Zinnia flowers are starting to grow in the International Space Station's Veggie facility as part of the VEG-01 investigation. Veggie provides lighting and nutrient supply for plants in the form of a low-cost growth chamber and planting "pillows” to provide nutrients for the root system. These plants appear larger than their ground-based counterparts and scientists expect buds to form on the larger plants soon.
A team of researchers brought us closer to finding out at what point gravity wins over matter and collapses neutron stars into black holes
A very interesting study on dangerous bacteria that can survive on our money won an Ig Nobel prize
Dark matter, by its very nature, is unseen. We cannot observe it with telescopes, and nor have particle physicists had any luck detecting it via experiments.
Astronomers discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of super-earth K2-18b, an exoplanet that is orbiting its host star in the habitable zone. According to scientists, k2-18b might potentially be the most habitable out of all exoplanets that have been discovered up until this day. The researchers published their findings in the science journal Nature Astronomy
Astrophysicists normally assume that huge systems like the universe, are indifferent to details of smaller systems contained within it. Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Kevin Croker and Joel Weiner) have shown that this hypothesis can fail when it comes to compact objects that remain after the collapse and explosion of huge stars.
Space elevators are a fascinating concept as they will bring down the cost of space travel enormously. If we really want space travel to become available for the masses in the future we should invest in this concept. Two astronomers recently proposed a new concept building on the idea of a space elevator called a spaceline. Enjoy this curated article on the subject:
The Brazilian rain forest has been at the center of world wide attention in the past month because of huge forest fires. However it is possible that the worst is yet to come.
Most people experience a struggle with weight gain as they advance in age. Up until this point, it has been unclear why exactly we have trouble to keep our weight down.
Scientists from the Dutch Maastricht University and the Belgian Hasselt University succeeded for the first time in restoring the production of the substance myelin.
When it comes to the origin of life on Earth and how it has evolved over time there are still a lot of questions in our mind. It turns out that the moon could play a key role in solving a lot of the mysteries.