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The Secrets Behind Famous Magic Tricks Revealed

How Famous Magic Tricks Work Magic is the alleged ability to manipulate supernatural forces.  More specifically, stage magic is the art of making things happen that appear...
How to survive on Mars

How Humans Could Survive on Mars

Organisations such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Mars One are all in a race to be the first to colonise Mars, with SpaceX founder,...
45 scary and disturbing mythical creatures from around the world

The Monstrous Compendium of Mythical Monsters from Around the World

Dungeons and Dragons has managed to remain a pinnacle of gaming for more than four decades due, in large part, to how well it...
Does the size of the universe prove God doesn’t exist?

Does the size of the universe prove God doesn’t exist?

Does the size of the universe prove God doesn't exist? Emily Thomas, Durham University Scientists now know that the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies....
Vaccine myths and misconceptions

Vaccine Myths and Misconceptions

Vaccines are generally considered to be the most successful public health intervention ever devised. The successful use of vaccines in preventing disease means that most...
Scientific explanations for ghosts

The top 3 scientific explanations for ghost sightings

Neil Dagnall, Manchester Metropolitan University From ghosts to ghouls, witches to wizards, Halloween is the one time of the year when people come together to...

Prehistoric Megafauna VS Modern Animals

Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces, like competition for resources, or changes in climate, pushed these species...
Paranormal belief in America

Fear in America: Paranormal Beliefs

The recently released Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 4 (2017 edition) includes a number of items on paranormal beliefs ranging from belief...
How to debunk conspiracy theories

The ironclad logic of conspiracy theories and how to break it

Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland As the United Nations warns of the dire consequences of global warming, the commitment of the Australian government (in...

The MIT Team that Took Down Vegas

In the 1990s, a group of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) formed a blackjack team which became famous around the world...

It’s a Small World: Stunning Photomicrography Images

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The...

The Age You Peak at Everything, According to Science

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but many scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are...
What should the self-driving car do?

The Ethical Dilemma: Self-Driving Cars and the Laws of Robotics

Self-driving cars, autonomous cars, driverless cars – regardless of what you want to call them – are expected to revolutionize the entire automobile industry....

Should we worry that half of Americans trust their gut to...

R. Kelly Garrett, The Ohio State University Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll bet that’s true,” before you had all the facts? Most people...

The Legends Behind Natural Wonders

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...
100 Common Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

100 Common Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

Consider it DEBUNKED.  The folks over at Geek Wrapped have put together a list of 100 of the most common myths and misconceptions.  Here...