Technology

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 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 9 Facts About the 20th Century Space Race

Following the close of the Second World War, the most destructive collection of years we’ve ever undergone as a species, humankind decided to bond their efforts in order to achieve one higher goal. This goal was of course to get a manned aircraft out of the limits of the Earths, [...]

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Top 10 Secret Nuclear Testing Sites

Since the dawn of nuclear weapons, in the mid 20th century, countries have been racing to test out their capabilities. The main “superpowers” such as the USA, UK and Russia all stopped testing in the 1990s after the end of the Cold War and signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in [...]

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Top 10 Awe Inspiring NASA Photos

The universe has long captivated human imagination, but it wasn’t until actual images were being made that space travel became a reality in human perception. What follows is a list containing 10 of NASA’s most groundbreaking pictures that stand as testaments to our interstellar achievements and aspirations.   10. Earthrise, [...]

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Top 10 Celebrities Who Have Had Close Encounters With Aliens

Do you believe in life on other planets? If you do , you’re far from alone – a survey last year revealed that 36% of Americans believed in aliens. That’s 80 million people! 10% of respondents even think they have seen a UFO themselves. Whether that’s the influence of realistic-looking [...]

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Top 10 Futuristic Predictions That Materialized in 2012

Just as we can sit and discuss the nature of the future that may await us and our planet, it’s very likely that generations previous to us have done the same. Whilst many of these predictions have likely come and gone, many may be yet to arrive whereas some may [...]

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Top Ten Odd Things to See at the Smithsonian

An afternoon at the museum may not sound like the most fun family activity ever, but when the museum is the Smithsonian, you know that even the most persnickety of your family members is going to have fun exploring for hours among the expansive collections of this multi-building museum. The [...]

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