How to Grow a Bone

How to Grow a Bone

Can you grow a human bone outside the human body? The answer may soon be yes. Nina Tandon explores the possibility by examining how bones naturally grow inside the body, and illuminating how scientists are hoping to replicate that process in a lab. Animation by Giant Animation Studios.

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50 Essential Science Fiction Books

50 Essential Science Fiction Books

This was a virtually impossible task. Put together a list of 50 must-read science fiction books and don’t make anyone angry. Science fiction is the most discussed and argued over genre in literature but it actually goes way beyond books and into film, TV, video games and even toys.

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Crown’s fake shake: How a $12,500 cocktail helped cover a $32m heist

Crown's fake shake: How a $12,500 cocktail helped cover a $32m heist

It was the cocktail that grabbed global headlines. Sold in 2013 for a mind-boggling $12,500, it even gave Crown Casino's Club 23 – the bar owned by James Packer, Shane Warne and Joe Hachem – a Guinness World Record. Except, despite the billing, it wasn't the most expensive drink ever sold – technically, it wasn't sold at all. Fairfax Media can reveal the purchase was faked to help cover up a $32 million heist that had taken place at the casino just a day before.

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