Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) the morning of September 11, 2001. “Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the people there, and everywhere else,” said Station Commander Frank Culbertson of Expedition 3, after the terrorists’ attacks.
In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers.
Previous “Random Facts” There are two credit cards for every person in the United States. There is a town in Newfoundland, Canada called Dildo. There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses. Thomas Edison, lightbulb inventor, was afraid of the dark. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. To escape the […]
(NaturalNews) Chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity account for nearly 65 percent of all deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. Over the course of modern human history, forward thinking scientists have known that a diet largely consisting of plants, fruits, nuts and seeds promote optimal health, and when coupled with a […]
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by: Ethan Evers (NaturalNews) As few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans. Importantly, this is the […]
31 October 2012 James Mitchell Crow Nitrogen will form an unusual cage-like structure when subjected to high pressures, an international team of researchers has calculated. The structure, if confirmed by experimental studies, would be the first stable cage-like material in an element heavier than carbon. What’s more, it would be amongst the most energy-dense materials […]
by Elizabeth Renter, No one wants a yellow smile, but if you’ve paid attention over the last several years, smiles have gotten whiter and whiter. It’s not completely unusual these days to see a celebrity, newscaster, or other person overly-concerned with their appearance, to have teeth so white it’s completely distracting. While you may want […]
by Elizabeth Renter, Stroke sufferers are getting younger, say researchers, and this is a serious concern. According to a study published in Neurology, the average age of a stroke sufferer fell from 71 in 1993-1994 to 69 in 2005. The scientists are offering several possible causes, each of which make sense and each are highly preventable. Bottom […]
First 20 amazing cloud formations can be found HERE Another 20 amazing cloud formations are HERE Arcus layers, Australia Photo: ~Bootscrub Fallstreak hole, Linz, Austria Photo: H. Raab Lenticular UFO, Kananaskis Country, Alberta Photo: sabertasche2 Wave clouds, Tadrart region, Algeria Photo: Wikimedia Commons Shelf cloud, Kearney, NE Photo: NebraskaSC Wall cloud, South Dakota Photo: Michael Carlson – Photography Cirrocumulus cloud, Chilbridge, […]