Scientists are learning from the 1700-year-old Lycurgus Cup, which changes colour thanks to nano particles.
Nuclear power prevented an average of over 1.8 million deaths between 1971-2009 as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage according to NASA.
There are more atoms in one teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic Ocean.
The inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun was a NASA Scientist who also helped develop the Stealth Bomber and the Galileo mission to Jupiter.
The most expensive material on the planet is antimatter - worth $62.5 trillion per gram.
Scientists have revived a flowering plant from a fruit stored away in permafrost by Arctic ground squirrel 32,000 years ago.
Iron weighs more after it rusts.
The force of a suction cup is calculated using F=AP.
Only 12,000 years ago there was a species closely related to modern humans called Homo floresiensis that had been living on an Indonesian Island. They used fire and rather advanced tools, yet were only about 3 feet tall and weighed around 25kg.
Pumice is the only rock that floats on water.
The smell of freshly cut grass is actually a plant distress call.
The use of emoticons affects our corresponding brain areas and can actually trigger emotions.
The left ear is more responsive to words of love and emotion whispered into it than the right.
Scientists at the Zhejiang University in China have developed an ultra-light material known as carbon aerogel.
Dr.Jonas Salk, the man who came up with the cure for polio, didn’t patent the drug. This made the drug more affordable to the general public, and he lost out an an estimated $7 billion dollars for himself.
Rafflesia Arnoldii is the largest flower in the world and can grow as big as an umbrella.
Blue eyes are a genetic mutation. Before the mutation occured, all humans had brown eyes.
Optical illusions occur when what the eyes see conflicts with what the brain expects.
Hot water can freeze faster than cold water.
If you blowtorch Pepto-Bismol, you would get a hunk of metal.