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What If You Had a Botfly Infestation?

Under your skin, a parasite could be eating you alive until it develops into this horrifying insect, the botfly. So what would happen if botflies infested your body? How...

What If You Lived on Kepler 22-b?

635 light-years from where you are sitting, way out in outer space, lies a planet. The first planet to be discovered inside the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. Its...

What If You Stepped on a Rusty Nail?

Yikes. You just stepped on a nail. Worse yet. A really rusty nail. What would all that rust do to your body? How long would you have before an infection kicked in? And...

What If Styxosaurus Was Alive?

You pop out of the ocean and hear the faint yells of the lifeguard. The whole beach panics. Your turn around. Something lurks in the water. Before you can say...

What If You Got Monkeypox?

Fever, then swollen lymph nodes and then large lesions formed all over your body. After more than two years of COVID-19, the next pandemic might be spreading around the...

What If You Had Camouflage Skin?

When you face an uncomfortable situation, you might choose to run and hide. But wouldn’t it be easier if you could suddenly blend into your surroundings? In what ways...

What If the Sun Was a Blue Star?

Billions of years in the future, the Sun will begin to die. And this is what our planet would look like. But what if we turn things up a notch or two right now...

What If the Moon Was Flat?

No, that’s not Photoshop. That’s an actual video from the International Space Station of the Moon looking a bit squished. Wow, so what happened here? Is the...

What If You Didn’t Blink for a Week?

Welcome to the longest staring contest of your life. You’re about to go seven days without blinking. What device would keep your eyes forced open? How long would it take...