Which is smarter: a cat or a dog? This question has stumped experts throughout the ages and has been impossible to answer due to complex nature of intelligence of both the animals. Now, researchers at Vanderbilt University have managed to come up with an answer by calculating the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex. And it turns out – dogs are smarter.
Researchers have for the first time recorded mysterious ‘hum’ generated by Earth’s movement - using seismic instruments on the bottom of the ocean. The first attempt to detect this low-frequency vibrational signal was made in 1959, but it wasn’t until 1998 that researchers were able to prove it exists.
Physicists have proven the existence of new form of matter called excitonium, almost 50 years after it was first theorized. Upon studying non-doped crystals of the transition metal dichalcogenide titanium diselenide (1T-TiSe2), the researchers were able to observe the material and its precursor soft plasmon phase called the "smoking gun" that proves the existence of this rare, exotic material.
Biblical scholars have discovered an oldest known copy of a heretical Christian writing of Jesus' secret revelations to his brother James. The biblical texts, which relate to the First Apocalypse of James, contain information about the heavenly realm and future events, including James' inevitable death.
With no vitamins and minerals being consumed and total loss of all the essential proteins, you will start to get sick, and death can come as early as 3 weeks to 70 days commonly from a heart attack due to the tissue degradation of the heart, diaphragm, and body.
Sleep is so good for memory because it strengthens new and old versions of the same memory to similar extents, according to new study. Instead of overwriting the old version of the memory, the brain generates and stores multiple (new and old) versions of the same experience, helping you use your memory in the most flexible and adaptable way.
Lightning is one of the most incredible natural phenomenons and there’s a lot we don’t know about it. Now, a study at Kyoto University, Japan has found that lightning strikes can set off photonuclear reactions in the atmosphere, and the gamma rays - emitted in lightning - react with the air to produce radioisotopes and even positrons (or, anti-electrons) - the antimatter partner of electrons.
Kepler’s K2 mission has revealed the presence of another ‘Super-Earth’ planet. The newly discovered planet, designated EPIC 246393474 b (or C12_3474 b), is 'more than' five times more massive than the Earth and orbits its parent star every 6.7 hours, making it the planet having the shortest orbital period known to date with a precisely determined mass.
Studies have shown that we, humans, are not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we tend to judge ourselves as better than others. Psychologists call this phenomenon - the Dunning-Kruger effect.