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The most profound question someone can ask is, “Who am I?” or “Where did I come from?” or “What am I doing here?” Why do human beings like believing that something exists, instead of nothing? Scholars argue that this is because something exists which provides the reason for its existence. Some of history’s best minds, scientists and philosophers, have tried to delve into the mysteries of the origin of the universe.
The planet Neptune used to be a hypothetical planet—it was predicted to exist but had never been seen. In fact, many other hypothetical planets have been proposed. Some have been ruled out, but others might have actually existed in the past and may even exist now. Here is a list of the most 5 hypothetical planets proposed by scientists
The weather on Earth can be pretty destructive, but aside from the occasional fire tornado, it’s mostly just water falling out of the sky. If you want really crazy weather, you need to get off this planet. The stuff going on around other planets and stars makes hurricanes seem like a soft summer breeze.
If you’re reading this, December 21, 2012 was not in fact the end of the world. Bummer. As Mayan-related book sales plummet and various religious leaders cough nervously and shuffle their feet, the rest of us are once again caught up in that exciting world of just plain not knowing anything about how we’re going to go.
Separation of church and state cannot dictate what is taught in schools all the time. A classic example of this is the creationism versus evolution debate. What people believe should be taught in schools varies widely from community to community, and usually reflects the religious views of the community in which the school resides.
When we think “philosopher,” a certain image comes to mind—most often a wise, calm person, who is knowledgeable and mature. You wouldn’t necessarily imagine someone being cheeky with the people about to kill them or urinating on random bystanders. Nevertheless, those were some of philosophy’s greatest minds, and some did even crazier things.
In the centuries since the ancient Greeks first pondered them, paradoxes have flourished throughout society, delighting and infuriating millions of people. Some are just problems that have counterintuitive answers, while others are unsolvable problems. Here are 10 to melt your mind.
There are certain large objects in the universe such as stars and galaxies that produce black holes after intense gravitational collapse. Not even light entering such a region of space can escape due to the extremely strong gravitational field. These are black voids that are present in the space. According to Albert Einstein, massive stars that are more than twice the mass of the sun, shrink continuously by emitting heat.
Nature has a way of making us realize how incredibly small we are in the grand scheme of things. The closer we look, the more we realize that some of the scientific principles we take for granted can act in amazingly bizarre ways. It’s even better when we can capture these instances in photos and videos. Here is a list of 5 astounding natural phenomena caught on film.
Disk galaxies or spiral galaxies are a type of galaxies which were first discovered by the American astronomer Edwin Hubble. Spiral galaxies are flat and disk-shaped. They contain stars, dust, asteroids and gas and serve as a residence to a group of stars located in the center of the galaxy. This center is known as the bulge.
The Earth is in a perpetual state of change. Whether by human action or solar disturbances, it’s guaranteed that earth’s future will be more than interesting – but not exactly free of chaos. The following list presents 5 major events that the earth is predicted to experience in the coming billion years.
While we all remember some facts about the solar system —that there are nine planets, for example (at least until scientists changed their minds) — there are many lesser -known tidbits that many people do not know. Listed below are 5 interesting things about our solar system, and the planets located within it.