Categories for Science & History

30 Of The Most Iconic Photographs That Changed Our World

April 3, 2017 12:25 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 53179
With millions of pictures taken every day we can easily get lost in the vast world of images. That’s why TIME magazine decided to create a list of 100 most influential pictures ever taken. They teamed up with curators, historians, and photo editors around the world for this task. The result they ended up with is not only a collection of superb images, but incredible human experiences as well. Here’s a look back at 30 iconic photographs that have helped define modern history.

Science Reveals The Age Humans Peak At Everything Throughout Life

March 27, 2017 9:55 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 43276
Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age. Many of the points mark the middle of an age range that scientists have identified, which means they are all determined by averages. Some are also surveys, not controlled trials, so there is a possibility the self-reports don’t capture the most accurate picture. But for whatever reason, the same range of age numbers keep cropping up, indicating that life isn’t the ill-perceived downhill slide from youth that many think it to be. Here’s what you have to look forward to in every phase of life, according to science.

Famous Black & White Historical Photographs Brought To Life With Color

March 20, 2017 1:09 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 39051
Thanks to the work of several recolorization artists who have digitally colored some of the most important and eye-catching photos from history, we can now truly see into the past in ways we haven’t been able to before. Black and white photos remove us from what really happened. But when you see these in color, you’ll be shocked by how much you can identify with the images now that they have been brought to life in color. While you’ve probably seen most of these black and white photos before, you’ve almost certainly never seen them like this. So get ready for a blast from the past because these are 27 famous black and white photographs brought to life with color.

Amazing Facts About the Human Body You May Not Be Aware Of

March 15, 2017 4:07 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 48665
The human body is a marvel of evolution that amazes scientists on a consistent basis. And why wouldn’t it? Though in many ways we are similar to other life-forms on our planet, the human is a unique animal with traits and capabilities unrivaled in the animal kingdom. Our bodies’ unique and sometimes bizarre physiology is a testament to this. From being the only animal with the ability to cry emotionally to possessing superhuman strength (enough to even lift cars), these are 25 amazing facts about the human body you may not be aware of.

History’s Most Mysterious Disappearances

March 10, 2017 10:18 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 25945
People have disappeared without a trace for centuries. And when people inexplicably vanish into thin air, the curiosity and mystery surrounding their disappearance makes people fixated on what really happened. Our fasciation with mysterious disappearances arises largely because of one of human’s most integral and innate characteristics: “closure” — our desire to find definite, clear answers to questions, and our corresponding discomfort with the unknown and the ambiguous. Not to mention, the circumstances surrounding these disappearances fuel our love of a good mystery. Here are some of the most enduring stories of mysterious disappearances (and presumed deaths) that still puzzle historians to this day.

20 Things That Scientists Are Surprisingly Still Unsure About

February 28, 2017 11:47 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 24077
Contrary to what many people think, science by definition doesn’t prove anything. In fact, the job of a scientist is to disprove the work of former scientists. This is how science as a whole progresses. By figuring out what doesn’t work, we can figure out what does. At any rate, there are some things that we just haven’t figured out yet. We may have a vague idea of what is going on, but the jury is still out. These are 20 things that scientists are surprisingly still unsure about

25 Things You Were Misinformed About in Elementary School

February 27, 2017 11:51 am  | Comments: 2 | Views: 21983
No, your teachers probably weren’t trying to pull the wool over your eyes. In some cases, science has advanced. For example, Pluto is no longer a planet. In other cases, your teachers were probably just misinformed. But no need to worry! We’re here to bring you up to speed. These are 25 things you were misinformed about back in your early school days.

10 Famous Quotes That Probably Weren’t Said by Who You Think

February 27, 2017 11:47 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 21965
We’ve all heard Albert Einstein’s famous line: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” As it turns out, insanity might be crediting that quote to Einstein over and over again. He never said it. Misattributions like this happen pretty often. One person misquotes someone, and all of a sudden, they become the original speaker. Or we just decide a quote sounds like something some historical and memorable figure would say. Here are 10 surprising examples are credited to people who never really said them.

From Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 15 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets

February 16, 2017 2:07 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 21769
Government and military secrets can range from terrifying to amusing to downright absurd, but most are nothing short of intriguing. From a secret U.S. Air Force project to build a supersonic flying saucer, to a now-famous World War II-era research program that produced the first atomic bombs, to a plan to train domesticated cats to spy on the Soviet Union, here are 15 declassified military and CIA secrets.

The Deadliest Natural Disasters in History

February 16, 2017 1:24 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 22379
Violent natural disasters have devastated humanity over the centuries, but because some of them struck long ago, scientists have been unable to estimate a death count. However, the 10 deadliest natural disasters for which historians can provide accurate death tolls for have killed an estimated total of 10 million people. Here are the 10 deadliest natural disasters, from fewest casualties to most, starting with an earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people in Syria.

25 Original Word Meanings That Will Surprise You

February 15, 2017 10:32 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 30957
It is hard to imagine that a word like “awful” once met something closer to “awesome” than “terrible,” but if you think about it and break it down, it kind of makes sense – awe/full or in other words “full of awe.” These are 25 original word meanings that will surprise you!

16 Weird Dog & Cat Behaviors Explained by Science

February 14, 2017 10:24 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 35534
What’s the science behind the weird behaviors of cats and dogs? Live Science looked into several mysteries, including why dogs eat poop and why cats stretch so much, to explain the possible evolutionary and biological reasons for each. Let’s take a leap into the wild brains of your adorable, and often baffling, four-legged housemates.