Why Proving You’re A Human Should Make You Proud
Anyone who has filled out an online form has surely encountered a CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Test for Telling Computers... read more
The Trails of Comet Tails
The most notable part of any comet is its tail. Capable of stretching thousands or even millions of miles into space, the tail looks as if it follows behind... read more
If there are more than two people riding in a car, it almost inevitable that a nice, calm walk toward the vehicle will turn into a running riot as one... read more
Ancient Light from the Sun
Light, the fastest thing in the universe, still can only travel so fast—180,000 miles per second. While light from the sun feels like it reaches... read more
The Cosmic Origin of Aurora
If you are fortunate to live close enough to the Earth’s poles then you may have seen the aurorae, colored waves of lights that move through the... read more
Do Toilets Flush the Opposite Way in the Southern Hemisphere?
Our planet is capable of producing some massive storm systems, one of which is hurricanes. We learn early on that in the Northern... read more
The Boundary Effect
Have you ever said to yourself that you need to grab something in another room, only to reach that room and completely forget what you went in there for?... read more
Why Are Lasers Shooting Out of Telescopes?
Videos and photographs of telescopes and telescope arrays can be gorgeous, showcasing these incredible man-made objects against a clear night sky. In some... read more