How large can raindrops get? Can the heart cramp up like any other muscle? Why do wet things smell more than dry ones? Every day, countless “un-Google-able” questions pour into the mailbox of New Scientist’s beloved “Last Word” column — a rare forum for unpredictable answers sourced from the combined brainpower of the magazine’s readership. 402 more words
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'The Internet is wonderful, but how much of it do you believe?' New Scientist editor Mick O'Hare on answering the un-Google-able in Know It All
On On Feb. 24, the British magazine New Scientist will release the latest book in its “Last Word” column, which promises answers to hundreds of “un-Google-able” queries. 682 more words
Is Human Poop the Ultimate Rocket Fuel?
DEC 8, 2014 04:33 PM ET // BY IAN O’NEILL.
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Human waste has been a hassle for spaceflight since the dawn of the space age. 754 more words
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It’s a fresh problem. People who smoke menthol cigarettes often smoke more frequently and can be less likely to quit – and it could be because fresh-tasting menthol is changing their brains to more sensitive to nicotine. 521 more words