Red Moon at Night Is a Stargazer's Delight

By Sam Gibbs on at

This weekend saw the last lunar eclipse until 2014, giving lucky stargazers in the northern US and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand, a stunning view of our own celestial satellite. The moon shone a glorious red as the Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon, looking closer than ever.

This Cube Made of Gears Shouldn't Work, But It Does

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Watching this cube slowly turn itself inside out as its internal gears mesh together is a mesmerising and puzzling experience. It looks like it should never work, but it does. I have a degree in engineering. Hell, I have a PhD in engineering. I (kind of) know how it works. But it still looks like magic to me.