Find out what would happen if everyone pointed a laser at the moon.

The Geometry of Pizza Folding

Wednesday September 10, 2014

Or: how non-zero principal curvature saves you from getting mozzarella on your shirt.

How to Win at Rock Paper Scissors

Tuesday August 19, 2014

Who pays for the next round just got scientific.

Eighteenth-Century Psychedelics

Sunday August 17, 2014

Laughing gas was serious business to Georgian-era science. Just ask Humphry Davy, the 18th Century scientist who inhaled the stuff like it was oxygen.

Apart from having to take the next day off work, that is.

Lab-grown lettuce

Friday May 30, 2014

Lettuce all read about Japan's pursuit of the ideal leaf.

Project Mudra

Thursday May 15, 2014
Hacker and maker cultures can change the world for the better. Here's a case in point. 
 

The Smithsonian Institute – home to some 137 million historical and scientific specimens – is regarded as 'America’s attic'. And like all self-respecting attics, it has its own magazine.

Iron Zeppelin

Wednesday April 02, 2014

The lead singer of Iron Maiden is funding the world’s largest airship. Which you can fly by remote control. And land on water. Heavy metal.

Daredevil Drone

Friday March 21, 2014

A drone hovers over an active volcano, dodging ash, lava and flying rocks to send back footage. R2D2 would be proud. 

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