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...
If I asked you to picture an average computer hacker, what would you say? Nerdy? Socially awkward? Locked in a bedsit with no windows, typing away at a ten year old desktop whilst stuffing himself with pizza and Doritos?...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...