SCIENCE

Two Rescuers Go Above And Beyond To Give Unresponsive Little Girl A Chance To Survive

While grown-ups have to deal with a lot of challenges, a child’s biggest concern should be whether or not her friends will want to play tag or jump rope at recess. But on one autumn night in 2017, kindergartener Janessa Sims had far more serious worries on her mind.

Why Ramen Could Spell Disaster For People's Bodies, No Matter How Good It Is For Our Budget

People do all sorts of things to save money on food when their bank accounts start nearing the red. Few options, however, are as ubiquitous as instant ramen. From college students and any other individual living on a strict budget, these cheap noodles are practically essential.

World's Largest Meteorite Weights Over 100K Pounds But No One Knows Where It Came From

Very few people realize this, but every day, hundreds of pounds of space rock—we’re talking asteroid pieces, iron, rock, and nickel—falls to the Earth from outer space. By the time it lands, however, it has largely disintegrated, which is why we never see it. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen.

Exterminator Making A House Call Uncovers A Nightmare Not Even He Was Prepared To Deal With

Snakes get a bad reputation for being scary creatures. Movies and television usually paint them in this negative light, and people just tend to have an aversion to animals that move in such a creepy way. Not to mention that many species of snake carry deadly venom that we’re naturally fearful of! While snakes are undoubtedly more afraid of humans than we are of them, that doesn’t mean stumbling across one isn’t going to induce a certain level of panic.

Here's What Authorities Never Told Us About The Only People Ever To Die In Outer Space

Space is often considered the crossroads of science, exploration, and life itself, and it’s chock-full of mystery; there is a reason why we call it “the final frontier,” after all. Not surprisingly, those courageous enough to venture beyond Earth’s atmosphere and into the Great Beyond face almost inconceivable dangers.

Forest Ranger Stumbles Upon A Mysterious Cabin In The Woods With A Huge Surprise Inside

If you spend enough time hiking or camping in the woods, you’ll realize that there’s not much going on. Sure, you can spot some pretty interesting wildlife scurrying around, but beyond that, it’s a pretty standard scene: trees, rocks, bugs, a wayward squirrel or two, and not much else.

The Deepest Hole Known To Man Goes So Far Down Nobody Even Knows What's At The Bottom

In school, we’re taught that beneath the Earth’s crust lies a mantle and core. However, some people theorize (and falsely so) that the center of the planet might actually be hollow or there are a species of reptilian aliens that live under the crust. While those theories are silly, they speak to our fascination with what we can’t see.

20 Of The Most Bizarre And Gravity-Defying Bridges In The World

The world is full of structural man-made marvels. Just go to any city or globally renowned landmark and you’ll see a plethora of architecture that’s as fascinating as it is functional.

Anyone Who Sees This Thing Growing On Their Christmas Tree Should Get Rid Of It Immediately

Perhaps few traditions are as cherished during the holidays as a decorated Christmas tree, but they bring some real problems to the living room, too. Sap that stains? Check. Needles that double as choking-hazards? Check!

20 Well-Known 'Facts' Everyone Assumes Are True But Are Actually Total Nonsense

Science is a tricky thing. Sure, by its very nature, it’s supposed to be objective. Still, there’s so much misinformation and misunderstanding that it can be generations before people figure out that they’ve been wrong all along.

Astonishing Drone Footage From 20 Forbidden Areas Around The World

When used properly, technology sure can be a real boon for humanity. For instance, the Internet alone makes information more accessible than previous generations ever thought possible.

Experts Warn That This Common Kitchen Item Could Have Devastating Health Consequences

We all come into contact with a million different chemicals and metals in our daily lives. Even if we’re vigilant and we only buy chemical-free products for our homes, we can’t escape what’s being put in our food and in our water.

People Are Forbidden From Setting Foot On This Island For A Very Disturbing Reason

Plenty of people dream about visiting a tropical island where they can unwind on the beach and let their worldly worries drift away—a place of beauty safe from the dangers of the world.

Woman Finally Wakes Up From A Coma Only To Hear Doctors Deliver Impossible News

Typically, coma-related drama seems like something that’s ripped right from a daytime soap opera. You know how it goes: while a bedridden character lies in intensive care, their memories fade away, their evil twin wreaks havoc, and their loved ones quarrel.

Pilot Taking Photos From The Cockpit Of His Plane Captures The Craziest Scenes Down Below

Even from our viewpoint down here on the ground, we know that we live on a stunningly beautiful and infinitely diverse planet. Still, there are some views that the average human simply can’t reach.

Giant Sinkhole That Appeared In Couple's Yard Overnight Looks Like The Actual End Of The World

A lot of folks dream of having an in-ground pool installed in their backyard. For most, it’s only just a dream that they have to give up on thanks to its hefty price tag.

8 Unusual Hand Positions That Many People Believe Actually Have Healing Powers

From the bending meditation of yoga to the precise relief of acupuncture, we’ve found plenty of ways to relieve our aches and pains beyond the confines of traditional Western medicine.

Here's What Happens When Red-Hot Steel Is Placed On Top Of A Frozen Lake

Scientific research has unlocked the answers to many of the universe’s greatest mysteries. If it weren’t for the contributions of people like Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton, it’s hard to say whether life would be the same as we know it today.

Man Pulls Off A One-In-A-Million Shot That Has People Everywhere In Total Disbelief

The magic of fiction sometimes makes difficult tasks seem easy. After all, it’s always fun to see people do the impossible, but that sometimes skews our perceptions of what actually possible in the first place.

Pouring 30 Pounds Of Dry Ice Into A Swimming Pool Is A Surprisingly Good Idea

You’ll likely face a great number of questions in your lifetime. Some are profound, such as, “Why do I exist?” or “How much can a gorilla bench press?”

Here's Why Letting A Car Idle To Heat It Up During The Winter Is A Terrible Idea

Depending on where you live, you can probably expect a heavy dose of cold this winter. Snow may blanket your front lawn or ice may cover your windows, and the unfortunate reality is that you’re going to have don your gloves, boots, and shovel and deal with it all.

Man Catches A Truly Terrifying Event On Camera And Somehow Lives To Tell The Tale

For all of her beauty, Mother Nature sure can be fickle and unforgiving. One week she’ll offer bright sunshine and a warm breeze, for instance, while the next she’ll be on the rampage with monsoon-like downpours and destructive tornadoes.

12 Simple Survival Hacks That Could Be Real Lifesavers In An Emergency

The world can be crazy place, and a lot can go wrong before you even know it. One moment you’re happily hiking along a trail, and in the next you’re stuck in a life-or-death situation, forced to rely only on your wits to survive.

The Alarming Little-Known Reason Why People Should Never Touch Old Potatoes

Potatoes can be a delicious, versatile food that may be used for countless tasty recipes. From mashing them to baking them to slicin’ ’em up and frying them, there are endless ways to enjoy the oh-so-delicious spud.

Man Who Hears A Rumbling On The Beach Turns On His Camera To Capture A Heart-Stopping Moment

Contrary to the opinions of social sunbathers everywhere, there’s actually no better time to go to the beach than when you’re alone. When it’s just you, the sprawling sand, and the crashing waves, it’s easier to unwind and really connect with nature.