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Are You Alone? (Infographic)

Are you alone? To answer this question we have to take a look what “you” are first. What are you made of and where you stand in this universe. Are you your body? Your atoms? And how are your parts connected to the big picture?

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Misconceptions About the Universe

Can we see things travelling faster than light?

The expanding universe is a complicated place. During inflation the universe expanded faster than light, but that’s something that actually happens all the time, it’s happening right now. This doesn’t violate Einstein’s theory of relativity since nothing is moving through space faster than light, it’s just that space itself is expanding such that far away objects are receding rapidly from each other.

Common sense would dictate that objects moving away from us faster than light should be invisible, but they aren’t. This is because light can travel from regions of space which are superluminal relative to us into regions that are subluminal. So our observable universe is bigger than our Hubble sphere – it’s limited by the particle horizon, the distance light could travel to us since the beginning of time as we know it.

10 Astonishing Facts About X-Men

To celebrate the X-Men’s return to the silver screen we’ve explored the truth behind the gates of Professor X’s academy.

From Wolverine’s penchant for hot pants, to the siblings with a questionable relationship, you’ll be astonished by what we’ve uncovered

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Science: Why Does Bacon Smell So Good? (Infographic) [Reactions]

What is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so good? The Reactions team puts its nose into everyone’s favorite breakfast food. We teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell.

Turns out there are about 150 volatile organic compounds that contribute to bacon’s meaty aroma, many of them hydrocarbons and aldehydes, with some nitrogen-containing compounds thrown in for good measure.

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