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What If Earth Had 10 Years Left?

The Earth is a dying rock and time is running out. You only have 10 years to plan your escape. How could we evacuate as many people as possible? What resources would we...

What If There Were Life After Death?

How long can your brain live after your body dies? Could your loved ones still communicate with you? And does your body contain the zombie gene? According to a study in...

What If You Swallowed Liquid Mercury?

This metal can exist in all three states as a liquid, a vapor and a solid. And this toxic substance might be lurking inside you already. So what would happen if you...

What If You Fell Into Lake Kivu?

  If you were going for a refreshing swim, the last thing you’d expect is to suffocate from toxic gases. But when it comes to Lake Kivu, this is one dangerous body...

What If You Moved an Entire City?

Coastal cities across the globe are planning how they will keep the sea away as it rises. One solution? Just move the city. How much would it cost? How do you lift a...

What If 9/11 Happened Again?

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, tragedy struck when two hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After that, everything...

What If You Drank Snake Venom?

Just one bite from a venomous snake could kill you. But what about drinking venom straight out of a glass? Cheers. What does snake venom consist of? How would swallowing...

What If Humans Walked on All Fours?

  On your marks. Get set. Bear crawl. The movement of the future is here. And it looks a lot like the movement of the distant past. What benefits would you get from...

What If You Had Twice as Much Skin?

Your skin is the largest organ you’ve got. It’s the weather, germ and toxin-proof packaging for your insides. It stores water, fat and all the good metabolic...