The UK’s First Robotic DNA Factory Has Opened in London

London's Imperial College now has quite the futuristic new department, with its DNA Synthesis and Construction Foundry now online. It's a place where the best scientists and their robotic assistants will fish out bits of DNA in the hope of solving trouble some problems like disease, death, low-carb fuel and generally useful pharmaceuticals. Read More >>

The World’s First Lab-Grown Meat Burger Tastes Terrible (Surprise!)

The world's premier artificial, £215,000 lab-grown burger finally its way into human mouths today in London. Turns out it tastes pretty weird. Go figure. Read More >>

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The World’s First Test-Tube Burger Was Funded By Google’s Sergey Brin

The super-secret bankroller of the world's first lab-grown stem cell burger, which'll be cooked and taste tested in London this afternoon,has been revealed as none-other than Google's billionaire co-founder, Sergey Brin. It seems self-driving cars, space mining, and Google Glass just aren't enough future for him. Read More >>

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The World’s First Test-Tube Burger Will Be Taste Tested in London Next Week

Finally, after much waiting, debating, and salivating at the thought of a tasty-looking hunk of cow-suffering-free burger, the first ever lab-grown burger patty, costing £250,000 will be served at an "exclusive west London venue" next Monday. The possible future of meat is finally here. Read More >>

Um, A Vial of a Deadly Virus Went Missing from a Lab

This is completely reassuring; we don't have to worry at all. A vial containing a virus that causes hemorrhagic fever has gone missing from a research facility in Texas. Okay, maybe we should worry. Just a little. A smidge. Read More >>

How NASA Solved a £65 Million Problem for Under a Fiver

A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardised the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of pounds it was going to take to make things right. And then they found out how to fix it for the cost of an extra value meal. Read More >>