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Why are there 7 days in a week? While the movement of Earth and Sun give us natural concepts like days and years and the Moon's phases give us the month, there is no such natural reason for a seven-day...
Ever wondered where your country's name originated, or perhaps your favorite holiday destination? From Albania to Vatican City and everything in between, this infographic reveals the origins of European country names. For example, Belgium is named after the Belgae, tribes who...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that millennials are simply young people who reached adulthood in the early 21st Century. It’s difficult to categorize exactly which age groups that spans; but let’s for argument’s sake say...
Godzilla - the King of the Monsters - was first unleashed upon this world in 1954.  The fictional kaiju became a pop-culture icon, spawning dozens of films.  In them, Godzilla battles not only humans, but a plethora of kaiju (in...
As the world faces an ever-growing need for mineral resources and companies such as SpaceX continue to push the boundaries of spaceflight, there is a growing concern about how to ensure the safety of future missions. Nations’ ability to...
Of all sports in our modern world, archery has some of the deepest roots. We don’t know when the bow and arrow was invented, and will likely never know, but odds are it is old. The oldest non-disputable age...
However you look at gambling, it doesn't take an expert to understand that nobody likes to lose, especially when money is involved. But if that’s the case, then why do so many people gamble in the first place? And why...
This article was written by Jim Walker at NoBeliefs.com.  It is reproduced with his permission.  We think you'll enjoy his take on the Fermi Paradox, a subject we've covered a number of times. Fermi's paradox comes from an argument made...
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...
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...
Four out of ten Americans believe in the existence of ghosts, despite the fact that the only evidence for the paranormal is weak anecdotes.  Physicist Brian Cox, an Advanced Fellow of particle physics at the University of Manchester, believes...