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In Case There Was Still Any Doubt, Here's the Top Ten Reasons We Know the Earth Is Round

At this point it's hard to find a skeptic who would raise an eyebrow at the notion that our planet is round. But every family has that one uncle or cousin who's so caught up in conspiracy theories they'll question anything. And if you happen to find yourself in a tedious argument defending the spherical nature of the Earth, Minute Physics has put together a useful top ten list of irrefutable facts proving our home is indeed round. Read More >>

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Will We Ever Be Able to Predict Everything?

As super computers get more and more super, you'd think that eventually we'd be able to calculate the position and interactions of every atom in the universe and be able to accurately predict the future. In fact, this was once a widely held belief in science, until quantum mechanics arrived and put an end to that theory. Read More >>

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Do You Know the Rest of Einstein's Most Famous Equation?

He's synonymous with genius, but Albert Einstein is also best known for what is easily the world's most famous equation, E=mc². But did you know that it's actually a shortened version of a longer equation? Read More >>

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How Quantum Mechanics Was Born From the Need For a Better Lightbulb

Some of mankind's most remarkable scientific discoveries came to light as a result of research that had nothing to do with the breakthrough itself. And such was the case with quantum mechanics. Back in the early 1890s the German Bureau of Standards asked Max Blanck to design a lightbulb that produced the maximum amount of light with the minimal amount of energy. And his research into saving the bureau a few Deutsche Marks on its energy bills led to the study of quantum mechanics which could one day let us unlock the secrets of the universe. Read More >>

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