No polygraph needed. This five second subliminal test will have school yard chants of ‘Liar, liar pants on fire,’ echo from the water cooler today.
If you live in Iceland, feel free to stop reading this. If you don’t, go ahead and eat turkey banana sandwiches finished off with a glass of milk, have your AC set at 13,9°C, get married but have no kids, and go for a daily 20 minute walk a day outside.
A new world record has been set for the longest echo in a man-made structure. The sound in question was recorded in an underground fuel depot constructed in Scotland before World War Two.
Men have known it for years, women have known it for years, but finally, we have incorrigible proof. A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found some very real differences.
The beer-tapping phenomenon was a long-standing puzzle in beer science (isn’t that something you wish you’d studied…) until physicist Javier Rodriguez of Madrid University and his team decided to undertake the challenge of figuring it out. We get it Spain. Your problems are cooler than ours.
Could we ever truly live on Mars? The mind boggles at the thought of it – partially because so many questions remain unanswered. Will we be able to come back? Will we be able to breathe up there? It just seemed too implausible to truly happen. But doubt no longer, because we have confirmation from this here infographic that a Mars settlement mission is very much on the cards.
It’s one thing running into functional adults born in the 90s, but what about the other side of the spectrum? Try get your head around the fact that Johanna Ramatse was born in 1883. That makes her older than Riaan Cruywagen. What’s more, her daughter is 91!
Just when you thought the Curiosity Rover was just digging up dirt up in vain up on the red planet, it’s gone and struck gold – well, water, actually. That’s right, believe it or not, there’s water on Mars.
Researchers have discovered there are more great white sharks visiting coastline spots than previously thought. Surfers, take a deep breath, because they reckon this discovery confirms that sharks have much less of an interest in humans than Sharknado would have us believe.
Things are not always what they seem! Check out this video and put your brain to the test! These optical illusions are sure to play trickery on your brain and give your mind a well needed mid-week work out.
Sunday marked the one year anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s death, and NASA released this music video as a tribute to the late astronaut. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon as commander of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.
From the billionaire who wants to build an 80,000 person colony on mars, create auto-pilot cars, and envisions the a steel tube that will get 28 passengers from LA to San Francisco in 35 minutes, comes this awesome video. Check out Elon Musk’s out of this world rocket skills.
Recent research by Ed Young explores what really happens when a mosquito sucks your blood. This video provides an microscopic look at a mosquito’s weirdly flexible mouthpiece as it searches for a blood vessel to pierce and drink blood from. Enjoy this: Mosquitos suck so hard that they actually crush your blood cells.
It has almost been a year since NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover touched down on the red planet. The WALL-E lookalike landed on Mars on 6 August last year, and since then has been drilling into the martian planet, collecting soil samples and taking some of the best selfies in the universe.
Yes, a new study of over 20,000 participants has declared that 23 and 69 are the two happiest years of your life, confirming that anywhere between 29 and 51 really is a sprawling, barren emotional wasteland. You’re pretty screwed if you didn’t stop to savour the hell out of either of those two years. Quick! [...]
This is the Business Insider’s “comprehensive list” of science facts that are not facts at all. These myths have been debunked. From the fact that cracking your knuckles will lead to arthritis, to swallowing gum and it taking seven years to digest, here is what you need to know.
According to the New York Times, two patients in Boston infected with HIV have been virus-free for two weeks after having bone marrow transplants for blood cancer. The international AIDS conference announced on Wednesday that their antiretroviral drugs were stopped and improvements have continued to have been made. One of the patients has been off [...]
No plants or animals will remain on the Earth when the end comes, there will be only microbes. The oceans will evapourate, and food sources will become more and more scarce.
The European Space Agency has given us a look into what it would look like if we had to orbit Mars. Using 600 photographs gleaned by the Visual Monitoring Camera this video has been created to give us a first look at the surroundings of the planet. The VMC captured the images during one complete seven-hour [...]
Like poems dedicated to male nipples? Then this 5 Facts YouTube video is definitely the thing to make your Thursday. If you’ve ever wondered why males have those awkward raisins nipples attached to their steel pecks or their unlucky moobs – then this video might just have the answer you’ve been milking searching for. YouTube [...]
A little tit for tat, fighting fire with fire. This six-year-old girl was given the HIV virus to cure her cancer in a clinical trial. The results have been astounding.
BBC Horizon and the Royal Veterinary College joined together to find out what your kitties are up to, when you are not around. Click through to check out the video.
Click through to find out exactly what billion year old water tastes like, according to scientists.
So, we don’t know our bodies as well as we thought. According to scientist, Harminder Dua at The University of Nottingham, a new human body part has been found. But you’ll never be able to clap your eyes on yours. The new classification comes in the form of a layer in the eye. The appropriately-named “Dua Layer” [...]
Over two decades ago, eight people entered what they called Biosphere 2. It is a 3,15 acre ecological ark which is situated an hour north of Tuscon, Arizona. Would you be able to survive living and communicating only with eight people for two years?
Google and NASA are joining forces to create and study Artificial Intelligence. This new breed of super computer could change everything. The Quantum Computer will be programmed to behave like a human and make decisions based on the data it is provided with.
It’s a big world out there and there are discoveries being made every day. The Learning Mind website put together the top 10 most mind-blowing recent space discoveries.
A new exhibition, which opens on Friday June 7, will give its viewers an experience through space and time. Click through to see some of the images.
Read up on this amazing discovery on how champagne may be able to help you fight against brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Asteroid 1998 EQ2 is 2,7 kilometers long and will make its closest pass to Earth soon. The asteroid is set to fly past Earth on 31 May 2013, in what will be the closest encounter for the asteroid to date.