same proteins are aggregating in our muscles, setting us up for musc…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

'Antarctica Melts,' NASA Says, Showing Effects Of A Record Warm Spell

'Antarctica Melts,' NASA Says, Showing Effects Of A Record Warm Spell

Taken just nine days apart, two images illustrate the impact a recent warm period had on the Antarctic Peninsula. NASA says such warmth "has become more common in recent years."

npr.org - 3 hours ago

Alien planet is on its way towards the 'edge of destruction'

Alien planet is on its way towards the 'edge of destruction'

Experts have been intensely watching an exoplanet that is so close to its star, it may well be on the “edge of destruction.” Known as NGTS-10b, this planet is a “hot Jupiter,&#822…

nypost.com - 3 hours ago

Frozen bird discovered in Siberia is around 46,000 years old, researchers say

Frozen bird discovered in Siberia is around 46,000 years old, researchers say

This is the first bird carcass procured from Ice Age permafrost deposits, researchers note. It's an ancestor of two different lark subspecies.

USA Today - 4 hours ago

Scientists Found Breathable Oxygen in Another Galaxy for the First Time

Scientists Found Breathable Oxygen in Another Galaxy for the First Time

Molecular oxygen is a key component of the air humans breathe, and now astronomers have spotted it a half-billion light years away. But don't hold your breath for quasar whippets.

Vice News - 7 hours ago

Frozen bird found in Siberia: 46,000-year-old lark discovered in Russia, studied by scientists in Stockholm

Frozen bird found in Siberia: 46,000-year-old lark discovered in Russia, studied by scientists in Stockholm

Along with the ancient bird, scientists are also studying an 18,000-year-old puppy and other extremely old specimens.

CBS News - 7 hours ago

Zillow fans the winds of change in Canada’s housing industry

Zillow fans the winds of change in Canada’s housing industry

With the U.S. online giant’s first steps into the Canadian market, realtors are holding new technology in a wary embrace

The Globe And Mail - 8 hours ago

XMM-Newton reveals giant flare from a tiny star

XMM-Newton reveals giant flare from a tiny star

A star of about eight percent the Sun's mass has been caught emitting an enormous 'super flare' of X-rays—a dramatic high-energy eruption that poses a fundamental problem for astronomers, who did not think it possible on stars that small.

phys.org - 8 hours ago

See the sun in dazzling detail

See the sun in dazzling detail

These images show the sun as it has never been seen before. They come from the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

sciencenewsforstudents.org - 9 hours ago

What are the rules on workplace surveillance?

What are the rules on workplace surveillance?

Barclays is one of many companies to have used technology to monitor the activity of its staff.

bbc.com - 9 hours ago

Coral Reefs Face Elimination by the End of the Century

Coral Reefs Face Elimination by the End of the Century

The life of coral reefs is persistently under threat due to destructive fishing practices, coastal development, and land-based pollution, but perhaps its greatest threat is now climate change.

azocleantech.com - 9 hours ago

Doomsday prophecies of ancient methane being released as temperatures rise are WRONG, say scientists

Doomsday prophecies of ancient methane being released as temperatures rise are WRONG, say scientists

The climate change movement has long warned that, as global temperatures rise, we run the risk of releasing vast reserves of trapped methane into the atmosphere and bringing about the end of days. New research says: probably not.

RT - 10 hours ago

MIT Scientists Create System To Decide How to Save Earth From an Incoming Asteroid

MIT Scientists Create System To Decide How to Save Earth From an Incoming Asteroid

"It's like a preemptive strike, with less mess," study author Sung Wook Paek said.

Newsweek - 11 hours ago

'Wood' you like to recycle concrete?

'Wood' you like to recycle concrete?

