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The Truth About Trump Buying Greenland

There are rumours — of varying degrees of legitimacy — that Donald Trump has floated the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark. This wouldn’t be the first time the USA had increased its territory by direct purchase (the Louisiana Purchase was a thing, after all), but it would be the first time it had happened in a long time.

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Flashback: Subverting Expectations With The X-Files

In case you’ve lived your whole life under a rock, here’s a quick recap. The show follows a pair of FBI special agents, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they investigate X-Files: hopeless cases that involve supernatural phenomena. Mulder believed in nearly everything being paranormal, but Scully wasn’t easily convinced – a fun twist on the usual “rational man/irrational woman” trope found in similar shows.

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The Top 10 Subreddits For Computer Lovers And Tech Heads

If you love computers like we do, then you’ve probably ended up on Reddit a time or two yourself. Scratch the surface of Reddit and you will soon discover it is so much more than the breeding ground of dickbutt memes, Reddit has a “sub” for every topic and is an awesome resource for IT industry news and learning… and dickbutt memes.

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The 10 Best Pickup Lines for Ugly People

While Tinder is definitely a very visual medium, statistics are on your side! Even if you did fall from the ugly tree (and hit every branch on the way down), the odds are good that you will still get a few matches and then you will find yourself needing the perfect opening sentence to seal the deal.

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How Do You Tell The Difference Between A Crocodile And A Vegetarian?

The prehistoric relatives of today’s crocodiles may have not had quite the bite we assume. Researchers have studied 146 tooth fossils across sixteen species of now extinct crocodyliforms and compared them to the teeth of not just alligators and crocodiles, but also the gharial and caiman. Using computer modeling, the study broke down the function Continue Reading

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The Tallest Building In The World – How the Burj Khalifa was Built

Standing at a staggering height of 828 meters above the sands of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper claims the title of the tallest building in the world. The colossal tower is a marvel of modern engineering and architecture, and is largely responsible for making Dubai one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations each year. Continue Reading

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NASA Unlocks The Rocks

The moon is suddenly a hot topic of conversation again as the fiftieth anniversary of the pivotal Apollo 11 mission came and went. Between 1969 and 1972, twelve moonwalkers brought a total of 382 kilograms worth of lunar samples back home with them.  These samples have been kept vaulted and in pristine condition, but now Continue Reading

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Golden Asteroid Could Destroy The (Financial) World

Mining corporation owners are all salivating over the potential of space as a new landscape ripe to be tilled. One of the biggest asteroids in the solar system, 16 Psyche, is thought to be composed of so much gold, iron, and nickel that every person living on planet earth could become a billionaire.

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The Worst Holiday Destinations in Space

Imagine that you stumble upon this website a thousand years from now. Assuming humanity hasn’t blown the Earth to smithereens by then, you’d likely have very advanced technology at your disposal. Hopefully, you’d even be able to travel through space far and wide. Think Star Wars, but with less angst and more tourism.

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