Spotlight Science News, 22-23 Dec 2018.


Welcome to a weekend edition of “Hawaii Science Digest”–a look at the top science, technology, environmental, and cyber security news impacting our world.  Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents unless otherwise stated.

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“Spotlight Science News”, 22 December 2018.

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Seeds of giant galaxies formed in the early universe

Modern galaxies show a wide diversity, including dwarf galaxies, irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies, and massive elliptical galaxies. This final type, massive elliptical galaxies, provides astronomers with a puzzle. Although …

dateDec 21, 2018 in Astronomy

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Holiday asteroid imaged with NASA radar

The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity to obtain detailed radar images of the surface and shape of the object and to improve the understanding …

dateDec 21, 2018 in Space Exploration

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Does alcohol on greeting cards undermine public health messages about harmful drinking?

Birthday and Christmas cards featuring alcohol or harmful drinking “reflect and reinforce a social attitude that excess alcohol consumption is acceptable and associated with celebration,” warn experts in The BMJ today.

dateDec 21, 2018 in Health
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