Randall Munroe answers some absurd questions; Danielle George reveals what’s in store for this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures; Jim Al-Khalili explores the strange world of quantum biology
How to make anything invisible: Are scientists genuinely close to creating a real cloak of invisibility? PLUS Robin Ince’s science lessons, 3D Printing, what your hands say about you, mind-altering bugs and more
Are scientists genuinely close to creating a real cloak of invisibility?
The space missions offering new insights into the evolution of our solar system
The medical conditions and personality traits revealed in your palms and digits
The technological revolution taking printing into a new dimension
The project that's drilling four kilometres under the Antarctic ice
The parasite that could be in your body and affecting how you behave
Games: Gears Of War 3 and Grand Prix Story
Q&A: What's the point of goose pimples?
MegaPixel: The world's most extreme test centres
What’s On: The Robot Festival and more
Update: Hiding secret codes in bacteria
• Extra megapixel images of some of the most sophisticated vehicle testing labs in the world
• Video: explaining the discovery of a 100,000 year old paint factory – the oldest ever found
• Hear: an interview with a renowned expert on the mind-altering parasite Toxoplasma gondii
• See: 360 degree views of the tablet computers in our Tried and Tested section
• Watch: trailers for some of the latest video games
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