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Medical myths are all too common in popular culture, and some are referenced so frequently that we just assume they are correct.  We’ve heard them from the time we’re born right through till adulthood, and we probably don’t take...
"Telescopes are in some ways like time machines. They reveal galaxies so far away that their light has taken billions of years to reach us. We in astronomy have an advantage in studying the universe, in that we can...
Let us take a journey from the surface of the Earth to the edge of our solar system. Along the way, we’ll take a look back at our planet, where we can appreciate the vast distances of space, and...
A galaxy is a collection of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity.  The smallest galaxies may contain only a few hundred thousand stars, while the largest may have hundreds of billions.  Galaxies are spread about by vast...
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 the film Harry and the Hendersons. In this 1987 comedy, John Lithgow and family run...
My skeptical radar is activated each time I hear a celebrity endorse a product or promote a cause. While generally harmless, celebrities have such large audiences that they have the ability to broadcast their message to a large number...
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 courtesy of NASA). Click HERE to read all about it.
The recent eruption of a volcano in Iceland under the Eyjafjallajkull glacier has produced some incredible electrical phenomena.  The volcano creates conditions not unlike a thunderstorm, where water droplets, ice, and hail interact with each other and other particles...
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 population affects so many different sectors. Worldometers.info is a fantastic site which updates, in real time,...
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 are the same, shouldn't every space be filled? Is this window on the right or...