Temperature is one of the fundamental measurements in physics, and it’s absolutely crucial to all kinds of life. But at ultra-high and ultra-low temperatures, things can get very weird—as you’ll see. Here’s a list of ten...―
Many of us here at Listverse really enjoy messing with the heads of our readership. We know that you come here to be entertained and informed; perhaps it’s just our sterling work ethic, but on some days we feel the need to give you much, ...―
The DNA double helix is an acid molecule that is literally the building block of all life. It has only been rudimentarily understood for the last 50 years or so; despite the advances that have been made, the study of DNA is in its infancy. Below ...―
A lot of what we see in the natural world is taken for granted. Sure, we may marvel at the occasional sunset, or check out some neat clouds every once in a while, but for the most part, the amazingness of the world around us tends to go unnoticed....―
“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” – Joseph Conrad For millennia, the open waters have beckoned to us, calling adventurous souls to their liberation—and, in ...―
For centuries, symmetry has remained a subject that’s fascinated philosophers, astronomers, mathematicians, artists, architects, and physicists. The ancient Greeks were downright obsessed with it—and even today we tend to side with...―
The last time around, we discovered why Brazil nuts always rise to the top of a can of mixed nuts, why Cheerios clump together in milk, why people tend to think they’re above average, and more. But the world is full of fascinating effects, ...―
An effect describes an observable phenomenon where something causes another thing to happen; often, this cause is not fully understood. Well-known effects include the Greenhouse Effect and the Placebo Effect; but scientists, psychologists, and ...―
Our world is covered with plants, and we are surrounded. Previous lists have addressed some rather potent plant poisons, but this list looks at killer plants on an entirely new level of lethality. It’s not just picking petals or tasting ...―
We tend to think of poison as a Shakespearean agent of drama, torn from the pages of Agatha Christie novels. But the truth is, death is all around us, in neat little bottles under the kitchen sink, in our drinking water, and in our bloodstreams....―
I was way too excited about being a mother- for the first time. I was told many beautiful ...
Most people have experienced some level of acute pain in the lower back, shoulders, or ...
Last Thursday we had dinner at the Pancake Parlour, Andy & I. ∙ He ordered the ...