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...
We are not alone. That's been the thinking of many people for years. It seems almost unthinkable that the entire universe exists with its countless planets and life-sustaining stars and yet little old planet Earth is the only one...
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...
If you've ever had the fear that robots will take over the world and eradicate humanity then, for your own sanity, you'd better not watch this video! Scientists from the Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (RAIR) Laboratory have conducted...
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...
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...
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...
Gone are the days of relaxing in the shower and basking in the hot stream of water. Nowadays, we all have to be very aware of how our bathing habits are affecting the environment around us. An average American...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...