News Search & Analytics
US Edition
Minimum 3 characters required!!

Here's Why It's So Hard to Achieve the Perfect Temperature While Taking a Shower | Mental Floss

Thu Aug 17 11:05:11 EDT 2017 | Mental Floss
A self-taught scientist, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) excelled in chemistry and physics to become one of the most influential thinkers in history. He’s been called the "father of electricity," (Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison also wear that crown) and his appetite for experimenting knew no bounds. "Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these, experiment is the best test of such consistency," he wrote. Faraday discovered laws of elec..

Advertisement


A self-taught scientist, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) excelled in chemistry and physics to become one of the most influential thinkers in history. He’s been called the "father of el..
A self-taught scientist, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) excelled in chemistry and physics to become one of the most influential thinkers in history. He’s been called the "father of el..
Photo: Courtesy Photo As substances go, air is pretty forgettable. It’s invisible, omnipresent, our bodies draw it in automatically — and it’s criminally underappreciated, accordin..
Science has a vital role in shaping our society and economy. The impact of science can continue to grow provided our scientists and science professionals are equipped with skills t..
Every day is graduation day at Amazon Robotics. Here's where the more than 100,000 orange robots that glide along the floors of various Amazon warehouses are made and taught their ..
Jennifer Martinez Young’s 8-year-old daughter, Addison, blitzes through books: Lisa Yee’s DC Super Hero Girls novels, the Rainbow Fairies and Mariella Mystery series. Just starting..
This is the third part of Chapter 3 of the book "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab". The chapter recounts the pioneering measurement o..
It seems impossible, given how instantly recognizable Albert Einstein’s shock of white hair, bushy mustache and lined face remain six decades after his death, but there was a time ..
Solar eclipses are certainly one of the most striking astrophysical phenomena. The most important light of the day, the Sun, gets blacked out by the most important light of the nig..
by Steven Druker For more than twenty years, many eminent scientists and scientific institutions have routinely claimed that genetically modified foods are safe. And because of the..
In October 2010, Lisa and Eugene Jeffers learned that their daughter Jade, then nearly 2 and a half years old, has autism. The diagnosis felt like a double whammy. The parents were..
Perlesta A. Hollingsworth Jr. is the managing partner of Hollingsworth Law Firm in Washington, D.C. Read on to learn more about his journey. What inspired you to become an ent..
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — He pushes through a door and into a crowd, and before long the big man is being swallowed by it. Strangers surround Patrick Ewing and extend their hands and t..
The young man wanted to cut off his arm. Maybe it would kill him. Or perhaps it would save his life—and his family. It was 1941. The man was 35 years old, and after enduring months..
The young man wanted to cut off his arm. Maybe it would kill him. Or perhaps it would save his life—and his family. It was 1941. The man was 35 years old, and after enduring months..
The young man wanted to cut off his arm. Maybe it would kill him. Or perhaps it would save his life—and his family. It was 1941. The man was 35 years old, and after enduring months..
Lonnie Johnson is always moving, always thinking, always tinkering. That becomes apparent on a visit to his laboratory in downtown Atlanta. In one room is the invention that made t..
Almost one in two of the United States’ voting-age population failed to cast their ballot in last November’s presidential elections, putting the United States far behind almost all..
By 2017 standards, a bearded man ranting in his manifesto about how "one of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism" might, at best, have a chan..
Educators, as University of Virginia psychology professor Daniel Willingham writes, “might be particularly dejected” by the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville that was spar..
On September 19, 1738, a man named Benjamin Lay strode into a Quaker meetinghouse in Burlington, New Jersey, for the biggest event of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He wore ..
Updated 46 minutes ago As Sonny Thomas rummages through his mind to retrieve an extensive list of his coaching stops — a list that spans five decades and carries with it a playbook..
Although she spent most of her career as a marine biologist, Rachel Carson (1907–1964) is remembered mostly for raising the alarm over the dangers of pollution and pesticides. Her ..
Although she spent most of her career as a marine biologist, Rachel Carson (1907–1964) is remembered mostly for raising the alarm over the dangers of pollution and pesticides. Her ..
"I wanted to change as a performer," Stephen Colbert says as we sit down in the offices of CBS's The Late Show, high above the Ed Sullivan Theatre in midtown Manhattan, on a "Pizza..
Atoms behave much differently when squeezed to pressures more than a million—or even a billion—times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. Understanding how atoms react under such hig..
An abortion can be an emotional experience that raises questions about a woman's relationships, past regrets, and future. She might want to confide in someone about these feelings ..
A breakthrough 'recipe' for inkjet printing, which could enable high-volume manufacturing of next-generation laser and optoelectronic technologies, has been uncovered by Cambridge ..
A slippery sloth climbs six feet up a utility pole during the day, then slides back down five feet during the night. If the pole is 30 feet high and the sloth starts from the groun..
A slippery sloth climbs six feet up a utility pole during the day, then slides back down five feet during the night. If the pole is 30 feet high and the sloth starts from the groun..
A slippery sloth climbs six feet up a utility pole during the day, then slides back down five feet during the night. If the pole is 30 feet high and the sloth starts from the groun..
Even in her 26 floor New York corner office, Catherine Burns is surrounded by Alabama: painted magnolia leaves, a framed photo from her Alexander City youth, deer antlers, the Alab..
One PRL a Day Toward mid-July, the CDF members finally realized they had in their hands a very competitive result. The Z mass was measured to be 90.9 GeV. The statistical uncertain..
Throughout the course of human history, disruptive innovation has been required to unleash higher tiers of human potential. Think of Gutenberg and movable type, Edison and electric..
WASHINGTON (AP) — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the righ..