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Want to exercise your critical thinking skills?  Ask these questions whenever you discover or discuss new information.  These are broad and versatile questions that have limitless applications.  Put together by the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, the cheatsheet is especially...
It is a popular opinion that only men have the evolutionary predisposition to want to “spread their seed”. While this is popular excuse across many cultures for men’s sexual deviances, women are believed to prefer settling down with a...
Ever wonder why Montana is called "Montana", and where the name "Oklahoma" came from?   The discovery of the “New World” has been written about extensively but what can sometimes be forgotten is how states and areas became known...
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...
Alex Jones and his audience are big fans of some out-there, offensive conspiracy theories. These include the belief that the US government controls the weather, that the Sandy Hook shooting was a “false flag attack,” and, of course, that...
Rachael Dunlop, University of Technology Sydney Recently released government figures show levels of childhood vaccination have fallen to dangerously low levels in some areas of Australia, resulting in some corners of the media claiming re-ignition of “the vaccine debate”. You...
Edward Bell, Drake University At the turn of the 21st century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article about the 10 greatest public health achievements over the past 100 years, from 1900-1999. One of them was vaccination,...
When the American space program achieved a moon landing on July 20th, 2969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft was launched by a powerful rocket called the Saturn V.   The Saturn V rocket was used to launch all the Apollo...
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...
What would the Earth look like if all the ice melted? If we continue to burn fossil fuels and release copious amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and...