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NASA Spinoffs:  How the Space Program Helps Everyone

NASA Spinoffs: How the Space Program Helps Everyone

Relatively Interesting September 18, 2014 0

From materials, mechanical, chemical engineering and more, NASA’s space program has provided humankind with technology that’s used commonly every day. The space program is much more than learning about the cosmos:  it’s about innovation

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How to Distinguish Science From Pseudoscience

How to Distinguish Science From Pseudoscience

Relatively Interesting September 16, 2014 0

Sometimes, it can be difficult to distinguish science from pseudoscience… Good science… Follows the evidence wherever it leads Embraces criticism Uses precise terminology with clear definitions Provides claims that are conservative and tentative Properly

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Atheist Discrimination:  By the Numbers [infographic]

Atheist Discrimination: By the Numbers [infographic]

Relatively Interesting September 10, 2014 0

Atheist discrimination is a reality in the USA.  People just plain don’t trust them. In fact, according to a study conducted by the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon in 2011,

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The Number One Reason Against The Existence of UFOs

The Number One Reason Against The Existence of UFOs

Relatively Interesting September 4, 2014 2

Let’s start by clarifying something. There is a distinction to be made between UFO’s and the idea that there might be life elsewhere in the Universe. By UFO’s I’m referring to the popular myth

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8 Marbles and a Balance Scale Puzzle

8 Marbles and a Balance Scale Puzzle

Relatively Interesting August 29, 2014 2

PUZZLE Let’s say you have 8 marbles and a two-pan balance. All of the marbles look the same. Each marble weighs 2.0 grams except for one, which is slightly heavier at 2.05 grams. How

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Amazing Facts About the Human Body

Amazing Facts About the Human Body

Relatively Interesting August 25, 2014 0

Did you know that you’ll shed roughly 40 lbs of skin over your lifetime?  Or in that same lifetime, that you’ll produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools?  Did you know that a male’s testicles

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The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Relatively Interesting August 20, 2014 1

Created by Crispian Jago over at The Reason Stick, The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense attempts to rationalize the irrational. Great success? (click it to see a larger version)      

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What did the great physicists do when they weren’t doing science?

What did the great physicists do when they weren’t doing science?

Relatively Interesting August 18, 2014 0

What did some of the world’s greatest minds do when they weren’t doing great science?  What were their hobbies? The Perimeter Institute has put together a list of 10 of history’s greatest physicists along

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Puzzle:  Which way is this bus traveling- left or right?

Puzzle: Which way is this bus traveling- left or right?

Relatively Interesting August 14, 2014 1

  This is a brain teaser that has gone the rounds, but worth sharing again for its simplicity.  It was originally titled, “You can’t answer this brain teaser, but a preschooler can.“   Which

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A Journey To The Center Of The Earth [infographic]

A Journey To The Center Of The Earth [infographic]

Relatively Interesting August 11, 2014 0

What would it be like to take a journey to the center of the earth? Well, you’d travel through the Earth’s four concentric layers: inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust is

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