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...
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...
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...
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 family uses 40 gallons of water each day in the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
'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...
As the digital age progresses, we often wonder where on earth technology will take us next. At one time, we couldn't see how a desktop computer could be improved upon, but in the space of thirty years we have gone from clunky, unwieldy towers, monitors and keyboards to sleek...
Astronomers and cosmologists working for NASA have found what they're calling 'Earth 2.0', a planet that's being described as 'Earth's twin'. The most exciting thing about this new discovery? It's the closet and most exciting indication as yet that there's extra-terrestrial life out there in the universe. It's called...
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 with living organisms running about on it. And, while many...
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...
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...
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...