A collection of 43 posts
The search for room-temperature zero-resistance materials.
Language can influence the way you think. But do robots think?
Fixing machines is easy; fixing living creatures is hard. Or is it the other way round?
Shazam helps you identify and discover new music. But what about identifying and discovering new birds?
How is modern science helping us reconnect with the past?
Computer-generated art comes from data. But where does human art come from?
Most people don’t know how microchips work. We don’t know how the pyramids were made, either.
Science offers the privilege of following evidence, not prejudice.
Of course we love the Internet. Our DNA made it so.
Should we resurrect the woolly mammoth?
From volcanic eruptions to dusty floors: the perforative history of the watering can.
Nature has many ways of producing colour. Are some of them coming soon to a printer near you?
Or, why government offices have multiple ancient computers, each running a different version of Internet Explorer.
Elevators take us up buildings in a jiffy. What if they could take us to the sky?
It took thirteen years to first sequence our DNA. Thanks to bioinformatics, we can now do it in a week.
The Amazon is getting mood-swings. And that’s where the drones come in.
There are so many ways to be immortal. Which one works for you?
Your use of technology may be changing the way your brain works. But so is everything else.
What really happens when you charge your battery faster?
Hyperloop’s plans to cut your travel time by ten
Settling down is no easy task - especially when you're on a different planet
The world, and your phone, is dependent on chemicals. What happens when they run out?
Want to use land wisely? Then analyse the ‘skin’ of the Earth.
Here's a low-tech tool to reverse climate change.
How your next word is predicted — and how you can make it more accurate.