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Earth's Big Five Mass Extinction Events

Earth’s Big Five Mass Extinction Events

In honor of the discovery of particles found in Permian rocks that might have clues to the cause of the Permian die-off, I’m listing our planet’s five biggest extinction events according to the fossil record. There have been a few large-scale extinction events and major extinctions in the history of our planet, but these 5 …

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Shark Attack Myths and Facts... Debunked!

Shark Attack Myths and Facts… Debunked!

A string of shark attacks in North Carolina has the great sea animals back in the news – and with them, common shark myths and shark urban legends. Individual shark attacks tend to make the news because they tap into our ancient fear of being attacked by an uncontrollable beast, and because they’re rare enough to be …

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The Scariest Types of Dinosaurs Ever to Walk the Earth

In all fairness to dinosaurs, there is nothing to fear from them. They are all dead. Unless you count the birds they have evolved into, you simply aren’t going to have a run-in with a T-Rex unless it’s at a museum. That being said, there are hundreds of species of dinosaur that are absolutely terrifying in …

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Pictures of Earth from Space

The 30 Most Breathtaking Pictures of Earth from Space

If ever you want a surefire way to calm your nerves on those days when life’s problems seem all-encompassing, wait until nighttime rolls around and head outside for a nice peek up at the stars. When’s the last time you were disappointed by looking at the sky? Or by looking at pictures of the earth …

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Brightest Stars in the Sky

The 21 Brightest Stars in the Sky

Determined by Apparent Magnitude, these are the 21 brightest stars in the sky from brightest to … less bright. Magnitude measures brightness as seen from inside Earth’s atmosphere… not necessarily size or importance. Which stars are the brightest? Planets may be the brightest *things* in the sky, but they don’t count as stars. The white and …

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Nikola Tesla

12 Surprising Things Not Many People Know About Nikola Tesla

In the age of the Internet, Nikola Tesla has enjoyed a posthumous surge in popularity like no deceased scientist before him. Whether its speculating about rumored Tesla inventions, driving the brand of electric car with his name on it, or taking his side in the Nikola Tesla/Thomas Edison rivalry, science nerds just love to geek …

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8 Things That Would Likely Happen If We Nuked an Asteroid

Let’s say an asteroid large enough to do some significant damage to Earth is headed our way and will make impact in, say, six months. Can we blow up asteroids? Better yet: what if we nukedan asteroid? Is that a thing? It’s totally a thing. Some of the brightest minds in the world have studied what would happen if we …

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Real Planets That Prove Our Galaxy Is Just Ripping Off Star Wars

There are more planets out there in the universe than anyone could reasonably foresee. If you’re a Star Wars fan though, you might imagine at least a few of them could be similar to the planets that Jedi and Stormtroopers have walked upon. Which real planets are most like Star Wars planets? From the forest moon of Endor to …

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