Why light one match when you can light six thousand matches, huh? Well, because it's costly and time consuming and weird and you don't have that matches on you. But if you did? It'd be fun, wouldn't it? Well, yeah. Not only that, but it'd be pretty darn hypnotic...
Okay, okay - we know some people don't get on board with the whole idea of evolution and opt more for the religious 'creationism' argument for how we all got here. And we respect that. But let's get a little scientific for a moment and look into the evolutionary...
A sonic boom is the sound we hear when a supersonic aircraft passes through the sound barrier, at a speed known as Mach 1. It is the sound associated with the shock waves created when an object, most commonly an aircraft, travels through the air faster than the speed...
Blackheads. They are a total pain in the butt. You try to squeeze them and you get scarred for life. Or you spend obscene amounts of money on exfoliating skin products and they don't work. Well, until now that is. You see, there exists a simple, cheap and easy...
Astronomers have incredibly discovered an as-yet-unfound NINTH PLANET in our solar system. It's been dubbed 'Planet X', it's about the size of Neptune and it's hidden behind Pluto. It's thought to orbit the sun once every 15,000 years. There's no concrete proof of Planet X yet as no pictures...
'How to cure insomnia?' 'How to cure anxiety?' If you suffer from either of these afflictions, you'll have no doubt sought the answers to these questions. But would you ever have imagined that the answers may lay in powerful hallucinogenic drugs? Probably not... In one of the more interesting stories...
A heart-rendering picture of a poor newborn baby born with one eye has been released by medical experts in Egypt. The eye is central to the face, giving a 'Cyclops'-like appearance to the unfortunate child, who isn't expected to live much past the first week of its life. The baby...
A 'mega-tsunami' could be heading our way soon and could be of such biblicial proportions that we'd all face extinction. A 1,000ft wave swept across the Earth 73,000 years ago. A volcano on the Cape Verde Islands off West Africa set that particular tsunami going and many scientists say we're due...
This is Jackson Taylor. Recently the 16-month-old Australian was traveling in a car along with his mother and 9-year-old sister when they collided with a vehicle going more than 70 MPH. Little Jackson's chances of survival were slim. As a result of the crash, Taylor suffered an “internal decapitation”...
With Ridley Scott's Matt Damon-starring movie The Martian dominating the box office and NASA's recent admission that they may well have found water on Mars (fueling speculation that life could exist there), everyone's talking about the red planet at the moment. Well, talk is even more rife after the video...
Professor Stephen Hawking has, as he's often said, tackled the mysteries of the universe his entire life. And mysteries don't get a lot bigger than the question that's plagued mankind since we evolved... Are we alone? Well, the world's most famous theoretical physicist is certain that aliens exist. And not just...
Are you one of those lucky people who just slides into bed, instantly falls asleep and then wakes up eight hours later feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day? Or are you more the kind who takes forever to get to sleep, tosses and turns all night and...
Water. It's pretty good, isn't it? Without it you'd be in a little bit of trouble. Especially when you fancy a drink. But liquid can be used for more than just slurping on. And we're not just talking about rivers and lakes. We're talking about cool little science tricks! There...
If I asked you to picture an average computer hacker, what would you say? Nerdy? Socially awkward? Locked in a bedsit with no windows, typing away at a ten year old desktop whilst stuffing himself with pizza and Doritos? Yeah, me too. I certainly wouldn't expect one to look like...
Solid carbon dioxide, more commonly known as dry ice, is an extremely important chemical for the science industry. For example, it is used to flash freeze biological samples when normal refrigeration methods will destroy them. It is also used frequently in the food industry, again to flash freeze products...