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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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50 Facts About Water

50 Facts About Water

Relatively Interesting June 12, 2014 0

Here’s some relatively interesting facts about water: 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but if you were to visualize it as a sphere, it wouldn’t look like that much: The age

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How small is “nano”?

How small is “nano”?

Relatively Interesting May 23, 2014 0

Just how small is “nano”? In the International System of Units, the prefix “nano” means one-billionth, or 10-9 (0.000000001); therefore one nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. It’s difficult to imagine just how small

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20 Mind Boggling Facts About Plastic

20 Mind Boggling Facts About Plastic

Relatively Interesting May 16, 2014 2

Plastic is everywhere. In fact, you’re probably never more than a metre away from something made with the material. Super flexible, resilient and waterproof, plastic is in your phone, your keyboard, your bag, your

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A Perspective on Time [infographic]

A Perspective on Time [infographic]

Relatively Interesting April 17, 2014 0

A Perspective on Time is an infographic that puts laaaaaarge time scales into perspective using a series of stacked bar charts. Starting with 24 hours, and building up to the life of the universe,

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The Big Bang:  Are we living in a Particle Accelerator?

The Big Bang: Are we living in a Particle Accelerator?

Relatively Interesting December 27, 2013 1

Our understanding of science is constantly evolving as we discover new methods of finding facts and proving – or disproving – previous theories. One theory that is popular among the masses is that of

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How to improve your odds at the casino:  The Gambler’s Fallacy

How to improve your odds at the casino: The Gambler’s Fallacy

Relatively Interesting August 22, 2013 0

Imagine you are at a Las Vegas casino and you’re approaching the roulette table.  You notice that the last eight numbers were black… so you think to yourself, “Holy smokes, what are the odds

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Understanding Scale:  The Universe, Atoms, and Homeopathy

Understanding Scale: The Universe, Atoms, and Homeopathy

Relatively Interesting May 3, 2013 2

Numbers, especially the very large and very small, can be deceiving. It’s almost impossible for our brains to compute the immense scale in the fields of astronomy or microbiology. Nevertheless, understanding and being able

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The Bat and A Ball Problem

The Bat and A Ball Problem

Relatively Interesting March 1, 2013 50

If a baseball and a bat cost $1.10 together, and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost? Was your answer that the ball cost 10 cents? If

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Are We Alone in the Universe?

Are We Alone in the Universe?

Relatively Interesting February 8, 2013 0

Are we alone? Scientists have studied the possibility of intelligent extra-terrestrial life for more than a century.  But we’ve yet to uncover any credible evidence that such species exist. Some scientists insist that the

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