Hubble Space Telescope discovers brightest stars in our galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope discovers brightest stars in our galaxy

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the brightest stars in our galaxy that are shining with a brilliance that even stunned astronomers.

The brilliant stars dubbed ‘dazzling diamonds’ are part of a star cluster called “Trumpler-14,” which is situated nearly 8,000 light years away from Earth.

Bizarre, long-lost tree frog species rediscovered in India

Bizarre, long-lost tree frog species rediscovered in India

A bizarre tree frog species that was thought to be long-extinct has been rediscovered in the foothills of the Himalayas in India’s state of West Bengal, biologists confirmed.

The golf-ball sized tree frogs with eyes on top of head were rediscovered by a team led by renowned Indian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju.

The species was sampled in 1870 by British naturalist T.C. Jerdon from the forests of Darjeeling, and housed at the Natural History Museum in London. As the species was never seen again in the wild, it was though to be extinct.

Five ‘naked eye’ planets gather in pre-dawn sky for celestial show

Five ‘naked eye’ planets gather in pre-dawn sky for celestial show

Sky watchers have a rare opportunity these days to see five planets in the early morning at the same time with the naked eye, astronomers announced.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have been lining up across the sky before sunrise since Wednesday morning. The rare celestial occurrence will remain visible until around 20th of February, 2016.

It is the first time in at least 10 years that the five planets can be seen with naked eye at the same time. Astronomers noted that the five planets are usually visible at different times of the night.

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DARPA project aims to turn U.S. soldiers into cyborgs

DARPA project aims to turn U.S. soldiers into cyborgs

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on a highly-ambitious project that aims to turn soldiers into cyborgs by connecting their brains straight to computers.

DARPA officials revealed that the agency is trying to develop a brain-machine interface – a type of neural device no larger than one cubic centimeter that will open the channel between the human brain and advanced electronics by translating chemical signals in the user’s neurons into digital code.

Hundreds of tiny bugs are living in U.S. homes: research reveals

Hundreds of tiny bugs are living in U.S. homes: research reveals

More than 100 different species of bugs likes mites and other arthropods are living alongside humans in an average home in the United States, a new study revealed.

Entomologists from North Carolina State University scoured each and every room in 50 freestanding houses within 30 miles of Raleigh, North Carolina to find how many different arthropods might be sharing homes with humans.

Biologists identify new genus of tree frogs that were assumed extinct

Biologists identify new genus of tree frogs that were assumed extinct

A team of biologists led by distinguished Indian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju claimed to have rediscovered two mysterious tree frog specimens that were collected by a British naturalist nearly one and a half century ago and were assumed to be part of an extinct species.

The two tree frog specimens were collected in 1870 by British naturalist T.C. Jerdon in the forests of Darjeeling, and housed at London’s Natural History Museum. The species were never found again in the wild, until recently.

Mathematicians discover the largest-known prime number

Mathematicians discover the largest-known prime number

The largest largest-known prime number is nearly 22 million digits long and it would require days to be read if printed in full, according to Dr. Curtis Cooper of the University of Central Missouri.

Dr. Cooper claimed to have found the largest-known prime number – written (274207281)-1. The discovery of the largest-known prime number was made possible by a collaborative project of volunteers who used GIMPS (Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) software to search for primes.

Researchers find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Kenya

Researchers find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Kenya

A new study has revealed evidence of prehistoric massacre in Kenya, providing a yet another testimony that man’s inhumanity to man in not a recent development.

A group of researchers from the Cambridge University’s Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies claimed to have discovered the oldest massacre in human history in the fossilized bones of more than two dozen ancient people unearthed at Nataruk, around 30 km west of Lake Turkana in Kenya.

First flower blooms in space as part of NASA’s Veggie Program

First flower blooms in space as part of NASA’s Veggie Program

American space agency NASA on Tuesday published photographs of the first flower grown board the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Veggie Program -- a two-year experiment to raise plants in space.

Zinnias, which recently opened their pretty petals, endured a really a rough path. They battled over-drying, excessive water and even enterprising mold before starting to recover in early January.

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Average U.S. home harbors more than 100 types of arthropods: study

Average U.S. home harbors more than 100 types of arthropods: study

The average American home harbors more than one hundred different species of insects and other arthropods, a new study published in the scientific journal PeerJ revealed.

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University’s entomologists Matt Bertone scoured every room in a total of 50 freestanding houses within thirty miles of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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