The wonders of science are evident all around us, it's amazing to think about the size of our universe, the complexity of the human genome or even just how much blood is pumped by the human heart in an hour.
Ferrofluid is a liquid that reacts to magnets in such an amazing way producing individual spikes. Theses spikes are caused by the balance of the gravitational pull keeping the liquid flat; the surface tension which wants to minimize the surface area and finally the magnetic field which attempts to make the metal align with the magnetic field lines. But Youtube star Physics Girl has taken it to a different level and been able to produce something quite extraordinary.
A 900 year old Incan mummy was found in Cuzco, which was the capital of the old Incan empire. What is amazing about the mummy is that a antibiotic resistant gene was present in the gut; one thing to bare in mind is that 900 years ago there were no antibiotics.
A biochemist at the university of binghamton has found out a way of fighting cancer. A way which only attacks cancer cells with less of the side effects seen with other treatments for cancer today. It is still early to tell if this will be a massive hit or will there prove to be other side effects develop over time?
Urine has been a source of some major insights in chemistry. Without it we may not have fertilizers, matches or even some fizzy drinks. What's even more amazing is that urine led to the discovery of one of the first elements of the modern era.