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10 facts from the bizarre world of infinite mathematics

In the late 19th century, the German mathematician Georg Cantor discovered "transfinite" mathematics or mathematics beyond infinity. With this early work we have been introduced to a world where there are numbers greater than infinite and equations that do not follow the arithmetical rules of common sense. Suffice to say, that's probably not what you learned in high school. Cantor's …

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10 Brain-sparking things that happened this week (27.04.18)

It's hard to keep up with the news. So hard that we have decided to spare you the trouble by summarizing the most important, most unusual or just old, overwhelming stories every week. After a few blissful weeks without a massacre The week started with two different jerkwads who decided to solve their world problems by killing a group of …

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10 dangerous objects that orbit the earth

There are at least 500,000 objects orbiting the Earth today. Some estimates bring the number closer to 700,000. More than 21,000 are larger than 10 centimeters and these objects pose a threat to future space travel and life on Earth. Many are fragments of artificial satellites that were destroyed when they collided with other satellites. Today there are more than …

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10 countries missing things that you thought would be impossible

The world has nearly 200 countries. We often hear of unique customs, natural wonders and remarkable structures scattered around the world. The tourist offices are quick to promote the exclusive treats they have to offer. But how much do you know about which countries do not have ? Are you ready for a journey where there is nothing to see? …

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10 Quirks of Nature that make you scratch your head

Nature is huge, and with everything as big as nature, there will be some crazy quirks. Scientists are working to understand these things with the resources they have, and although they have made fantastic strides in human history, much remains unknown. Even some of the things that scientists have found or documented are still hard to grasp and are outlandish. …

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10 Modern things Old Egyptians secretly created

When we think of the ancient Egyptians, we typically think of Cleopatra or the oh so glamorous process of mummification. However, we do not think about everyday objects and ideas that we use today in our lives. Although some of the greatest modern tools are attributed to later existence, the ancient Egyptians were far from us. Like us, the ancient …

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10 everyday accessories that kept bullets

In our world it is very difficult to predict what will happen in the next few years, months, days, hours, minutes or even seconds. Unless we know what's going to happen, we obviously can not prepare for what's coming. However, for some people in dangerous situations, preparing for worst-case scenarios would look like it's just another "normal" day. You go …

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