Dad Accidentally Discovers an Ant Death Ritual With a Fascinating Scientific Explanation

«Sugar cereals,» as many families refer to them, have always been nutritionally dubious. The intensely sugary bits of Technicolor grains are often criticized as an irresponsible choice for kids’ breakfasts. Their colors and marketing, especially their cartoon mascots, are geared at making children clamor for them in the cereal aisle. While the backlash against dessert-like …
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A Bunch of Scary Science Facts That the Public Doesn’t Think About

There are invisible dangers all around us—ancient viruses locked away in glaciers waiting to be defrosted. Carcinogenic microplastics hidden in the dust under the carpet. Zombie proteins that cause cows to go mad. Yup, knowledge can be pretty scary. If you’d rather remain blissfully ignorant, we don’t blame you. But if you’re morbidly curious in …
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Doomers Ponder The Scariest Theories Known To Man

We’ve all got those fears and anxieties that keep us up at night, and some are more existential than others. There’s a lot of knowledge out there about the universe that seems to serve no purpose except to upset us, so naturally a bunch of Redditors decided it was a great idea to hash them …
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Speedy, Egg-shaped Dwarf Planet Fascinates Twitter

It’s crazy how astrophysicists think about the universe all day long, because we’re pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things. If thinking about other galaxies for more than a minute isn’t enough to make your tiny human brain implode, then maximum respect. Although the secrets of space are often bewildering, they can be pretty …
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20+ Entertaining Times Knowledge Was Dropped on Stupid People

According to our timelines, pretty much everyone is a medical expert or scientist these days. These «experts» throw around knowledge that is factually untrue and sometimes even downright dangerous. And it’s extremely satisfying when these wannabe Einsteins get schooled by actual professionals on social media. This gallery is full of that delicious dunking. We hope …
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People Contemplate How Wind Works in Comically Innocuous Thread

Wind. How does it work? It’s the sort of question that makes you scoff at first—’of course I know what wind is!’ But then after a few moments of trying to formulate the definition in your mind, you start to second guess yourself. ‘It definitely has something to do with the sun. And pressure. It’s …
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20+ Fascinating Facts For Perpetual Knowledge Seekers

Everyday we’re bombarded with so much information, our poor brains our bound to get overwhelmed and only process the necessary data, so to speak. It’s a shame we can’t retain all the interesting stuff we discover throughout our lives, but thanks to the internet and subreddits like r/todayilearned, we can revisit fascinating facts and historical …
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40 Math & Science Memes Full of Arithmetical Humor

There are three types of math geeks: the ones who are good at math, the vengeful ones who do math to epically own others, and the ones who study equations just so they can get the jokes in dank math memes. If we were to visualize these math geek subcategories using a three-set Venn diagram, …
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Incredible Thread of Website Suggestions Is a Reminder of How Great the Internet Can Be

Before the world became addicted to ‘likes’ and compulsively checking incessant notifications, the internet was a vast ocean of interesting websites, strange net art projects, and data experiments. It still is, in fact! Maybe we’re just too glued to social media to notice. Thankfully, not everyone has forgotten what a special place the internet can …
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Man Gets Roundly Dunked On For His Criticism Of Liberal Arts Degrees

The sciences versus the arts debate is a tale as old as time. We all know the drill by now: those who study STEM subjects are clever with no people skills and the students pursuing arts and humanities are deluded idiots who will never get a «real» job. You might think the argument is starting …
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