DNA: that microscopic little building block of life that makes us all the same, but grants us with distinct differences. But for as common as DNA is, it can be a tough subject to understand. Here are ... [more]
Plastic can be found (in some form) in nearly every man-made object in our world today. But how long has this material been running rampant through our lives?
We all know the internet is big. But did you know it's practically impossible to measure? Here's a little perspective.
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When pondering the ins-and-outs of the religious denomination most famous for refusing modern convenience, a question arises: how far does this predilection for simple living go? Does it extend to a ... [more]
First isolated in coffee back in 1820, caffeine is the tacit drug of choice for millions as it can be found in numerous popular beverages and medications. Not a lot of people stop to appreciate what ... [more]
In the history of video game characters, it could be argued that none are quite as iconic as Mario and his brother Luigi from the ubiquitous Mario Bros. franchise. You would be hard pressed to find a ... [more]
In Jaws, Quint notes that his monstrous prey is 25 feet long. Is this remotely realistic? Did Peter Benchley and Steven Spielberg lie to us?
Hacking has been around as long as computers as a way to reconfigure or reprogram a system to give access to someone who otherwise shouldn’t have access. In the media, any electronics manipulation ... [more]
New to an office, or feeling like the one you're in isn't ready for all the shrapnel work throws your way? Load up on these eight essentials and be ready for anything.
Social media has not only changed how we interact with each other but how we consume news. These days headlines break on Twitter, everyone else is just playing catch-up.
The American economy is still in need of some help and there’s a clear way to get this wagon train moving: redesign the American dollar.
Sports fans can easily and quickly recall prominent scoring records for most professional sports. But even the most devout sports fan will draw a blank when it comes to PGA scoring records. Wonder no ... [more]
Han Solo can make point-five past lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon. So, what's the highest number on his speedometer?
With how much history there is to cram into a textbook, there are a lot of things that get condensed. Unfortunately this leads to a false sense of immediacy for some of our most important events. ... [more]
Ever wonder why you sat on a giant rabbit's lap at the mall around Easter? You didn't? Hmm...well doesn't it seem awfully strange?
We did just enough to get by thinking we'd never actually need any of it. But in the real world, you need math. Whether splitting a check, buying new hardwood floors, or figuring the payout of a split... [more]
Vegetables have been credited with a lot of accomplishments, in their time. They are the boy scouts. The good guys. The foods that help your body stay healthy and fight off a variety of maladies. But ... [more]
To update an old adage: believe half of what you see, and nothing that you read that isn't cited. Misinformation is everywhere in the age of Wikipedia and blogging, so we must be extra vigilant in ... [more]
We all prefer round numbers so why does the world's most famous footrace measure in at such an odd figure?
Is it for farming? Is it for energy conservation? Is it for voter turnout in elections? Is it to prevent pedestrians from getting hit by cars? Let's find out.
Many people think they don't have any bad habits just because they don't chew their nails, drag their feet, or swear like a sailor -- but don't be resistant to self-improvement. If you're doing any of... [more]
Pour yourself a cup and dive into some beverage knowledge.
The indecision that has plagued the superhero film world has particularly affected the silver screen fortunes of five extremely popular superheroes.