Ever wondered why chainsaws were invented? Contrary to what one might expect, these now-indispensable modern tools possess a startlingly unconventional origin. Dive deeper into their fascinating history, tracing their roots back to the medical field – specifically aiding childbirth and combatting maternal mortality rates.
Is it possible to regrow teeth? Up until recently, dentures and implants were the only way. But soon, medieval dentistry might be history.
Have you ever tried to pluck a word from memory and it just doesn’t come to mind? The term can often seem within our grasp but tantalisingly beyond reach. Meet lethologica.
Cotton Candy grapes are a taste sensation but the path to cotton candy enlightenment was an arduous journey. From ten thousand plants, just one was selected.
Dead skin cells, pet hair and carpet fibres are part of the cornucopia of ingredients that make up dust. No surprises there, but could dust have a sinister side?
Scientists are fascinated and confounded by Walking Corpse Syndrome, a condition that leaves people believing that they are real-life versions of the walkers that fill our television and movie screens.
In the late 1940s, a Swiss scientist embarked on a peculiar venture—exposing spiders to drugs to decipher chemical impacts on their web-spinning prowess. Today, this intriguing scientific baton has been passed to none other than NASA.
Megalophobia, an anxiety disorder marked by an intense fear of colossal entities—ranging from statues to airplanes to elephants—can significantly disrupt daily life. Thankfully, targeted counseling and therapy offer effective treatment pathways.
Distinguishing itself from aquaphobia, thalassophobia encompasses a specific dread. Its sufferers fear the abyssal depths of vast, enigmatic waters, shrouded in darkness, where the mysteries that lie beneath remain unknown, invoking an unsettling sense of apprehension.
Chef Jonathan Marcus dared to tread where no cook had before, frying water for a quirky hackathon. A culinary experiment of spherification and deep-frying, this bland yet explosive delicacy sparks curiosity but isn’t intended for home replication.
Marie Antoinette, often misquoted for the “Let them eat cake” tale, is entwined with another lesser-known, captivating narrative—the Marie Antoinette Syndrome—an intriguing phenomenon involving sudden hair whitening that adds a unique dimension to her historical persona.
Elephant populations decline by a third in a decade. Poaching persists, claiming 20,000 lives yearly. Enter the elephant-mammoth hybrid, a radical hope in the fight for survival. Can this groundbreaking creation rescue a species on the brink?
The days of Spidertman could be numbered as a team of scientists have invented toughened web silk as strong as kevlar and capable of holding a human.