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Terraforming Mars:  A Plan to Colonize the Red Planet

Terraforming Mars: A Plan to Colonize the Red Planet

May 24, 2016 2

In the event of a catastrophic event on the same scale as the asteroid that helped to extinguish the dinosaurs roughly 66 million years ago, humanity’s greatest chance for survival might be on another

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The Science of Online Dating

The Science of Online Dating

May 20, 2016 0

One of the features of science is that it tries to explain the natural world around us. “Love” – one of the most powerful of human emotions- is no exception. It might also come with the

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The Origins of Casino Games

The Origins of Casino Games

May 20, 2016 0

While many consider the concept of the casino relatively modern, the truth is that gaming and gambling have been part of the fabric of our societies for as long as we care to recount

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Thoughts on Witchcraft, Voodoo, Hoodoo & Magic

Thoughts on Witchcraft, Voodoo, Hoodoo & Magic

May 20, 2016 0

The existence of real magic has been disputed for thousands of years.  There’s an abundance of anecdotes, myths, and legends.  In the modern era, there are blurry images, shaky videos that are out of

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The Brick Wall Illusion – if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the answer…

The Brick Wall Illusion – if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the answer…

May 18, 2016 1

Yet another optical illusion has made the rounds on the information superhighway and social networks.  It is known as the brick wall illusion, and admittedly, had us stumped.  Completely.  In fact, it wasn’t till

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10 Climate Change Myths Debunked

10 Climate Change Myths Debunked

May 12, 2016 0

Nothing stirs up debate more than the issue of climate change. There are three schools of thought on this matter: 1) “It’s happening, and we better do something about it ASAP.” 2) “It’s not

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What’s the true cost of fracking?

What’s the true cost of fracking?

May 10, 2016 1

Fracking is short of “high volume hydraulic fracturing”.  It’s a relatively new form of energy extraction/creation, yet there are hidden costs to the economy, environment, and human health.  The fracking process involves drilling a vertical

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5 Haunted Places Around the World (Supposedly…)

5 Haunted Places Around the World (Supposedly…)

May 10, 2016 0

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, it’s interesting to read stories about the places where people have supposedly experienced “paranormal activities”. Often, these haunted locations are enriched with urban legends or myths.  Some

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The World’s Economy Visualized in One Brilliant Graphic

The World’s Economy Visualized in One Brilliant Graphic

May 6, 2016 0

The graphic below (a Voronoi diagram) represents the relative size of each country’s economy in terms of nominal GDP: the larger the area, the larger the size of the economy. The areas are further divided into

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Why can’t I own a Canadian?  Revisiting a letter to Dr. Laura.

Why can’t I own a Canadian? Revisiting a letter to Dr. Laura.

May 1, 2016 0

In May 2000, the state of Vermont permitted homosexual couples to contract “civil unions,” an official recognition that gave same-sex partners the legal benefits of marriage.  This “everything that is marriage but the name” decision pleased

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