Neil deGrasse Tyson on tour

Thursday July 02, 2015

Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson – aka Mr Cosmos – is coming to Australia. To prepare for his arrival, let’s revisit the most astounding fact he knows about the universe.

Avalanche Engineers

Thursday June 18, 2015

Visit the Subzero Lab where scientists create avalanches, snowflake by snowflake.

There are plenty of ways to show the effects of climate change. Few are as arresting as these lines of fire, which outline where glaciers used to be.

Watercolour Deserts

Tuesday June 09, 2015

That’s no mirage: these pastel-coloured pools in the Utah desert are actually used to make fertiliser. (We could have sworn they were making crayons.)

Music to Die For

Thursday May 28, 2015

While you may live longer than 27, being a musician is going to kill you. A new study proves it – and shows which genres are the most dangerous for your health.

Homeless Crab Shacks

Saturday May 09, 2015

Stories involving plastic and the ocean are usually tales of disaster. This project, which pairs homeless hermit crabs with perfectly sized plastic abodes, is an exception.

Peep Show's David Mitchell wants to explain the mysteries of the universe to you, 60 seconds at a time.

Robot Funerals

Saturday April 11, 2015

What happens when your robot 'dies'? In Japan, you give it a proper funeral. (And that could soon be a thing here too.)

Pet Sounds

Thursday April 02, 2015

Scientists have solved the most important scientific question of our time: what music do cats enjoy listening to? (Spoiler: it ain’t MC Skat Kat.)

NASA’s Flame Thrower

Monday March 30, 2015

Sometimes it’s important to enjoy the simple things in life. Like NASA burning a shedload of fuel in the Utah desert.

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