Deinococcus radiodurans is an extremophilic bacterium, one of the most radiation-resistant organisms known. It can survive cold, dehydration, vacuum, and acid, and is therefore known as a polyextremophile and has been listed as the world's toughest bacterium in The Guinness Book Of World Records.
The world’s first artificial cow's milk is being developed in an effort to put a more environmentally sustainable option on the market. Scientists say 'Muufri' milk will taste as good and be just as nutritious as regular milk, and it'll be on sale next year.
Called Paradis Sparkling, this new effervescent apple variety that fizzes in your mouth when you eat it will be on the market next year, but you can buy a tree now and grow your own. This might just be the best hangover cure ever
Is there a relationship between your intelligence level and the music you listen to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. See where you stand...
Hate winter? Scientists believe they've found the protein that causes winter-specific depression, a psychological condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to study conducted by the University of Copenhagan in Denmark, people who develop SAD have less access to serotonin, the brain signalling compound associated with feelings of well-being and happiness, as the days get shorter in the winter months. This is because their brains ramp up the production of a transporter protein called serotonin transporter, which transports serotonin into the nerve cells where it’s not active.
It takes hundreds of hours to become a proficient helicopter pilot but this new 'volocopter' could change all that. Its 18 rotor blades make the craft incredibly stable and within two years it could be on the market
About 4.5 million Nemophila menziesii - a California wildflower commonly known as baby blue eyes - carpet the hills at Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan. The flowers peak from the end of April to the first week of May.
Phillipsia subpurpurea is a species of fungus in the family Sarcoscyphaceae. It is found in Australia where it grows as a saprophyte on wood. It's cup-shaped fruit bodies lack stipes and have purplish interior surfaces.