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17 more GIFs that explain how things work

We’ve already used GIFs to explain how things work: like how a lock and key works, how zippers work, and how sewing machines work.But now we’ve got …

Panama Canal

This super clear video of a nearly perfect tornado is stunning

Mother nature is terrifyingly beautiful.<p>Storm chaser James Hammett caught footage of this tornado in Laramie, Wyoming. Driving along a highway, he …

What the world would be like if land and sea were inverted

You've likely seen maps of the earth with land and sea inverted, where Asia becomes the world's greatest ocean and the Pacific a vast, sprawling …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet.<p>The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows …

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 …

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> …

Faith

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 …

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 …

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 …

Papua New Guinea

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 …

Fake News

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 …

Hemisphere

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… …

Meteorites

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 …

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> …

Replication

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 …

Greenland