What happens to the human body when it's in space? Well, you'd think we'd all know for certain by now, wouldn't you? What with the amount of astronauts there have been. But while a lot is known, the science on the data isn't exact. All scientists have been able...
An Indian holy man has claimed that he has not eaten or drunk anything in 75 years, and has the medical evidence to prove it! Prahlad Jani, 83, who lives in a cave near Amba Ji Temple, claims to have gone without food or water since the age of...
It might sound like a cheesy cliche, but pregnancy is amazing. Pregnant women convert these little people from cells to personhood over a period of nearly a year! The whole process of pregnancy is simply unbelievable. You nurture this tiny thing until it is finally able to fend for itself...
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...
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...
Sleep. We all need it, we all do it, we all enjoy it. But how much of it do we get? And how much sleep do you need? Scientists are often split, but the general rule of thumb is around eight hours a night on average. But - crucially...
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...
This guy was riding his bike in Greenwood, Indiana when he spotted something incredibly strange occurring in the sky above. Freaked out, he decided to pull out his camera and film what appears to be a beam of light shooting out from behind the clouds at regular intervals. But...
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...
The mysteries of the universe. As time goes by, it seems as though we learn more of them every day. But for every answer than science seems to throw our way, they also chuck in a hundred questions. We're learning more about Mars now than ever before, all thanks to...
Our eyes are amazing structures. Taking in information from a 220° field of vision, they are at their best when focusing on about 10% of what is directly in front of us. This is the optimum field at which our eyes focus perfectly. Outside of this range is what...
So, you've been down the lake all day trying catch something for your dinner. You finally manage to reel a fish in, which you stun and throw in your cool box. You get home, cut the fish's head off and take its guts out. It's dead, right? Of course...
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...
The Easter Island statues, or Moai as they are know in their native Rapa Nui, constitute 887 separate structures spread across the length of the Polynesian island. The figures, which were carved some time between 1250 and 1500, are a feat of human skill and craftmanship. Now, I bet you...
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...