Our most clicked story of 2005. The placebo effect, cold fusion, dark energy, the â€œwowâ€ signal and bizarre homeopathy results â€“ these were just a few of the mysteries that fascinated you.
The chemical â€œsex-bombâ€ designed to make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other, thus destroying an enemyâ€™s morale.
Like a personal trainer for the brain, without the strain. We expect the IQ of our readers to be much greater now than at the start of 2005.
The PHASR is an impressive looking beast, larger than Captain Kirkâ€™s trusted phaser, but the risk of blinding innocent bystanders shrouded this prototype weapon in controversy.
The US military raised temperatures further in 2005 by trying their new microwave weapons on a test crowd – with mixed results.
In a year dominated by climate-change fear and greenhouse gas emissions targets, the news of a 30% reduction in the warm currents that carry water north from the Gulf Stream sounded a loud note of alarm.
A slumbering giant, the massive west Antarctic ice sheet, previously assumed to be stable, started to collapse noticeably in 2005, adding extra heat to the climate debate.
Many kids dream of growing into a bionic adult, able to perform superhuman deeds. This dream moved one mechanical step closer to reality this year.
Sex and romantic entanglements among astronauts could derail missions to Mars, said a top-level panel of US researchers. Their recommendation for NASA â€“ more study of the issue.
Another weapon, this time a gun that spits out ball bearings after spinning them to extreme speeds â€“ and there’s a video of the beast in action.
— My 2 cents : Do not miss to read each of the stories. All of them are very interesting. After all, they did make it to the top 10 stories of the year !