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10 Questions to Spot B.S. From Astrophysicist Carl Sagan

A useful crash course in clear-eyed skepticism for the era of fake news.<p>Baloney, bunk, B.S. Whatever you want to call it, it's probably been with us since the dawn of humanity. But these days it feels like we're living in a golden age of bull.<p>Between politicians' cries of "fake news," fact-free …

Fake News

Here’s what ancient ruins from around the world would look like if reconstructed today

Ancient ruins give us a fascinating window into the past: how people lived, the spaces they inhabited, and what they did during their daily lives. …

Archaeology

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Top 10

32 of the most bizarre deep-sea creatures discovered so far

Science fiction writers don’t need to imagine what aliens from other planets might look like – they only need to look into the depths of the Earth’s …

Zoology

The science behind the hardest hitter in boxing

At its core, boxing is a very simple sport: best your opponent by knocking them out or impressing the judges with your skill. Because of this, and …

Boxing

5 Ways the Ancient Egyptians Continue to Influence Our Modern Lives

As ancient civilizations go, the Egyptians are undoubtedly one of the most well-known and influential in the history of our world. Famed for their …

Ancient History

Words for emotions people feel… but can’t quite explain

Have you been to Times Square, or another place that’s usually extremely busy, and it’s just… quiet? The place is usually bustling with people, but …

Psychology

The literal translation of every country’s name

<b>What’s the origin of your country’s name?</b>We’ve already revealed the literal translation of American states and Canadian provinces and how European …

How to recognize fake news

<b>How to identify and protect yourself from fake news</b>In today’s post-truth era, the concept of “fake news” has taken center stage. Agenda disagrees …

A list of all conspiracy theories, ranked by level of crazyness

Much like the descent into Dante’s Inferno, to delve into depths of conspiracy theories has its own tiers of madness. From the mainstream …

6 Things to Know About the First Day of Spring

The vernal equinox occurs today at 12:15 Eastern Daylight Time. That's when the earth reaches the spot in its revolution around the sun where the …

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

What’s the difference between a meteor and meteorite?

<b>What’s the difference between a comet, meteor, meteorite, and an asteroid?</b>What’s that in the sky? Sometimes it’s a bird, other times it’s a plane… …

What would happen if humans tried to land on Jupiter

A special thanks to Kunio Sayanagi at Hampton University, for his help with this video.<p>The best way to explore a new world is to land on it. That's why humans have sent spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon, Titan, and more.<p>But there are a few places in the solar system we will never …

Astronomy

What makes Air Force One so special?

<b>Air Force One</b> – arguably the world’s most famous plane – is as tall as a six-story building, has over 4,000 square feet of floor space, hosts 100 …

The ultimate Godzilla height comparison

<b>How tall is Godzilla?</b>The latest incarnation of the Kaiju King is taken from the CG animated movie, “<i>Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters</i>“, and is over …

36 Extinct Animals due to Human Activity

Humans are responsible for some of the most dramatic changes on Earth. Unfortunately, one of them is animal extinction. Reasons for extinction …

The Origin of the Meme Concept

<b>What are memes, and where did they come from?</b>The concept of the Meme was first coined by the British biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book, <i>The</i> …

100 Free Useful Pieces of Software for Students

With tuition and boarding costs on the rise, students are already strapped for cash. Who wants to shell out even more money for software?Fret not, …

Don’t freak if you can’t solve a math problem that’s gone viral

Kevin Knudson, <i>University of Florida</i>It’s been quite a year for mathematics problems on the internet. In the last few months, three questions have been …

Why does multiplying two negatives give you a positive?

I found myself in a difficult situation the other day: explaining the multiplication of two negative numbers to my 8 year old.Negative numbers are …

The Evolution of Religion: Faith, Myths, and Mysticism

Designed by Simon E. Davies from the Human Odyssey, <b>The Evolutionary Tree of Religion</b> provides a timeline for the origins of faith, myths, and …

Creatures, Beings, and Beasts of World Mythology

For thousands of years, humans have told stories. <i>The Epic of Gilgamesh</i>, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia would be written on clay tablets some …

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p>(Click images for full caption information)<p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Antarctica

40 Tourist Scams to Avoid During Your Travels

Traveling is stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is getting scammed by crooks on the street. Your best tool? Knowledge. Know how they …

2017 failed and forgotten psychic predictions

Another year has come and gone and so we have the opportunity to review how the world’s leading psychics fared in their predictions for the year …

A Universe Not Made For Us

Our ancestors understood origins by extrapolating from their own experience. How else could they have done it?So the Universe was hatched from a …

The Monstrous Compendium of Mythical Monsters from Around the World

<i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> has managed to remain a pinnacle of gaming for more than four decades due, in large part, to how well it stimulates the …

How Humans Could Survive on Mars

Organisations such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Mars One are all in a race to be the first to colonise Mars, with SpaceX founder, Elon Musk …

10 Award-Winning Optical Illusions and Brain Puzzles

"The Spinning Disks Illusion"<p>"The Spinning Disks Illusion"<p>When the new book <i>Champions of Illusion: The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and</i> …