If you’ve ever shakily stepped onto the ice at your local skating rink, you are intimately familiar with the fear of falling on slippery ice. But what makes ice so slippery in the first place? Interestingly enough, scientists are still trying to figure that one out.... READ ON
It happened to me just this morning, when I was fiddling with my closet doors, trying to get them back on their tracks so they would slide correctly. As one door fell off and slammed into the other, my response was automatic. “Aye yai yai, these doors!”... READ ON
There are two questions that have haunted wannabe astronomers for decades: “Why is our galaxy called the Milky Way?” and “Does it have anything to do with the delicious candy bar?”... READ ON
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night will keep the post office from delivering the mail. And neither will chicken scratch.... READ ON
It’s the most frequent word in the English language, accounting for around 4 percent of all the words we write or speak. So this word “the,” a word that seems to be supporting a significant portion of the entire weight of our language, what does this word mean?... READ ON
Because they won the evolutionary lottery.... READ ON
Michael Jackson’s 1988 autobiography Moonwalk was edited by Jackie O.