Valletta to host Science in the City festival tonight

Valletta is gearing up to host Science in the City on Friday night. Malta’s annual science and arts festival will held from 6pm till midnight in the capital city. Valletta’s streets will be filled with art and entertainment all linked to science, including art installations, creative jazz concerts, magicians, dance, children’s puppet shows, live experiments, […]

Methane gas hints at life on Mars, says NASA

NASA scientists have discovered surprisingly high amounts of methane gas on Mars that could indicate life on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Curiosity rover made the discovery during a routine mission, according to the New York Times. It had previously been suggested the gas came from the rover itself, though this theory was rejected by NASA. However […]

The mighty black hole finally gets a name

The mighty black hole pictured in a world first photograph has been named Powehi. A language professor gave the Hawaiian name to the cosmic object, which was photographed with the help of two telescopes from the US island state. University of Hawaii Professor Larry Kimura said it was a ‘privilege’ to decide the entity’s name. […]

Watch 10,000 maggots eat a whole pizza in two hours

A pizza can be completely demolished by maggots in less than two hours. Researchers tracked individual larvae as they feasted and discovered the hoard resembles a ‘fountain’ as they eat for five minutes before taking a rest and letting others take over. The larvae of the black solider flies allow others to replace them once […]