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Beginning with the Big Bang, some 13.8 billion years ago, till the death of of our Solar System, this timeline of the Universe notes some of the most interesting points in time with respect to space, the Earth, life,...
One of the most common maps of the world is in fact, one of the most misleading.  The problem is that the size of countries and continents have been either exaggerated or downplayed.  Why? The Earth is a sphere, making...
Four out of ten Americans believe in the existence of ghosts, despite the fact that the only evidence for the paranormal is weak anecdotes.  Physicist Brian Cox, an Advanced Fellow of particle physics at the University of Manchester, believes...
Sports gambling is a fantastic field for any statistics or data freak. The whole industry is made possible thanks to probability equations that work out the likelihood of an event happening, such as a certain team winning, and by...
Kong:  Skull Island is in theaters on March 8th, 2017, so what better time to investigate the beast that will hopefully/eventually/absolutely needs to challenge Godzilla - the King of the Monsters?  The latest incarnation of Kong stands at 100 feet...
The James Webb Telescope is currently undergoing testing. The telescope consists of the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM), the Optical Telescope Element (OTE) and the Spacecraft Element (Spacecraft Bus and Sunshield). Scientists are testing the ISIM’s ability to withstand...
A black hole is a place in space where gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying....
Many — if not most — Americans think of the creation and evolution controversy as a dichotomy with "creationists" on one side, and "evolutionists" on the other. This assumption all too often leads to the unfortunate conclusion that because...
We all know that we can't travel at the speed of light, but let's imagine you could travel at 99.9% of the speed of light instead.  That's about 1,079,251,769 km/h.  Let's say you departed from the Earth.  How long would...
Researchers around the world are focused on improving our capacity to predict and prevent epidemics. These efforts are almost universally founded on the concept of big data. Given the failings of big data to predict the outbreak of Ebola...