Kraft Foods Gave Away A Real Spaceship Simulator In 1959

If you were a kid in the 1950s and ’60s you were bombarded with an amazing promise: one day, when you’re all grown up, you’ll be able to holiday on the moon. But until then you’ll have to settle for space-adventure TV shows and comic books. Unless, of course, you won this real, live space simulator from 1959.


The Robots That Could Fight Ebola

The US government is looking into ways to use robots to save lives from the Ebola virus. Robots may not have feelings, but they have amazing immune systems, and experts have already pinpointed nine possible ways to put them to use.


These Cool Animations Helped Me Understand How The Brain Actually Works

Video: When I first heard of Harvard’s Fundamentals of Neuroscience online course, I thought it was going to be so hard to understand that I’ll have a seizure before the end of the first clip. But no, thanks to these cool and straightforward animations it’s actually very easy.


Listen To The Historic Sounds Of Space Travel On NASA's SoundCloud

In space, perhaps nobody can hear your scream — but that doesn’t mean that stellar travel is a silent pursuit. Now, NASA has started compiling mountains of historic space-related audio clips for us all to listen to. And there are some belters.


How Many Undiscovered Blood Groups Are There?

You may think that you know your blood type, but did you know that there are in fact 35 blood group systems in humans? These include well-known systems such as ABO and the Rh system (formerly known as ‘Rhesus’).


Giz Explains: Why You Definitely Shouldn't Drink Your Own Pee

During his 127-hour ordeal under that boulder, backpacker Aaron Ralston resorted to consuming his own urine in order to stay alive before eventually hacking off his own forearm and escaping. This was an extreme survival case, and pretty much the only time you should even consider drinking from your own spigot. Here’s why.


'Starquakes' May Be The Reason Behind Massive Solar Eruptions 

In early 2009, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope observed an unprecedented solar storm emanating from a distant neutron star with gigantic columns of magnetised flares stretching thousands of kilometres into space — only the third time such an eruption had been observed. Five years later, NASA boffins think they have figured out what’s triggered it.


This Tiny Implantable Chip Is Powered By Sound

We’ve all but figured out how to make robots and machines tiny enough to operate inside the human body. The tricky part is figuring out a way to power them that’s safe for the host. In lieu of bulky batteries or inconvenient wires, researchers at Stanford University have developed an implantable wireless chip that can be powered by the same ultrasound waves used to safely image a foetus in the womb.


5 Scientifically Proven Reasons It's Better To Be Single

Crying into a pint of ice cream alone on Valentine’s Day? Talking through your problems with your cat? Taking your mum to your office holiday party? Hardly. These are absurd stereotypes of singledom — not the reality.


This Disgusting Pink Plume Could Help Us Clean Up Oil Spills

Even after Deepwater Horizon we’re still not ready for the next big spill — but that doesn’t mean we’re not trying. This weird pink plume could help.


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