Categories for Science & History

Famous Black & White Historical Photographs Brought To Life With Color

March 20, 2017 1:09 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 23853
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: 43048
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: 23818
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: 22447
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: 20826
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: 20915
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: 20729
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: 21533
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: 29576
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: 33288
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.

10 Inventions Discovered (Thankfully) by Accident

February 7, 2017 2:07 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 23912
We tend to hold inventors in high esteem, but often their discoveries were the result of an accident or twist of fate. This is true of many everyday items, including the following surprise inventions. From popsicles to Post-It Notes, and from the microwave oven to Penicillin, in this article we’ll take a look at 10 unintentional discoveries or inventions that changed the world for the better.

10 Common Myths About the Brain that Just Aren’t True

February 4, 2017 5:57 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 34424
We know the the brain is one of the most amazing and important organs in the human body, yet we surprisingly know very little about it. Even after thousands of years of studying and treating every aspect of the brain, there are still many facets of it that remain mysterious. And because the brain is so complex, we tend to simplify information about how it works in order to make it more understandable. Both our lack of understanding and our tendency to oversimplify the unknown have resulted in the development of many common myths about the brain. Here are 10 of the most common brain myths — and the surprising science to counter them.