Science

The Farmers of New York

Friday November 24, 2017

A skyscraper might seem an unlikely place for a veggie garden. Yet that’s exactly where this Brooklyn startup is growing its fresh food – and they're starting a little revolution in how we farm.

What happens when your furry friend Wayne (or Fido, or Fluffy) dies? We've scoured the net for the most unique ways to godspeed your pet.

When places of learning make number twos their number one focus. 

Have a stickybeak at this: a radical initiative to recruit crows to rid Amsterdam's streets of cigarette butts. But will the idea fly? 

Could insects be the next big superfood? Or is that just too creepy to contemplate? We investigate. 

Weevils Vs. Most Evil Weed on Earth

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Weevils rarely get to be the heroes of any kind of story. But their PR right now is at an all-time high, thanks to their efforts in gobbling up a killer weed ravaging American waters.  

Now you can score yourself a passport and local currency to go and live on the most rubbish place on earth. (Even Al Gore's got one.)

Ever wondered what the solar system looked like at the precise moment you burst forth into the world? (Possibly not, but in case you had, well – now you can see a snapshot of it. And you can even get it printed on a poster.)

DIY Scientists

Wednesday September 13, 2017

What would make you expose yourself to hoards of mosquitoes, cover yourself in someone else’s sweat, or have a red hot go at a spot of self-catheterisation? 

A Spinning Ice Circle in Seattle

Tuesday September 05, 2017

A hypnotic and other-worldly short film captures a spinning ice circle in a North American river.