The blue-white plasma starts to throw off purple sparklets. Brinsmead, who’s been watching the neutron detector, suddenly shouts: “We’re getting neutrons!” – an excerpt from The Boy Who Played With Fusion.
We’re big fans of xkcd here at Gizmodo (who isn’t?), and also of learning about things, so we’re pretty excited for Randall Munroe’s upcoming book of explainer drawings, THING EXPLAINER: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words.
Pay for a blood test and get five simple personalised nutrition tips that promise to shave years off your life. Sold! I tried it. I found, as with any data-based health app, its claims need to be taken with a hulking heap of salt.
Cigarettes that heat tobacco to produce an inhalable aerosol, but never reach the point of combustion, thus avoiding that sketchy part of smoking where you light something on fire and suck the smoke into your lungs.