Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and the first to be discovered by scientists. Although Uranus is visible to the naked eye, it was long mistaken as a star because of the planet's dimness and slow orbit. The planet is also notable for its dramatic tilt, which causes its axis to point nearly directly at the Sun.
Facts about Uranus
Researchers have demonstrated that the geometry of a natural spider web can be used to design new structures that address one of the biggest challenges in sound control: Reducing low-frequency noise, which is the second most widespread environmental problem in Europe after air pollution.
Spider-web 'labyrinths' may help reduce noise pollution
A doctoral student from University of Michigan has logged two pieces of evidence that may support the existence of a planet that could be part of our solar system, beyond Neptune.
In search of the ninth planet
Due to humanity’s relative youth, some experts believe civilizations could have sprung up around the Universe billions of years ago, with capabilities well ahead of man.
ETs have evolved to become AI-powered near-immortal super beings
Whale and dolphin societies are rich, complex and remarkably ‘human-like’, scientists argue in a new paper published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Whales, dolphins form 'human-like' societies, cultures
Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes.
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
As genomic analysis technology advances, and as new genetic samples are surveyed, the human story grows ever more complicated.
Genome of 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complex human history
An Ohio State University’s research team — led by Iranian researcher Nima Qalichehchian — is designing hovering antennas that could boost cellphone signals and beam images straight to televisions.
Iranian-led OSU team designs nextgen 'hovering' antennas
The discovery of life on Mars is edging closer to reality after scientists found that extremely hardy bacteria could thrive in the Red Planet’s tough environment.
Life on Mars: Aliens could be beneath surface
Security images inviting users to type words, or click on pictures, to prove they are ‘not a robot’ are undoubtedly frustrating for many. But scientists have discovered that some people with Parkinson’s disease struggle more than most at the task, and it could point to important changes happening in the brain.
How cats and dogs helping doctors predict dementia in Parkinson’s patients

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