What is the Midnight Sun Phenomenon?

Did You Know? The opposite of midnight sun is the polar night, which refers to the night that lasts for more than 24 hours. When a polar day occurs in the northernmost part of the Earth, its south

Bluetooth 4.0 Vs. Bluetooth 3.0+HS

Did You Know? iPhone 4S was the first phone to be launched with Bluetooth 4.0. Bluetooth was created by Ericsson in the year 1994 as an alternate to the RS232 cables. However, it soon became

Benefits of Polyploidy in Plants

Did you know...... that the very colorful plumed cockscomb has 12 sets of chromosomes - one of the highest on the planet. The other species which hold this honor are Spartina anglica, an invasiv

Locard's Exchange Principle in Forensic Science

As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific researcher. ~ Sh

Common Misconceptions in Genetics

Low Culture SourcesResearch points out that the idea of associating heredity only with DNA or genes is derived from low culture sources, such as movies, comic books, sitcoms, etc. Most of the misconce

What Does it Mean When You Dream About Tornadoes

In some cases, tornado dreams might actually be advantageous. They can help the dreamer think about the waking life from a new perspective and may help solve some seemingly difficult problems. Dr

Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

Moonlight is nothing but... ...sunlight reflected from its surface rendering the moon powerless to illumine the night sky. One look into the night sky is enough to tell you that there are countl

Facts About Blue Supergiant Stars

Did You Know?According to astronomers, a blue supergiant star can fluctuate between the blue supergiant and red supergiant phases. These stars eventually explode at the time of the supernova event.

How Does 3D Printing Work?

Did You Know? Even James Bond uses a 3D-printed car! The Aston Martin used in the 2012's movie Skyfall was made in a 3D printer. 3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional obje

Finding Apothem of a Regular Polygon

Apothem Fact #1The apothem of a regular polygon is always the radius of the inscribed circle, i.e., the circle drawn within the polygon. A polygon is a closed geometrical figure that has three o

10 NASA Inventions You Might Use Every Day

Did You Know?The nutrition enrichment ingredients in baby food were discovered during NASA sponsored research to explore the potential of algae as recycling agents in space. DHA & ARA are alg

Why is Palm Oil Bad for the Environment?

A Fiery Fact...According to a report published by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops, the famous Southeast Asian wildfires of 1997-98 were set by oil palm plantation companies. Als

Mountains and Mountain Ranges on the Moon

Did You Know? The tallest mountain on the Moon is Mons Huygens, which stands at a height of 5.5 km! The Moon is a satellite of the Earth, and it's only one. It revolves around the Earth whil

Cool Poolside Gadgets You Must Have

Which Sunblock to Use? Believe it or not, it's your iPhone that can assist in choosing a sunblock. iPhone has launched an app that helps you in finding the right sunblock based on your skin type.

Raining Animals Phenomenon - Myth or Reality?

Did you know...... that Lluvia de Peces is an annual festival held in Honduras to celebrate the yearly occurrence of the Rain of Fish in the city of Yoro. It has been 'raining fish' in Yoro for

Interesting Facts About Brown Dwarfs

Did you know? The existence of brown dwarfs was hypothesized in 1963 by Shiv Kumar, an American astronomer, who postulated the theory that very low mass gaseous objects cannot sustain hydrogen fus