The wheel, antibiotics, the steam engine and the printing press are inventions that have changed the course of history. But what if there was an accidental discovery that could not only change the world, but save it at the same time?
Nine months after the Higgs boson was discovered by smashing shit together under Europe, most people still struggle to explain what it all actually means. Why? Because scientists speak a strange language, known as jargon.
Brian Cox is a nerd who's way cooler than any of us. When we spoke to him recently, the professor of particle physics, physicist at CERN's laboratory in Geneva and former keyboardist for U.K. band D:Ream was all keyed up about stars.
Getting from Earth to Mars is one hell of a roadtrip. The planets are a cosy 54.6 million kilometres away from one another and an average journey is going to set you back 250 days. Start driving early.
There seems to be a lot to us humans. A lot of loose organs and skin and blood and fat and brain. Kilos and kilos of the stuff. And apparently if you were to sell all those bits on the black market, you could net yourself a cool $45 million.