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The Monstrous Compendium of Cryptids and Creatures

The Monstrous Compendium of Cryptids and Creatures

May 22, 2015 0

Cryptozoology is the study of “hidden” animals. It is a pseudoscience that involves the search for animals or creatures whose existence has not been proven.  Many species that appear in cryptozoological literature are a part of cultural folklore,

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How the Panama Canal Works

How the Panama Canal Works

May 17, 2015 0

The Panama Canal, built from 1881-1914 (with the French trying first, then Americans), connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, taking only 20 or 30 hours for ships to cross its entire length

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Elon Musk’s Revolutionary Home Battery

Elon Musk’s Revolutionary Home Battery

May 12, 2015 2

March 30, 2015: Elon Musk, billionaire entrepreneur and celebrity of western nerdom, sent out a teaser Tweet: “Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design

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Brilliant Quotes from William L Bergenstein

Brilliant Quotes from William L Bergenstein

May 7, 2015 1

Einstein, Hawking, Dawkins, Maxwell, Locke, Plato, Aquinas, Sagan, Kant – all names that go hand-in-hand with some of the greatest minds in history.  There’s one important name missing from the list though:  Bergenstein. Little

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Here’s why you should never trust a map.

Here’s why you should never trust a map.

May 3, 2015 0

You have been lied to your entire life.  Every map that you’ve ever looked at (which uses the Mercator projection, anyways) gives a false impression of a country’s actual size.  Since the Earth is

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Meet the Electric Eel:  Nature’s Taser

Meet the Electric Eel: Nature’s Taser

April 30, 2015 1

First thing’s first, the electric eel is not an eel but is actually a variety of knifefish (related to catfish) found in the muddy rainforest waters of South America. Secondly, they’re badass.  The base

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Behind the brands you buy at the grocery store

Behind the brands you buy at the grocery store

April 27, 2015 0

You just went shopping at the grocery store and picked up some Tropicana Orange Juice, Doritos and Rold Gold pretzels, a box of Life cereal, a bag of Spitz sunflower seeds, and some Aunt

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What are the odds?

What are the odds?

April 23, 2015 0

If life has one rule, it’s that anything is possible.  Especially if you believe that we are just one in the set of infinite universes that comprise our multiverse.  Or, if you just want to

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Congratz America, you’re an outlier.

Congratz America, you’re an outlier.

April 23, 2015 1

It seems that if you plot the belief in evolution versus national wealth, the United States of America is an outlier – by a long shot.  The graph shows the % of adults that

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The Shapes of Stories

The Shapes of Stories

April 20, 2015 0

Esteemed write Kurt Vonnegut noted that his special contribution to culture wasn’t a popular novel like “Cat’s Cradle” or “Slaughterhouse-Five,” but a master’s thesis he wrote while studying anthropology at the University of Chicago.  The

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