Scientists engineer one protein to fight cancer and regenerate neurons

Our lungs, bones, blood vessels and other major organs are made up of cells, and one way our bodies keep us healthy is by using protein messengers known as ligands that bind to receptors on the surfaces of cells to regulate our biological processes. When those messages get garbled, it can make us ill with a host of different diseases. Now a team led by … Continue reading Scientists engineer one protein to fight cancer and regenerate neurons

Meet the Psyche 16. The asteroid that could make everyone on Earth a billionaire

Psyche 16 is one of the most massive asteroids in the asteroid belt. This object is over 200 km in diameter and contains about 1% of the mass of the entire asteroid belt. It is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet, and is the most massive metallic M-type asteroid. One of the most intriguing targets in the main asteroid belt, 16 … Continue reading Meet the Psyche 16. The asteroid that could make everyone on Earth a billionaire

How the brain controls our speech

Speaking requires both sides of the brain. Each hemisphere takes over a part of the complex task of forming sounds, modulating the voice and monitoring what has been said. However, the distribution of tasks is different than has been thought up to now, as an interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and phoneticians at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics Berlin has discovered: it is … Continue reading How the brain controls our speech

How much space junk there is up there and what do you need to know about it

Space is not just amazing and clean, it is also full of junk and by junk we mean the remaining of satellites and other space objects that orbit our beautifull planet. In the list bellow we present you some of the most common questions answered about space junk. What is orbital debris? Orbital debris is any human-made object in orbit about the Earth that no … Continue reading How much space junk there is up there and what do you need to know about it

What is Microgravity and what you need to know about it

Microgravity is the condition in which people or objects appear to be weightless. The effects of microgravity can be seen when astronauts and objects float in space. Microgravity can be experienced in other ways, as well. “Micro-” means “very small,” so microgravity refers to the condition where gravity seems to be very small. In microgravity, astronauts can float in their spacecraft – or outside, on … Continue reading What is Microgravity and what you need to know about it

What would happen if the Earth will freeze and what do you need to know about Ice Age

Earth is amazing, with its atmosphere and keeping us warm, the right distance from the Sun, not to close but not to far to make our lifes confortable, but let’s imagine if that was not the case and how would it be if the Earth will freeze. Here are some questions answered for you: What would happen if the Earth froze? Most scientists assume that … Continue reading What would happen if the Earth will freeze and what do you need to know about Ice Age

Some of the strangest phobias someone can have

A phobia is an extreme fear of something or a situation. Common symptoms of a phobia are anxiety and panic when you come into contact with the cause of your phobia. Treatments for phobias include talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, and sometimes medicines. In the article bellow we will present you some of the strangest phobias someone can have. Ergophobia Ergophobia, ergasiophobia or … Continue reading Some of the strangest phobias someone can have

Kepler-452b, an exoplanet orbiting the sun-like star.

Kepler-452b is an exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star Kepler-452 about 1,402 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. It was identified by the Kepler space telescope, and its discovery was announced by NASA on 23 July 2015. NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable … Continue reading Kepler-452b, an exoplanet orbiting the sun-like star.

What you need to know about antimatter

Antimatter refers to sub-atomic particles that have properties opposite normal sub-atomic particles. Antimatter is the opposite of normal matter. More specifically, the sub-atomic particles of antimatter have properties opposite those of normal matter. What is antimatter used for? PET (positron emission tomography) uses positrons to produce high-resolution images of the body. Positron-emitting radioactive isotopes (like the ones found in bananas) are attached to chemical substances … Continue reading What you need to know about antimatter