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You Know That R.E.M. Song, ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It’? Ahem.

It’s not hyperbole to talk about having the end of the world at our fingertips. It’s right here, folks. If we thought Hiroshima and Nagasaki were huge and horrifying, imagine what it would be like if we detonated something on a country like the world has never seen. Something 1,000x as powerful as the ones we detonated on Japan. Because that is the size of the last bomb the USA tested. Yay, us?


To put it into even better perspective, I've zoomed it out for you here:



It's worth noting the largest ever detonated was called Tsar Bomba, by the Soviet Union, which was 50,000 kilotons, or 3x the power of Castle Bravo.

via UNSW

This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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