Photographers create first 10billion pixel panorama of Girl with a Pearl Earring using 3D microscope

Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ is one of the most famous paintings in the world Johannes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ is one of the most famous paintings in the world for the use of light and captivate look on the woman’s face, but a new project depicts the ‘Mona Lisa of … Read more Photographers create first 10billion pixel panorama of Girl with a Pearl Earring using 3D microscope

Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain

Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain, study finds In the study, researchers examined fruit flies’ brain activity and behaviour The neurons that govern flies’ sleep cycles are surprisingly similar to our own During deep sleep, the flies repeatedly extended and retracted their snouts  This pumping … Read more Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain

Magnetic waves make Sun’s corona chemically different to the star’s other layers

The Sun’s corona — the outermost layer which can reach temperatures in excess of one million degrees Celsius — is chemically very different to the rest of the star despite being physically connected.  Astronomers have been unable to explain, and prove, this phenomenon for more than half a century, making it one of astronomy’s enduring … Read more Magnetic waves make Sun’s corona chemically different to the star’s other layers

Harvard physicist digs into his theory that the interstellar visitor Oumuamu is an alien craft

Harvard physicist Avi Loeb is not shy about his idea that Earth’s 2017 interstellar visitor being an extraterrestrial craft and is set to release a book to defending his claim with more detail. The book, titled ‘Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth,’ argues the consensus that Oumuamu is a comet, but likens … Read more Harvard physicist digs into his theory that the interstellar visitor Oumuamu is an alien craft

Exceptionally preserved fossil of a 100-MILLION-year-old praying mantis is discovered in Canada

Exceptionally preserved fossil of a 100-MILLION-year-old praying mantis is discovered in Canada that shows the prehistoric creature’s vein network and wings Fossils of wings belonging to Labradormantis guilbaulti were found in Labrador The exceptionally preserved specimens allowed scientists to analyze veins laying on the wings  A single vein on a folding line exists in just … Read more Exceptionally preserved fossil of a 100-MILLION-year-old praying mantis is discovered in Canada

Ancient Greek inscription of ‘Christ, born of Mary’ was used to ward off evil eye 1,500 years ago

Ancient Greek inscription of ‘Christ, born of Mary’ that was used to ward off evil eye is found above the doorway of a once-magnificent church built in Israel 1,500 years ago A 1,500 inscription that reads ‘Christ, born of Mary’ has been found in Israel The phrase, written in ancient Greek, was used to ward off … Read more Ancient Greek inscription of ‘Christ, born of Mary’ was used to ward off evil eye 1,500 years ago

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, taking total in space to 950

SpaceX‘s growing ‘megaconstellation’ of Starlink satellites got even bigger this afternoon, with the launch of 60 more satellites. Elon Musk‘s space firm launched its seventeenth batch of Starlink satellites on board a Falcon 9 rocket at 08:03 EDT (13:03 GMT) today. The launch brings the number of Starlink satellites in orbit to around 950. The … Read more SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, taking total in space to 950

SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites into space today

SpaceX‘s growing ‘megaconstellation’ of Starlink satellites is set to get even bigger this afternoon, with the launch of 60 more satellites. Elon Musk‘s space firm will launch its seventeenth batch of Starlink satellites on board a Falcon 9 rocket at 08:03 EDT (13:03 GMT) today. The launch will bring the number of Starlink satellites in … Read more SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites into space today

Experts reveal how to reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 when travelling by car  

Experts have revealed their tips for sharing a car or taxi during the coronavirus pandemic, in order to reduce the risk of infection.  Sharing a car with someone who is not from your household or support bubble is not currently permitted under UK government guidelines, but there are exceptions.  If car sharing is undertaken for an … Read more Experts reveal how to reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 when travelling by car  

How to reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 when travelling by car

Experts have revealed their tips for sharing a car or taxi during the coronavirus pandemic, in order to reduce the risk of infection.  Sharing a car with someone who is not from your household or support bubble is not currently permitted under UK government guidelines, but there are exceptions.  If car sharing is undertaken for an … Read more How to reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 when travelling by car

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Roadrunner production line and tabless battery in new video

Tesla has given the first look at its new tabless battery cell, dubbed 4680, and Roadrunner production line that, according to CEO Elon Musk, ‘will make full-size cars in the same way to cars are made.’  The tabless battery was first unveiled in September during the firm’s Battery Day, but was only shown by Musk via … Read more Elon Musk unveils Tesla Roadrunner production line and tabless battery in new video

Fossils: 98 million-year-old dino unearthed in Argentina may have been the largest land animal ever

Dinosaur fossil from 98 million-years-ago unearthed in Argentina may have been the largest animal to ever walk the Earth, study claims The fossil remains — including tail and pelvic bones — were uncovered in 2012 The giant titanosaur sauropod dinosaur would have had a long neck and tail It was preserved in a muddy floodplain in what … Read more Fossils: 98 million-year-old dino unearthed in Argentina may have been the largest land animal ever

Amazing photos show how human vision compares with that of our pets

Fascinating images have revealed the difference between how you and your beloved pet — whether cat, fish or tarantula — sees your surroundings at home. The photos — from US-based digital marketplace HomeAdvisor — show not only life in different colours but through various strengths of vision and numbers of eyes. Understanding how animals view the … Read more Amazing photos show how human vision compares with that of our pets