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Ask Ethan: What's The Difference Between A Fermion And A Boson?

There are only two types of fundamental particle known in the entire Universe: fermions and bosons. Every particle — in addition to the normal properties you know like mass and electric charge — has an intrinsic amount of angular momentum to it, colloquially known as spin. Particles with spins that …

Essential Oils & How To Use Them

Essential oils and plant extracts have become increasingly popular in recent years, but health practitioners have been using essential oils for …

A famous theory about aliens is a myth — here's the real story behind the 'Fermi' paradox

One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect — potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates.<p>The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist …

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …