17 Jokes That Only Smart People Will Really Appreciate

17 Jokes That Only Smart People Will Really Appreciate

There’s a special glee that comes from getting a really nerdy joke. You feel both smart and dorky at the same time. Redditors took turns sharing their best intellectual jokes, and we’ve gathered our favorites here. From chemistry to art to music, these are the jokes you can pull out at your next dinner party —…

7 “Facts" You Learned In School That Are No Longer True

7 “Facts" You Learned In School That Are No Longer True

Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their hands before surgery. Knowledge is ever-evolving. The seven ideas below probably changed since your school days. Re-educate yourself.  THEN: Pluto is a planet NOW: Pluto isn’t a planet We’ve known since the late 1800s that a ninth…

The Burial Site Of Jesus Christ May Be About To Collapse

The Burial Site Of Jesus Christ May Be About To Collapse

The supposed tomb of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem is at risk of a “catastrophic” collapse, according to an exclusive report from National Geographic. The news comes as a landmark excavation and restoration initiative has all-but-concluded at the revered site, with researchers calling for another, emergency project to start as soon as possible. The scientific team…

Here Are The Ages You Peak At Everything Throughout Life

Here Are The Ages You Peak At Everything Throughout Life

Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age. Teenagers, for instance, may have vitality on their side, but older people are generally more…

What Are The Signs Of Biased Science Papers?

What Are The Signs Of Biased Science Papers?

In theory, science should be entirely free of bias. That’s never true, but we can still strive to minimize distortions. Yet to do that effectively, it helps to know how much there is at the moment. A paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to measure certain types of scientific bias and…

Why Boston Schools Are Not Using This Map Anymore

Why Boston Schools Are Not Using This Map Anymore

Even today, with all our satellites and the latest computer software, creating an accurate map of the world is virtually impossible. Firstly, you have to accept that you’re turning a three-dimensional shape into a two-dimensional image. Then comes the problem of social and political biases that might further alter a perception. The map of the…

33 stunning images shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2017

33 stunning images shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2017

The Sony World Photography Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, more than 277,000 photographs have been submitted from 183 countries around the world. Suffice to say, those that have made Sony’s coveted shortlist are breathtaking and thought-provoking. Overall winners will be revealed April 20 whereafter they will be exhibited with shortlisted and…

The World's Happiest Countries Of 2017 Have Been Revealed

The World's Happiest Countries Of 2017 Have Been Revealed

Although Monday might be a slightly odd choice for such an event: Happy #InternationalDayOfHappiness! The World Happiness Report 2017 has just been released by the United Nations in the hopes of tracking which pocket of the world does well-being the best by ranking 155 countries by their happiness levels. Happiness is more than a state of…

7 psychological phrases to know if you're dating a narcissist

7 psychological phrases to know if you're dating a narcissist

If you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, or someone who you suspect might be a sociopath, it can be difficult to explain what’s happening. For example, day-to-day in the relationship you may feel alone but not quite understand why. You may feel like you’re always saying the wrong thing and making your partner angry, but you have no…