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Black Holes Explained

How Are Underwater Tunnels Built?

Voyages, while beautiful to undertake, can often be life-threatening. A ship or a ferry is vulnerable to being swallowed whole by high tides and …

Are Men Genetically Half-Women?

After hours of being in labor, a woman finally gives birth to a tiny, mewling baby, and then comes the inevitable joy of discovering whether it is a …

Why We Should Use Base-12 Instead of Base-10 Already?

The decimal system is widely favored for the simple reason that we have ten fingers. Each abstract quantity from 0-9 can be counted on each of our …

How Do Bulbs Work?

Thomas Edison invented many things, but the light bulb wasn’t one of them. Edison didn’t labor through a supposedly 1000 attempts to invent the bulb, …

What Is Laughing Gas? Does It Actually Make You Laugh?

Corners of the mouth turned up, crinkled eyes, head thrown back, and the bubbling sound of laughter… it’s always a pretty picture to imagine. …

Why Can't Some Men Grow Beards?

While a few of you might be genuinely curious, the majority of people, like me, have shaken Google’s shoulders, asking indignantly: <i>Why me?</i> We, the …

Why IS TB So Rampant Even Though There Is A Vaccine For It?

Recently, I paid a visit to my friend who was suffering from Tuberculosis. Having just been informed that he was going to make a full recovery, it …

Does Peeling Sticky Tape In Vacuum Create Radiation?

I can say without any doubt that you have used Scotch tape or sticky tape at least once in your life… and probably far more. It’s a nifty little …

What is Expired Air Resuscitation? How Does It Work?

Being able to give a person a fresh lease on life is undoubtedly one of the rarest and purest gifts that one can give. This can come in various …

What Is Zero Raised To The Power Of Zero?

The exponential function is a self-multiplication operation where is multiplied by itself number of times. However, things get peculiar when we try …

Is Immorality Scientifically Possible?

Immortality is something that is cherished by some and denounced by others. It is an ambiguous, baffling concept that can be achieved in more ways …

Why Is The Universe Only Four Dimensional?

In the 1980s, physicists were desperate to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe into a single comprehensive force. Their first attempt …

Why Do Clothes Stink If Not Dried Properly?

The thick, sour smell exuding from wet clothes is definitely a pet peeve for many people, but have you ever wondered why clothes just purged of dirt …

Should You Drink Plenty Of Fluids During A Cold?

We all know the familiar feeling of a blocked nose, tightening throat, hoarse voice, the typical ache in our head and difficulty swallowing…. the …

What Is Murphy's Law?

On the day of the most important interview of your life, you discover that every good tie is still in the laundry, it rains as it never has and never …

How Do Mosquito Magnets Work?

Despite being no larger than a pen’s nib, Bill Gates believes that mosquitoes are more dangerous than sharks. According to the World Health …

Why Has Life Evolved To Depend On Oxygen Instead Of Nitrogen?

If you paid attention in your science classes back in high school, you know that our atmosphere is made up of many gases, including nitrogen, oxygen, …

Why Can't We Divide By Zero?

Veteran comedian Steven Wright once joked that black holes are where God divided by zero. Since mathematics arose several millennia ago, Man has …

Can Biology Also Be Used As A Weapon?

“<i>Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind</i>” – John F. Kennedy<p>Since the beginning, man has been inclined towards war to satisfy …

Why Does Heat Help In Relieving Pain?

Heat has been used as a home remedy for pain for a very long time. Except for injuries that break the skin, heat therapy is used for various pains, …

Is Zero Odd Or Even?

February 2, 2002 was a special day for mathematicians. When we write the celebrated date as 2002/02/02 we observe that it only contains even numbers. …

What Would Happen If Our Neurotransmitters Stopped Working?

Our body has a huge number of neurons. How many, you ask? Well, the human brain alone boasts around 86 billion neurons. That’s a very big number! …

Do Vampires Actually Exist?

Aversion to sunlight, blistering skin, staying in the dark, sharp pointed teeth, pale skin, and of course, sucking blood… Sounds like a vampire to me!<p>…

Can Eye Exercises Help You Lose The Glasses?

It is an age-old adage that eye exercises help in strengthening our eyes, maintaining good eyesight, holding the inevitable pair of glasses at bay, …

How Are Seedless Watermelons Grown?

Watermelons are only known for two things: the sweet juice of their crushed-ice-textured flesh and seed spitting. However, since the 1990s, people …

Why Does Time Only Move In One Direction?

<i>“It’s a mercy that time runs in one direction only, that we see the past but darkly and the future not at all.” –</i> Olivia Laing<p>Why is it that time …

Why Are Some Continents Moving Closer, And Some Further Apart?

The Earth has seven continents – North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and Antarctica. These continents constitute about 29% …

Why Is Coolant Added To Car’s Radiator?

Many car owners just assume that if they are driving their cars in a hot region, they don’t need to add coolant or ‘antifreeze’ to their car …

Are HIV And AIDS The Same Thing?

One of the deadliest diseases in human history is HIV/AIDS. It has claimed millions of lives since it was first discovered in the 1980s, and is also …