It is undoubtedly one of the most important scientific discoveries in history. Science, the prestigious scientific journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has considered the development of the first coronavirus vaccines as the main scientific milestone of the year. Vaccines have made millions of people immune to Covid-19 and prevented them…Read more »
The coast of Peru is inundated with the remains of magnificent pyramids. Archaeologists have discovered that these mysterious monuments that resemble those of Egypt were erected between 6,000 and 3,000 years ago. At the end of this period, however, they were suddenly abandoned. What happened to the civilization that had gone to such great lengths…Read more »
All the objects we see are made up of tiny particles called atoms. Although the word atom means “indivisible,” atoms are made up of even smaller particles. We did not know this when the atom was named. The particles that make up atoms are called protons, neutrons, and electrons, and they are very different from…Read more »
Wouldn’t it be great if tiny robots could patrol our cells and warn us of potential diseases even before the symptoms appeared? Nanotechnology is already a reality today—and it’s only starting to stretch the bounds of our imagination.Read more »
Every year, tens of thousands of meteorites fall toward Earth. Most of them are very small, about the size of a stone, and end up disintegrating in the atmosphere. But occasionally, these asteroids can have slightly more worrying dimensions, even reaching a few kilometers long. When a this happens, huge blasts leave enormous craters on the Earth’s surface. The most famous example contributed to the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Today, however, we are not out of danger. Indeed, a large asteroid hasrecently been detected, and it’s moving towards us…Read more »
COULD WE ACQUIRE THEM?
Many animals stand out for their special abilities: eagle eye vision, dogs refined sense of smell, bats’ ultrasonic hearing, salamanders’ regenerative powers…
Contrary to superheros powers in comics and movies, all these animal powers are real superpowers: they exist in nature and maybe one day we could transfer them to our bodies to become true “superhumans”.