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A Perspective on Time [infographic]

A Perspective on Time [infographic]

Relatively Interesting April 17, 2014 0

A Perspective on Time is an infographic that puts laaaaaarge time scales into perspective using a series of stacked bar charts. Starting with 24 hours, and building up to the life of the universe,

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Exposing the Nature of Reality:  The Blocks Illusion

Exposing the Nature of Reality: The Blocks Illusion

Relatively Interesting April 11, 2014 0

Albert Einstein said, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” He was certainly on to something. How do we know if what we experience in the world is “true“? One person’s

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12 Hacks to Help You Spot Bad Science

12 Hacks to Help You Spot Bad Science

Relatively Interesting April 5, 2014 0

In the media saturated world that we live in today, how can you tell if what you’re reading or seeing is good science or bad science? The vast majority of people will get their

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The Bulge Illusion:  How to Trick Your Brain With M&Ms

The Bulge Illusion: How to Trick Your Brain With M&Ms

Relatively Interesting April 1, 2014 0

The “Bulge” Illusion, created by Mary Coffelt, Briena Heller, and Michael McCamy at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix laboratories last summer. The strategically placed purple and white M&Ms distort your perception of the

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Cosplayer Myths and Misconceptions

Cosplayer Myths and Misconceptions

Relatively Interesting March 30, 2014 0

What do you say to someone who’s walking down the street dressed up as a character from Japanese anime? Probably not any of the things below, unless you want to find out for yourself

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Going to the Extreme on Earth

Going to the Extreme on Earth

Relatively Interesting March 20, 2014 0

What are some of the most extreme things on Earth? From extreme climate, to extremes in nature, in animals, man-made structures and more, this infographic sheds light on some of the most fascinating things

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Cosmic Inflation and Gravitational Waves Explained (sort of)

Cosmic Inflation and Gravitational Waves Explained (sort of)

Relatively Interesting March 17, 2014 0

In a landmark discovery, direct evidence from the dawn of the universe has – for the first time – been discovered. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced the first direct evidence of gravitational waves.

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20 Jokes That Only Intellectuals Will Get

20 Jokes That Only Intellectuals Will Get

Relatively Interesting March 14, 2014 1

Here’s a list of 20 jokes that only intellectuals will understand (found originally on Tickld)… how many do you get? My two favorites: “It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take

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Brian Cox:  our significance in the cosmos

Brian Cox: our significance in the cosmos

Relatively Interesting March 11, 2014 0

  “But that doesn’t make us insignificant, because we are the cosmos made conscious. Life is the means by which the universe understands itself. And for me, our true significance lies in our ability

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Helping the Retarded to Know God:  Most offensive book ever?

Helping the Retarded to Know God: Most offensive book ever?

Relatively Interesting March 10, 2014 0

You read the title correctly. At Relatively Interesting, we love to poke fun at creepy, weird, and obscure books.  But this – this one takes it to a new level.  I didn’t think it

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