Pykrete is a real substance made from wood chips and ice with strange and fantastical properties that were actually considered for use in building Royal Navy aircraft carriers during World War II.
Why is it that we don’t fall through the floor? What’s stopping us ? A stupid question, surely ? … not really when you consider what an atom is made up of.
In the Napoleonic wars the cannon and musket was king of the battlefield. But how do you load and fire a smooth bore musket ?
Why does the universe have all the right physical characteristics to support intelligent life. How probable is it ? Does the universe only exist at all once it has conscious observers ?
Meet a new and disturbing character to add to the pantheon of Christmas mythical beings … Krampus!
The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?
As well as being one of Britain’s greatest ever leaders Winston Churchill was endowed with a sharp wit and turn of phrase.
What if the concepts put forward by the films “The Matrix” and “Vanilla Sky” were real ?