Feeling curious today? How about diving into some new brain science & study? Anyone interested in the beauty of the human mind will enjoy this WSJ article from last month http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304410204579139423079198270
September 17, 2013: Scientists are making some strides in understanding our genetic makeup — and just how diverse, evolving and fickle that can be. Check out this NYT article on the new science around DNA. All those years of marveling at how complex people can be from a simple DNA structure may not be all […]
Each year, the moon moves 3.82 centimeters farther from Earth.
The average lightning bolt carries enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for two months.
Twelve percent of people dream only in black and white.
At 54 million pounds, the Statue of Liberty is the heaviest sculpture in the world.
Light travels 186,000 miles per second. The average diameter of Earth’s orbit is 186 million miles. So, on average, sunlight reaches us in a neat 500 seconds.
Men are struck by lightning four times as often as women.
If Earth were the size of a tennis ball, the sun would be 249 feet away.
One of the best learning experiences I’ve had in 7.5 minutes — both for its rundown of history and in the idea that we can frame difficult scientific quandaries in basic ways and still come to some understanding. These men just happened to come to magnificent understandings. Mythbuster’s Adam Savage leads this wonderful Ted-Ed talk…. It reminds […]