Science

Deadlier Than The Male

When you look into the night sky, just above the bright Southern Cross, is the obscure star Olga Prokopis, in the Constellation Centaurus. The Southern Sky Viewed near the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillim...

Why Vitamins Are Funky

The term vitamin was derived from 'vitamine,' a compound word coined in 1912 by the Polish biochemist Kazimierz Funk, when working at the Lister Institute Of Preventive Medicine (who also invented Listerine, an...

1946 The Gayest Ship In The Navy

  Popular Science, April 1946 Based on established and reliable optical laws, the Navy's World War II camouflage used black and white painted patterns on vessels, producing startling visual deception tha...

Google Goes to Space in 2017

Google is bored of searching the Internet. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be launched in 2017 and will see Google join NASA to send a set of specialist cameras in to space to scan the ski...

US Navy Robotic Attack Jellyfish

It sounds like something from the Phillip K Dick story Second Variety, the one where autonomous attack robots called 'Blades' not only begin reproducing themselves but begin evolving into ever more complex ...

Massive Elephant Bird Egg goes on Sale

The world's largest egg, belonging to an extinct elephant bird, is up for auction at Christies in London. The egg, which is up to 100 times larger than a chicken egg and larger than those laid by dinosaours, is...

Voyager – The Interstellar Mission

Voyager Has Not Left The Building Contrary to recent media reports, Voyager 1, according to Nasa scientists, has not left our solar system and entered interstellar space. Voyager 1 is hurling along at around...