Why Everyone Else on the Road Drives Like a Fool, but Not You

Why Everyone Else on the Road Drives Like a Fool, but Not You

You witness a person you swerve abruptly, hit the brakes out of nowhere, drive down a one-way the wrong direction, or perform...

Why Do Knuckles Crack?

Why Do Knuckles Crack?

For some, cracking their knuckles is a daily routine. Others can't stand the sound of it. Regardless of which camp you fall into, there has always been...

Why is a Martian Sunset Blue?

Why is a Martian Sunset Blue?

The good folks over at NASA recently released a new Vine from the red planet. Back in November, 2010, scientists instructed the Opportunity rover to focus...

The Trails of Comet Tails

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...

Ancient Light from the Sun

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 us instantaneously,...

The Cosmic Origin of Aurora

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 sky high...