The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, […]

How Seaweed Could Slow Down Climate Change

We are hooked on meat. We chop, slice, and sink our teeth into it, it’s rooted in our genes and culture, and globally speaking, appetites are on the rise. The average amount of meat consumed per person has nearly doubled in the past 50 years. And this demand is putting an incredible amount of pressure […]

These Hybrid Metallic Crystals Are Chemistry’s New Miracle Materials

4200 meters above Melbourne, Australia, a chemistry experiment is in progress. These are the samples, which will be injected with metal and organic particles to form crystals at low gravity. And this guy back here is Dr. JJ Richardson, the lead researcher. JJ and his team study nanomaterials called Metal-Organic Frameworks, which are considered the […]

Aerogel Could Be the Key to Colonizing Mars, Here’s How

Mars is a harsh planet. Between its lack of a breathable atmosphere, no protection from UV rays, and temperatures that can range from a pleasant 20 to a hellish minus 153 degrees Celsius, Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids. Science fiction thinks we can solve these problems with terraforming; you know, […]

Why Don’t We Have Functional Biofuel Yet?

Over the last several decades, we’ve poured billions of dollars into biofuel research…so why can’t you fill up with it at the gas station yet? Where are the biofuels?! After all, the gas you put in your car is essentially an ancient biofuel: it used to be organic matter—mostly algae, actually—that over millions of years […]

Recent Discoveries On Mars!

From things we’ve found, to things we’ve deduced, and things we’re aiming to find, join us as we explore some of the recent discoveries on Mars! 7. The Evolution Of Water On The Planet Without a doubt, one of the biggest and most important discoveries on Mars ever was the proof, definitive proof, that water […]

The Hinterkaifeck Murders

An innocent family slaughtered on a spring evening in 1922. Their corpses were found in their farmstead, however mystery remains as to who was responsible for their horrific deaths. Tonight on Dark Curiosities, the Hinterkaifeck Murders. Andreas Gruber was a 63 year old farmer who lived with his wife, Cazilia, their widowed daughter, Viktoria Gabriel, […]