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How Important is Botany for the Future

November 10, 2014 |

When it comes to big science news, the field of botany—the branch of biology dealing with plant life—always seems to end up looking like the shy kid that gets left out. Read More

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Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals

November 5, 2014 |

Animals are a wonderful part of life. Hanging out with them, caring for them and even watching them can lower our blood pressure and put us in better moods. But there are more to our animal friends than meets the eye. Take, for example, these 20 awesome facts about our furry friends. Not only are these things not well known, but they’re also pretty awesome. Read More

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5 Cool Rare Natural Phenomena You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

November 3, 2014 |

A lot of what we see in the natural world is taken for granted. Sure, we may marvel at the occasional sunset, or check out some neat clouds every once in a while, but for the most part, the amazingness of the world around us tends to go unnoticed. And that’s a shame, because if you know where to look, you’ll see that nature can do things way more impressive than sunsets or clouds. For example: Read More

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5 Weird Physical Phenomena

November 1, 2014 | 1

Physicists have figured out some extremely fine details of the universe, from the radius of black holes to the behavior of subatomic particles neither of which we can even see. It may surprise you to learn, then, that they lack explanations (or have only recently stumbled upon them) for many common phenomena we observe in daily life. As you’ll learn in the following pages, some of the most mysterious things of all may be those that, on the face of it, seem mundane. Read More

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5 Mysteries of Time Perception

October 30, 2014 |

Defining time seems like a simple task: It’s hours and minutes, and the passage of one day to the next. But the ultimate nature of time is still a mystery, as revealed by all the quirks and ambiguities it presents us throughout a seemingly normal day. Read More

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The most Amazing Facts about the Moon

October 29, 2014 |

The moon is Earth’s nearest cosmic neighbor, but it is more than just a big pretty light in the sky. Here are the most cool, and sometimes surprising, facts about Earth’s nearest neighbor: the moon. Read More

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5 Surprising Discoveries about Earth’s Past

October 28, 2014 | 1

Modern science has learned a lot about Earth’s past, and researchers have uncovered some surprising details that go against everything we take for granted. Details like . . . Read More

The Most Interesting Facts About the Moons in our Solar System

October 27, 2014 | 1

Moons — also called satellites — come in many shapes, sizes and types. They are generally solid bodies, and few have atmospheres. Most of the planetary moons probably formed from the discs of gas and dust circulating around planets in the early solar system. So, enjoy a range of interesting solar system moon facts. Read More

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Astounding Facts You Should Know About Humans

October 24, 2014 | 2

While sitting at your desk make clockwise circles with your right foot. While doing this, draw the number “6″ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction – that is a fact. Pretty interesting, huh? Keep on reading. Read More

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5 Incredible NASA Tech Inventions You Won’t Believe

October 23, 2014 |

Since its beginnings in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has had to invent everything it needed to make space missions possible, from protective suits for astronauts to the mirrors and software used on the Hubble telescope. Take a look at these five amazing inventions, which were all developed by NASA for use in space but have found some amazing Earth-bound applications. Read More

These Awesome Sun Facts Will Blow Your Mind

October 22, 2014 |

The sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the solar system’s mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun. Read More

5 Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories That Tried To Prove Aliens Exist

October 13, 2014 | 2

Is there life elsewhere in the universe? It’s becoming increasingly likely that life must exist somewhere out there, but theories on aliens closer to home have ranged from misguided to idiotic. Read More

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