This is the Gordon Dam in Tasmania, an island off the coast of south Australia (y'know, where the devil comes from). It's a whopping 415 ft in height. So what happens when you drop a basketball off the top of it? As you do. Well, it depends on how you...
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...
The skies about Wisconsin and Illinois lit up GREEN recently. An odd green fireball tore through the sky, causing hundreds of frightened residents to call 911 and report what scientists now believe was a meteor. There are reports that some people even saw it in Michigan, Iowa, New York, Indiana,...
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...
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...
Exploring abandoned buildings has become a very popular past time. Folk seek out disused factories, railway stations, hospitals and so on, stalking the corridors to take snapshots of a forgotten time. Recently, Ralph Mirebs was roaming modern-day Kazakhstan, when he came across a huge abandoned building. Curious, he decided to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...