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Ooparts: Ancient Nanostructures in Ural Mountains

The Ural Mountains are home to an interesting set of artifacts that appear to suggest humans (or something else) had a very sophisticated level of technology thousands of years ago. Although Ooparts tend to be quite controversial, their existence cannot be denied. Is there an explanation that fits within our currently accepted narrative of ancient-history? Read More →

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Zombie Apocalypse: How The World Would Respond to a Zombie Outbreak

The role of the zombie apocalypse in the demise of civilization has been a staple in pop culture for decades. It’s the common theme among almost all of the movies & television shows that feature the undead creatures. Whether it’s caused by a virus, bacteria, or something more alien it seems clear that the writers have always assumed that once the dead begin to walk, it’s the end of civilization as we know it. But is that really how it would go down? Read More →

How an Ancient Greek Calculated the Earth’s Circumference

All the way back in 240BC, a Greek mathematician named Eratosthenes calculated the Earth’s circumference using nothing but a stick in the ground. How did he do it? Check out the video below from Business Insider for the answer.

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The Most Walkable Cities in the US

It’s Great to Live in a Pedestrian-Friendly Town

If you live in a city or town where wide sidewalks and pedestrian pathways are abundant, then you already know how amazing it can be.

Along with less automobile pollution and a generally healthier population, walkable cities tend to have more commerce and higher property values. This type of atmosphere gives rise to more preserved areas such as parks and other open spaces which facilitate a sense of community among the residents. The anonymity and detachment that comes with being in the confines of a vehicle is one of the main contributors to road rage so getting people out of their cars on on their feet is a bonus; when was the last time you heard of walk rage? If you’re traveling near one of these cities, make a point to visit and if you live in one, consider yourself lucky. Read More →