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  • How Long Should You Dunk An Oreo? A Scientific Perspective

    Pixabay While the chocolate chip cookie will always be a cult classic, Oreos have long been known as “Milk’s favorite cookie,” a claim they proudly boast on their adhesive blue wrapping. But this seemingly innocuous title poses a dilemma Oreo fanatics face every time they encounter a cookie and a glass of milk: how long […] More

  • Are You Hilarious? Then You Are Smart And Successful, According To Science

    Do your friends find you funny? Is hanging out with you a barrel of laughs? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you are in for some great news! Laugh Your Way To Success Pixabay Researchers in Austria suggest that funny people have a higher level of intelligence compared to their less humorous peers. […] More

  • Hi, I’m Ball Lightning. Science Can’t Explain Me

    “Ball lightning” is our name for luminous balls of unexplainable energy that appear in the strangest of places. They’re notorious for damaging buildings and scaring the living daylights out of people. Tens of thousands of cases around the globe have been documented over the last few centuries. Often, ball lightning accompanies thunderstorms and can leave behind […] More

  • The Amazing New Material That Turns A Bullet Proof Vest Diamond-Hard

    Researchers have created an amazing new material that they think will be able to turn bulletproof vests diamond-hard. It’s called graphene, and while it’s been around for over 12 years, it wasn’t until 2017 that it began to show promise for use in bulletproof vests. Introducing Graphene Graphene was discovered in 2004 by two researchers […] More

  • Don’t Flip Out After Reading These Crazy Dolphin Facts

    For most of us, the closest we’ll ever get to a real-live dolphin is at an aquarium or on vacation. If you’re lucky enough to ever swim with the dolphins, it can be a magical experience, but it doesn’t really give you a complete idea of what this majestic animal is capable of. Fill your blowhole […] More

  • What Living In A World Where AI Reads Your Emotions Looks Like

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing at a fast clip, and it seems like the future dreamed about for decades in sci-fi novels, TV, and movies will be here before we know it. Certain “smart” programs like Siri and Alexa have already improved some of our lives in more ways than we could have imagined. What if […] More

  • Study: Human Kids And Chimps Love To See Bad Guys Get Punished

    It’s safe to say that the average person isn’t evil. In general, most people root for good to triumph over evil and do their best to ensure they cause minimal harm to others in their own lives as well. This moral sensibility is fed to us essentially from birth, often in the form of the […] More

  • Scientists Say The Sun Is Dimming. Should We Worry?

    We wouldn’t survive a millisecond without the sun’s energy. Although the sun is indispensable, most of us are oblivious to what’s happening 93 million miles away on its surface. But you’re going to want to pay attention to these recent solar discoveries and what they mean for life on earth.   1. Lately, The Sun […] More

  • Bakelite – The Plastic That Revolutionized Consumer Products, Then Disappeared

    It’s difficult to imagine a time when plastics didn’t exist, but plastics are a relatively young material. A little more than a century ago, most products were made of wood, leather, textiles or metal. Since mass production didn’t really exist, these materials sufficed. New Consumer Products Created Demand For Plastics An explosion of innovation in […] More