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How to boil the perfect egg, right to your taste, every time

How to boil the perfect egg, right to your taste, every time

Credit: Pixabay. Boiling an egg doesn’t sound like the most challenging thing in the world. Just put a kettle on the stove, leave some eggs to boil for a couple minutes – presto! But if you’re after the perfectly boiled egg that is exactly to your taste, it’s going to take more diligence because eggs […]

15 new planets discovered — one is potentially habitable

15 new planets discovered — one is potentially habitable

A team of Japanese researchers has confirmed the discovery of 15 new exoplanets, orbiting around red dwarfs – including a system of three super-Earths, one of which appears to be located in the star’s habitable zone.

Potato math: Student wins $250,000 for developing computer model that could saves farmers billions

Potato math: Student wins $250,000 for developing computer model that could saves farmers billions

Students have won $1.8 million for outstanding science projects at the oldest and most prestigious science competition in the United States for high school seniors. The winner wanted to apply math in a way that can help people – and he did.

Penguins find unattended camera, snap a fabulous selfie

Penguins find unattended camera, snap a fabulous selfie

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but just recently, it also selfied the penguin. “Does my chin look weird in this?” Image credits Australian Antarctic Program / Eddie Gault. Eddie Gault was born and raised in Australia, but his passion took him far away from the heat of the Land Down Under, and into the […]

That ridiculous voice we use to talk to dogs? They actually love it, paper shows

That ridiculous voice we use to talk to dogs? They actually love it, paper shows

A high-pitched voice and exaggerated emotion when interacting with a dog will get you a long way, science says. Image credits Besno Pile. University of York researchers say that the way we speak to our dog-friends is a key relationship building element between pet and owner.

Fastest shark on Earth might inspire the next-generation of drones and wind turbines

Fastest shark on Earth might inspire the next-generation of drones and wind turbines

Sharks are some of nature’s most able swimmers. Now, American researchers have revealed one of the secrets that enable the shortfin mako to swim faster than any other shark on Earth. It’s all in the scales, according to a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

The Top 5 Most Amazing Women Scientists in History

The Top 5 Most Amazing Women Scientists in History

Some of the greatest discoveries and contributions to humanity’s knowledge and understanding have been made by women scientists. These were revolutionary female role models with passions and smarts who would prove that it did not have to be a man’s world.

Vets caution dog owners about chocolate poisoning spike around Christmas

Vets caution dog owners about chocolate poisoning spike around Christmas

Dogs are four times more likely to visit the vet due to chocolate poisoning around Christmas time than in any other non-holiday period, according to a new study. The British researchers hope that their findings will raise awareness and help dog owners prepare by being more careful with what sweets they leave unattended around the […]

Drinking tea might help reduce glaucoma risk, new study concludes

Drinking tea might help reduce glaucoma risk, new study concludes

An intriguing study has found a correlation between drinking tea and a reduced risk of glaucoma. However, don’t start brewing an extra cup just yet, because no causation has been established. Image credits: Conger Design.

Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought

Sierra Nevada rose an inch due to water loss from California drought

The period between late 2011 and 2014 was the driest in California history since record-keeping began. Nearly 102 million trees in total died due to the drought which lasted until late 2016 …

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