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...
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”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Anyone know what Oasis is? Not the crappy English band, but the stuff that gardeners and flower arrangers use? No? Well it's known as floral foam, and keeps flowers in place whilst also absorbing sufficient water to keep them fresh. So, the obvious question is: what happens when you place...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...