Science & Scientists
azw3 |eng | 2012-09-05 | Author:Marc Abrahams [Abrahams, Marc]

Turn to page 16 of his patent, and you will see him answer the question, ‘And why?’ Parker quotes a 1999 complaint, waged by The Economist magazine, that publishing ‘has ...
( Category: Experiments & Projects August 1,2020 )
epub, azw3 |eng | 2016-08-30 | Author:Loren Eiseley [Eiseley, Loren]

FIVE How Human Is Man? Be not under any Brutal Metempsychosis while thou livest and walkest about erectly under the scheme of Man. —SIR THOMAS BROWNE OVER A HUNDRED years ...
( Category: Organic January 18,2020 )
epub |eng | 2016-10-24 | Author:Helen Keen

To create one–you just need a scaled-up, really tall human, right? Easy! Well, no. The ‘scaling up’ bit is exactly where we run into difficulties in the real world, thanks ...
( Category: Trivia March 13,2017 )
epub |eng | 2016-04-29 | Author:Ariel Waldman [Ariel Waldman]

FOOD PLAY All astronauts play with their food. Why use your hands when you can catch floating snacks with your mouth? Some foods are a bit tricky though, as astronaut ...
( Category: Astrophysics & Space Science April 30,2016 )
epub, mobi |eng | 2013-04-16 | Author:Scientist, New [Scientist, New]

Light bite Aero, a famous brand of chocolate bar, contains bubbles in a chocolate matrix. The bubbles are evenly sized and distributed throughout the whole bar. How do the manufacturers ...
( Category: Trivia January 20,2016 )
epub |eng | 2009-12-21 | Author:Chad Orzel [ORZEL, CHAD]

“So how do I tunnel through the fence?” “Well, you could eat fewer treats, and get skinny enough to pass between the bars like the bunnies do.” “I don’t like ...
( Category: Quantum Theory June 12,2015 )
epub |eng | 2012-04-01 | Author:Phil Edwards [Edwards, Phil]

Used in the best adult signs, neon proves that even a gas can be very, very slimy. Argon: Surprisingly present in our atmosphere, argon is also used in imitation neon ...
( Category: Humor April 2,2015 )
epub, azw3 |eng | 2014-09-02 | Author:Randall Munroe [Munroe, Randall]

To act as a parachute, a balloon filled with air—rather than helium—would have to be 10 to 20 meters across, far too big to be inflated with portable tanks. A ...
( Category: Trivia February 5,2015 )
epub, mobi |eng | 2011-03-20 | Author:Boese, Alex [Boese, Alex]

2. SEX Heart Rate During Intercourse In 1927 doctors Ernst Boas and Ernst Goldschmidt invented the cardiotachometer. This medical instrument allowed physicians to do something never before possible—measure the heart ...
( Category: Science & Scientists January 28,2015 )
epub |eng | 2007-12-18 | Author:John D. Barrow [Barrow, John D.]

Fig 8.3 Three possible futures for an oscillating universe: (a) An oscillating universe of many equal cycles. (b) The size of the expansion maximum should grow as the oscillations continue ...
( Category: Metaphysics January 23,2015 )
epub, mobi |eng | 2012-07-12 | Author:Ben Miller [Miller, Ben]

I once met Francis Crick, one of the two men who famously figured out the structure and function of DNA. I was a graduate student at the Cavendish, and Rachel ...
( Category: Essays January 18,2015 )
mobi | | | Author:Randall Munroe

( Category: Trivia January 6,2015 )
epub |eng | 2014-11-03 | Author:Amram, Megan

( Category: Parodies December 27,2014 )
epub, mobi |eng | 2007-06-01 | Author:New Scientist [Scientist, New]

Beer is ‘raw’ immediately after fermentation, and any harsh sugars that are present, such as the Belgian candy used in some beers, burn the nose, while the hops taste like ...
( Category: Trivia October 1,2014 )
epub, azw3, mobi |eng | 2014-07-22 | Author:Randall Munroe

To act as a parachute, a balloon filled with air—rather than helium—would have to be 10 to 20 meters across, far too big to be inflated with portable tanks. A ...
( Category: Humor September 4,2014 )