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Creatures throughout the animal kingdom undergo the process of molting – the replacement of their horns, hair, skin or feathers. Insects and crustaceans molt to allow their growing bodies to expand beyond the constraints of their rigid exoskeleton, forming...
Can you solve the "3 Switches" puzzle? You are in the basement of a house where there are are three identical on-off switches.  One of them controls a lamp in the attic, and two of them do nothing.  You have...
The premise of UK-based Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was simple enough. The contestant was asked questions, and if they answered them all correctly, then they would win a maximum cash prize of £1 million. The contestants who...
According to the Skeptic Dictionary, 'Quackery' used to be a pejorative term describing medical charlatanism, that is, health practices or remedies that have no compelling scientific basis. As medical charlatanism became more popular and as using pejorative terms became...
Ever sit on the beach and wonder... if you could sail straight out, where would you end up?  The following maps show the cities and countries that are at the same latitude across the ocean, for anywhere in the...
The beautiful and mind-bending illusions in Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves’ paintings have an interesting way of twisting your perception and causing you to question what in his paintings, if anything, is real. Most of his stunning paintings have an unclear...
WikiLeaks has set the world ablaze with the release of 8,761 documents under the codename “Vault 7.” It reveals CIA activity that includes the creation of malware, viruses, and exploits that permit the intelligence agency to commit widespread surveillance....
UFOs and aliens from other worlds are the stuff of science fiction (though some believe they are part of reality), but what is the likelihood of actually finding intelligent life elsewhere in the cosmos?  We can make a rough...
Beginning with the Big Bang, some 13.8 billion years ago, till the death of of our Solar System, this timeline of the Universe notes some of the most interesting points in time with respect to space, the Earth, life,...
One of the most common maps of the world is in fact, one of the most misleading.  The problem is that the size of countries and continents have been either exaggerated or downplayed.  Why? The Earth is a sphere, making...