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My latest trip to the cottage, located near Haliburton, Ontario, yielded a handful of images of various insects. Unfortunately, except for the carpenter ants (which I am very familiar with, as I lay siege to their nest in my...

Real Life Dragon?

Ever see the movie Avatar, with those giant flying creatures called the "toruk"?  Here's the real-life version:  Draco Volans.   This incredible image of a "real life dragon" was taken by Reddit user Biophilia_curiosus:   Biophilia_curiosus wrote: "The crazy part is that those lines...
I thought I’d share a picture I took of a dragonfly nymph’s exoskeleton. The picture was taken on the shore of Lake Penage, in Ontario. The larval stage of large dragonflies may last as long as five years. In smaller...
Medical myths are all too common in popular culture, and some are referenced so frequently that we just assume they are correct.  We’ve heard them from the time we’re born right through till adulthood, and we probably don’t take...
"Telescopes are in some ways like time machines. They reveal galaxies so far away that their light has taken billions of years to reach us. We in astronomy have an advantage in studying the universe, in that we can...
Let us take a journey from the surface of the Earth to the edge of our solar system. Along the way, we’ll take a look back at our planet, where we can appreciate the vast distances of space, and...
A galaxy is a collection of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity.  The smallest galaxies may contain only a few hundred thousand stars, while the largest may have hundreds of billions.  Galaxies are spread about by vast...
Written by guest author Adam Welsh My first introduction to Bigfoot (or “Sasquatch,” as he’s commonly referred to north of the 48th parallel) was in the film Harry and the Hendersons. In this 1987 comedy, John Lithgow and family run...
My skeptical radar is activated each time I hear a celebrity endorse a product or promote a cause. While generally harmless, celebrities have such large audiences that they have the ability to broadcast their message to a large number...
Pictures: NASA Solar Observatory's First Shots NASA's Solar Observatory has revealed some stunning shots - two of the most interesting are located below (both images courtesy of NASA). Click HERE to read all about it.
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 site which updates, in real time,...
Back by popular demand, we have 5 more crazy optical illusions: The shapes in the two triangles have been moved around. If the partitions below are the same, shouldn't every space be filled? Is this window on the right or...
Several years ago, I injured my knee while exercising and then re-injured my knee two years later.  I recently received the results of my MRI, and found out I had a joint effusion, which is basically a small bubble...
The chupacabra, or "goat-sucker" is known to some as a terrifying creature, undiscovered explained by science, and killing/mutilating animals in Miami, Nicaragua, Texas, and Mexico (among other locations - some spreading as far north as Maine, and as far...

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 in a room before there is...
Failed Doomsday Prediction

Doomsday and TEOTWAWKI

It's going to be the end of the world as we know it. This is true, though probably not any time soon. And probably not in 2012. As our Sun runs through it's main sequence, we'll have about another 500 million...
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