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  • 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

  • Einstein Practically Invented These 10 Things We Use All The Time

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” said the most famous genius ever. That’s right. We’re talking about Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Mad respect. The German-born Swiss/U.S. citizen was a physicist and a mathematician by profession, so he is not especially remembered for his inventions… Probably because he was not technically an inventor. But he did indeed […] 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

  • Physicists Might Have Figured Out How To Go Back In Time. We Explain With Breakfast.

    Going back in time is a common science fiction/fantasy scenario. Sci-fi depictions of time travel often feature elaborate and unbelievable contraptions, from a souped-up Delorean in Back to the Future to a Victorian plush velvet reclining chair in H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. But, what if turning time’s arrow backward is as simple as understanding […] More

  • How Do Bees Survive Winter? Only The Most Adorable Way Ever

    Hey, how do bees make it through a cold winter anyway? Do the bees simply die off during the winter, leaving the queen to carry on the species? Not quite. What actually happens is far more incredible. Worker bees can not only survive some of the coldest temperatures our continent has to offer, they actually […] More

  • Scrap That Resolution To Organize Your Stuff: Messy People Are Creative Geniuses

    If you’re entering the New Year with a nice, bulleted to-do list, you probably have organization somewhere near the top. A clean slate may be a good plan for some but think about procrastinating on that organization. Scientific studies point to messiness as a source of creative productivity. Before you reorganize that mountain of papers […] More