The contents of a cigarette
By: Chris Pearce
Want to stop smoking? Read this and you will. A cigarette is mainly made up of cured and finely cut tobacco, plus the paper it’s wrapped in, glue, and usually a filter, but it contains a whole lot more and this is where the...
By: Geoff Weed
A recent tragedy in the Andes, which claimed the lives of 46 passengers, has really highlighted the difference in safety between flying in large, standardized, commercial jetliners and smaller, less trustworthy ones. Yet, despite the fact that they're much riskier, many people still utilize small...
By: John Devera
We are most certainly not alone in the universe. In fact, we live in a universe so crowded with "others" that I find it very amusing that we continue to ask this question.1) We are not alone as humans. Each person born on earth...
By: Davis Goss
Man's persistent search for "life" "out there" is admirable and motivated by the best of intentions. But in their search, these intellectual seekers fail to factor in the fact that the very act of initiating these intellectual activities involves another critical ingredient. This ingredient is...
By: Bridget N. Watts
It never ceases to amaze me, the totally unimportant or pointless things people do research on. As a researcher myself, I have done my own share of unimportant research. I would like to think I am a pretty good judge as to what qualifies as...
By: L. Merlino
Visualizing infinityInfinity is to space as eternity is to time. In other words, infinity is more of a spacial concept. Somehow, I can't visualize the one existing without the other though - at least conceptually.It could take an eternity to travel an infinitude of...
By: Robert Williscroft
Twenty-six years ago I embarked on an adventure that consumed a year and a half of my life. It took me from my home in Virginia Beach, Va., and deposited me on a 10,000 foot high ice plateau at the bottom of the world...
Is the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle Based on Fact or Fiction
By: George Ivanov
On December 5, 1945, the five Avenger Torpedo bombers, commanded by Charles Taylor, was involved in a training mission, just off the coast of Florida. With the war over for a few months at the time, the United States was still on alert, in case...
Is the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle Based on Fact or Fiction
By: John Traveler
Is the Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle based on fact or fiction?In the sixth century BCE, there were some pretty astute fellows, one of them referred to as Pythagoras. It so happens the this gent had an understanding of triangles that in his day...
By: Christine G.
Nowadays, cigarette packages are covered with so many warnings that one can barely see the brand name. Is there any hope that these prclamations of doom will deter smokers? Virtually all of them are addicted to nicotine. Some are feeling rebellious and like the idea...

 

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