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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.

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, […]

Polygon Shapes: 3, 5, 7 Sides And More

One of the kinds of shapes studied in geometry and algebra is polygons. Polygons are shapes that are made out a finite number of straight lines that close off some area of space.  Polygons are among the simplest kinds of […]

What Is The Force Equation?

The classical equation for force is one of the most important equations in physics. The force equation is a simple formula that captures the relation between the physical quantities of force, mass, and acceleration, and how changes in these quantities […]

What Do Crabs Really Eat?

They are creepy, they are crawly, they are….crabby? Crabs are a type of crustacean and fall under the taxonomical order Brachyura. Crabs under the order Brachyura area considered “true” crabs. Many animals that share the name crab—such as hermit crabs, […]

30 60 90 Triangle: Formulas, Rules And Sides

If you have taken any geometry odds are you know about the many different kinds of triangles. Triangles are the simplest shape that can exist in Euclidean space and they can be classified according to the lengths of their sides […]

Socialist Countries Of 2019

If there is one word that has been on peoples’ minds lately, it is the word “socialism.” The merits and flaws of socialist policies and economic organization have become a hot topic in recent years with defenders and detractors falling […]

The Carbon Cycle Explained Using Diagrams

Carbon is quite possibly the most important element required for life. Every living creature requires carbon to function and most organic molecules consist of chains of hydrogen and carbon molecules. About 18% of your body by mass is made entirely […]

This Is The Hardest Math Problem In The World

What is the hardest math problem in the world? The answer to that question is tricky. “Difficulty” is a subjective metric and what is difficult for some may not be difficult for others. Some math problems, such as the infamous […]