10 Strongest Bases Ever Synthesized

A base, in chemistry, refers to any substance that releases hydroxide ions (OH−) when dissolved in water or aqueous solution. Many bases, however, don’t readily carry hydroxide ions but they too produce high levels of OH− when treated with...

What Genes Control How Much We Dream?

Neuroscientists found two genes that regulate mammals’ REM sleep.  These two receptors are known as Chrm1 and Chrm3.  Removing Chrm1 reduces and fragments REM sleep, while knockout of Chrm3 decreases the length of non-REM sleep.  Sleep is a...

IBM Develops An AI That Detects Scene In A Video

The new AI optimally splits multiple scenes within a video and tags each scene with metadata.  It generates an inverted index of video content that can be searched via text input.  This can help users and organizations utilize video content in a new...

8 Strongest Acids Ever Known To Us

What makes an acid strong or weak? To answer this question, we first need to look at the definition of an acid. It is a chemical compound which accepts electrons and/or donates (dissociate) hydrogen ions, also known as protons. Therefore, the...