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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 2014) to the reality of climate change remains unclear, with a history of disturbingly uninformed...
Gleb Tsipursky, The Ohio State University When was the last time a colleague - perhaps fueled by too much alcohol - said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw drop? Perhaps a desk mate went into something political, claiming...
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 plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age. Teenagers may...
Organisations such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Mars One are all in a race to be the first to colonise Mars, with SpaceX founder, Elon Musk announcing plans for this as early as 2025! But what will Mars really...
By Ken Clark, Queen's University, Ontario Picture a scientist. Seriously, right now. I’m not going to discuss the nature of the person that you have in your mind (although I am going to guess: White? Male? Crazy hair? That’s not...
Adrian Baranchuk, Queen's University, Ontario; Bryce Alexander, Queen's University, Ontario, and Sohaib Haseeb, Queen's University, Ontario As the weekend approaches, people are opening wine bottles in bars and restaurants and homes around the world, ready to kick back and relax. This...
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...
When you order an apple pie, you know what you’re going to get:  there’s going to be a pie, and there’s going to be some apple in that pie. However, some food names bear absolutely no relation to what they...
Drunkenness occurs when a large amount of alcohol enters a person's bloodstream. The alcohol causes many visible symptoms. The drinker's speech will slur, their balance will become impaired, and their face and eyes may redden. Emotionally, their feelings can...
The Patterson–Gimlin film is a famous (especially among cryptozoologists), short motion picture of an unidentified subject the film-makers said was the cryptid known as "Bigfoot." The film-makers were Roger Patterson and Robert "Bob" Gimlin. Patterson died of cancer in 1972 and...
Looking for an edge so you can win your next big argument? Learn the 10 Commandments of Rational Debate and use them against your enemy as you obliterate their argument point by point (rationally, of course).  Knowing your logical fallacies and...
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...
Cryptids have long fascinated humanity. A cryptid is a mythological creature which has not yet been discovered. It is disputed within the zoology field due to lack of supporting evidence of its existence. Classic, well-known cryptids are creatures like...
Historians describe world history through various channels. They usually focus on regions and topics which include people's interactions and migrations. For instance, some study history by tracking developments in a specific time frame. Most historians utilize an expanded time...
Here's a list of 20 jokes that only intellectuals will understand (found originally on Tickld)... how many do you get? My two favorites: "It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally." "Helium walk into a...
Do you have the courage to question your beliefs and worldview? Arguably, there is no stronger belief than one's religion.  What would it take for you to entertain the thought that you - and the other followers of your religion...
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