February 16, 2018 11:45 AM Spiders feel vibrations in cars and lose normal senses
There is a good reason a routine drive could turn into a nightmare of spiders gravitating towards the car, scientists have discovered. Arachnologist Dr Robert Raven from the Queensland Museum has discovered spiders feel vibrations in cars, losing their normal senses. He says vibrations make the spiders 'agitated' enough to lose their normal instincts 81
February 16, 2018 8:29 AM Distant supermassive black holes are expanding so fast, they are actually outstripping star growth
Till date, scientists thought that black holes in distant galaxies grew in tandem with stars. Supermassive black holes are those monstrous voids that sit in distant galactic centres and suck in everything in their proximity. They keep devouring materials and can grow million to billion times heavier than our own Sun. However, for the first time ever, two independent 104
February 15, 2018 5:01 PM Stem Cells Are Able To Vaccinate Mice Against Multiple Cancers
Your own immune system could protect you against cancer. The scientists were able to take the iPS cells and then genetically make them appear identical to tumour cells. The body then reacts as though it is being attacked by actual cancer cells and is able to build up a strong defence. Of course the key differentiator here is that the body is simply being 55
February 14, 2018 1:21 AM Drug which relieves the devastating symptoms of psychosis could replace 'chemical cosh' for Alzheimer's patients
Thousands of dementia patients could be helped by a new drug which relieves the devastating symptoms, scientists claim. They have developed a new medication to treat the symptoms of psychosis, which include terrifying delusions or hallucinations. Currently, many patients are given controversial antipsychotics – dubbed chemical cosh - which sedate patients 98
February 13, 2018 7:27 AM Cancer-fighting robots thinner than human hair are able to fight cancer by destroying tumours in the body
Robots one-thousandth the width of a human hair are now able to fight cancer by destroying tumours in the body. Scientists have built nano-robots from DNA sheets shaped into tubes and injected into the bloodstream. The tubes carry a blood-clotting enzyme, thrombin, and are painted with proteins which home in on a separate protein found only in tumour 44
February 9, 2018 6:34 PM Dippy the 'people's dinosaur' hits the road: Natural History Museum's 70ft-long replica of a diplodocus begins its UK tour in Dorset's Jurassic coast
The 70-foot (26-metre) dinosaur skeleton cast, which used to be the centrepiece of the Natural History Museum, will begin its tour tomorrow when it is unveiled at a museum on Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Dippy's tour of Britain will continue until 2020 and is the first time the 'people's dinosaur' has been publicly displayed outside the Natural History Museum 97
February 6, 2018 11:21 PM Scientists discover how to stop waves of LIGHT in their tracks for the first time
Beams of light travel at a dizzying 300,000 kilometers per second, making them difficult to manipulate in most cases. A team of researchers believe they've found a way, developing a method that can bring light to a complete halt. In a study published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the scientists discovered that two light waves can be tuned to reach 76
February 5, 2018 12:20 PM WHAT HAS INDIA'S SPACE AGENCY DONE TO REACH THE MOON?
The £49 million ($69 million) mission was launched amid national euphoria, putting India in the Asian space race alongside rival China and reinforcing its claim to be considered a global power. A vehicle landed on the moon a month later and sent back images of the lunar surface. In 2009 India terminated the mission a year earlier than planned, after 25
February 2, 2018 10:55 PM Ring of Fire: When will a big earthquake strike California?
THE Ring of Fire has brought terror to thousands across the globe in recent weeks after an Alaskan magnitude 8.2 earthquake sparked a tsunami warning across the US West Coast and Mount Mayon began erupting in the Philippines. But is the Ring of Fire set to bring more earthquakes imminently? When will a big earthquake strike California? Although nobody 77
January 25, 2018 12:39 PM WHAT IS THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF SANDWICHES?
The overall annual consumption of sandwiches across the UK has the same environmental impact as the use of around eight million cars a year, scientists have claimed. Researchers arrived at the figure after studying the carbon footprint of different types of sandwiches – both home-made and pre-packaged. The team from the University of Manchester calculated 17