SCIENCE

20 Genius Netflix Hacks That People Should Be Using But Aren't Even Aware Exist

The rise of Netflix, in the eyes of its legion of users, was the best thing to happen to entertainment in a long while. The amount of great movies and TV it allows us to watch is staggering. But a lot of people still aren’t getting the most out of the streaming service!

20 Supposedly 'Irrational' Phobias That Actually Make A Ton Of Sense

We all have things that scare us. Maybe the idea of death sends shivers down your spine, or small spaces put your brain on red alert. Maybe you’re old fashioned and just terrified of spiders or snakes. Something out there scares you? sure, but life goes on. However, some people carry fears so intense that daily life becomes practically impossible.

Weird Diamond Mine Exhibits Strange Physical Properties That Puzzled Scientists For Years

It’s no secret that humans have gone to insane lengths to transform the world around us. We’ve leveled forests to build parking lots, flooded valleys to make lakes, dammed rivers to power homes, and even carved old men into mountainsides. Time and again, mankind has proven that it can shape and change the natural world with ease. But sometimes, the natural world fights back.

Scientists Spot Substance Encrusted In Rare Diamond That Can't Possibly Survive On Earth's Surface

Plenty has been said about how much of outer space, and even the oceans, have been left undiscovered, but what you may not hear about as much is the abundance of undiscovered wonder under the Earth’s surface. Sure, it may not be full of life, but there’s still a great deal to be studied!

Simple Biology Experiment Helps A Girl Uncover Her Family's Dark Past

Our parents play a huge role in our lives—they are the first people who set out to help us understand the world. Mothers and fathers essentially lay the foundation for who we all become once we reach adulthood, for better or for worse.

22 Common Survival Myths That Are Way More Hazardous Than Helpful

For the average Joe, getting stranded in the wilderness is pretty much a death sentence. Still, there are those among us confident we’ve gleaned enough survival tips from television to hack it out in nature with nothing but the clothes on our back. The truth is, though, Mother Nature isn’t always so kind.

Heartbroken Mother Warns Other Families About Seemingly Innocent Ailment With Dire Consequences

Chickenpox, for many years, was considered so common and inevitable that it was almost a milestone in a child’s life. In some cases, parents would even throw “chickenpox parties” in an effort to expose their children to the virus early on and get things over with.

Mom Prevents Catastrophe One Year After Reading About A Little Boy’s Similar Heartbreaking Ordeal

As a parent, there is undoubtedly nothing scarier than when your child gets sick. Sure, kids pick up lots of colds and viruses, but it’s usually nothing serious. However, when they are, it’s imperative that action is taken quickly.

Strange Tooth Just Washed Up On The Beach In North Carolina With Truly Frightening Origins

On a good day, a walk along the beach might net you a view of beautiful sunset, a handful of brilliant seashells, and more sand in your shoes than you thought possible. But after a slew of storms rocked the coast of North Carolina, residents and beachgoers started finding some strange—and unsettling—souvenirs.

20 Forbidden Places That Are So Off-Limits They Can't Even Be Viewed On Google Maps

The advent of Google Earth provided Internet users with a front-row seat to all corners of the globe. It was, quite literally, like having a map of the entire world at your fingertips no matter where you were. With it, you could zoom in on any place you wanted at the click of a button. Well, almost any place…

Man Whose Dogs Won't Stop Barking Freezes Upon Finally Looking Outside

Whether you live in a city or in the suburbs, it can be easy to forget that animals are almost always somewhere nearby. No matter what part of the world you live in, the critters native to that region have been there long before you—and it’s inevitable that you’ll run into them at some point.

26 Creepy Facts About Outer Space That Prove It's Even More Bleak Than People Understand

There’s nothing like the farthest reaches of outer space to inspire a sense of mystery and wonder in people. That said, some of the secrets of the universe aren’t exactly as pleasant as we’d hope!

20 Fascinating Photos Of Everyday Objects That Were Gradually Worn Down Over A Long Time

We’re often fascinated with things that are brand-new and the pristine: everything from shiny gizmos and gadgets to a freshly paved neighborhood street can catch our eye—and appreciation! But while “new” may be a status symbol and a target for envy, it doesn’t last forever.