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood. They found that the correct proportion of inputs can yield a new building materia…

techxplore.com - 11 hours ago

Fifth-generation Volkswagen Caddy revealed, based on MQB platform

Fifth-generation Volkswagen Caddy revealed, based on MQB platform

All-new compact van features bigger interior dimensions and latest in connectivity and safety technology, plus the option of three diesel engines

autocar.co.uk - 13 hours ago

NASA Adds Return Sample Scientists to Mars 2020 Leadership Team

NASA Adds Return Sample Scientists to Mars 2020 Leadership Team

The leadership council for Mars 2020 science added two new members who represent the interests of scientists destined to handle and study the first samples from Red Planet.

nasa.gov - 13 hours ago

How researchers are trying to save the Great Barrier Reef

How researchers are trying to save the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most iconic natural wonders, but it faces a challenging future.

CNBC - 13 hours ago

Solar Orbiter heads to the sun in mission to unravel its mysteries, takes first space measurements

Solar Orbiter heads to the sun in mission to unravel its mysteries, takes first space measurements

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft is traveling through the cosmos. Its destination: the inner solar system. The 3,900-lb. (1,800-kg) spacecraft will work in tandem with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to unravel solar mysteries that have pu…

teslarati.com - 13 hours ago

Pence vows to return Americans to space ‘before summer’ as Boeing & SpaceX scramble to deliver… and NASA seeks backup Soyuz seats

Pence vows to return Americans to space ‘before summer’ as Boeing & SpaceX scramble to deliver… and NASA seeks backup Soyuz seats

US Vice President Mike Pence has promised that American astronauts will soon reach space aboard US-made rockets, but with Boeing and SpaceX struggling to build a reliable craft, even NASA is skeptical of the VP’s wishful thinking.

RT - 15 hours ago

New studies explore how knowledge drives action in climate change decision-making

New studies explore how knowledge drives action in climate change decision-making

In several new studies, University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Katharine Mach and colleagues explore the importance of learning and knowledge in environmental decision-making and the different ways in which sci…

phys.org - 15 hours ago

Ping An says the coronavirus will impact China's economy but has also been 'helpful' for its business

Ping An says the coronavirus will impact China's economy but has also been 'helpful' for its business

Ping An Insurance's Jessica Tan tells CNBC how the company's technology expertise has given it an edge amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

CNBC - 17 hours ago

The government's sudden passion for climate technology is newfound and insincere

The government's sudden passion for climate technology is newfound and insincere

The call for technology before action is a specious distraction designed to paper over the plan to take no action

theguardian.com - 18 hours ago

New Species of Bacteria That Fights Climate Change Discovered by Cornell Scientists

New Species of Bacteria That Fights Climate Change Discovered by Cornell Scientists

Cornell researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria – which they named in memory of the Cornell professor who first discovered it – that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released …

scitechdaily.com - 19 hours ago

Both Stars in This Binary System Have Accretion Disks Around Them

Both Stars in This Binary System Have Accretion Disks Around Them

Accretion disks at binary stars may help explain the flaring of young stars like FU Orionis. Could also explain the missing luminosity problem in astronomy.

universetoday.com - 19 hours ago

The proto-Earth formed much faster than previously thought

The proto-Earth formed much faster than previously thought

The precursor of our planet, the proto-Earth, formed within a time span of approximately five million years, shows a new study from the Centre for Star and Planet Formation (StarPlan) at the Globe Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

heritagedaily.com - 21 hours ago

Astronomers hope to watch this bizarre 'hot Jupiter' get destroyed

Astronomers hope to watch this bizarre 'hot Jupiter' get destroyed

Scientists have spied a gas giant planet orbiting so close to its star it might be consumed in the next decade.

cnet.com - a day ago

Let there be 'circadian' light: New study describes science behind best lights to affect sleep, mood and learning

Let there be 'circadian' light: New study describes science behind best lights to affect sleep, mood and learning

Researchers at UW Medicine have decoded what makes good lighting—lighting capable of stimulating the cone photoreceptor inputs to specific neurons in the eye that regulate circadian rhythms.

