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.
Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley have claimed to track a thought racing across the brain. The finding confirms how the prefrontal cortex coordinates complex interactions between different regions in the brain - to help us act in response to what we perceive.
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.
Through direct satellite observation, scientists have for the first time shown that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.
Ever felt tired and sluggish after eating sugar or a startling number of ginormous meals? That’s the effects of a sugar crash, which researchers at New Zealand have shown can impair cognitive performance – in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
From discovering two neutron stars collisions and a new form of matter called excitonium to creating trees that glow and using magnetic fields to control physical movements in mice, here's look back at the toughest, biggest and hottest science of 2017.
Water behaves strangely in comparison to other compounds with the same molecular structure. It also possesses many unusual properties that defy what we currently know about chemistry and physics. Find out why water has all these unusual properties.
There is a giant metallic asteroid that is worth $10,000 quadrillion floating in space right now. Discovered in March 17th 1852 by an Italian astronomer, Annibale de Gasparis, the asteroid is called 16 Psyche – derived from Greek mythological God Psyche who represents the spirits.
The first-ever observation of cataclysmic collision of two ultra-dense neutron stars, which generated infinitesimal ripples in the fabric of space and time called gravitational waves, has been voted the biggest Scientific Breakthrough of the year 2017.