Weekly Roundup: The Best of Pop Culture X Science

The world around us is a whole lot safer now that £11 million worth of fake Viagra pills are off the streets. Trump is still going strong thanks to the support of billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and a new Mayan civilization has been detected by a 15-year-old through basically GPS.
Your world in five strange minutes.

Can’t Get It Up

A record amount of fake pharmaceutical drugs have been seized that were being sold online. All in the name of erectile dysfunction. Yes, Viagra.


Life on Mars

NASA has detected what looks like oxygen in the atmosphere.  The oxygen atoms were found in the Martian upper atmosphere – known as the mesosphere.


How Psychedelics Help Artists

A nice piece that explores how drugs can enhance or decrease the creative output of artists.


15-Year-Old Finds Lost Civilisation

A 15-year-old kid from Quebec, Canada may have found a lost Mayan civilisation. And all through a satellite, thousands of miles away. Kids sure are getting smarter these days.


Locked, Loaded & Ready To Roll…

The words of seismologist Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center. The last big one was 1857, the next one is expected to be well over the magnitude of 8 on the Richter scale.

PayPal Foots The Bill For Trump

In a surprising turn of events PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has ended up a delegate on the bill for Donald Trump. He is a supporter of the Republican party but an “ideological libertarian”, if such a thing exists…

Affleck Plays a Savant

Ironing Out Wrinkles

Scientists at MIT have created a gel polymer that can be applied to the skin to mimic youthful elasticity, the only catch is it lasts for up to 18 hours.