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Optical Illusions: Why seeing Isn’t Always Believing

Optical Illusions: Why seeing Isn’t Always Believing

February 10, 2016 0

We all like to think we can trust our own eyes. But if you’ve ever experienced an optical illusion, you know sometimes things aren’t always as they appear. Take this image, for example: Source:

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Can you find the 6 hidden words in this picture?

Can you find the 6 hidden words in this picture?

February 9, 2016 0

Here’s a wintery fun brain teaser/puzzle:  There are six hidden words in the picture below.  Try to find all of them.  How long did it take you?     BONUS:  This time, we won’t

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Famous journeys of discovery

Famous journeys of discovery

February 7, 2016 0

Today, travel is easier than at any point in history.   With planes flying across the globe, you can book your destination from the comfort of your home and, in many cases, arrive the next day. But it

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Tips to Help with Family History Research

Tips to Help with Family History Research

February 6, 2016 0

If you’ve embarked on a journey to learn more about your family history, you have begun a process that is sure to change your life. Learning about your ancestors will be revealing and inspiring,

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Do you know more about science than the average American?

Do you know more about science than the average American?

February 5, 2016 1

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has developed a way of measuring Americans’ knowledge on the topic of science.  In a 2014 report on science and technology, the NSF included a set of 11 questions

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How Crops Are Genetically Modified and What Fruits and Vegetables looked like prior to domestication

How Crops Are Genetically Modified and What Fruits and Vegetables looked like prior to domestication

February 4, 2016 5

The image above illustrates the type of propaganda that is commonly shared on the Internet about GMOs.  Images like those are often shared without the “sharer” taking the time to understand what “genetically modified”

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Galton’s Paradox Explained

Galton’s Paradox Explained

February 2, 2016 0

Galton’s Paradox supposes you have three fair coins.  Necessarily, two sides will match (ie:  two will be heads, or two will  be tails).  It’s an even probability that the third coin will be a

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Here’s how you can use Lego to convince someone they should be an organ donor

Here’s how you can use Lego to convince someone they should be an organ donor

January 29, 2016 0

Question:  “When you take apart a Lego house and mix the pieces into the bin, where does the house go?” Answer?  “It’s in the bin.” Answer:  “No, those are just pieces.  They could become

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The Real Estate Sector: As Told By “The Big Short”

The Real Estate Sector: As Told By “The Big Short”

January 28, 2016 0

If you look back at the past ten years or so, the United States has come a long way in terms of the recession which took its toll in 2008. Everyone had a different

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Feeling a little backed up?  Here’s a list of foods that’ll help you go #2.

Feeling a little backed up? Here’s a list of foods that’ll help you go #2.

January 25, 2016 0

Feeling a little backed up?  You’re not alone.  Roughly 42 million Americans suffer from constipation, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  Constipation can be caused by a multitude

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