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Alex Bolano

Alex is a graduate of UMSL with his MA, with an area of concentration in the history and philosophy of science. When he isn't nerdily stalking the internet for science news, he enjoys tabletop RPGs and making really obscure TV references.

Biggest City In The World By Population And Area

What is the biggest city in the world? The question depends on what you mean by “biggest.” “Biggest city” could mean the one with the most people or it could mean the biggest in physical size. If we are going […]

Experiment Points To The Existence Of Mysterious Non-Newtonian “Quantum Force”

Since the time of Galileo and Newton, physicists have believed we live in a classical world—that is, a world that obeys the laws of classical physics. Space was seen to be Euclidean, nature was believed to be continuous, and motions […]

Biggest Country In The World By Population And Area

What’s the biggest country in the world? By population? By land area? Despite having a population of over 7.7 billion and a land mass of 148 million square kilometers, the distribution of humans is not uniform. Over 80% of humans […]

What Is The Richest Country In Africa?

What is the richest country in Africa? Is it Egypt? Nigeria? Maybe Morroco? Containing over one-seventh of the world’s population and a combined total land mass of 11.73 million square miles, Africa is one of the most geographically and culturally […]

Malaysia’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino Has Died In Captivity

The last male Sumatran rhino has died. Tam, the 30 something-year-old Sumatran rhino, died on Monday, May 27 at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia. The death of Tam represents that death of the last known male Sumatran rhino […]

The Kilogram Has Officially Been Redefined: What Does That Mean For Science?

It is official, the kilogram has been redefined. This change, voted on by the General Conference of Weights and Measures (CGPM) in November 2018, finally came into full force on May 20, 2019, coincident with the 144th anniversary of the […]

Labeled Neuron Diagram

Neurons are the basic organizational units of the brain and nervous system. Neurons form the bulk of all nervous tissue and are what allow nervous tissue to conduct electrical signals that allow parts of the body to communicate with each […]

What Is The Biggest Cat In The World?

In biology, the term “big cat” normally refers to organisms in the genus Panthera and most often is used to describe the 4 main types of big cats; lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards. Most big cats are predatory carnivores who are known […]

Find The Vertex Of A Quadratic Equation Easily

A quadratic equation is any equation in the form of ax2+bx2 +c. Quadratic equations are most commonly found in the context of quadratic function s—functions such as ƒ(x) = x2 + x + 1 or ƒ(x) = 6×2−4x + 9. In more […]

What Is An Unbalanced Force: Definition And Examples

In the context of physics, an unbalanced force is a force that causes a change in an object’s state of motion. Unbalanced forces are the things that make objects speed up or slow down. Recall Newton’s first law of motion, […]