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How small is “microscopic”? And what is smaller than that?

October 5, 2019

You’ve definitely heard the word “microscopic” over and over in your life. “Those sand grains are microscopic”, “scratches…
Did you know what corn flakes were invented for? Boy, did that fail

October 4, 2019

Corn flakes is definitely one of the most popular breakfast meals in the world. As far as cereals…
How funny-looking war hammers replaced powerful swords? It was just a better weapon

July 20, 2019

Sword is a symbol of Middle Ages. However, later in the period something less scary replaced these cold…
Probably the worst handgun ever made – what made Nambu Type 94 so terrible?

May 24, 2019

There have been many poorly designed weapons, but none of them reached production levels of the Nambu Type…
It’s not stupid, if it works – why percussive maintenance is a legit repair method?

March 29, 2019

Percussive maintenance might sound like a fancy technical term, but you are probably an expert in this field.…
7 interesting facts about snow – what it is, what’s its colour and how warm are igloos?

December 22, 2018

Up here in the Northern hemisphere some of us are currently enjoying a nice white winter. And it…
Why ace of spades is so ornate and other aces are not?

October 26, 2018

Playing cards are incredibly popular. They are part of the culture that is enjoyed across the entire world.…
Bony-eared assfish – who thought of this name? How come this is an official name of the species?

October 19, 2018

Bony-eared assfish – that is not a beginning of an article you probably expected to see, but it…
Hole in ISS plugged with a thumb – was astronaut risking getting sucked out into the space?

September 3, 2018

Last week an unusual event took place in International Space Station. Crew noticed that the pressure is dropping,…
An old movie myth – does a knocked out person remain unconscious for hours?

August 30, 2018

So here‘s a thing – movies don‘t have to be very accurate. That is why we like them…
How can a heavy iron anvil float on liquid mercury? (Video)

May 31, 2018

Turn on your imagination and answer – what would happen if you would threw a 50 kg anvil…
What Really Happened to that Melted NASA Camera?

May 26, 2018

NASA’s “melted camera” has become a social media thing. As with many photos that spread like wildfire on…
What would a camera see passing through an airport X-Ray machine? (Video)

August 13, 2017

One part of travelling by plane is always very annoying and sometimes quite stressful – security check. Of…
Is there a way to make a fidget spinner spin forever? What if we took it to space?

August 2, 2017

Fidget spinners are everywhere but it is not the first time a spinning toy took over the world.…
Santa vs. superheroes

December 14, 2016

He doesn’t fight crime, wear tights or hang out in a Batcave, but Kris Kringle has superpowers that…
Right-clawed crustaceans are typically more attractive

June 4, 2016

Different species select mates for themselves differently. Imagine, if one of the factors was with which hand you…
NRL-Developed Micro-UAV Named POPULAR SCIENCE ‘Best of What’s New ‘

December 20, 2015

The small glider Close-in Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft (CICADA) developed by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) aerospace engineers,…
‘Star Wars’ Science: The Lightsaber’s Energy Crisis

December 16, 2015

Darth Vader stands opposite Luke Skywalker. His red lightsaber is tethered to an oversize backpack with a battery…
‘Star Wars’ Science: Risk Analysis Gone Wrong

December 16, 2015

Engineers behind the Death Star infamously slapped a series of “thermal exhaust ports” — glorified holes — across…
Why chocolate in chocolate fountains pulls inwards?

November 26, 2015

There are many important questions that science needs to answer. Like how to cure cancer? What is the…
Are Vampire Bats Nature’s Misunderstood Monsters?

October 30, 2015

Werewolves, ghosts, and vampires—with the days getting shorter and colder, and Halloween fast approaching, our imaginations turn to…
Singing calms baby longer than talking

October 30, 2015

In a new study from the University of Montreal, infants remained calm twice as long when listening to…
Electric eel: most remarkable predator in animal kingdom

October 30, 2015

The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom. That is…
What is the Black Hole Information Paradox?

October 29, 2015

Have you heard that black holes destroy any information that goes into them? Why is this such a…
Research uncovers ‘horizon glow’ mystery of the moon

October 27, 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have uncovered answers to a mystery that has puzzled scientists for…
Patented technology for writing on the surface of… the Moon

October 25, 2015

Most of us do not have any real chance of going into space. But what about getting your…
Researchers Catch Comet Lovejoy Giving Away Alcohol

October 24, 2015

Comet Lovejoy lived up to its name by releasing large amounts of alcohol as well as a type…
Will Minds Appear in the Cosmos?

October 23, 2015

One of the interesting consequences of quantum theory is that particles can randomly appear in the cosmos, and…
Is the Universe Perfect for Life?

October 22, 2015

Doesn’t it feel like the Universe is perfectly tuned for life? Actually, it’s a horrible hostile place, delivering…
What’s Orbiting KIC 8462852 – Shattered Comet or Alien Megastructure?

October 20, 2015

“Bizarre.” “Interesting.” “Giant transit”.  That were the reactions of Planet Hunters project volunteers when they got their first look at…
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