The Top 10 Causes Of Death In 1900 And 2010

March 12, 2014

10 Causes Of Death 1900 2010

While technological and scientific innovations have greatly reduced the incidence of preventable, accidental and sanitation-based deaths, heart disease and cancer-related deaths have increased. Many link both to changing lifestyle choices and diets.

Can People Drink Too Much Water?

March 7, 2014

Is water intoxication an actual issue of scientific concern? Watch and find out.

An Animated Retelling Of The World’s First Intentional LSD Trip

March 5, 2014

In 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann became the first person in the world to intentionally try LSD. It makes sense, too. Hofmann, after all, was the man who has synthesized the lysergic acid diethylmide compound.

3D Printers, The Future Of Food

March 1, 2014
3D Printers Shapes

Source: 3D Systems

Over the last few years, 3D printing has opened up a whole world of possibilities that even the most ingenious inventors of yore could only ever dream of. Up until now, food production has eluded 3D printers, but that’s about to change.

3D Printers Sugar Lab

Source: 3D Systems

Multi-dimension printing pioneers 3D Systems debuted their latest brainchild this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Known for their unique 3D creations, they’ve cracked the printing code and have broken all baking rules with their machine that actually prints sugar shapes and chocolate. Their 3D food printers come in two models; the ChefJet, which makes monochromatic treats, and ChefJet Pro, allowing more seasoned confectioners to print in color and even mix and match a variety of flavors.

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Ireland’s Visually Stunning Giant’s Causeway

February 25, 2014

Resting against the coast of Northern Ireland’s County Antrim is a grove of 40,000 stone pillars known as the Giant’s Causeway. What’s most remarkable about the feature is the regularity of the stone columns, which seem to have organized themselves into neat, hexagonal blocks that huddle together as if they were cells in a honeycomb.

The columns are so regular that it was difficult for the area’s residents to imagine that the feature was anything but an artifact of some massive building project. Before people had a modern understanding of geologic processes and how they work to shape the land, it was easy to assume that anything pattern this regular must have been the work of some higher intelligence.

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Enceladus, Saturn’s Mysterious Moon

February 22, 2014

Enceladus Saturn Moon

Discovered in 1789, beneath Enceladus’ icy exterior is a wealth of liquid water. While relatively meager in size (its diameter is only 310 miles long), Enceladus is one of two outer solar system bodies with confirmed liquid water, and is therefore one of the best places for scientists to search for extraterrestrial life.