Cosmic Rays- An Introduction.

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Cosmic rays are atom fragments that rain down on the Earth from outside of the solar system. They blaze at the speed...

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(CNN)Scientists have developed a fake rhino horn using horsehair, in a bid to create "credible fakes" to flood the market and reduce demand for...

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave Says You’re a Prisoner of Your Senses!

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An Eerie Augmented Reality Illusion from the 1850s Is Still Being Used Today!

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When you think of augmented reality, you probably think of smartphones and video game consoles — the kind of advanced technology that can place...

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At long last, autumn is here! Sweater weather has returned, apples are ready for picking, pumpkins are begging to be carved, and...

The Eclipses That Changed History!

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Solar eclipses come around so infrequently, it feels like a historic event just to even witness one. But some eclipses from history have taken...

Astronomers Once Watched a Star Turn Directly Into a Black Hole!

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Most dying stars go out with a bang — a supernova, more specifically. But scientists recently observed a star that went out with a...

How big is the proton? Particle-size puzzle leaps closer to resolution

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A long-awaited experimental result has found the proton to be about 5% smaller than the previously accepted value. The finding1 has helped to...

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Over the last 30 years, we’ve seen and handled just about every tree need under the sun, giving us the expertise needed...

Ancient Greek Temples Were Purposely Built Over Fault Lines!

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Earthquakes were a pretty common phenomenon in ancient Greece — terrifying and destructive, sure, but also a known risk of living in...

The Nasca Lines Are Ancient Desert Designs You Can Only See From the Sky!

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If you were to tromp across the Nasca Desert of southern Peru, you'd likely walk across enormous designs in the ground —...

How does a GPS work?

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Humans have looked to the skies to find their way since ancient times. Ancient sailors used the constellations in the night sky...

What Exactly is Gravity?

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Gravity is the force by which a planet or other body draws objects toward its center. The force of gravity keeps all of...

How Do Hurricanes Form?

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Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on...

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