A Powerful Radio Signal From Deep Space Appears to Be Repeating a 16-Day Cycle

A recently discovered fast radio burst appears to pulse on a regular 16-day cycle, marking the first time that scientists have been able to see a specific tempo from any of these mysterious signals. FRBs are bright pulses of radio emissions—lasting milliseconds, or fractions of a millisecond. In that timeframe, they can discharge as much … Read more

Spiders Fly Using Electricity In Air, Not Wind

The phenomenon of baby spiders flying through the air at the end of a length of spun silk has been known for centuries. Now scientists have discovered the surprising mechanism by which the feat is realized. Charles Darwin described the gossamer spiders as “small aeronauts” that he had observed following him on a sea voyage. … Read more

Most Detailed Photo Of The Sun

A telescope designed to help us look at the sun has produced unprecedented images of the surface of the star that could pave the way for a future where disruptive solar flares are predicted a few days before their impact. Astronomers have just published the first observations from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye … Read more

If Oceans Drained Away

A NASA simulation has revealed just how the Earth would look if the oceans were to gradually drain away, with stunning results. In a recent remake of a 2008 NASA video, planetary scientist James O’Donoghue shows what it would look like if all this water were to flow, revealing the hidden three-fifths of Earth’s surface. … Read more

Best Photos Taken By NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover

Curiosity rover first landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 and started carrying out its objectives throughout the years. In fact, Curiosity did its job so well and held on for so long that its original mission duration of 687 days was expanded indefinitely.  Here’s how Curiosity looked 7 years ago and now Sunset Sequence … Read more

The Importance of Hand Washing

Recently Jaralee Metcalf, a behavioral specialist and her colleague found an experiment on the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital website, called “How clean are your hands?” “We chose this experiment because we had been learning about decaying leaves and mold and flu season was approaching,” Jaralee Metcalf told. “We decided it would be an awesome mold experiment to … Read more

Panorma Of Mars Taken By NASA’s Curiosity Rover

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been delighting those of us on Earth with stunning photos of Mars since it landed in 2012. But its latest image is a detailed panorama that surpasses all others. Curiosity rover has captured its highest-resolution panorama yet of the Martian surface. Composed of more than 1,000 pictures taken during the 2019 … Read more

Listen To The Voice Of A 3000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

Scientists have reproduced the voice of a ancient Egyptian priest by creating a 3D printed replica of his mummified vocal tract. David Howard at Royal Holloway, University of London, and his colleagues reconstructed the vocal tracts of Nesyamun, a priest who lived over 3000 years ago during the reign of pharaoh Ramses XI. The incredible … Read more

The African Continent Is Splitting in Two and Here’s The Proof

Lucía Pérez Díaz, Royal Holloway A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse. Initially, the appearance of the crack was linked to tectonic activity along the East African Rift. But although geologists now think that … Read more