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How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

World War I was only a global conflict when the Ottoman Empire joined the fray. Those consequences—from genocide to new borders—are still felt …

5 of the Coolest Scientific Findings (Are Shockingly Recent)

The point of consciousness isn't being aware of yourself. It's being aware of your surroundings and how they could improve you and vice-versa. …

The Ultimate Human Experiment: Toxic Chemical Exposure

A new film asks if you know just how many toxic chemicals you’re putting in your body every day.<p>Every action we take–drinking coffee in the morning, putting detergent in the washing machine, putting on make-up, drinking out of a water bottle, even just sitting on the couch–may be pulling us deeper …

Johnson & Johnson

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933, Mapped

This animated data viz reveals that aliens don't shy away from cities.<p>If only this data viz were around when Mulder and Scully were searching for little green men and women. It shows UFO sightings since 1933 in sequence—fittingly, as little blinking lights over a map of the world:<p>The intergalactic …

7 Easy Ways to Learn Coding and Computer Science for Free

These days it seems like people fall into one of three categories: people who know how to code, people who want to learn how to code and people who …

The 8 kinkiest passages of the Bible

Dildos, dongs and a near-endless supply of boobs. The Good Book is a whole lot naughtier than we give it credit<p>The Bible has some lovely stories in it about kindness, empathy, and loving one’s fellow humans. But for every part about “not casting the first stone” and “doing unto others as you’d have …

Theology

This tiny animal can survive basically anything, including the vacuum of space

When we talk about 'extreme' animals, the tardigrade easily takes the cake: Also known as the water bear, the tardigrade is a microscopic critter (just 1.5 mm across, at most!) that can withstand <i>just about anything</i>. So it's no surprise that the water bear is the clear star of the American Natural …

Biology