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Monthly Archives: July 2011

How Far Have Our Radio Signals Traveled From Earth?

July 26, 2011 | 25

The expanding sphere of radio signals traveling outward from the earth is often portrayed in TV shows and Hollywood movies to be almost like a time machine. The further you get from earth, the further back you go in the history of radio and TV broadcasts.Read More

How To Make Your Life Easier With Life Hacks

July 22, 2011 | 1

Today we’re going to share some ingenious life hacks below in infographic format. Everything from how to hang your clothes, to getting an ice cold drink in under 3 minutes. Everyone could use a little less stress in their lives, right? Start doing it today with life hacks.Read More

Why Do Fingers Wrinkle Or ‘Prune’ In Water?

July 21, 2011 |

When exposed to water for an extended period of time, our toes and fingers will wrinkle or ‘prune’ up. A short while out of the water and they’re back to normal again. Today we’re going to explore why this happens.Read More

Do Other Animals Use Social Networking?

July 16, 2011 |

The popularity and huge success of social networking sites has clearly illustrated the importance of networking for humans. However for some animals, keeping informed about others of their kind is even more important.Read More

Why Are Carbonated Beverages Called “Soft Drinks”?

July 14, 2011 |

A soft drink (also referred to as soda, coke, pop, soda pop, or fizzy drink) is a non-alcoholic beverage that usually contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a flavoring agent. Where did the word ‘soft drink’ come from? Today we find out…Read More

How Does Sunscreen Work?

July 11, 2011 |

Sunscreen (also known as sunblock, sun lotion, or sun cream) is a must for anyone who is going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time. Today we explore the science behind sunscreen and clear up some common misconceptions about how it actually works.Read More

Which Country Owns Antarctica?

July 8, 2011 | 6

Antarctica is huge. The continent that surrounds the south pole comprises nearly 10% of the earth’s total landmass. It’s also extremely cold. The annual average temperature is -50°C and 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least a mile thick. Does any country actually own it?Read More

How Do Subliminal Messages Work?

July 6, 2011 |

Subliminal messages or ‘subliminal stimuli’ are well known in popular culture for its power to influence people or evoke an emotional response without an individual being aware or conscious of the stimulus. Today we’re going to explore what subliminal messages are and if they really work.Read More

The Top 10 Deadliest Plants

July 2, 2011 | 8

Many plants use highly poisonous toxins for self defense and others are even carnivorous (meat eating). The extreme diversity of plant life on earth gives us a wide range of interesting – and deadly – plants. Let’s explore the top 10 deadliest.Read More

What Is The Loudest Animal In The World?

July 1, 2011 | 1

Animals use sounds and noises in nature for a wide variety of reasons. Uses range from mating calls to self defense and even using sound to hunt with. But which animal makes the loudest sound?Read More