Science & History

A ROUNDUP OF INTERVIEWS, DEEP DIVES, & TRIVIA

5 Great Scientists Who Believed Wildly Unscientific Things

Plenty of brilliant people have done crazy things in the service of the scientific method. What's harder to figure out are the famously brilliant scientists who went above and beyond to proudly wave two middle fingers in the face of reason.

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The 5 Most Impossible Sniper Shots Ever Made

Shooting from such a long range incurs a wide array of difficulties, leading to situations where making a successful shot is, by all logic and reason, impossible. It is in these situations where the best snipers sniff, wipe the sweat from their eyes and make the shot anyway.

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5 Species You Won't Believe Are Related

Imagine you're an animal, attending your evolutionary family reunion. You might be surprised to find out how remarkably similar it is to your last family reunion: You spend the day trying to avoid 'that guy' that no one wants to admit you're related to, while the rest of your relatives randomly eat each other. This article is for the 'that guys.'

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5 Terrifying Killers (That Turned Out to be Mass Panics)

Humans are hard-wired to function in groups. But it's a double-edged sword -- it takes a lot of us to build a city, but as anyone who has ever witnessed a riot can attest, people's ability to act like idiots also multiplies in crowds. And this phenomenon can manifest itself in really weird and even fatal ways.

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