How A Fidget Spinner Behaves On The ISS

Fidget spinners have been a craze sweeping the world for a few months now, and it seems that even astronauts aren’t immune to their dizzying charms. Watch Mark T. Vande Hei, Joseph Acaba, Randy Bresnik, and Paolo Nespoli play with NASA-brand fidget spinners (yes, they exist) in the weightlessness of the ISS while pondering how […]

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Google’s New Space Maps

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the Solar System, Google has got you covered. They’ve just released an awesome new set of maps that lets you zoom in on a variety of planets, dwarf planets, and moons. Discover more: Google’s New Space Maps

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Genetic Analysis Of Ancient Easter Islander’s DNA

Three years ago, a genetic study of the people of Easter Island reported that they had acquired distinctively South American DNA. Although the majority of their heritage was Polynesian, the research indicated some interaction with the peoples of the neighboring continent before Europeans arrived. Science, however, is always evolving, and new research found an absence […]

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30,000-Year-Old Faces Of Some Of The First Children In Europe

The latest masterpiece comes courtesy of a collaboration between Visual Science – an international scientific visualization studio – and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, who have gloriously recreated the faces of some of the first human children to exist in Europe. Watch this: 30,000-Year-Old Faces Of Some Of The […]

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Psychopath

According to thousands of Buzzfeed quizzes, your music taste can say a lot about you. From the songs you choose, these quizzes can tell which Harry Potter house you belong to or what era of Kylie Minogue your fashion sense is. Of course, it’s all nonsense. However according to a new – more scientific – […]

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The World’s Shortest IQ Test

The Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) has been hailed as the world’s shortest IQ test. Apparently, it only takes three questions to separate the Einsteins from the Homer Simpsons of this world. Can you pass this IQ test? The World’s Shortest IQ Test

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The Case of the Disembodied Feet

Since 2007, on 13 different occasions, human feet have washed up on the British Columbia shoreline. The most recent foot was discovered near Port Renfrew last year. Discover more: The Case of the Disembodied Feet

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Le Loyon

Every day for the past decade, an unknown person has been patrolling the forests of Switzerland. Without fail, this person walks an identical route through the forests and mountain trails has evolved into something of local folklore, usually spoken in whispers and stifled giggling. All this changed when a reported photo of this individual was […]

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Jo Girardelli

Often seen at circuses and in other performances, the ability to breathe fire is a crowd pleaser. A rarer spectacle, however, is the alleged ability to ingest sizzling hot objects without any harm. Few have practiced this art throughout time, but one particular practitioner displayed this art so well that she became known as the […]

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The 6 Most Mysterious Unsolved Murders of All Time

These killings were brutal, almost unimaginable in their depravity. The crimes horrified communities and stumped police — leaving questions that lingered for decades afterward, as years passed without an arrest or even a credible suspect. Here’s the list: The 6 Most Mysterious Unsolved Murders of All Time

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