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Spanish matadors began using a small red cape, or muleta, in bullfighting around the 1700s. Since that time, people have perpetuated the myth that the colour red makes bulls angry causing them to charge. In a 2007 episode of the popular show MythBusters, the team tested this theory. They put makeshift matadors into an arena, […]
The word LASER is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of photons. In 1917, Albert Einstein established the theoretic foundations for the laser and the maser in the paper “On the Quantum Theory […]
Octopuses are the first animals without a hard skeleton (with muscles supported by fluid and not bone) known to walk on two limbs. They normally travel along the ocean floor using all or many of their eight arms in a sort of crawl. Using underwater video, scientists analyzed the strides of Octopus marginatus and Octopus […]
On December 5, 1952, The Great Smog of ’52 or Big Smoke – a severe air pollution event began and affected London, UK for six days. Cold weather conditions combined with an anticyclone and lack of wind, collected airborne pollutants mostly from the use of coal to form a thick layer of smog over the […]