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.
Lettuce all read about Japan's pursuit of the ideal leaf.
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.
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.
A drone hovers over an active volcano, dodging ash, lava and flying rocks to send back footage. R2D2 would be proud.
Forget flying cars and dehydrated pizzas: the thing Back to the Future got us excited about was Marty’s self-tying shoes. The future may be just around the corner.
Would you throw your cash behind the first private mission to Mars? Seems lots of people are keen.
In the latest volume of Smith, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki discusses everyday phenomena that science can't explain, from nose picking to sun sneezing. His new book, Game of Knowns, takes things to the next level.
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