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We've already used GIFs to explain how things work:  like how a lock and key works, how zippers work, and how sewing machines work.  But now we've got 17 more GIF explainers.  Ever wonder how a massive cruise ship...
The National Science Foundation conducts a survey every few years to evaluate how good Americans are at science and compared to other countries. The questions vary slightly from year to year, but they all have to do with basic facts in...
Paul Braterman, University of Glasgow Discussions about the nature of science and scientific theories are often confused by the outdated view that such theories are rendered false when anomalies arise. The notion of a scientific theory as a static object...
There's nothing like a great geometry puzzle to get the Internet into a frenzy.  Ed Southall, author of "Geometry Snacks," shared a photo of a pink triangle inside of a square and challenged people to figure out how much...
Our brains are incredibly powerful, but as we all know, they can be fooled with illusions of any sense.  You're likely more familiar with optical illusions, as they are frequently shared in social media circles.  But auditory illusions can...
Predicting the future is hard, and, unless if you're a psychic (which you're not, because they don't exist), then it's even harder to predict the outcome of certain technological advancements.  Which will survive?  Which will be adopted by the...
Movie robots and monsters come in all shapes and sizes, from the very small to the impossibly large. But just how wide is that range? How gargantuan are giant big screen creatures compared to one another? Is Colossal Titan...
This pictorial periodic table is colorful, fun, and packed with information for anyone with an interest in chemistry. In addition to the element's name, symbol, and atomic number, each element box has a drawing of one of the element's...
Why you stink at fact-checking Lisa Fazio, Vanderbilt University Here’s a quick quiz for you: In the biblical story, what was Jonah swallowed by? How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark? Did you answer “whale” to the...
Ancient ruins give us a fascinating window into the past: how people lived, the spaces they inhabited, and what they did during their daily lives. Historians, architects and travelers alike marvel at these remnants of time past, but it’s...
Science fiction writers don't need to imagine what aliens from other planets might look like - they only need to look into the depths of the Earth's oceans for inspiration.  From giant spider crabs, goblin sharks, and anglerfish to...
At its core, boxing is a very simple sport: best your opponent by knocking them out or impressing the judges with your skill. Because of this, and because of the weight restrictions enforced through the divisions, the best boxers have...
As ancient civilizations go, the Egyptians are undoubtedly one of the most well-known and influential in the history of our world. Famed for their building prowess, beautiful picture writing, and cosmetic artistry, the footprints they left behind continue to...
Have you been to Times Square, or another place that's usually extremely busy, and it's just... quiet? The place is usually bustling with people, but now, at this moment while you stand there, it's eerily quiet.  That emotion -...
What's the origin of your country's name? We've already revealed the literal translation of American states and Canadian provinces and how European countries got their name, but what about the literal translation for the names of all countries on the...
How to identify and protect yourself from fake news In today's post-truth era, the concept of "fake news" has taken center stage.  Agenda disagrees with the facts?  It's fake news.  Don't like what the other networks are saying about you? ...