The brain has no nociceptors – the nerves that detect damage or threat of damage to our body and signal this to the spinal cord and brain. This has led to the belief that the brain feels no pain. A belief that has entered popular culture.
Future moon settlers might benefit from oxygen extraction from lunar regolith as it can be used to create breathable air as well as a source for fuel. In addition, the newly found extraction method might also be useful for Mars colonization.
In an effort to minimize potential damage and injuries as a result of inevitable car crashes with automated vehicles, scientists have developed new decision-making and motion-planning system
A study on right whales shows that in order to avoid predators, right whale mothers 'whisper' (tone down their submerged vocalizations ) to their calves. The research is published in the science journal Biology Letters.
According to a new study, as well as a meta-analysis based on multiple studies, owning a dog may be connected with a longer life
A recently published paper suggests that it is possible that planet 9 is actually a tiny black hole.