Cryonics – Preserving Dead Bodies in order to Resurrect them

What do you think of when you hear the name Walt Disney? Creative genius? Childhood hero? Forever immortalised through choosing to have his corpse frozen, in the hope of one day being resurrected to re-enter the human race? Perhaps the latter isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but a widespread rumour is that…

Finally – The Science behind Hangovers and How to Cure them

If you’ve witnessed the euphoric high that comes with alcoholic intoxication, chances are that you’ve also suffered from a crippling hangover the next day. A hangover that makes you want to hide in your bed and forget anything else exists, that makes you question the point of your very existence and if it’s all worth…

Metamaterials: Bending light to give you Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak

It sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Like something straight out of a magical world.  Invisibility has long been a concept in science fiction, right from the “cloaking devices” in Star Trek to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. It turns out it’s no longer a fantasy – physicists may be one step closer to making your molecules invisible….

The Multiverse Theory – how many versions of me are there?

Imagine a world in which you’re going out with Margot Robbie, everyone wants you, Michael Phelps takes home a bronze medal (let’s be honest, even writing such a thing is ridiculous), Zayn never left 1D, and the iPhone didn’t really catch on. In our last post, we stressed how vast the universe actually is, (See…

The Fermi Paradox – Why haven’t aliens contacted us yet?

There are thought to be 10 million billion intelligent civilisations in the universe, and yet none of them have contacted us yet. Wait what, 10 million billion? Yes, well firstly –  The universe is huge and the Earth is minuscule No matter how big you think the universe is, it’s bigger. Not to mention the fact…

What is the Dark Web?

Seeing as you’ve found your way onto this page and you are a 21st century human, we’ll assume you’ve heard of the World Wide Web. However, have you heard about the darker side of the web, lurking in the murky depths below the visible surface of the internet? On 22 July 2016, Ali David Sonboly…

What was Google’s big secret? 

The 15th of June 2006 was a momentous day for a host of reasons. England actually won a game of international football (2-0 vs Trinidad & Tobago), Bill Gates announced he was stepping down as Microsoft’s top dog and the verb “to google” was introduced in the Oxford English Dictionary. When in need of advice,…

What is Nuclear Fusion and how close are we?

The ultimate solution to all our energy problems is to harness the science behind the power of the sun. And yes, we’re talking way beyond solar panels. One of mankind’s greatest discoveries was the secret of harnessing the energy inside the atomic nucleus, allowing us to split the heaviest elements. This process is known as…

Quantum Teleportation: An Unconventional Way of Giving Someone your Banana

Quantum Teleportation: the ultimate form of transport. Disappear in one place and simultaneously appear in another place, no delays, no popping ears, no in-flight entertainment required. Is this actually possible? Will long distance never be an issue again? We have already touched on the crazy implications of quantum theory in our article “What is a…

The Internet of Things

What all the fuss is about the Internet of Things and how it will impact every aspect of your life, from smart cities to smart whiskey bottles.