Was the planet ever as hot as it is today, when every month the globe seems to be breaking one high-temperature record after another?
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If you look around space, you'll notice a lot of things — the planets, stars, moons, even the galaxy itself — have one thing in common: they're spinning. So, is the universe spinning, too?
Albert Einstein was famous for many things, but his greatest brainchild is the theory of relativity. It forever changed our understanding of space and time.
Some people can sit outside all summer long and not suffer from mosquito bites. Others turn into an itchy mess despite bathing in DEET and never leaving the purple glow of the bug zapper. What gives?
It can be a freeing feeling to shuck off your shoes and walk outside barefoot...until you get a splinter.
Could a seemingly innocent sound like someone chewing potato chips shoot up your heart rate and send your brain into a frenzy as if you were caught in a life-and-death situation?
How did the Maya, Aztec and other Mesoamerican cultures play the ballgame? And did they really sacrifice the game's players?