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65 Surprising Facts About Famous Scientists

These days the world's most innovative scientists don't really get as much attention as they should. That's because real, profound genius often comes hand-in-hand with being absolutely bonkers. From making their employees sample soup to test their loyalty to forbidding followers from eating beans, find out which famous scientists were certified crazy, and what they did to gain that reputation.
July 17, 2024 Miles Brucker
Male Pronghorn running on stubble field at Pakowki Lake, Alberta, Canada

The Pronghorn Is Way Faster Than It Should Be

The pronghorn is way faster than it should be—all because it evolved to outrun a predator that no longer exists.
September 12, 2023 Jamie Hayes
Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr And History's Most Dramatic Rescue Mission

Scientists mostly sit in boring labs all day, sure. But one Autumn in 1943, physicist Niels Bohr saw enough drama to last a lifetime.
August 25, 2023 Dancy Mason

Science, Religion, And Salvador Dali

The convergence two seemingly incompatible themes, science and religion, inspired one of Dali's greatest paintings: Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus).
March 3, 2023 Jamie Hayes
Why Are We Addicted To Our Phones?

Why Are We Addicted To Our Phones?

Checking our phone can instantly drag you into a hole of endless scrolling—but the consequences of this addiction are more nefarious than we realized.
June 14, 2022 Sarah Ng
Dinosaurs Editorial

What Really Happened To The Dinosaurs?

How exactly did a single asteroid strike cause the dinosaurs to go completely extinct? Let's go back to that day and find out.
June 2, 2022 Jamie Hayes
Dangerous Animals

Animals You DON'T Want To Mess With

From the seemingly harmless mosquito to the powerful saltwater crocodile, here's a closer look at some of the world's most dangerous animals.
May 17, 2022 Sarah Ng
Does Yoga Work

Does Yoga Actually Work?

Many claim that yoga has physical and mental benefits—but what does science have to say? Does this method of exercise really work?
March 22, 2022 Sarah Ng
Is My Cat A Psychopath?

Is My Cat A Psychopath? Science May Have The Answer

Maybe they irrationally hate your grandma. Maybe it's the blank stare. If you've asked yourself "Is my cat a psychopath?", science may have the answer.
March 21, 2022 Samantha Henman
James Webb Space Telescope Editorial

The James Webb Space Telescope Will See Further Than Ever Before

The James Webb Space Telescope looks like some weird, honeycomb, spaceship...thing. What gives? Well, this brilliant machine has a few tricks up its sleeve.
February 10, 2022 Jamie Hayes
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Relatively Special Facts About Physics

The universe is a crazy place.
January 22, 2022 Carl Wyndham

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