Sea turtles are some of the ocean’s great wanderers, often travelling thousands of miles in one go. This nomadic lifestyle can get quite exhausting, which might be why turtles hire ‘cleaner fish’ to help keep themselves squeaky clean.
Scientists estimate that there are at least 1.5 million types of mushroom on Earth. Of this number, just 71 have bioluminescent properties. These mushrooms, one of which is Mycena lucentipes, are able to illuminate themselves thanks to a biochemical reaction that takes place in their cells.
We breathe it out. Sounds too far-fetched to be true? In fact, a new study proves that’s exactly how the process works. The age-old medical assumption – that fat is burned and converted into energy or heat – no longer applies.
Researchers from Bristol University have developed a system that allows projected 3D holograms to be felt in mid-air – using ultrasound. How does it work? First, a motion sensor tracks a hand movement. The system recognises where the hand is in relation to the virtual projection.
Compared to our home galaxy the Milky Way, the Earth is little more than a speck of dust. But there is one area where the blue planet surpasses the Milky Way: the magnetic field of the Earth is 100,000 times stronger than that of a galaxy billions of times its size.
A celestial body with rings outside of our solar system – this was the first discovery of its kind, made by astronomers in 2012. The mysterious object, which orbits a star known as 1SWASPJ140747.93-394542.6, is surrounded by a disc with a diameter of at least 60 million kilometres.