Graphene Could Be Used To Neutralise Cancer Stem Cells

Graphene has a frankly overwhelming array of amazing possible uses, from body armour to seeing through walls. To that list, you can perhaps add the ability to fight cancer too.


A New Manufacturing Technique Could Finally Make Titanium Cheaper

Titanium is often used where low weight and high strength are required and money is no object — because it’s extremely costly to produce. Now, a new manufacturing technique could reduce the expense, and make the material as useful for cars as it is for fighter jets.


This Accidental Picture Of Comet Lovejoy Is Also The Best

Taken by the Dark Energy Camera of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, this accidental picture of Comet Lovejoy must be one of the most beautiful comet portraits we’ve ever seen.


Google Is Hosting 'Nascar On The Moon'

The Lunar XPrize is a $US30 million competition for a privately-funded mission to get to the moon, land a rover, and travel across the moon sending back images and telemetry. The Google-sponsored prize has been around since 2007, but it looks like first place is going to come down to a mad dash across the lunar surface.


Why Gnats Swarm

A common sight in the spring and summer, the seemingly unprofitable and pointless habit of gnats to hover in a cloud is, in fact, the single most productive thing they will ever do with their short lives.


Astronomers Discover Mysterious Black Hole As Massive As 12 Billion Suns

In a galaxy far, far away — 12.8 billion light-years away to be more exact — is a newly-discovered supermassive black hole that weighs as much as 12 billion of our suns. The most surprising thing about the black hole, though, is not its size but its age.


Three Men Have Had Hands Amputated And Replaced With Bionic Versions

Three men with severe nerve damage have voluntarily had their hands amputated and replaced with prothetic versions that they’re able to control with their minds.


Simple Animation Explains Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids

There’s a lot of hubbub and crap being spewed about not vaccinating your kids and letting measles creep back into our lives. The animation explaining shop Kurz Gesagt doesn’t want to deal with the arguments of pseudo-science, they just want to explain what measles does inside your body. And why it’s helpful for everyone to get vaccines.


The Crazy Science Behind A Proposed Human Head Transplant

An Italian neuroscientist who has been advocating for head transplants now wants to make one actually happen. He’ll be announcing a project at a surgical conference later this year. Here’s a human head transplant will work — supposedly.


How Our Future Cities Will Look After Extreme Flooding 

We know sea levels are rising. We can even project how the rising ocean will change our cities. But seeing how drastically our world will be changed, thousands of years in the future? That’s something else.