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

Relatively Interesting September 8, 2012 0

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

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

Relatively Interesting June 1, 2012 0

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

## What are your chances of dying?

Relatively Interesting April 30, 2012 0

While the average life expectancy in the United States is 78 years, the leading causes of death are typically related to health. Heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are some of the most typical

## Does 0.99999… really equal 1?

Relatively Interesting August 25, 2011 3

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

## What’s so special about Pi?

Relatively Interesting February 10, 2011 2

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 =

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

Relatively Interesting January 30, 2011 1

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

## 10 Math Tricks You Can Use To Impress Your Friends

Relatively Interesting October 11, 2010 8

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

## World Statistics and Amazing Numbers

Relatively Interesting March 31, 2010 0

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