If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Flight? Super-strength? An imperviousness to cholesterol? Tetrachromatism A condition called tetrachromatism enables a person to see more of the color spectrum than the rest of us. Those with it can notice more subtle shades of colors, even within a single object; something may appear red […]
For centuries, inventors have been pursuing the concept of a perpetual motion machine—a device that generates its own power and, like the Energizer Bunny on TV commercials, keeps “going, and going, and going…” Here are two real-life objects that are doing just that.
One of the harsh realities of life in space is that in an emergency, astronauts may have to live in their spacesuits for days on end. If that ever does happen, how will they go to the bathroom? That’s the question NASA hopes to answer.
You’ve heard the expression “as slow as molasses moving uphill in winter”? Here’s the story of something even slower.
In honor of the handful of humans who have left the planet, here are some stories about the other unique experiences that astronauts have had. Space Gas As part of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972, astronaut John Young became the ninth person to ever walk on the moon. But he’s the first to have […]