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Evolution Animated:  This is how you came to be.

Evolution Animated: This is how you came to be.

Relatively Interesting March 27, 2015 0

Designed to complement the 30m long book written by Jurian Moller, “Evo“, this animation demonstrates human evolution beginning with cellular organisms.  From the Evo website: What does your father look like?  And your grandfather?

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The Living Breathing Planet Earth [gif]

The Living Breathing Planet Earth [gif]

Relatively Interesting March 24, 2015 0

John Nelson at IDV Solutions created a couple of wonderful animated gifs that demonstrate the cycle of ice and vegetation on Earth.  Using data from NASA’s Visible Earth team, he downloaded 12 cloud-free satellite

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If World War 1 Was a Bar Fight

If World War 1 Was a Bar Fight

Relatively Interesting March 22, 2015 0

History buffs might agree that if World War One was a bar fight, it might go down something like this: Source: www.lorenzlammens.com/2014/04/if-world-war-one-was-bar-fight.html

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How Relativity Works (the gist of it)

How Relativity Works (the gist of it)

Relatively Interesting March 16, 2015 0

Albert Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity influenced the course of human destiny in ways that simply could not be predicted.    Relativity changed how the world thought about space, time, mass, energy,

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The Reality About Morality

The Reality About Morality

Relatively Interesting March 15, 2015 1

Do you believe that the basis for morality is a product of human evolution or that it’s derived from religion?  Many scientists agree that morality – the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong

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When grammar was invented…

When grammar was invented…

Relatively Interesting March 12, 2015 0

While it is certainly important that good grammar is upheld and taught well, a bit of self-reflection is needed before we sneer at other people’s mistakes.  Except when someone says, “for all intensive purposes…” instead

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The Critical Difference Between Science and Faith

The Critical Difference Between Science and Faith

Relatively Interesting March 9, 2015 0

During the debate between Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Ken Ham (the Not-So-Science Guy) regarding creationism and evolution, the moderator asked each of them the following question:  “What, if anything, would ever change your

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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Now Orbiting Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Now Orbiting Dwarf Planet Ceres

Relatively Interesting March 6, 2015 0

After 7.5 years of travel, NASA has confirmed that its Dawn probe has gone into orbit around the dwarf planet, Ceres.  It will spend the next 14 months mapping it out and will hopefully

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Hoaxes That Fooled the World

Hoaxes That Fooled the World

Relatively Interesting March 3, 2015 1

What are some of the greatest hoaxes that have ever fooled the world?  This infographic shares a handful – from The Turk to the Loch Ness Monster to the War of the Worlds broadcast and

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What lurks beneath:  the largest animals in the ocean

What lurks beneath: the largest animals in the ocean

Relatively Interesting February 27, 2015 2

As a child, the thought of swimming in the deep end of the pool terrified me.  That’s where the big sea creatures lived and they were going to pull me down and eat me.

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