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Everything We’ve Learned About Space Since You Were In School

There are always new discoveries in space exploration. What we know about space today is leaps and bounds beyond what you might have learned in school. Space facts from your youth may no longer be accurate or could just be a small part of a bigger story. New research has completely upended several of the most basic ideas: it …

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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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How the Moon Landing Directly Shaped the Way We Live Now

Anyone that was alive to witness it happen on live TV in 1969 knows how the moon landing changed history in an instant: for the first time ever, human beings were communicating between a planet and its natural satellite. Nothing has been the same since! Or has it? Some skeptics wonder how the moon landing changed the world, considering …

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The Craziest Facts You Never Knew About Sleeping

The Craziest Facts You Never Knew About Sleeping

How much do you really know about sleep and sleeping? We’re living in a time with Siri, that Amazon Echo thing, and whatever Vine is, yet we’re still studying the science of sleep. Sleep incredibly mysterious and important to your health and well-being – so much so that we’re still studying it like it’s an ancient …

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28 Facts You May Not Know About the Titanic

28 Facts You May Not Know About the Titanic

On April 14, 1912, the Titanic sank into the north Atlantic Ocean. Just four days into the ship’s journey, this massive ocean liner collided with an iceberg, which lead to the loss of most patrons and crew members on board. Poor lifeboat management, combined with the lack of a nearby ship, led to one of …

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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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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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