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5 Smart Ways to Increase Your IQ (Because It’s Not Set in Genetic Stone)

I only recently discovered there is a secret society for people with high IQs. It’s called Mensa—aka The Nerd Herd. It’s actually not a secret, but I …

Meet The Archer Whose Ancient Techniques Put Legolas & Katniss To Shame

Native American tribes and other ancient cultures have used totems to represent spiritual symbols and identify their tribe. Totems are meant to be …

Spirituality

Did your science textbook teach that embryo drawings prove evolution?

Jonathan Wells, a biologist with Ph.Ds from Yale and UC Berkeley, writes about one example of fake evidence here:<p>Charles Darwin thought that “by far …

What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole?

Black holes are without question some of the strangest places in the universe. So massive that they hideously deform space and time, so dense that …

Total solar eclipse, supermoon, equinox: Friday’s celestial triple play

Friday was a huge day for skywatchers, offering a rare trifecta of celestial events – a total solar eclipse, a supermoon, and the vernal equinox.<p>The remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard offered some of the best views of the eclipse, which took place early on Friday and was not visible from the …

Huge Human Skeleton Found at Ancient Bulgarian Fortress

While it’s questionable to use the word “giant” until its actual height is verified, archeologists in Bulgaria are making no bones about saying that …

Mysterious creature which baffled Darwin is related to horse

The bones of the South American 'Macrauchenia patachonica' baffled Charles Darwin when he dug them up in Uruguay 180 years ago.<p>A mysterious animal which roamed the Earth 10,000 years ago with the body of a rodent, legs of a camel and the nose of an elephant is related to modern horses, scientists …

Why Doesn’t Ireland Have Snakes?

It ain’t because of Saint Patrick<p>Legend has it that, back in the fifth century A.D., St. Patrick exterminated Ireland’s snakes by driving them into the sea. He would appear to have done a thorough job, because Ireland is free of native snakes to this day.<p>Except, Ireland never actually had snakes. …

How A Former Nuclear Missileer Made A Color-Changing Petunia

Keira Havens went from boom to bloom<p>From 2005 to 2008, Keira Havens could have started World War III just by turning a key. As a missileer in the United States Air Force 90th Missile Wing, she manned a console that was linked to a battery of nuclear weapons and sealed behind an eight-ton steel door …

Military