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Spiders can fly hundreds of miles with the help of the electric fields on Earth

Scientists at the University of Bristol have shown that spiders can sense the electric field of the Earth, and use it for launching themselves into the air.

Scientists discover a mysterious mineral found in Earth's mantle inside a diamond

Scientists at the University of Alberta have found a small rock inside a diamond from South Africa's Koffiefontein pipe. This rock contains a unique mineral that has never been found before. It has been named as 'Goldschmidtite'.


Scientists discover brain neurons which remove 'unnecessary' memories

Scientists have discovered the neurons in our brain's hypothalamus region, whose inhibition during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is connected to removing the 'unnecessary' memories from the brain, according to a new study.

Scientists to go on year-long expedition to Arctic for understanding climate change

Scientists across 19 countries will go on a year-long expedition to the Arctic for a better understanding of the global climate change.

CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant returns to Earth after 14 months in ISS

Crew Interactive Mobile CompaniON (CIMON), the first artificial intelligence (AI)-based astronaut assistance system returned to Earth last week after spending 14 months on the International Space Station (ISS).

Scientists create a snake robot that can slither into the brain

Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made a robotic thread designed to crawl through the blood vessels inside the brain.


After 150 years, is it time to turn the iconic periodic table of elements upside down?

The iconic periodic table of elements, devised by Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev, is a two-dimensional array of the chemical elements, ordered by atomic number and arranged 18 across by orbitals.

Scientists develop new implant that can restore eyesight in blind people

Scientists have developed a new eye implant called OpticSELINE which stimulates the optic nerve through an intraneural electrode and restores the eyesight of visually impaired people.

A crater on Pluto got named after this India-born scientist

International Astronomical Union (IAU) named a crater after India-born scientist Bishun Khare earlier this month.

Scientists just created an electronic metalens which outperforms the human eye

Scientists have created a new adaptive metalens that is flat and electronically controlled and functions a lot like a human eye. The metalens and its corresponding elastomers when combined, only come in at about 30 microns thick, but these can be up to several millimeters in terms of diameter.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing: Here's everything you need to know

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the third time on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean. Here's all you need to know.

Science Videos

NYT ScienceTake: What ducks hear underwater

Scientists from the University of Delaware have created a hearing test for ducks. This is an important step. Watch here what they found.

Origin stories: Where the Global Positioning System or GPS came from

Can you imagine your smartphone without the GPS? If not, you might want to thank god (or the scientists at MIT) for this day. See more: