Microalgae: the Tiny Item of the Sea that Might Save Human Existence

In a recent study, scientists discovered a food and fuel supply from the sea that could offer more solutions to global issues.As the human population continues to grow, scientists worry about the future of earth’s resources. However, according to the new study led by Charles H Greene, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences from Cornell University, microalgae...

Graphene: The New Superman of Materials

Graphene had an exceptional year in 2016. The material became a superconductor. It strengthened new innovations. It even started to change color. However, graphene has one more surprise in store.A new study proved that graphene’s electrons react faster than previously thought. Thus, graphene can handle far more electrical current than other materials, solidifying its place as the go-to...

Engineers Use Sonar System to Detect Sharks

A team of Australian researchers want to keep both humans and sharks safe with new technology.The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the NSW Government will work together and analyze a new system. The ‘Clever Buoy’ system uses sonar to track sharks. The sonar detects shark-sized objects moving with ‘sharklike’ behavior. If it detects a shark, the system...

The Macabre Connection Between Epilepsy and Cannibalism

We now know that epilepsy is a neurological disease caused by an electrical abnormality in the brain. Yet, there was time when patients were treated for the disease by forcing them to drink human blood, eat human liver, or commit other forms of cannibalism.For thousands of years epilepsy was a mysterious condition that led to patients being victimized. Their symptoms were...

What Would Happen if the Ocean Took an Asteroid Impact

Impending asteroid impact sounds like a scenario in a new J.J. Abrams film. However, NASA consistently tracks bodies close to earth as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). They currently have 17 on their list, and nearly all of them are asteroids.With 70 percent of Earth’s surface covered in water, there’s a high possibility that the asteroid would hit the ocean...

This May Be an Evidence to Aliens, say Scientists

Aliens may be sending strange messages from the stars, scientists says. They believe that the unusual messages they took from deep space might have come from aliens.Scientists from Cornell University have recently released a report claiming that they acquired encouraging signals from stars. The report points that the signals could be coming from extraterrestrial intelligence that is aiming...

Megaherbs: Giant, Endemic Mystery Plants of Campbell Island

On the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand you can find megaherbs that are huge, hairy and warmer than air. These plants were first described by Joseph Hooker and Captain Ross while the two were on their Antarctic voyage. Since then they have puzzled scientists. The mystery of how these amazing plants produce heat seems to have been solved, however.Campbell...

Two-Billion-Year-Old Water Uncovered by Researchers from the University of Toronto

“Old” might not be an adjective we often use to refer to water, but it definitely applies to a discovery made by scientists from the University of Toronto. Researchers from the Canadian university have uncovered water that they estimate is around two billion years old. As the oldest water ever discovered on Earth, it could improve our understanding of our planet’s prehistoric atmosphere and...

Reprogramming Cells Could Unlock the Fountain of Youth

In revolutionary new research a team has managed to reprogram cells to reverse the aging process in mice. The process allowed prematurely aging mice to live 30 per cent longer than mice in a control treatment.To achieve this effect, a team from Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California used what are called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). These stem...

Discovering the Western Pacific Bio-‘Twang’ of the Mariana Trench

Researchers discovered an eerie, extraterrestrial sound in the deepest part of the ocean – the Mariana Trench. The trench lies to the south of Japan and the north of Australia. The recording released has an unusual booming sound, with deep moans at low frequencies and a metallic finale at extremely high frequencies. Scientists at the OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science...