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Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not yet been proven.  Cryptozoology is not a recognized branch of zoology or a discipline of science.  It's an example of pseudoscience because it relies heavily on...
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...
The human brain is always a hot topic of debate, simply because it makes us who and what we are. Our brains act as the human equivalent of supercomputers, capable of keeping us alive, controlling our personality, allowing us to physically...
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...
Adrian Barnett, Queensland University of Technology Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns. In this series we look at...
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...
The premise of UK-based Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was simple enough. The contestant was asked questions, and if they answered them all correctly, then they would win a maximum cash prize of £1 million. The contestants who...
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...