Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away

Feb 22, 2020

The head of a roundworm, C. elegans. The glia that regulate the stress response in the worm’s peripheral cells are highlighted. A mere four of these cells, known as CEPsh glial cells, protect the organism from age-related decline. Credit: Ashley Frakes, UC Berkeley While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as… […]

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

Feb 22, 2020

Joshua Bote, USA TODAY Published 4:04 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2020 | Updated 4:08 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2020CLOSE A bird that’s spent the last 46,000 years frozen in the Siberian permafrost was discovered by fossil hunters looking for ivory. Video ElephantA frozen bird discovered on the ground in northeastern Siberia by fossil ivory hunters is… […]

Epic NASA photograph shows International Space Station crossing the moon

Feb 21, 2020

NASA has revealed a gorgeous image of the moon, Mars and the International Space Station.The epic photograph was captured on Feb. 18 and shows the ISS crossing in front of the moon about 250 miles above Earth.The waning crescent moon is flanked by a very tiny glowing red dot, which is Mars.”I’ve been planning this… […]

NASA’s Juno corrects a 25-year-old misconception about Jupiter

Feb 21, 2020

Some 4.5 billion years ago, gravity pulled swirling gas and dust together to form a giant planet more than twice as massive as all other planets in the Solar System — Jupiter.And, unlike the other planets, Jupiter formed from the leftover material that created the Sun. Shrouded in its gaseous layers are secrets of the Solar… […]

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

Feb 21, 2020

On the left is an image of the Sombrero galaxy (M104) that includes a portion of the much fainter halo far outside its bright disk and bulge. Hubble photographed two regions in the halo (one of which is shown by the white box). The images on the right zoom in to show the level of… […]

‘By any means necessary’: Vice President Pence urges NASA on moon-Mars goal

Feb 20, 2020

Home News Spaceflight An artist’s concept of astronauts working on the moon. (Image: © NASA) Returning American astronauts to the moon in 2024, and then sending pioneers on to Mars in the next decade, remains a top priority for the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence stressed.”The president has made it clear that we’re going… […]

How much water does Jupiter really have? Here’s what NASA’s Juno mission found

Feb 20, 2020

(CNN)When NASA’s Galileo mission visited Jupiter in the 1990s and began its descent, the spacecraft’s data was expected to solve a puzzle for scientists. They wanted to know how much water was present in Jupiter’s atmosphere.But just as things were getting good, the probe stopped transmitting 57 minutes and 75 miles into its descent, crushed… […]

What if we could teach photons to behave like electrons?

Feb 20, 2020

Credit: CC0 Public Domain To develop futuristic technologies like quantum computers, scientists will need to find ways to control photons, the basic particles of light, just as precisely as they can already control electrons, the basic particles in electronic computing. Unfortunately, photons are far more difficult to manipulate than electrons, which respond to forces as… […]

South America volcano showing signs of ‘potential collapse,’ researchers say

Feb 20, 2020

An eruption of the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. Getty/Sebastián Crespo Photography A large volcano in Ecuador is showing early warning signs of a potential collapse, according to new research. The Tungurahua volcano — also known as “The Black Giant” — is showing signs of instability, which could lead to a massive landslide and major damage to… […]

CDC says new coronavirus is even more dangerous than we thought

Feb 20, 2020

The Chinese coronavirus that has been spreading like wildlife in parts of the country and popping up elsewhere around the globe may be even more dangerous than we all already assumed. A new study by the Chinese CDC says that the virus is actually more contagious than similar viruses that have caused problems on a… […]

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