Explaining DNA

You’re 99.9% genetically similar to every other person in the world. Let me explain: each cell has a nucleus, inside of which float a number of chromosomes.


The Uncertainty Principle Explained

The momentum of an object is calculated by multiplying its mass by its speed. A truck that weighs two tonnes moving at a certain speed has a higher momentum than a car of half a tonne moving at the same speed. It will take more time or energy for the truck to reach that speed, but also more time or energy to come to a complete stop. It is perfectly possible (and quite easy) to calculate where the truck or the car will be, given a certain momentum and time.


How Long Will I Live?

People didn't live very long before the 19th century. The average life expectancy before the year 1800 fluctuated between 30 and 40 years old and saw no trend upwards. It was only from 1850, the time of the Industrial Revolution, that life expectancy increased dramatically across large parts of the world.


How Information Theory Started

Near-instant communication has become such a given that we no longer wonder how this technology works, let alone that we try to understand it. Our interconnectedness through technological devices has become so abstract that many might even believe it is too difficult to understand.


Is Virtual Reality our New Reality?

The human race is fascinated with its evolution. We dig out ancient skeletal bones buried in the ground, give our ancestors names such as Homo Erectus and Homo Habilis, and construct the DNA genome from a Neanderthal toe bone in order to understand how we differ from the Neanderthals.


There’s Incest In Your Family Tree

You are the result of an incestuous relationship. I can prove it with simple math.


3 Reasons Why eSports Will Become Mainstream

eSports is a form of competitive gaming where gamers compete against one another in video games such as League of Legends or Counter-Strike. Millions of people watch these gamers compete live.


Did You Know Our Solar System Has Three Asteroid Belts?

Asteroids aren't spread out over the Solar System, but are grouped together in asteroid belts. There are three such asteroid belts in our Solar System.


On An Egyptian Train

What did I expect for $4? Safety? Air conditioning? Foreigners? Big suitcase stored above me, I sat on a train with hundreds of Egyptians and not a single foreigner.