Coffee that's 40 times stronger than a regular cup? In volume nine we spoke to Phil Broughton: a physicist who can disassemble a nuclear bomb and likes his coffee at a super-sonic strength.
This island paradise is known for its idyllic beaches, dead dodos and – if these pictures are to be believed – underwater waterfalls that defy the very laws of the universe.
Many podcasts demand only a kind of twilight attention. Like your head is lolling contentedly as fascinating dinner-party conversation zings about you. This is not the case with BBC Radio 4's "In Our Time".
Science just invented asphalt that repairs itself. Goodbye pot holes, hello brave new world where inanimate objects don’t need us anymore.
The smell of the paper, the Dewey Decimal stamp on the bound spine and the name 'J.J. Abrams' on the cover indicates that this is not an ordinary book.
Plastic, the old adage goes, is made to last forever but designed to throw away. Dave Hakkens took matters into his own hands.
Remember that childhood fantasy where you spend your adult years making video games? It just came true with this DIY gamer kit.
Proving that there is no mystery too small to bother solving, science has finally worked out why libraries smell that way. Short answer: cellulose decay.
Aeon may be one of the last high-end digital magazines not currently hidden behind a paywall. If this was the face of the new media landscape we’d be pretty happy with that.
Bad news for cruciverbalists (noun. a person who enjoys doing crosswords): crosswords don’t make you smarter. So many wasted Sundays.
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