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Milky Way Galaxy

Incredible Images of Galaxies: Part 1

A galaxy is a collection of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity.  The smallest galaxies may contain only a few hundred thousand...

Following Footprints: The Elusive Bigfoot

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...

Celebrities Endorsing Stupid Things: (like) The Anti-Vaccination Movement

My skeptical radar is activated each time I hear a celebrity endorse a product or promote a cause. While generally harmless, celebrities have such...

Pictures: NASA Solar Observatory’s First Shots

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...
Volcano lightning Photo Credit: Peter Vancoillie, Your Shot

Volcano Lightning in Iceland

The recent eruption of a volcano in Iceland under the Eyjafjallajkull glacier has produced some incredible electrical phenomena.  The volcano creates conditions not unlike...

World Statistics and Amazing Numbers

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...

5 More Crazy Optical Illusions

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...

The Democratization of Information: Filtering Through the Rubbish

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...

Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought

From the site Listverse.com: "The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of...

El Chupacabra: Mythical Creature or Mangy Mammal?

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...

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons is a freely distributable video introduction to critical thinking. Download it HERE. Most people fully accept paranormal and pseudoscientific claims without critique...

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...

5 Incredible Science Photos

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - the UK's leading funding agency for academic research and training in the non-clinical life sciences -...
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...