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There's no escaping religion. It has enormous societal, cultural, political and historical implications. It's been blamed for wars and praised for bringing people together. But it is practiced in some form across the world by billions of people every...
Brian Martin, University of Wollongong The debate over climate change is relatively young while nuclear power and pesticides have been heated topics since the 1960s, and fluoridation since the 1950s. So what is it about these scientific controversies that makes...
To give people a real sense of the size of some of the machines, buildings, and animals that we know, producer Kevin Wisbith created a YouTube series.  Here are a few of his mind-blowing images.   The Titanic When it was built,...
When gambling or casinos are mentioned, the image that springs to mind is one of bright lights, vibrant color, and easy thrills. However, gambling actually belongs to an ancient tradition, and has passed through many incarnations throughout history. When one...
A stroll through the cemetery will reveal a multitude of symbols on graves.  You may come upon angels, skulls, hands, or more.  But what do they all mean?  Atlas Obscura has put together a collection of the most interesting...
Can you figure out this brain teaser? At an auction, a woman's ring and a jewelry box with a hand-painted ceramic top are on sale for $200.   The jewelry box is valued at $190 more than the ring.  How...
When people think of philosophers, their minds often turn to the likes of Aristotle, Plato and Rene Descartes. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any philosophers that have been and are still around in the 21st century, who...
What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Understanding what’s being said in any new research can be challenging and there are some common mistakes that people make. Will J Grant,...
The United States is vast and expansive country.  It's natural attractions are seen by millions and whatever you may be interested in, there's an opportunity to seeing some beautiful places with impressive coastlines, majestic mountain ranges, pristine lakes, beautiful foliage, and...
If you don’t know what Bitcoin is yet, then you must have been living under a rock for the last year. In 2016 the cryptocurrency that will perhaps take over from traditional methods of payment online reached new heights....