Category: Science

speed of light

Who determined the speed of light?

In ancient times, many scientists believed the speed of light was infinite and could travel any distance instantaneously. The Italian physicist Galileo ...
metric system

Who invented the metric system?

If you’re a scientist, a student or a citizen of any country in the world except for the United States, Myanmar or Liberia, there’s no avoiding the ...

What are wormholes?

Wormholes connecting different points in space and time might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but these mysterious tunnels are an actual feature of ...
Spontaneous Human Combustion

Is spontaneous human combustion real?

For several centuries, people have debated whether human beings can spontaneously combust, or burst into flames without being ignited by an external ...