Strong and Light-Weight Metal Developed By Researchers

Researchers infused magnesium with ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, and what came out was a super metal. The new formed metal not only has high strength, but is also extremely light in weight. An innovative way to disperse and stabilize nanoparticles in molten metal enabled the researchers... read more

South Korean Lab Helps UK couple by cloning puppies

What a gift this British couple is going to get on Christmas who has travelled to South Korea to witness the birth of two puppies cloned from their dead dog. Laura Jaques and Richard Remde have become the first couple in the UK to use the dog cloning services offered by the Sooam Biotech... read more

UW geologists create map of major landslides at Oso

A team of geologists from University of Washington (UW) has mapped the history of major landslides at Oso using radiocarbon dating, and determined that a massive nearby landslide occurred nearly 500 years ago and not 1,000 years ago as previously thought.

The geologists made an analysis... read more

Scientists Identify Liver Hormone That Can Reduce Cravings for Sweet and Alcohol

A team of scientists claims that they have recently identified a liver hormone that can help reduce cravings for sweet and alcohol. This hormone acts on the brain’s reward pathway, an advance that may help to develop a treatment for alcoholism.

The team said the hormone they have... read more

Historians claim evidence about Roman discovery of United States even before Columbus

A group of historians has claimed that they have found proof that may ‘rewrite the history’ of America by proving that its discovery wasn’t done by Christopher Columbus, but by the Romans.

The sensational latest study has revealed that ancient mariners went to the New World over a... read more

Google-owned Robotics firm Boston Dynamics’ creepy video leaves holiday revelers aghast

Amid the Christmas and New Year holiday season, Google-owned engineering firm Boston Dynamics, a robotics company, has done something unpleasant. A video posted by the company on the internet with good intentions has left holiday revelers somewhat distasted. In the video, a headless mechanical... read more

Researchers develop extremely strong but lightweight new metal using novel way

Magnesium infused with dense silicon carbide nanoparticles has resulted into a new extremely strong yet light weight structural material. The new material developed by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has super-high specific strength and modulus.... read more

New Caledonian crows actually fashion its hooked-shaped tools, shows video

After humans, only New Caledonian crows are known to use hook-shaped tools. For the first time, researchers have been able to record a view that provides a view into how these crows make and use ‘hooked stick tools’ to hunt for insect prey.

The video recordings captured by Dr Jolyon... read more

Forget Current Earth-passing Asteroid, Centaurs are Credible Threat to Earth

Christmas Eve asteroid is all set to zoom past earth, but the space rock will not affect earthlings. It doesn’t mean earth is safe for a long time. The only habitable planet in the solar system is at higher risk of having a collision with giant comets than previously thought, as per a new study... read more

Oso Landslide Shows Slopes Have Been Collapsing Every 140 Years: Study

A newly published study has shown that 2014’s Oso massive landslide which led to havoc in the region, might have occurred in the past as well. Researchers, during the study, found that the area have collapsed every 500 years on average, and with far higher frequency in the past millennium i.e.... read more

Bobtail Squid to Solve Necrotizing Fasciitis Mystery

A new research by scientists on the Bobtail squid is likely to present a cure for necrotizing fasciitis disease. The Bobtail squid dwells on a special kind of bioluminescence bacteria called Vibrio Fischeri. The bacteria are closely associated with the Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus... read more

ORNL Succeeds in Producing 50 Grams of Plutonium-238

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have done tremendous job by succeeding in producing 50 grams of plutonium-238. With the achievement of this milestone, ORNL has restored a U.S. capability dormant for nearly 30 years and have demonstrated the nation’s... read more