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The First Mathematical Theory on Why There Are So Many Fricking Men

Men, am I right? They’re <i>everywhere</i>. But why are there so many of them?<p>Because strictly in terms of reproductive quantity, we don’t need as many as we …

Who Are the Four Americans Still Being Held in Iran?

Tuesday's historic deal with Iran, which calls for Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the West's easing up on harsh economic sanctions, has received praise worldwide.<p>But the agreement makes no mention of Americans who have been held in Iran for years.<p>And many, especially the 2016 …

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Get Out There: The Otherworldly Dunes of White Sands

Walking the 275-square-mile gypsum dune field that includes White Sands National Monument can make hikers feel like they've traveled to another world.<p><b>White Sands National Monument is Earth's</b> largest gypsum dune field, and it may be the product of the same geological processes that created similar …

A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

Study: Welfare pays more than minimum wage in most states

Welfare pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, creating little incentive for Americans to take entry-level work and likely increasing their long-term dependency on government help, according to a new study by the libertarian think tank Cato Institute.<p>The finds come 17 years after the …

The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

7 Ways to Bring Solar Lighting to Your Home

Solar power has made some recent debuts at high-profile venues such as NFL stadiums and the Pentagon, but new technology is making it increasingly affordable, efficient, and accessible for the average homeowner looking to cut energy costs. If you're looking for solar solutions, here are a few …

Build And Fly Your Own Rockets In Kerbal Space Program | Video

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …