Here's something you didn't have hanging up in your high school chemistry class: the entire periodic table of the elements, etched into a single human hair.
Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek.
It turns out, NASA has discovered a new form of life, but it wasn't on one of Saturn's moons. It was right here on Earth.
Here's some exciting news: Harvard researcher Ronald A. DePhinho has discovered a way to reverse age degeneration in mice, opening the door to the possibility of a similar process working on humans.
Scientists at CERN have managed to trap 38 atoms of antihydrogen, marking the first time outside a Dan Brown novel that anti-atoms have actually been harnessed. And it only took 335 tries.
Concrete eventually cracks. It just happens! But filling cracks in concrete can be a tedious process, and it's not generally at the top of most maintenance lists. But a new bacteria could fill concrete cracks with little work required.
This here is a four-ton camera with five-foot-tall shutter and filters. It's got a whopping 570-megapixel sensor, and it's designed to take pictures of dark energy. It is better than the camera in your cellphone.
You may not be able to get the best calls on the thing, but with the iPhone 4 60X Microscope the hidden world of the microscopic will suddenly get a lot clearer.
It's the ultimate dream item for perverts everywhere: the invisibility cloak. Long the realm of sci-fi, it's been something thats understandably not yet around. But it may actually become a reality in the future thanks to a new "metamaterial."
The race is on to grow replacement human organs in the lab. When the tech is finally perfected, it will save thousands of lives of people who need organ transplants and are forced to wait on lists for organ donations. And now, researchers have begun growing miniature human livers.