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How everything in physics is connected in one awesome map

How everything in physics is connected in one awesome map

December 9, 2016 0

Physics is an immensely complex field. But it’s also one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from black holes and wormholes to quantum teleportation and gravitational waves.  The problem is, unless you have

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Discover The Great Courses

Discover The Great Courses

December 2, 2016 0

Never in the history of the world has so much knowledge been accessible by so many people.  Recognized as a worldwide leader in lifelong learning, The Great Courses represents an incredible and rapidly growing

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Cities Twinned With Who?

Cities Twinned With Who?

November 29, 2016 0

The trend for twinning a city or town with one in a distant country started after the Second World War. Twinning was an inexpensive way to repair relationships and forge new ones in a

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Are Lucky Locations and Hot Streaks Down to Luck or Probability?

Are Lucky Locations and Hot Streaks Down to Luck or Probability?

November 29, 2016 0

To some, it’s mystical and magical, to others it’s down to chance and probability. Luck is something that we are all divided on. Defined as ‘success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through

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What would happen if the sun disappeared?

What would happen if the sun disappeared?

November 25, 2016 0

What would happen if – all of a sudden – the Sun just disappeared?  Well, 8 minutes later (the time it takes for light from the Sun to reach the Earth), it would be

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Is Religion Fast Becoming Obsolete In Today’s Modern Society?

Is Religion Fast Becoming Obsolete In Today’s Modern Society?

November 24, 2016 2

In today’s relentlessly progressing society, there lies a general consensus that science is slowly but enviably stripping away the functions of religion one by one. Previously unexplainable phenomena thought to be the work of

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James Webb Telescope:  Prepping for Launch

James Webb Telescope: Prepping for Launch

November 21, 2016 0

Remember the Hubble telescope?  NASA launched it in 1990. Since then it’s been orbiting 353 miles above Earth. Hubble transmitted information about the age of the universe and space phenomena, including dark matter and

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How Understanding Probability Helps at the Casino

How Understanding Probability Helps at the Casino

November 17, 2016 0

Many events can’t be predicted with total certainty. The best we can say is how likely they are to happen using the idea of probability. Probability does not tell us what will happen or

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5 Animated Maps Showing the History of the World

5 Animated Maps Showing the History of the World

November 11, 2016 0

Beginning with the migration of humans across the planet; to the exponential population growth of humanity; to many of the key events in our history; to the spread of the five most influential religions

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3 Reasons Why Birding is a Great Hobby

3 Reasons Why Birding is a Great Hobby

November 10, 2016 0

Bird watching, or birding, as those dedicated to the hobby like to call it, is one of the best hobbies there is. Some may argue that a different hobby, like stamp collecting, cooking, photography,

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