Best of 2017 // #99: Robo-Snake

With nothing more than a puff of air, this creepy robot can manoeuvre itself into an insane variety of places. /READ MORE // The Mab Sphere Will Swarm/Clean any room...

Best of 2017 // #100: 1900’s Pentagon Mystery

Tiles made of regular pentagons - shapes with equal sides and angles - cannot completely cover an infinite plane, no matter how you arrange them. Once you start distorting...

Best of 2017 // #89: Our Oldest Relative

Only seen through an electron microscope, Saccorhytus coronarius is a newly discovered, but oldest and most primitive deuterostome, a large branch in the animal kingdom that happens to...

Best of 2017 // #90: Smart Sign Language

'Talking' in American Sign Language takes a lot of dexterity from human hands.  Even the individual letters of the alphabet often take all five fingers of one hand...

Best of 2017 // #91: Music to my Mind

Thomas Deuel has experience dealing with the brain, being both a Jazz musician and a Neurologist a the Swedish Medial Centre in Seattle.  He also has a lot...

Best of 2017 // #92: Magnetic Moon

Recent tests on a rock from the Moon brought back by Apollo 15 astronauts revealed surprising evidence indicating a magnetic field on the moon between 1 billion and...

Best of 2017 // #93: Water is Weird

Water is weird.  It expands when cooled, has a strange boiling point, and in June it got weirder.  Publishing a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy...
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