After Getting Sick Every Morning For Months, Woman Uncovers Dreadful Sight In Her Coffee Pot

We all have a morning routine that helps us to start our day. From modeling the perfect outfit to listening to Alexa update us on the morning traffic, we perform these seemingly mundane tasks day in and day out without so much as a second thought. But as one woman found out, perhaps we should be paying more attention…

Everyday Things That Expose Us To Way More Radiation Than Anybody Thinks

You’ve probably been warned about the cancer-causing effects of radiation; these are energies with scary-sounding scientific names like gamma rays, alpha particles, and ultraviolet light. Indeed, over time, radiation can take a serious toll on our bodies. But at least it’s something confined to places like Chernobyl, right? Well…

9 Little-Known Ways Google's 'Flights' Section Can Save People A Fortune

There’s no other moment that’s as exciting as taking a vacation! You work hard all year-round, and now it’s time for you to finally take a well-deserved break from the daily grind. Yet, as relaxing as it is to be on vacation, booking one is a different story entirely.

10 Genius Science Experiments That Families Can Safely Create Right At Home

Teaching your kids about science can feel like a Sisyphean feat. Sure, you can let Google do the grunt work, but then you still need to boil down the complex topics you read about into lessons a five-year-old kid can grasp. Maybe you should just leave science to the professionals, eh?

20 Of The Absolute Weirdest Things To Have Ever 'Rained' Down From The Sky

No matter what type of climate you live in, sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with bad weather. For many people, this means putting up with a lot of rain. Usually, we all grin and bear it, because we know that rain is good for the planet, but precipitation of any kind is mostly an inconvenience.

Man Left His Life And Family Behind To Live In The Wilderness But Made One Fatal Mistake

Christopher McCandless is considered by many to be something of a modern-day folk hero. His decision in the early 1990s to abandon the comforts of modern life and “live simply” has inspired others to reconsider how they spend their own lives.

19 Weirdly Brilliant Deodorant Hacks That Aren't Just For Armpits

Nothing makes us self-conscious quite like smelly, sweaty armpits. Luckily, products like antiperspirants and deodorants are sufficient tools in fighting the pungent odors and the yellow stains on our clothing that normally come with sweaty pits. But believe it or not, deodorant and antiperspirants don’t need to be relegated solely to pit duty.

Man Accidentally Uncovered A Secret Facility That Reveals Our Biggest Fear

Whether it’s a dollar bill or a lost winter glove, finding something on the cold cement of a parking garage floor isn’t likely to change your day all that much. Still, every now and then, a seemingly worthless item can turn into something so much more—just ask Garrett Graff.

Here Are The Most Unsettling Ways People Have Tried To Lose Weight Throughout History

Losing weight is rarely easy, but the science behind it is always simple: if you eat well and exercise regularly, weight, more often than not, will drop. While today’s diet and exercise plans certainly help people find solutions that work for them—and don’t feel like torture—that wasn’t always the case!

Mom Is Baffled By Sons' Migraines Until She Sees Alarming Pictures From Their School

When you’re a parent, there is nothing more thrilling then sending your kids off to school for the first time. There is also nothing more terrifying! While you quickly get used to the routine and most of that fear melts away, there’s still a nagging fear of what could happen when your child is out of your line of sight.

Wrong-Headed Medical Myths That Never Seem To Go Away

Everyone knows that apples don’t really keep the doctor away. However, that doesn’t stop people from believing plenty of other old wives’ tales. What began as well-known myths have somehow been mistaken for medical facts. What’s more: these falsehoods are so pervasive that most of the population has no idea they aren’t remotely true!

How to Turn Old Socks Into A Powerful Remedy For One Of The Most Common Problems Around

Anyone who has ever suffered from an earache knows there’s really no other pain quite like it. Not only does your ear hurt, but it can result in major headaches and even vertigo. When ear woes turn ugly, they can mean a guaranteed trip to the doctor—and no one wants that. In other words, earaches can be serious business.