10 Crazy Things Nature Does with Mucus

In humans, mucus keeps tissues moist, and it also filters the air we breathe, trapping allergens and microorganisms before they can make us sick. Nature, on the other hand, has found more creative and fun purposes for the slimy stuff. Some are brilliant—like the snot bubbles that keep Australian animals alive during heatwaves—while others solve … Read more

Stargazing could soon be a thing of the past as satellites clog up space

The downlink beams from internet satellites are also millions of times more powerful than the sensitive sources radio telescopes are trying to detect, which could hugely hinder or confuse the ability to detect signals from space. In 2021, a signal that scientists first believed was the ground-breaking discovery of a gamma-ray burst from the oldest … Read more

NASA’s Revolutionary Propulsion Design for Deep Space Missions

Rotating detonation rocket engine, or RDRE hot fire test at Marshall Space Flight Center. Credit: NASA As NASA takes its first steps toward establishing a long-term presence on the Moon’s surface, a team of propulsion development engineers at NASA have developed and tested NASA’s first full-scale rotating detonation rocket engine, or RDRE, an advanced rocket … Read more

Two Earth-like worlds discovered outside Solar System. They could be habitable

GJ 1002 b and c lie at a perfect distance from their star which could allow liquid water to form on a planet’s surface. New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 27, 2023 15:31 IST Artist’s impression of two Earth-mass planets orbiting the star GJ 1002. Photo: Alejandro Suárez Mascareño and Inés Bonet (IAC) By India Today Web Desk: … Read more

Ancient Asteroid Provides Insight Into the Evolution of Our Solar System

Asteroid Ryugu – Image taken at 20km on 26 June 2018, diameter 870 m. Credit: Hayabusa2/JAXA A large international collaboration utilized the Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility, to examine grains collected from a near-Earth asteroid in order to improve our understanding of the evolution of our solar system. A team of researchers … Read more