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...
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...
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...
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...
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 new research which suggests that robots can now finally be...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...