Science & Health

Top 10 Most Interesting Languages

There are thousands of languages in the world – the exact number is unknown, but estimates are between 6,000 and 7,000. They range from those spoken by billions (like English and Spanish) to those spoken by just a handful. It’s almost impossible to pick just a few as particularly interesting, [...]

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Top 10 Failed Products

Every now and then, a product comes along that makes you think “Yes!!! This is the things that has been missing from my life up till this point!” And it truly does change your life (the internet and the George Foreman grill are the two that spring to my mind). [...]

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Top 10 Weirdest Experiments with Nature

There can be no doubt that the discovery of DNA and the mapping of the genome are remarkable medical breakthroughs. With such information about how genetics works, we can trace the path of genetic diseases, and predict where they might occur. We can work on cures for these diseases and [...]

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Top 10 Ideas That Everyone Used to Believe

Nowadays, with our speedy communications and the whole of human knowledge at the press of a button, it’s tempting to think that we have the monopoly on ideas. That everything we believe is infallible and it’s only people in the past that had these crazy theories. But let’s not get [...]

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Top 10 Brands That Have Made It To Every Corner of the World

Travel is great for broadening the mind, isn’t it? Seeing different cultures, experiencing different foods, knowing that you’re miles away from the nearest McDonalds. Or maybe not – global expansion of certain brands has been so successful that you can be thousands of miles away from America and still be [...]

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Top 10 Most Important Medical Discoveries

Medicine is an ever-evolving field. New breakthroughs are being made all the time, but there are some discoveries that will always stand out as changing human thinking forever. Thanks to medicine, diseases have been eradicated, babies have been created and illnesses that used to be serious are now relatively mild. [...]

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Top 10 Most Notable Witch Trials

Though having mutated into a term with a wholly metaphorical meaning today, ‘Witch Hunt’ has origins both un-ancient and un-settling. Surfacing in centuries passed as a name for those accused of the ability of harnessing certain dark magic or unholy powers*, Witch is a word still which has survived in [...]

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Top 10 Most Destructive Global Conflicts

Over the course of planet Earths history, it has played host to some particularly monumental conflicts. While the nature of all life itself is one that provokes a ‘survival of the fittest’ ethos in order to ensure longevity and prosperity, it is undeniable that human beings are the species responsible [...]

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Top 10 Nuclear / Radioactive Accidents

Nuclear power is often billed as the cleaner, more productive future of energy. In theory this claim holds true. However, the human dynamic dictates that accidents will happen. Since the generation of nuclear energy produces waste that can affect human populations and natural environments for centuries, this is a scary [...]

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Top 10 Most Deadly Creatures

The world is awash with very real dangers which act to threaten the lives of the human populous on a day to day basis. Putting our fellow man to one side for just a second, we’re likely to unearth an uncomprehending array of creatures with the capacity, as well as [...]

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