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A Big Slice Of Pi

A Big Slice Of Pi

Geometry. You either loved it, or you hated it with a burning passion. But regardless of whether or not that class was one of your weaker points in your public education, just about everyone remembers learning about a curious number named pi. While we rounded it up to the hundredth digit when entering it into the calculator, the number of digits that pi consists of is a never ending circle (pun intended) of confusion that mathematicians are still struggling to understand. Here is just a few facts we've come to found out about pi over the literal thousands of years...

How can you access an elusive WiFi login page?

How can you access an elusive WiFi login page?

e the scene. You have just arrived in a strange city in a distant land. You are stranded. You have your phone but of course, you have no credit. If you could just take a look at a map and figure out where your hotel is or use google translate to ask for directions you would be saved. Before you really panic you check the wifi options. To your amazement that airport/bus station/juice place, you are outside of actually has wifi and it isn’t locked. You quickly connect to this beautiful Wi-Fi and open a browser. You type in your...

The history of glass

The history of glass

Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians didn’t have the internet and most know that during the renaissance there were no mobile phones. We are all well aware that modern innovations happened relatively recently. However, when looking back at history it is difficult to imagine a world without some of the items that we use and take for granted today. Take glass as an example. Most of us never even think to imagine a world without glass. Yet there was a time when glass was invented and it changed the world. Let’s take a closer look at the history of glass.The...

New research shows a leap forward in identifying neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer

New research shows a leap forward in identifying neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer

New research may help scientists make huge strides in their fight against Alzheimer’s disease. This horrific condition is incurable and cannot be stopped at this time. The main cause of the disease is the loss of brain cells and neurons in the brain. This natural degeneration is what forces memory loss and the loss of cognitive functions. Researchers have not been able to tell which proteins or genes are expressed by certain neurons, even though they can figure out which neurons are the first to die. This is a critical piece of the puzzle because it's important to identify and...

Why Do The British Say “Autumn” Instead of “Fall”?

Why Do The British Say “Autumn” Instead of “Fall”?

While both British and Americans speak English as their native language, it is fair to say that often the languages are worlds apart. Soccer vs football, chips vs fries, jelly vs jello, trainers vs sneakers, etc, etc, etc. The list goes on and on. Sometimes the differences make sense and other times it just leaves us scratching our heads. Football makes a lot of sense as you kick a ball with your foot but the word soccer doesn’t really mean anything. What about autumn and fall?  Fall again clearly makes sense, the leaves fall during this time of year so...

The greatest emergency landing ever

The greatest emergency landing ever

We give pilots a lot of credit and rightly so. To successfully fly a plane requires incredible knowledge of the aircraft, weather, and incredible manual dexterity. Chesley Sullenberger famously landed a plane on the Hudson River and became a national hero when he successfully did it without injuring any passengers. This is just one example of an emergency landing that went right. While these people are heroes there are many attempts throughout history that were unsuccessful, highlighting the danger involved. Yet one emergency landing is surely more impressive than the rest. The story of the Cornfield Bomber is particularly incredible because...

Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

Do you always put on your new clothes without having washed them first? We do that, too. But after reading this story, we always put our clothes into the washing machine first. A wonderful feeling! Wearing new clothes the first time after you have bought them. The fabric looks beautiful and all colors are still clear. Nothing is less beautiful than old washed clothes. You expect that new clothing is wonderfully clean and there are few bacteria on it, just like when you are wearing second-hand clothing. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Research Under the direction of...

The longest place name in the world (and it is not in Wales)

The longest place name in the world (and it is not in Wales)

When people go traveling they often have a bucket list. Some people want to make it to the other side of the world, others want to climb the highest mountain, some want to see the most temples, others want to witness the greatest natural spectacles. For many, it is about extremes and superlatives. The highest, biggest, longest, strongest, widest, tallest, whatever it is, it is about seeing the best of the best. Well, for all you intrepid travelers we have one more adventure for you to add to your list. Have you ever been to the place with the longest...

She Met Her Clone In A Random Mall, And Then Found Out She Had Even More!

She Met Her Clone In A Random Mall, And Then Found Out She Had Even More!

When we think of exact lookalike, we often think of strange sci-fi movies about clones, robots, laboratory evils, and more. In reality, it happens. In a world of over 7 billion people, likely, you are not so unique. Someone out there looks just like you. These people are called doppelgangers or your living double. Of course, with over 7 billion people out there, it is equally unlikely that you will ever meet them. Unless you are Santana Gutierrez, who met her living double in the mall recently. Santana was having a day like any other, meeting friends in the mall,...

The powerful enzyme that may break the spell of aging

The powerful enzyme that may break the spell of aging

There are few things in life that are certain but one of them is getting old. Part of life is growing older. This is an incredible gift as it allows us to mature, to try new things, to have a family, to have grandkids, and to see new life in the generations that follow us. One of the sad parts of growing older though is that it often comes with increased illness and neurological issues. There is a wide range of conditions that you are likely to encounter as you get older. Alzheimer’s is one of the most famous but...

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