A Life Spent Wondering

The Deceiving Color of Veins

The Deceiving Color of Veins

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world, but surely we can rely on our senses to accurately tell us about our own body, right? Not a day goes by that my veins don't look blue, but they actually aren't. Why? read more

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The Higgs Boson

The Higgs Boson

On July 4th as America celebrated its 236th birthday, people came together for a conference in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss important data regarding one of the biggest mysteries in the universe. For the past few years, two groups at the Large Hadron Collider - ATLAS and CMS - have been on the hunt for an elusive particle linked to a field that is responsible for giving mass to other particles in the universe. read more

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Blue Skies and Orange Sunsets

Blue Skies and Orange Sunsets

I once heard that the sky is blue because it reflects the ocean and the ocean is blue because it reflects the sky. It's not a very satisfying answer. How would a system like that even start? Thankfully humans have the ability to reason and decades of science has culminated into an answer that is not only logical, but elegantly simple. read more

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How is the Percent Chance of Rain Calculated?

How is the Percent Chance of Rain Calculated?

Whenever you see a weather report with rain (or snow) in the forecast, it gives the chance of precipitation. How do they get that number, exactly? read more

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What Causes a Lunar Eclipse?

What Causes a Lunar Eclipse?

Space is full of wonders, ranging from activity in our own solar system to phenomena found 13-billion light-years from Earth. A lunar eclipse is one of these astronomical marvels that comes around only once in a full moon. Not only do we get a front row seat on Earth for the event, but our planet is the main reason it happens at all. read more

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Order of Lettering Does Matter, Actually

Order of Lettering Does Matter, Actually

A while back there was a popular paragraph floating around the internet where most words were scrambled and yet the paragraph it was still readable as if it were spelled correctly. It sounds odd, but it is true and it does work. If you have not seen this before, you can read the paragraph below to see what it is about. read more

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