Myth busted: Americans spent millions to make a pen that would flow in space — the Russians used a pencil

It’s a great story that reminds us complicated solutions can have very simple solutions. But the Russian pencil story is just a myth, though.

17 Unrealistic Creatures That Actually Exist

A celebration of biodiversity on our planet.

Cyclists in Latvia show just how much space a car occupies on the road

Do you know what’s worse for the environment than driving a car? Driving alone.

A starter guide to constellations

You’ll never know what’s written in the stars for you if you can’t read them.

Five charts that will make you grateful for living in 2017

Sometimes the world just seems doomed but if it’s any consolation, there was never a better time to be alive.

Fake science that still haunts us today

Fake news before it was cool.

Historical Misconceptions You Probably Believe

It’s very easy to get tricked into believing something that’s just not true – here we’ll be taking a look at this type of thing.

How Mozart was one of the first “pirates” – illegally transcribing music

The story of how a 12-year-old boy from Vienna snuck out the Sistine Chapel’s biggest guarded secret by genius alone.

Why 90% of China’s youth suffer from near-sightedness

To say that Asia is having an eye problem is an understatement.

The easiest way to make your own deodorant

It’s simple, cheap, and very very healthy!