Early roller coasters were more than a thrill, they caused severe injuries and there are even known cases of people being thrown out of the ride in motion. Today’s roller coasters are nothing like those early dangerous rides, but they can still make you feel dizzy, anxious or even sick to your stomach, and the […]
In China, people have been brewing and drinking tea for at least four thousand years, and probably longer than that. But while tea was invented in China, it has spread far and wide, easily becoming among the world’s most popular drinks. Curiously enough, in most places, the word for tea is derived from Chinese, either […]
How did life on Earth truly originate? This scientific mystery remains unsolved, but we may be close to solving it every day. We know that the first organisms were very simple and consisted of only one cell, but now we also know that these humble organisms likely lived in hydrothermal vents located deep in the […]
Nearly every work of science fiction that’s deals with robots and artificial intelligence has asked the question: When are machine and human indistinguishable, and when should we start treating thinking computers as living, intelligent beings asking to be humans? However, we who live in the present must ask: Are such concerns even relevant? And why […]
The part of the ship that is usually submerged underwater is commonly painted a different color than the rest of the ship, with a bright red hue being one of the most popular choices. This is not simply an aesthetic choice, but rather an intentional coating called an antifouling system that protects the ship from […]
This remarkable video, shot with high tech cameras, shows us images that cover, in beautiful detail, the development of the embryo into a baby up until birth. This is the most detailed exploration in photos and a great reminder of the miracle that is pregnancy and birth.
There are only so much weight-lifting repetitions your arms can take before they start aching and can barely move at all, but why is that? Conventional wisdom says it’s because you’ve run out of energy, but it’s not quite as simple as that. Nor is lactic acid to blame, really. This short video explains exactly […]
One of the wonders of the incredibly complex human bodies is our natural defense system. I say the word natural, but it is actually a very smart and strategic system, enabling white blood cells to chemically identify, trace, seek and destroy those bacteria that are harmful to us, while allowing the many beneficial kinds to […]
Say no to strangers! #MustWatch This is the weirdest video I’ve ever seen!!! People don’t addicted to drugs because of strangers.
Prepare Your Tissues: The Animated Story of Kitbull Pixar’s Kitbull is a beautiful, tear-evoking and beautifully animated story of an unlikely friendship between two animals – a stray kitty and an abused pit bull. It has gotten praise around the world for its touching themes and its gorgeous animation style. Watch it, you won’t regret […]