Science


May 24, 2024

People Are Shocked to Discover That Not Everyone Has an Inner Monologue

Have you ever had a conversation with yourself, one that took place inside your head? If so, you are one of many who have an inner monologue—or inner voice—that narrates your thoughts throughout the day. But did you know that many people have no such inner dialogue? While that might seem strange to some, it's equally odd for someone who doesn't have an inner dialogue to imagine how that manifests itself.

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May 21, 2024

Ed Dwight, America’s First Black Astronaut Candidate, Finally Makes It to Space at Age 90

In 1961, an Air Force pilot named Ed Dwight was chosen to be the first Black astronaut. Having graduated in the top half of his class, he even had the support of president John F. Kennedy, who aimed to diversify the country’s space program. Unfortunately, Dwight was passed over—a choice many attribute to racism and the politics of the time. Now, over 60 years later, Dwight's dream has come true.

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May 18, 2024

Take a Shocking Look At What Earth Will Look Like 250 Million Years From Now

You probably learned about Pangea, also spelled Pangaea, the prehistoric supercontinent that once hosted the earliest dinosaurs. Around 200 million years ago, the process known as continental drift began to shift portions of land apart. Riding the tectonic plates, the continents separated and migrated to their current locations. Yet Earth's surface is not static. Continents continue to shift, causing the Himalayas to rise slightly each year and the continents to continually, slowly move.

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