phys.org - a day ago

Psychologists discover secret to achieving goals

Psychologists discover secret to achieving goals

Research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London has provided new insights into why people often make unrealistic plans that are doomed to fail.

medicalxpress.com - a day ago

Barclays scraps system monitoring how long staff spent at desks

Barclays scraps system monitoring how long staff spent at desks

‘Big Brother style’ spyware technology sent warnings if workers spent too long on breaks

The Irish Times - a day ago

Lenovo says coronavirus causing issues, still manages to beat analyst expectationsBeetel Bite

Lenovo says coronavirus causing issues, still manages to beat analyst expectationsBeetel Bite

Lenovo is facing disruptions in its supply chain after the government's decision to extend the Lunar New Year holidays.

beetelbite.com - a day ago

Crispr gene-editing technology: what is it and why you need to know about it

Crispr gene-editing technology: what is it and why you need to know about it

‘There is a certain level of hype around this technology and perhaps also excessive fear’

The Irish Times - a day ago

New Rotating Detonation Engine Could Enable Cheaper, Lighter Spacecraft

New Rotating Detonation Engine Could Enable Cheaper, Lighter Spacecraft

It takes a lot of fuel to launch something into space. Sending NASA’s Space Shuttle into orbit required more than 3.5 million pounds of fuel, which is about 15 times heavier than a blue whale. But a new type of engine — called a rotating detonation engine — p…

scitechdaily.com - a day ago

Beyond the brim, Sombrero Galaxy's halo suggests turbulent past

Beyond the brim, Sombrero Galaxy's halo suggests turbulent past

Surprising new data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope suggests the smooth, settled "brim" of the Sombrero galaxy's disk may be concealing a turbulent past. Hubble's sharpness and sensitivity resolves tens of thousands of individual stars in the Sombrero's va…

phys.org - a day ago

Forget nukes: Study promises smarter fix for Earth-busting asteroids

Forget nukes: Study promises smarter fix for Earth-busting asteroids

Science-fiction movies may show Bruce Willis blowing up asteroids before they can hit Earth, but scientists have been working on a more practical option should the planet be threatened by an immine…

slashgear.com - a day ago

Bumblebees can experience an object using one sense and later recognize it using another

Bumblebees can experience an object using one sense and later recognize it using another

How are we able to find things in the dark? And how can we imagine how something feels just by looking at it?

phys.org - a day ago

Scientists solve mystery of space bacteria on the ISS

Scientists solve mystery of space bacteria on the ISS

When you’re living in a remote, isolated environment, things like bacteria and viruses can wreak havoc in a very short period of time. The International Space Station definitely qualifies as …

bgr.com - a day ago

Old carbon reservoirs unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Old carbon reservoirs unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Permafrost in the soil and methane hydrates deep in the ocean are large reservoirs of ancient carbon. As soil and ocean temperatures rise, the reservoirs have the potential to break down, releasing enormous quantities of the potent greenhouse gas methane. But…

phys.org - a day ago

Fossil fuels result in more methane than expected, but there’s good news

Fossil fuels result in more methane than expected, but there’s good news

Human activity involving fossil fuels has been a much bigger contributor to climate change than previously thought, a new study from the University of Rochester has found. Methane is a greenhouse g…

slashgear.com - a day ago

Humans are a bigger source of climate-altering methane, new studies suggest

Humans are a bigger source of climate-altering methane, new studies suggest

Global warming won’t trigger cataclysmic methane releases any time soon

sciencemag.org - a day ago

SpaceX aims to launch tourists into super high orbit

SpaceX aims to launch tourists into super high orbit

Ticket prices are not being divulged but are expected to be in the millions.

wesh.com - a day ago

Fear of ancient methane ignores the greater climate crisis issue, scientists say

Fear of ancient methane ignores the greater climate crisis issue, scientists say

Researchers have looked at the potential damage caused by ancient methane reservoirs, and said humans are still the greatest climate threat.

siliconrepublic.com - a day ago