22nd October 2014

The 10 Most Addictive Drugs in the World

There are an estimated 230 million, or roughly 1 in 20, people on the planet that use illicit drugs to some degree. Despite most countries’ best efforts to curtail the proliferation of narcotics and substance abuse within their borders, notwithstanding the debate many nations have over what exactly constitutes an illegal narcotic in 2014 (re: marijuana), drug abuse is a prevalent issue in society.

21st October 2014

Why Do People Walk and Talk In Their Sleep?

Once, when living in a share house with a good friend of mine, I awoke in the middle of the night to find him standing at the end of my bed, staring through me with vacant eyes that didn’t seem to reflect the soul, as they are meant to. I instantly thought we must have been filming the sequel to The Blair Witch Project but nobody had remembered to inform me.

21st October 2014

Vongfong - What is a Typhoon?

Planet Earth’s largest and most intense storm for the whole year is destined to hit the coast of Japan sometime soon. Already brining flooding, rain and damaging winds to the Northern Mariana Islands in the north-western Pacific Ocean, super Typhoon Vongfong and its 250km/h, or 155mph, winds is unfortunately forecast to make a sharp turn and head towards one of the most densely populated parts of the planet.

21st October 2014

Laboratory-Grown Penises May Soon Be Tested In Humans

Scientists working at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine could be on the brink of being able to offer men with genital abnormalities or injuries new hope of rectifying these issues, possibly as soon as some time during the next five years.

21st October 2014

Illicit Drugs Mean Bad News for Sperm

Gentlemen, if you like to party by indulging in illicit drugs but also harbour hopes of becoming a father when you grow out of this phase, then it appears that you have a very important decision to make.

21st October 2014

Scientists Discover A 2500-Year-Old Weed-Smoking Mummy With Tattoos

Well actually, they discovered the mummy back in 1993, but her rock and roll lifestyle is only emerging now! RIP to the world’s first-ever hipster chick.

20th October 2014

The Science Of Road Rage

Even the nicest, most timid, laid-back and easy-going of us still manage to absolutely go nuts behind the wheel sometimes, and the lack of confrontation means people are less inhibited. So is road rage a healthy way to blow off steam, or is it more likely to have your engine blowing off steam… when you crash into a wall or have someone swing a crowbar into it?

20th October 2014

47 Of The Last Places On The Planet To Witness The Night Sky As Nature Intended

The constellations might be difficult to see with all the other stars and galaxies in the way.

16th October 2014

The 10 Most Daring Space Explorations Of All Time

Think that guy cutting you off on the freeway this morning was a close call? These tales of terror from astronauts aboard doomed spacecraft and panicking mission controllers will make you rethink how farfetched or unrealistic movies like Gravity and Armageddon are!

15th October 2014

15 Curious Things You Didn’t Know About Pluto, the Dwarf Planet

Do you remember how there used to be a planet in our Solar System that went by the name of Pluto? If you’re confused by that description and wondering where it went, don’t worry. It is still very much there. It’s just that in 2006, the International Astronomical Union downgraded it as no longer an actual planet, but rather, a “dwarf planet”. The following is a list of other peculiar things about Pluto.

10th October 2014

How Do We Approach Long-Term Space Travel?

We have all watched many science fiction movies and television programs which present a look at how the world might appear to an astronaut who spends time in space and in space ships. Most of the depictions seem to agree that the interior of a space ship will be white.

06th October 2014

Philematology: the science of kissing

Do you remember your first kiss? Was it everything that you had hoped it would be? Your friends probably geared you up to be more nervous than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. If you were a girl, you probably thought he was really cute and sweet and figured you’d show him so by allowing him the pleasure of taking that first, but ultimately harmless layer of innocence away from you. If you were a boy, you probably enjoyed it but then immediately realised it was merely a necessary step on the way to the real prize.

05th October 2014

13 Crazy Facts About Space To Put Things In Perspective

These crazy facts about the universe we live in will remind you how fragile we all are and maybe put that overdue parking ticket or ex-partner’s relationship status in perspective. Don’t be put off though – it’s incredibly interesting to know some of the stuff that goes on in our incomprehensibly gigantic backyard.

02nd October 2014

17 Of Your Most Embarrassing Questions Answered By Science

Two-thirds of people surveyed by toilet paper purveyors Proctor & Gamble admit to peeing in the ocean and almost half said they had done it more than once. This is just one of the fun facts to come.

02nd October 2014

15 People Who Met Their Doom at the Hands of Their Own Invention

It was either Frankenstein or Eminem that first shouted the catch-phrase “I’ve created a monster!” The following is a list of inventors who may have done the very same just before their inventions ended their lives.

01st October 2014

Family Sues after Man Dies Making Too Many Donations at the Sperm Bank

For many young males, there are certain past times and hobbies we engage in often enough to sometimes wish we could use our powers for good, so to speak. Whilst there is usually limited opportunity to do so, occasionally one might find the means. A few years ago, a Chinese man attempted to turn his habit of self-love in to an exercise of mutually beneficial charity.

29th September 2014

15 Famous Robots

They aren’t real but they have somehow made a name for themselves. We all want a robot to do our bidding or fetch us a beer. Here’s some of the most popular fictional droids.

28th September 2014

16 Crazy Facts About Life As An Astronaut

We all know the basic space trivia, like the fact that no wind or rain means footprints on the moon will potentially stay there until the end of time, but here’s a few fun facts about life as an astronaut you probably aren’t aware of… and yes, a lot of them involve poos and wees.

25th September 2014

61 Powerful Photos From Space That Give You A New Perspective On Our Planet

When you see these photos taken from aboard the International Space Station – more than 200 miles above Earth – mountains turn to anthills, and you remember your place in the universe.

10th September 2014

19 Fascinating Science Facts

This gallery is just a fraction of the total proof that science totally rules. Take a look and learn something!