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NASA astronaut plays ping pong with water ball in space

NASA astronaut plays ping pong with water ball in space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently tweeted out a mesmerizing video showing him playing ping pong with a ball of water using hydrophobic paddles aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The one-minute-long video shows Kelly ejects some water from a water bottle, which right away forms into a slackly shaped water ball. He passes the water ball back and forth, and the ball bounces rather than splashes when hitting the hydrophobic paddles.

Zebra stripes don’t provide camouflaging protection against predators: study

Zebra stripes don’t provide camouflaging protection against predators: study

Zebras don’t use their black and white stripes as some sort of camouflaging protection against predators, a team of researchers from the University of Calgary and UC Davis found in a new study.

The iconic black and white stripes on zebras’ bodies have been baffling researchers for a long time, and many believed that the zebras use the stripes to blend themselves in the environment to avoid predators. But the new study suggested that zebra stripes are not for camouflage.

New Biggest Prime Number beats last record-holder by 5 million digits

New Biggest Prime Number beats last record-holder by 5 million digits

A team at the University of Central Missouri's satellite campus has discovered the largest known prime number. The new number has over 22 million digits, which is about 5 million digits more than the previous record-holder.

Venus Flytraps use ‘mathematical skill’ to avoid false alarms

Venus Flytraps use ‘mathematical skill’ to avoid false alarms

The Venus flytrap, a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States, use “mathematical skill” to avoid false alarms, a new research revealed.
A team of researchers led by Ranier Hedrich of the University of Würzburg studied the carnivorous plans, and found that the plant adjusts its feeding behavior according to the number of times its sensitive trigger hairs are stimulated.

Human brain can hold 10 times more memories than previously thought: study

Human brain can hold 10 times more memories than previously thought: study

The human brain is capable of holding 10 times more memories than what scientists previously estimated, a fresh study published in the most recent edition of journal eLife claims.

Researchers discover evidence of 10,000-year-old massacre

Researchers discover evidence of 10,000-year-old massacre

A fresh analysis of fossilized bones of more than two dozen ancient people unearthed in Kenya provided evidence of what is thought to be the oldest massacre and merciless violence in humans’ history.

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