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Fake Science 101: 11 Brilliantly Inaccurate Scientific Explanations

A few years back we wrote about a hilarious blog called Fake Science, which deals in intentional pseudo-science. Now, the creator of that blog is unleashing Fake Science 101, a 272-page textbook for the fake-fact-loving science nerd in all of us. I had a chance to read the book. It’s really funny and packed with [...]

Complicated Concepts Explained Using Kitchen Items

1. THE BIG BANG THEORY explained by a muffin Illustrations by Ana Benaroya IN THE CLASSROOM Around 13.7 billion years ago, not a single element of the entire known universe existed. There was no space, no matter, no time, no wonderful magazine for knowledge junkies. Then, for an unknown reason, an infinitesimally small point called a singularity started [...]

7 Other Famous Abbeys in England

The most famous abbey in England right now is not actually an abbey at all — it’s a castle. Highclere Castle is the stand-in for Downton Abbey, the eponymous location of the mega-popular British series about an upstairs-downstairs household in the early 1900s. While Downton might be the only abbey about which people in the [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Isaac Newton

Happy Birthday to Isaac Newton (sort of… skip to #5 for the scoop on that)! Although he’s been a household name since his time, there’s more to Isaac than meets the apple. Here are 10 facts you may not have known about Newton. 1. He really did not like his stepfather. Newton was an avid list [...]