Posts in category Science Facts

When You’re Big Enough You Can Make Your Own Gramma...

How many of you have been forced to use the APA style for academic articles? If you have you know it can be a pain in the butt. What do capitalized letters matter when we are doing science?! It’s one of those boring necessities of writing. But if you are say, Wikipedia, or the New […]

Learn How to Spot Planets with the Naked Eye

There are five naked eye planets that you can learn to recognize in the night sky. These are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Unless you count the Earth. Learning to recognize them is quite easy for two reason. They all stand out from stars, they all shine brighter and flicker less. Also they each […]

Robots in workplace ‘could create double the jobs they de...

I’ve been saying this myself for years. One job is replaced by a robot, that requires a whole team to maintain. This means not only that the amount of jobs isn’t going to drastically decrease, but that the jobs that remain are more high end and better paid. Businesses save money replacing workers with robots, […]

Scientific Literacy Isn’t just Knowing Science Fact...

Carl Sagan quote body of knowledge science way of thinkning

  This post relates a lot to the above quote. When people think of scientific literacy it makes sense that they think it’s general scientific knowledge and understanding. But scientific literacy has to do with things that may be traced back to science, but isn’t technically scientific knowledge. Examples include; understanding how to use technology, […]

What Does Science Say About Detoxing?

What Does Science Say About Detoxing?

Ever heard of detoxing or cleansing diets? They are supposed to flush out ‘toxins’ from your body. Some even use them to try and pass drug tests. Unfortunately this all stems from fantasy. Flushing out poison that isn’t there in the first place with diets that don’t even have that effect. Yet many are convinced […]

Conserve Fuel While Driving Using Knowledge of Physics

Conserve Fuel While Driving Using Knowledge of Physics

EcoDriving, the art of driving a certain way in order to conserve fuel. It all comes down to an understanding of physics and how a car with a combustion engine works. Things like conservation of momentum, friction, aerodynamics, and thermodynamics are a few of the things at play here. In Sweden where I got my […]

The Deepest Hole Humans Have Ever Dug

You sometimes hear that we have gone further out into space than into the planet we live on. This is true! But just how far have dug? And how far do we still have to go to reach the center of the earth (where there surely are no dinosaurs).  

Is it possible to create black holes here on earth?

Brian Greene

Brian Greene answers this interesting question in this video made for World Science U. “We usually think of black holes as gargantuan objects in space, but there’s a long-shot possibility that the Large Hadron Collider might produce a tiny black hole here on earth. Brian Greene explains this possibility.” Check out more like this on […]

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Was Once Hit By a Meteor...

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Was Once Hit By a Meteoroid, Here’s What Happened

Scientists at NASA were puzzled on October 13, 2014 when the LRO sent back this distorted image. In a press release NASA states that the only explanation is that the LRO was hit by a meteoroid and that had shook the camera mid exposure. To verify this theory, the LRO team used a computer model that […]

If Two Pieces Of Metal Touch In Space They Stick Together...

  This doesn’t happen on Earth, because the oxygen in our atmosphere forms an extremely thin film of oxidized metal on every exposed surface. The oxidization layer acts as a barrier that conveniently prevents chunks of metal from sticking to other chunks of metal. In the vacuum of space, however, there is no oxidation layer. […]