Would it be possible to steal three centuries from the Medieval world? Well at least their perception of time... This feat may sound ridiculous, but it would have been much easier to pull off when most people were illiterate, had little understanding of the calendar, and were both more fearful and more trusting of their [...]
There are plenty of concepts in Star Wars that just straight up require a suspension of scientific understanding. Some of the classic are: no sound in space, explosive fireballs in space, and the basic laws of gravity. However; all of these blights allow for a more entertaining movie so we allow them without [...]
You don't see with your eyes, you see with your mind. Perhaps this is a trivial distinction but understanding it can open up our perspective. The hard truth is that the physical world is not full of colors and objects; it is full of, what Richard Feynman referred to as, a [...]
Every single life form we have ever encountered requires water. And all of these organisms that seem to be very different are built from the same code. Much like how every computer program is made from bits of 1's and 0's; life as we know it is built from DNA. [...]
Prepare yourself for extreme paranoia. In March of 2010, a weapon unlike any the world had seen before was unleashed upon a nuclear facility in Natanz, Iran. It was explosive but not a bomb; stealth but not a spy. The weapon was a computer virus: a string of 1's and [...]
The speed of light is considered the fastest speed possible in the universe; a speed so fast it was once thought infinite. Science now declares it a constant of nature and from this conclusion whole branches of scientific pursuit have emerged. To question its nature as a [...]
It was beyond darkness; it was emptiness. A short time ago, I went with some friends to spend 2 hours in a sensory deprivation chamber. As strange as that may sound, the idea behind the chamber is simply to eliminate all of your senses so that your mind is free [...]
Think back to the video games of your childhood. Imagine that one of the characters in your favorite game had such advanced programing that the character itself became "conscious." What would this character in this video game simulation think? What would it believe? However strange it may seem, new evidence has [...]
The Blue Whale, so big you could swim through its veins.
When did Albert Einstein have his epiphany for the General Theory of Relativity?
While having a dream about electrocuting cows.
What is the most common scientific explanation for the uniqueness of our universe?
The Everett Many Worlds Theory: an idea that we live in only one of a multitude or infinity of parallel universes.
Number of men who walked on the moon.
Amount of time that astronaut, Sergei Krikalev, has time traveled due to general relativity.
Years ago the population of the world was only 1 billion, today it is over 7.6 billion.
Number of weeks in a average human’s life.
Mysteries: The Voynich Manuscript
Why Medical Devices are not for Kids but should be.
Time Traveling Crime Fighters
A Something Called Nothing
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