Video: If you tried to to watch Mercury crossing in front of the Sun yesterday, chances are you didn't get as good a view as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - especially since it wasn't visible in Australia. Mercifully, the space agency has put together a stunning time lapse so you can watch the spectacle again.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.