Science Tank | Snake Bite

Posted 1:10pm Sunday 20th August 2017

A single drop of Russell’s viper venom will turn blood in a cup into a coagulated blob that looks like moulded jelly. However, in a living body, the venom has a different effect. The venom reacts with a protein in your blood called Factor X, creating proteins called fibrin, which cause the Read more...

Vapourium Presents Science Tank | Issue 13

Posted 1:51pm Sunday 28th May 2017

By looking at a person’s hair you can make assumptions about their age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, political views, their taste in music, income, lifestyle, religion, health, and sexuality. All from something that makes you want to puke if you find it in your meal.  Hair matters. Read more...

Vapourium Presents Science Tank | Issue 10

Posted 3:01pm Sunday 7th May 2017

Jonas Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines, released in 1955. Salk then announced he would not patent the vaccine. When asked about it, Salk said, "Could you patent the sun?" He believed that public Read more...

Historical Reasons People Believed in Ghosts (That Donít Make Sense Anymore)

Posted 12:08pm Sunday 23rd April 2017

Ghosts could be real, but it is interesting that the more advanced science and technology has become, the less likely it seems that they are. Now that everybody has a video camera on them at all times, we should be getting some sweet ghosty footage. But we are also getting better at spotting Read more...

Economics Everywhere | Issue 6

Posted 2:11pm Sunday 2nd April 2017

Elliot Castro was a telemarketer who dreamed of better things. He told journalist Jon Ronson that he “always wanted to be better.” He discovered while working his loathed job cold-calling strangers that he could tell the person on the phone that their card had been referred to the credit Read more...

Economics Everywhere | Issue 5

Posted 2:05pm Sunday 26th March 2017

Do you ever order what turns out to be way too much food at a restaurant, and then eat it all anyway to “get your money’s worth?” As well as greed, you’ve fallen victim to the sunk-cost fallacy. You paid good money for the meal, and you don’t want to “waste” Read more...

Science Bitches | Issue 3

Posted 2:37pm Sunday 12th March 2017

A placebo is anything that seems to be a “real” medical treatment, but isn’t. It could be a pill, a shot, a spell, a potion; anything a person is told will make them feel better. What all placebos have in common is that they do not contain an active substance that demonstrably Read more...

Evidence of Obstruction

Posted 12:53pm Sunday 12th March 2017

The most astonishing thing about criminal accusations is that, despite the difference between a person being guilty and being innocent being so profound, the arguments either way can often be equally compelling.   Often the best methods we have to assess guilt or innocence is physical Read more...

The Weekly Doubt | Issue 13

Posted 12:00pm Sunday 29th May 2016

Would you like a cup of tea? With milk and sugar, you say? Why don’t you try it the way I like it instead? I brew the tea, add sugar and yeast, and leave it on my windowsill for a couple of weeks. Yeah, so that a big snotty fungus grows in it. No, I don’t change the water, I just leave Read more...

The Weekly Doubt | Issue 12

Posted 12:20pm Sunday 22nd May 2016

Is there a black covering of sexual thoughts in your environment? If there is, somebody close to you may be possessed by a demon. Demonic possession is the spiritual possession of an individual by a malevolent being, commonly known as a demon. From the website I learned the Read more...

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