Category Archives: Science

The Genius Of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table

“The elements had been listed and carefully arranged before Dmitri Mendeleev. They had even been organized by similar properties before. So why is Mendeelev’s periodic table the one that has endured? Lou Serico explains via Ekaaluminium, an element whose existence … Continue reading

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Vintage Nasa Photographs

A few days ago, several vintage NASA photographs went up for grabs at auction. These images were some of the first taken in space, and include photographs of the Earth, on the moon, and of the astronauts themselves. The BBC have … Continue reading

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Tempest Vermilion

“Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona hosts some of the most unique landscapes on the planet, from the red iron oxide cliffs of its namesake, to the Jurassic-era petrified sandstone of White Pocket. This area features what some have described … Continue reading

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Marilyn vos Savant And The Monty Hall Problem

The Monty Hall Problem is a fascinating piece of mathematics and probability. The above video by Numberphile gives a great, in-depth, mathematical explanation of how it works, and they also have a few other videos on the problem. For a … Continue reading

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The Science Of Anti-Vaccination

“Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as … Continue reading

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Why Do Mirrors Flip Horizontally (But Not Vertically)?

This video by Physics Girl is a great explanation of how mirrors work, and why we think they flip horizontally but not vertically. The answer is that mirrors actually flip images on the Z-axis. It’s really rather fascinating. Onwards!

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Space Probes

Humans have sent out many space probes into the vast unknown. Some are very famous, like Curiosity, Kepler, and Rosetta, whilst others are less well known. Over at spaceprob.es, they have collected together and catalogued all the active human-made machines that … Continue reading

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