Ever wonder how the Starship Enterprise is able to travel at light-speed through unexplored cosmos? Well, it doesn't. It's not real. Star Trek is fictional. BUT...If it were real, it still wouldn't be able to.

You can read all about the science behind it on NewScientist, but basically anyone that attempted warp speed travel will burn up with radiation exactly one second into a sub-light trip. Your body would be blasted with a refreshing shower of hydrogen atoms in a way that one scientist vividly describes as being the same as standing directly in the path of the Large Hadron Collider. Ouch.

Next thing we know, scientists will be telling us there's no way to clone dinosaurs or create all-new sexy blue bodies for ourselves featuring USB-ready ponytails.

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