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.
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.
Plastic, the old adage goes, is made to last forever but designed to throw away. Dave Hakkens took matters into his own hands.
Science just invented asphalt that repairs itself. Goodbye pot holes, hello brave new world where inanimate objects don’t need us anymore.
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.
Bad news for cruciverbalists (noun. a person who enjoys doing crosswords): crosswords don’t make you smarter. So many wasted Sundays.
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.
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