Antifreeze Proteins help Notothenioid fish survive in icy Water

A new research team has recently discovered that several species of Antarctic notothenioid fish possess the ability to live in cold waters by producing proteins similar to antifreeze. The protein keeps pieces of ice inside the fish from getting larger. However, the same protein does not allow... read more

Decline in Speed of Wind affecting Foraging behavior of Insects

A new study has revealed that changes in global weather patterns are affecting behavior of animals and plants towards their environment. The study was conducted by a team led by Brandon Barton, a postdoctoral investigator at University of Wisconsin-Madison. They analyzed effects of global... read more

Research nanosatellite released by astronauts from ISS

A tiny Peruvian research satellite was released by the astronauts from the International Space Station. This device developed by the National University of Engineering in Lima aims at monitoring the atmospheric pressure and temperature of the earth.

Two spacewalkers from the Expedition 40... read more

Two Russian Astronauts Launch Small Satellite from Outside ISS

A spacewalk has been conducted by two Russian astronauts in a bid to launch a small satellite for a University in Peru, install science experiments and complete some housekeeping chores.

Flight engineers Oleg Artemyev and Aleksandr Skvortsov released the baby satellite, named Chasqui I,... read more

Maryam Mirzakhani’s Win will encourage Many Young Female Mathematicians

Nearly after eight decades of the establishment of the Fields Medal, a woman has won the medal. Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the most prestigious mathematics award.

At a ceremony in Seoul on August 13, Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University in... read more

Lasers Make Atomic Force Microscope 20 Times More Powerful

Optical Microscopes are more strongly affected by property of light than normal microscopes. Recently, scientists have discovered that Atomic Force Microscopes can be used to look into the nano scale world.

According to Dr. Ben Buchler from the school of Physics and Engineering at... read more

Massive Asteroids have the ability to wipe out Human Life

A massive asteroid rotating at high rate is pushing towards Earth. It has the capacity to wipe out human life but it will not happen till March 16, 2880. This asteroid has been codenamed '1950 DA' because it was first time found in 1950.

It was not noticed for many years and has been... read more

Dinosaurs May have been Mesotherms

A new research by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque unveiled that long-extinct dinosaurs were both warm-blooded and cold-blooded. Before this revelation, researchers for a long time have debated over the metabolism of the dinosaurs.

The researchers said the metabolic system of... read more