### Physics, Math & Chemistry »

## What’s so special about the Higgs Boson?

Why is the Higgs Boson so Important? A Basic Explanation for Students and other Life-Long Learners Two months ago, when most of the nation was celebrating Independence Day, the scientific community celebrated an incredible

Read More »## The Drake Equation: What are the odds of finding intelligent life?

Ever wonder if we’ll find intelligent life in our galazy, with whom we could one day communicate with? With approximately 100 billion stars in our Milky Way, it certainly seems plausible that such a

Read More »## Does 0.99999… really equal 1?

Does 0.999 (repeated) equal “one”? You might be surprised by the answer… which is “yes“. I heard this on a couple of podcasts over the last few months, and I still find it hard

Read More »## What’s so special about Pi?

Formally, Pi is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (Pi = C/d). It’s also the same ratio of a circle’s area to its radius (Pi =

Read More »## Pyramid Schemes Explained (And Why They Are A Scam)

Pyramid Schemes: An Impossible Way to Make Money At some point in your life, you were probably approached by a friend or acquaintance who just discovered an incredible investment or business opportunity, and said

Read More »## 10 Math Tricks You Can Use To Impress Your Friends

Want to impress your friends with your arithmetic skills? Here’s a list of simple math tricks you can use on a daily basis. Some are even practical – who said you’d never use what

Read More »## World Statistics and Amazing Numbers

With Earth Week quickly approaching, it’s important to note the impact the human race has on the planet, and to understand that our massive population affects so many different sectors. Worldometers.info is a fantastic

Read More »## The Birthday Paradox

The Birthday Paradox is not a “paradox” in the true sense of the word. It’s more of an “astonishing realization” once people are presented with the proof. It asks: How many people are needed

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