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Coffee Is Officially Good For You (Again)

The pendulum of scientific opinion swings pretty dramatically when it comes to the effect (if any) coffee has on our health. But now a review of 200 separate studies has shown even three or four cups a day is still more likely to benefit your health than harm it. Woohoo! More »      

The Potential Of CRISPR Gene Editing, Explained In Five Minutes

CRISPR gene editing is big news in the science world - but cutting DNA isn't all it can do. If your brain turns to mush at the idea of reading a wall of text explaining the possibilities, though - this five minute explainer video was made for you. More »      

The History And Future Of Beer Science

Beer is old. Real old. We're early Neolithic period old. And the technology used to brew it? It is constantly changing, evolving and influencing the world of science. More »      

Tripadvisor Under Investigation After It Deleted Reviews Alleging Rape, Suspicious Deaths

Image. Screengrab via Tripadvisor Review site TripAdvisor may have frantically backpedaled after a Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal expose showed that it had a habit of censoring reviews mentioning blackouts, rape, and suspicious deaths or...Show More Summary

How '10 Cloverfield Lane' Was A Gamble That Paid Off, Big Time

10 Cloverfield Lane was a surprising film, in more ways than one. In this brilliant video, our favourite Mikey Neumann does a full deep dive into just what made it so. More »      

Australian Scientists Just Discovered A Cool Thing For The First Time Because Of Course They Did, Its What They Do

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have - for the first time - measured how Earth absorbs the very highest energy neutrinos at energies far beyond those we can create in particle accelerators. But what does this actually mean? Buckle in my, friends. I'm going to explain everything. More »      

This Double-Handed Glove Lets You Hold Four Beers Instead Of Just Two

GIF. YouTube Federico Ciccarese and his company, Youbionic, imagine a not-too-distant future where everything we see is enhanced through augmented reality, and our body's ability to interact with the world is upgraded through augmented physicality. Show More Summary

Your Christmas Decorations Can't Compete With The Light-Up Millennium Falcon On This Family's Roof

Video. If you're the type of person who gets caught up in decorating competitions around the holidays, be thankful you don't live near Colby Powell and his family. Instead of inflatable Santas or a towering tree, they built a light-up Millennium Falcon on the roof of their house that measures almost 9m long. More »      

Filling A Turkey With Molten Aluminium Is A Terrible Way To Cook Dinner

Video. Toss a turkey in the oven and it cooks from the outside in, which can take hours of roasting before it's done. But what if you cooked a turkey from the inside out? That's what Allen Pan tried by filling a raw turkey with molten aluminium and then letting the whole thing cook, cool and solidify, en route to a friend's Thanksgiving party. More »      

One Of The Most Famous Movie Robots Of All Time Just Sold For $7.1 Million

Long before robots such as R2-D2 and the Terminator hit the silver screen, a 1956 movie called Forbidden Planet featured a humanoid automaton that, in all likelihood, blew your grandparents' minds. Robby the Robot might be primitiveShow More Summary

First Brief Look At Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Showcases The Cutest Deadly Carnivore Ever

Video. Aww, Velociraptors are adorable! So what if they were the scariest creatures in Jurassic Park, making us sympathise with a T-Rex because, hey, at least it had a fighting chance against those awful things? Here, in the first (very brief) look at Jurassic World. Show More Summary

Confirmed: Lightning Causes Nuclear Reactions In The Sky

Lightning is nuts. It's a supercharged bolt of electricity extending from the sky to the ground that can kill people. But it can also produce nuclear reactions, according to new research. More »      

Cassini Swan Song Image Of Saturn Left Me Speechless

Planets and robots lack hearts and minds, but they're especially good at impacting ours. In its last days before ending itself, human-built Cassini turned around and snapped this farewell mosaic image of Saturn. Its title. "Farewell to Saturn." More »      

How To Fix American Horror Story Now That It's Finally Free Of Cult

When American Horror Story. Cult bid farewell last week, I cheered like odious main character Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) cheered Trump's victory - because finally, the torturous Cult was over. With at least two more AHS seasons to come, there's still hope it will be able to muster a return to form. But how? More »      

30 Years Later, The Max Headroom TV Hackers Remain At Large

For 25 seconds in 1987, in the middle of WGN-TV anchor Dan Roan's sportscast, thousands of Chicagoans' feeds were replaced with a low analogue whine and the eery image of a masked man nodding over and over as if in a state of mania. "If you're wondering what's happened, so am I," Roan said to his audience once WGN regained control of the signal. Show More Summary

Ghost Particles Detected On Far Side Of Earth Bolsters Crucial Physics Theory

If we're ever going to truly understand how our universe works, we'll need to take a lot of different measurements, but measuring can be one of science's most difficult tasks. How, for example, do scientists measure an invisible thing...Show More Summary

Blade Runner 2049 Director Is Still Wrapping His Head Around Why It Underperformed

Blade Runner 2049 was a critical darling, getting a largely raving reception, but audiences didn't seem to reciprocate. The movie had lacklustre success, failing to bring in little more than half its budget domestically. And while it's...Show More Summary

The Switch To Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this solid-state solution hasn't yielded the expected energy savings, and potentially worse, it's resulted in more light pollution than ever before. More »      

Elon Musk Just Met His 100-Day Deadline To Deliver South Australia's $50 Million Giant Battery

Elon Musk will get paid for building the world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia, with testing on the 100-megawatt project about to begin ahead of next week’s December 1 deadline to built it in 100 days, or it’s free. More »      

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