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Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2024

Longest Bacterium

This bacterium is so big you can see it

To the surprise of the science world, a new bacterium has been discovered that is bigger than a fruit fly! The humongous organism is the largest bacterium ever recorded, coming in at 0.78 inches (2 centimeters) long. Resembling a long skinny string, the team appropriately named the creature Read More...

Pouring tea from a teapot

Who spilled the tea? The answer is physics

The science behind an important unexplained everyday occurrence in our world has finally been described. Called the “teapot effect," it refers to an experience many of us have probably had: We go to pour a piping hot beverage out of a teapot too slowly, and end up with unwanted tea all over the Read More...

Arctic scientists stumble upon

Arctic scientists stumble upon the world’s northernmost island

Can you imagine discovering an entirely new island? Does it even seem possible that there are places on this earth that have yet to be discovered? Well, indeed there are! It was recently reported that researchers seeking data about microscopic life in the Arctic stumbled upon a previously Read More...

This newly-discovered frog get

This newly-discovered frog gets its name for an unusual reason

A new species of frog, dubbed the “zombie frog,” has been discovered in the Amazon jungle. Fortunately, these frogs are not actually undead, but rather their name was chosen because researchers look like zombies due to the tedious amount of time it takes to dig these little guys up from Read More...

Scientists discover the oldest

Scientists discover the oldest and largest structure built by the Maya

Among the most well-known examples of Maya architecture are the Mesoamerican civilization’s towering pyramids, which can be found in Guatemala and Mexico. But centuries prior to these iconic temples’ construction, members of the Maya culture built larger—albeit flatter—ceremonial spaces. Read More...

Skier looking over a mountain

The Amazing Promise of Nothing

A Reality Check with Nassim Haramein Nassim Haramein has dedicated his life to finding the origins of our existence. He’s come a long way, and he may be about to unlock an abundant source of energy that will transform humanity and civilization as we know it. If Haramein succeeds, issues like Read More...