Swatting at mosquitoes can teach them to stay away

Mosquitoes Target Delicious-Smelling Individuals – But Swatting Teaches Them To Stay Away (For Days)

A study at Virginia Tech has found that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts. Delicious-smelling individuals are usually the preferred targets, but swatting at them or performing other defensive behaviours – can teach them to stay away, researchers say. "Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing exactly what attracts a mosquito … Continue reading Mosquitoes Target Delicious-Smelling Individuals – But Swatting Teaches Them To Stay Away (For Days)

The Orbits Of All The Planets In Our Solar System Are Expanding As The Sun Gets Older, Study On Mercury’s Orbit Reveals

The Orbits Of All The Planets In Our Solar System Are Expanding As The Sun Gets Older, Study On Mercury’s Orbit Reveals

The Sun is losing mass as it’s getting older. As a result, its gravitational pull is weakening and the orbits of all the planets in our solar system are expanding. To earthlings, the effect of broadening of Earth’s orbit will likely remain minuscule as it’s expanding at the rate of less than an inch a year.

Particles That Exhibit Negative Mass Created

Physicists Have Created Particles That Exhibit Negative Mass

If you push something, it will move in the direction of force applied. But if you push an object with negative mass, it will move against the direction of applied force. Creating a particle with negative mass seems practically impossible. But now physicists have developed a device that can create particles with negative mass.