Helicopters are the nimble, wily cousins of airplanes. While that may seem like they’re much more dangerous, that’s not necessarily the case. In July 2015, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted that a “helicopter whose engine fails is a brick.” Then Twitter came in and did what Twitter does best: They roasted him with facts.
Taking an IQ test doesn’t have to be akin to drilling through the marathon of questions that is the SAT. (Please don’t make us go through that again. Please.) In fact, what has been hailed as the world’s shortest IQ test in the world is a whole three questions. Yup, you can take it right […]
The universe is really, really big, and there’s a very good chance that it’s teeming with civilizations advanced enough to contact us, if not visit us directly. So why hasn’t it happened? That’s the question at the center of the famous Fermi Paradox, and it’s given life to a bunch of intriguing possibilities: maybe there’s something stopping all […]
In the sci-fi universe, if you have a robot, there’s a very good chance it walks on two legs. “Star Wars” has C-3PO, “Futurama” has Bender, “Transformers” has the Autobots — even the titular robots in “I, Robot” walk with one foot in front of the other. So why, now that real robots are actually […]