The Watercolour Deserts of Utah

Monday November 12, 2018

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.)

The Neuroscience of Translation

Saturday November 10, 2018

Being a professional translator is one of the most demanding things a person can do, and scientists are just beginning to understand how the brain does it.

Today in diet advice you’ll (hopefully) never need.

The greatest unsolved maths problem: how much for three chicken wings?

Scientist Cecilia Bembibre wants us all to take a big whiff of what the past might have smelled like. 

NASA’s Flame Thrower

Wednesday October 10, 2018

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

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.)

These photos of strangers who look like twins will have you doing a double take.

Medical students have been dissecting cadavers for centuries. Could 3D printers make the practice obsolete? 

This Man Claims to Own the Moon

Saturday September 01, 2018

After finding a loophole in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, Dennis Hope claimed ownership of the moon. For as little as $24, he’s willing to sell you some of it.