There are countless people throughout history who have changed the lives of millions, yet many of them are little-known or not known at all. While a myriad of inventors, painters, and celebrities are household names, there are plenty of...
"Running around like a chicken with its head cut off." We've all heard the phrase countless times. It is such a widely used idiom that the McGraw-Hill Dictionary includes a definition for it: 'to run around frantically and aimlessly;...
It was a rough year on Earth in 2016 but we have lots to celebrate during this next revolution around the sun. Everything from eclipses and meteor showers to historic space missions with a lot more in between. Here’s...
When scientists in 2015 dove below the crystal waters of the Solomon Islands in search of biofluorescent sharks, they got a bit more than they bargained for. Biofluorescence is the process of an organism absorbing light from the sun,...
Ume.net, a fiber optic broadband provider decided to conduct an experiment for 2 days. They wanted people to see how it would be like if they lived their everyday lives with the internet's biggest problem, lag. They created a device...
Recent studies have confirmed that the dagger blade in the mummy wrapping of the Egyptian King Tutankhamun was not your regular dagger, so to speak. Though the blade was always knowng to be iron, scientists now know this iron...
It seems that winter is going, and not coming, as a new study shows that Mars is coming out of an ice age that is part of a continuous climate change cycle. The research, published in the journal Science, shows...
Up to 10,000 years ago, all humans lived as hunter-gatherers, a semi-nomadic lifestyle involving a combination of hunting and gathering food from the land.   Searching for food requires a lot of walking, not to mention skill and patience. A...
Deep in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves of New Zealand, a tiny creature, Arachnocampa luminosa, the glowworm, is dazzling tourists with its unmistakable luminescence. But this beautiful light display has a more practical purpose: the glowworms use the light to...
The borough of Centralia is located in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. In the late 1800s it was a thriving anthracite coal mining town with a population of close to 3,000, but as of 2013 the population is no more than...
Have you ever wanted to find a way to walk on water? Of course you have. Everybody has. The video above is a quick glimpse at how it's possible with Non-Newtonian Fluids. A Non-Newtonian Fluid is a one that has...