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Remember the Hubble telescope?  NASA launched it in 1990. Since then it’s been orbiting 353 miles above Earth. Hubble transmitted information about the age of the universe and space phenomena, including dark matter and quasars. The mission should extend...
Many events can't be predicted with total certainty. The best we can say is how likely they are to happen using the idea of probability. Probability does not tell us what will happen or when it will happen.  Instead,...
Beginning with the migration of humans across the planet; to the exponential population growth of humanity; to many of the key events in our history; to the spread of the five most influential religions (which influenced many of the...
Bird watching, or birding, as those dedicated to the hobby like to call it, is one of the best hobbies there is. Some may argue that a different hobby, like stamp collecting, cooking, photography, or golf, is the best,...
The inventor Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, was born into nobility in 1874 in Bologna, Northern Italy, and was the second son of wealthy land owner Giuseppe Marconi and his Irish wife Annie Jameson. Although Marconi did not do well at...
What is a myth that you're tired of hearing?  Redditors were recently asked that question and came up with some very interesting responses.  Here they are, in order of their popularity.  Note that images and some snarky remarks and...
In every field of human endeavor, there are always people who push the boundaries of accepted wisdom. People who develop, change and improve the way things have always been done. Like with all progress, the thing that has evolved -...
It’s one of the most commonly mocked scams that you’ll find in your emails. It goes something like this: a victim will receive an email from a Nigerian prince or a bank official or the wife of a wealthy...
The Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies was created in 2012 by Franklin Veaux.  In it, Veaux uses a Venn diagram to demonstrate roughly 40 overlapping logical fallacies, argumentative errors, and cognitive biases. Where might such a diagram be useful?  Perhaps when...
These days, smart phones can be used for almost anything - from diagnosing car troubles to taking snapshots of the Moon, planets, constellations, atmospheric phenomena such as auroras, comets, meteor showers, and even the International Space Station if of...