Cause and Effect…

Fact: Eating margarine in Maine does not cause you to get divorced. Maybe this week’s fact seems like an obvious one. I’m guessing that the question of whether eating margarine causes couples to divorce anywhere in the world was one that was far from the tip of your tongue. Why am I bringing this up? Well,…

We Are Not Alone

Fact: The aliens should have been in touch by now. There is absolutely no convincing evidence of intelligent – or indeed any – life on other planets to date. However, taking into account the huge size and age of the universe it is also extremely unlikely that we are the only life-forms in the universe….

Against The Clock

Fact: There are 10,080 minutes in a week. And this time I could only find a single one in which to write a post. ‘Another one of Mr Shaunak’s Little Bites of Science’ Image under Creative Commons license

Beautifully Simple

Fact: 111,111,111 × 111,111,111 = 12345678987654321 Sometimes the world needs no explanation. Also I have finals. ‘Another one of Mr Shaunak’s Little Bites of Science’ Image under Creative Commons Liscence

Play Your Cards Right

Fact: If you shuffle a deck of cards, that precise order of cards has probably never happened before.  Actually, if every single person on earth (all 7 billion of us) had shuffled one deck of cards every second since the start of the universe – 13.7 billion years ago – we still wouldn’t even be close to having…