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These days, credit cards are nearly ubiquitous. In fact, there were an estimated 18.08 billion credit and debit cards in circulation in 2015—that’s nearly 2.5 cards for every person alive on the planet. It’s hard to think back to a...
What does it mean if the moon is waxing or waning?  What's a blue moon, red moon, supermoon?  What happens during an eclipse?  The folks over at Futurism have put together a very handy infographic that explains these and...
Europe is the second smallest of the seven continents and covers a tiny 2% of the Earth’s surface but while it is small, it has a mighty and rich history that more than makes up what it lacks in...
How to hack the lottery

How to Hack the Lottery

Are you one of those people who roll your eyes whenever you see the lottery advertised on TV? Seems no matter where you are in the world lotteries are advertised in exactly the same way; they always emphasize the...
Physics is an immensely complex field. But it's also one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from black holes and wormholes to quantum teleportation and gravitational waves.  The problem is, unless you have an intimate knowledge of the field,...

Discover The Great Courses

Never in the history of the world has so much knowledge been accessible by so many people.  Recognized as a worldwide leader in lifelong learning, The Great Courses represents an incredible and rapidly growing selection of video and audio...

Cities Twinned With Who?

The trend for twinning a city or town with one in a distant country started after the Second World War. Twinning was an inexpensive way to repair relationships and forge new ones in a world turned upside down by...
To some, it's mystical and magical, to others it's down to chance and probability. Luck is something that we are all divided on. Defined as 'success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions', our own perception...
What would happen if - all of a sudden - the Sun just disappeared?  Well, 8 minutes later (the time it takes for light from the Sun to reach the Earth), it would be a whole lot of bad....
In today’s relentlessly progressing society, there lies a general consensus that science is slowly but enviably stripping away the functions of religion one by one. Previously unexplainable phenomena thought to be the work of divine celestials are now easily...