Category Archives: Science

Do Animals Get Periods?

Human body is quite complex and has its own unique characteristics. One of the most complex processes is menstruation, which is part of the reproductive cycle. The process begins prior to an egg being released from the ovaries. Due to hormones such as progesterone, the endometrium (lining of the uterus) thickens and fills up with blood vessels. This happens in ... Read More »

How Far A Sperm Travels?

Nature is truly fascinating and even in 21st century, we only know a fraction of its many wonders. It continues to amaze us as we take a closer look with the help of advanced scientific equipment. Among the most complex things in nature is the human reproductive process. At the center of it all are the sperms that are created ... Read More »

What Happens If You Fall From Space?

Skydiving is quite common where people jump off a plane with a parachute to land at a predetermined spot. But what happens if you were supposed to do the same from space? For example, what if you accidentally fell from the International Space Station (ISS)? Is there even a remote chance of you surviving such a fall? Here are some ... Read More »

Why Mars Is Called Red Planet?

Mars is a planet of great importance to us, as it could possibly be our next home. It’s the only planet that can be considered for building human settlements. It may not happen anytime soon, but it’s possible theoretically. It explains why there’s currently a race among nations to explore the Martian surface and its atmosphere. If humans are ever ... Read More »

What’s Harder Than Diamond?

From what we have read in our school textbooks, diamond is the hardest material known to humankind. So, is that true? Well, diamond is pretty hard no doubt and you can easily get one if you can afford it. However, based on the ever expanding knowledge and new scientific breakthroughs, researchers have found several new materials that are harder than ... Read More »

Most Puzzling Questions Science Can’t Answer Yet

It’s true that science has made significant progress over the years and expanded the collective knowledge of humankind manifold. It is science that has helped us build complex machines and supercomputers, unlock the digital space, discover new medicines and vaccines, and explore the vast universe. However, it’s surprising that even with so much progress, there are questions that still puzzle ... Read More »

How Speed Of Light Is Measured?

Speed of light is constant, travelling at 299,792.458 km per second to be exact. While this is common knowledge, have you ever wondered how scientists actually measure speed of light? Well, you will be surprised to know that it took humanity several centuries before it was able to accurately measure speed of light. In earlier times, even prominent thinkers like ... Read More »

How Animals Recognize Each Other?

Humans have very distinctive facial features, skin color and body types. These factors make it easy for us to recognize each other. But how do animals recognize each other, who look almost the same? For example, how does a penguin know its partner or parent in a crowd of thousands of penguins? Same applies to various other animals that look ... Read More »

How Hand Sanitizers Work?

Once used primarily at healthcare centers, hand sanitizers have now become a commonly used household item. Hand sanitizers are being preferred, as they work quickly to eliminate germs, can be used anywhere, are easy to use and do not lead to wastage of water. They are currently playing a key role in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, as neither vaccines ... Read More »

What Is Difference Between Flammable Vs. Inflammable

There are many words that often tend to confuse us and one of these is flammable and inflammable. These words are generally written to caution people against the risk of fire. We usually see these words on vehicles carrying items such as petrol, diesel, kerosene, LPG, propane, etc. So, why do some warning signs have the term ‘flammable’ whereas others ... Read More »