Browsing: Science

Just about everyone dreams of having that golden bronze glow, the light kiss from the summer sun. But in recent years, there have been more and more concerns about the effects of sun on the largest organ of the body, the skin. Aside from looking dry and leathery when we’re old, skin cancer is a…

Plants sure are nice and pretty, right? Their leafy goodness adds to the ambiance of most any room. Of course, if you pick the wrong one, the only ambiance you’ll experience will be that of a fiery, unforgiving Hellscape. Because many plants are just plain not nice. In fact, some of them are just plain nasty.

Celebrities like to project a sanitized image and so we often don’t realize that they suffer from problems that many of us common folk face. And, although they have the money and connections to get the best medical treatment possible, they still sometimes struggle to get a proper diagnosis or treatment. The reason for this…

With around 8.7 million animal species gracing our planet, it’s no wonder that we have some facts about animals totally wrong. Some animals and their behavior remain mysterious to scientists and it’s only through long term research and observation that they’ve been able to bust a number of animal myths. Here’s a list of well-known…

Though Boeing is now synonymous with aeroplanes and jet travel, back in the 1950’s the company was haemorrhaging money like they’d been stabbed by King Midas. The only money the company was making was due to their many military contract. However, they thought they could change their fortunes with the Boeing 707. All they had…

Everyone’s seen a bat before. They’re basically the slightly less feathery and way more furry birds of the night, flapping their way around the place until they find a nice big hairdo to get stuck in, the owner of which they’ll probably infect with rabies. Even if it’s not about to turn into a hungry…

When naming a band, some people take the easy way out, naming it after themselves or a combination of influences.  But others, they go into the depths of the medical encyclopedia in order to find the rarest and most ominous diseases known to man.  Unfortunately, obscure diseases usually lead to obscure musical acts. 10. Cataract…

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Though Drosera capensis, sounds like it could have been ripped straight from the Game of Thrones universe, it’s actually a plant that exists within our own universe. However, what it does is so alien and terrifying this entry should technically leap out of the screen in an attempt to impregnate your face. Normally referred to…

Pet ownership is a gigantic responsibility that requires a lot of hard work and dedication which, frankly, not everyone is mature enough to handle. Choosing what type of pet to get, on the other hand, is easier than grade school algebra and your sister combined because it usually comes down to either a dog or…

It seems a bit backward to think of there being a top ten sinkholes. These things are, at the end of the day, all about bottoms. Dragging whatever they can swallow down to nightmarish fates. So read on if you want to see just how flamboyantly the Earth can kill you without warning and also…

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