Who really discovered America? (Spoiler alert: it’s not Columbus)

There are claims from all over the world.

In Medieval times, people would pay Sin Eaters to carry their sins

Eating sins for a living is a rough job.

The different types of electromagnetic radiation

All of them are light — but not quite.

What is convergent evolution: how unrelated animals can look almost identical

It’s crazy how similar they look!

Scott Pruitt says subsidies give renewables an unfair edge, and here’s why he’s a monumental hypocrite

Capital H.

Just 3% of Americans own 50% of the country’s guns

About 7.7 million American ‘superusers’ own between eight and 140 firearms.

Ever dreamt of being a medieval castle builder? You’ll love Château de Guédelon

It’s being build today using only tech and know-how from the 13th century. Loads of fun!

Why some people love animals while others couldn’t care less

A science-based look at pet-keeping.

The most expensive fungus in the world: a dead caterpillar that sells for 50,000 USD a pound

It’s also known as the “Viagra of the Himalayas”.

Jorge Cervera Hauser’s Spectacular Pictures of Sea Creatures

As beautiful as it gets.

Redheads do feel more pain — and they’re tougher than anyone else

Redheads might not have more fun, but they’re definitely more interesting.

The explosive difference between nuclear fission and fusion

Despite having some things common, the two can be considered polar opposites.

Mimicry at its finest — or why this is not a snake

Disclaimer: this is not an actual snake.

The Mars Terraformer Transfer (MATT):  what it is and how we’d use it

Terraformation need not engineer an entire planetary surface. The Lake Matthew Team introduces their audacious invention.

Follow the last 30 years of humanity shaping the planet through the eyes of Google’s Timelapse

Bird’s eye view.

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia is a syndrome while Alzheimer’s is a disease. More key differences between the two after the jump.

Voyager-1 spacecraft: 40 years of history and interstellar flight

Despite traveling more than ten billion miles in four decades, Voyager-1 is still at it.

How science knows when nations are testing nuclear bombs — even when they are lying

We can’t deduce everything, but we can deduce A LOT.

Why am I always cold? Science to the rescue

Feeling cold all the time isn’t necessarily a bad thing but there are things you can do to raise temperature.

What is brain fog: the mental fatigue that ruins your mood

The worst kind of fog there is.