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According to the doomsayers, there’s less than two months of civilization here on Earth.  On December 21st – only 57 days from now - the Mayan calendar ends and the planet Earth will cease to exist.  How can this...
The Barnum Effect is named after P.T. Barnum (yes, the circus guy), because much of his circus entertainment involved scams and hoaxes. Specifically, the Barnum effect was named so due to a statement P.T. Barnum used frequently to describe...
Recently, I witnessed a fascinating "science versus faith" debate on Facebook between an atheist and several theists, after a comment was made about Bill Nye’s video “Creationism is not appropriate for children”.  The following is the transcript from that...
Thanksgiving is around the corner in Canada and the USA. Around the office and among friends, someone will undoubtedly comment that they were sleepy after their turkey dinner, and then someone else will pipe up and say, “That’s because...
An optical illusion (also known as a visual illusion) can be described as "visually perceived images that differ from objective reality". Basically, the information that's gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to yield an observation that does not match with...
Whether you believe in all the rumors about a zombie invasion or not, it just makes sense to be prepared, just in case. With our tips, you will be more than ready to survive in case of a zombie...
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 milestone in the field of physics—the...
Conspiracy Movies

The Top 5 Conspiracy Movies

Everyone loves a good meaty conspiracy movie. After all, where else can you find suspense, mystery, intrigue and someone to blame all in about 90 minutes? While some of the better-known conspiracy movies like "The Manchurian Candidate", "Conspiracy Theory",...

A Simple Math Puzzle

Enter your answer in the comments. Don't forget to show your work for full points... 

The Strangest British Pubs

We skeptics like to drink, and a trip to GB just isn’t the same without a nice pint in a genuine British pub. Though many have recently closed down, there still remains over 50,000 pubs spread throughout Britain. Indulge...
It is important to think critically before you make any purchase regardless if it is large or small. Doing so enables you to make a more informed decision that will either maintain or improve your well being, surroundings, or...
Somewhere along the way, The Learning Channel (TLC) forgot that "learning" was a part of their brand. One can assume that they recognized this fact, since they now refer to themselves almost exclusively as "TLC". The evolution of their...
There is a planet that is 63 light years away from our home that is bigger than Jupiter and orbits its star at a distance one-thirteenth of Earth’s orbit around the Sun. It's reasonable to say that exoplanet HD...
If you're a science nerd, and I bet you are, you have probably at some point in your life begged your mom to buy you a packet of freeze-dried ice cream in a museum gift shop. "Oh my god," thought...
For some, the Bible serves as a method to discern morality and immorality; a history lesson; and, in essence, a guide to "life" that is to be taken literally. To others, the bible is nothing more than a collection...
Are zombies real?

Are Zombies Real?

Are Zombies Real? Some Cultures say Yes For weeks, the public has been in an uproar over the budding signs of a real, full fledge, Zombie Apocalypse. Too many bizarre series of cannibalism and face-eating crazed maniacs in Florida...
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