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The Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (Cappadocia, Turkey) These rock formations have made Cappadocia one of the most popular destinations in Turkey. The surreal land wouldn’t look out of place in Star Wars or Game Of Thrones. The spiraling stone formations...
Consider it DEBUNKED.  The folks over at Geek Wrapped have put together a list of 100 of the most common myths and misconceptions.  Here are but a few: "I'm a cop."  Entrapment law in the U.S. does not require...
Of all the ‘Mystery’ cults – ancient religious sects defined by keeping knowledge of the rituals performed by members secret to the uninitiated - throughout the Egyptian, Greek and Roman worlds the Eleusinian Mysteries are probably one of the...
Whether you believe in God or not, it's difficult to wrap your head the Terms and Conditions for being a good disciple.  Some rules are just plain disturbing, while others are a complete contradiction.  Most are illogical except for...
Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University No sooner had Hurricane Harvey’s record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the residents of Florida began bracing for a wallop from an even more powerful storm. And hurricane season hasn’t...
Scroll to the bottom for a true chemical reaction story that should definitely not be done at home.  In the meantime, you can safely look at the GIFs below:   This is the Pharaoh’s Serpent (or Black Snake firework). The disgusting,...
John Donohue, Stanford University Capital punishment is such a costly, controversial, and divisive issue that, unless it succeeds in saving lives, it clearly should be abolished – as it already has been in the European Union and in 101 countries...
One of the defining characteristics of life is its adaptability. There is no environment on Earth, at least within the atmosphere, oceans, and crust, that life hasn't colonized or otherwise made use of. Researchers have identified bacteria in rocks...
Cafe Wall Illusion

The Cafe Wall Illusion

This version of the café wall illusion, produced by Victoria Skye, has the Internet abuzz.  This mind trickery is a geometrical-optical illusion in which the parallel straight dividing lines between staggered rows with alternating black and white "bricks" appear...
Paul Braterman, University of Glasgow The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like creatures, was yet more proof of humanity’s place among the great apes. And yet Mike Pence, then a representative and now US...