Science is fine as long as it involves laser beams and space flight, but every now and then it can lead to some pretty intense “what were they thinking!?” moments. Of course, if you are a fan of science fiction you’ll probably enjoy the strange, jaw dropping, and twisted experiments we are about to take a look at but beware…for some they may be a bit much to stomach. These are the 25 craziest scientific experiments ever!
Biology & Chemistry
This year, in time for Earth Day on Monday, we’ve done it again, putting together another list of 10 notable discoveries made by scientists since Earth Day 2012—a list that ranges from specific topics (a species of plant, a group of catfish) to broad (the core of planet Earth), and from the alarming (the consequences of climate change) to the awe-inspiring (Earth’s place in the universe).
Loom tells the story of a successful catch.
A lot of ionic compounds dissolve in water, dissociating into individual ions. But when two ions find each other that form an insoluble compound, they suddenly fall out of solution in what’s called a precipitation reaction. In this episode of Crash Course Chemistry, we learn about precipitation, precipitates, anions, cations, and how to describe and [...]
A group of researchers from Poland and the Netherlands has provided a remarkable new option, described in an article they published in the journal Investigative Genetics on Sunday. By adapting DNA analysis methods originally developed for forensic investigations, they’ve been able to determine the hair and eye color of humans who lived as long as 800 years ago.
Strange story of in vitro meat – muscle tissue grown in laboratories with the hope that someday we will eat it.
Farmers in the Andes use biodiversity as insurance. The potato, a plant native to the area that is now the world’s fourth most important staple crop, is still locally grown in thousands of varieties. With help from Lima’s International Potato Center, Andean farmers are preserving potato diversity to protect this critical food source against threats like pests and diseases, weather extremes, and climate change.
Researches have built a new type of 3D printer that creates tissue-like material that could revolutionize medicine. The artificial material produces the properties of living tissues and could potentially replace them in the future. The new material developed by scientists at Oxford University consists of water, coated and protected by lipid molecules. The tens of [...]