13 Most Venomous Snakes In The World

So far, we have identified some 3,600 species of snakes from 20 different families and 520 genera. Out of which, about 600 species of snakes are venomous and only a few are considered deadly. Besides self-defense, snake venom plays a crucial role in...

11 Different Types Of Pollution

The term pollution comes from the Latin word ‘polluere’, which means contamination. Thus, in a simple language, pollution can be defined as the process of contaminating air, water, land, or other parts of the environment. In the majority...

Researchers Decode Venom Genes Of Indian Cobra

Researchers published a high-quality genome of one of the most poisonous snakes, the Indian Cobra.  They were able to identify 19 key toxic genes primarily expressed in the venom glands.  This would lead to the development of effective drugs for...

A Planet That Orbits Two Stars Instead Of One

An exoplanet named TOI 1338 b orbits a pair of stars every 95 days.  This circumbinary planet is almost 7 times bigger than Earth and 1,300 light-years away.  In 2018, NASA launched a space telescope named Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite...