The First Full Colour Photo Of Mars From India's Orbiter

With India’s Mars Orbiter now successfully circling the Red Planet, it’s now beaming back its first images — like the striking full colour photo.


How To Choose Your Destiny In The Multiverse

According to quantum physics, there isn’t a single reality, but a huge tree of all possible physical outcomes. So can you choose the right destiny for yourself?


14 Things You Didn't Know About Air Travel

Ninety years ago, on the 28th of September 1924, a team of heroic US aviators completed the first round-the-world flight. The journey began 175 days earlier, where four planes set off from Santa Monica, California, on an epic journey which covered 27,533 miles and passed over 27 countries. So what better way to celebrate one of mankind’s greatest achievements than with 14 facts about air travel.


Study The Science Of Shots With A Chemistry Set For Your Bar

When you think about it, is there really much difference between someone with their PhD in chemistry and a bartender? Both are probably dealing with a crippling mountain of debt, both concoct solutions and mixtures, and both are hoping for a positive reaction. So why wouldn’t a mixologist feel right at home serving hooch in this chemistry set for booze?


This 3D Printed Robot Could Secure The Ports Of The Future

Transport by sea has been a favourite of smugglers for centuries — it’s hard to patrol an entire coastline, and it’s easier to move a ton of stuff by sea than by land. In the future, though, getting your contraband through a port might be made exponentially more difficult by this tiny, ultrasound-packing submersible robot.


Scientists Make Objects 'Invisible' With A Tricky Optical Illusion

Invisibility is perhaps the most ubiquitous of sci-fi dreams: Spy movies, video games, and classic cartoons all tantalise us with this trick. Researchers at the University of Rochester still haven’t unlocked the secret to that elusive invisibility cloak either, I’m afraid. But they made a very cool optical illusion that looks the part.


The 9 Deadliest Minerals We've Ever Mined

Precious minerals make the modern world go ’round — they’re used in everything from circuit boards to tableware. They’re also some of the most toxic materials known to science, and excavating them has proved so dangerous over the years, some have been phased out of industrial production altogether.


Inside The Forensic Lab That Fights Crime And Counterfeits With DNA

What you’re looking at is me, being blasted by a fog machine. It’s not a prop for a rave or a haunted house; it’s vapor laced with custom DNA particles that could prove I was at the scene of a crime. And it’s just one way a cutting-edge security firm is using life’s building blocks to detect counterfeits and bust criminals.


The Many Ways We're Using Mutant Mosquitos To Eradicate Disease

Mosquitos suck. It’s not just because of those itchy red bites we all get in the summer, either. Mosquitos suck because they’re the deadliest animals on the planet, and none of our classic strategies from combatting the threat seem to be working. That’s why we’re turning the mosquitos against themselves.


Scientists Are Using Anthrax To Cure Cancer

“You need some anthrax” is probably not the diagnosis you’d like to hear from your family doctor; but if one MIT team has their way, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.


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