News You Can Use | Reality Check

News You Can Use | Reality Check

The Internet is like a giant library that catalogues millions of new publications every second. But how do you know if what you’re reading is fiction or non-fiction? Thanks to the mind-boggling speed of the Internet, false news and misinformation can spread fast. Here are …

Could the United States Have Another Civil War?

What was the American civil war? Here’s a short recap. The war lasted from 1861 to 1865. It was fought all over the U.S. and was between the northern states (known as the Union) and the southern states (known as the Confederates) over what one …

The Most Successful People Explain Why a College Degree is USELESS

The Most Successful People Explain Why a College Degree is USELESS

Well, often times Business Education today, and I see it all the time Kids come out of college, the best colleges Wharton and Harvard and Stanford and some of the great business schools and they’ll come out and they won’t have practical experience. There’s too …

The Banach–Tarski Paradox

The Banach–Tarski Paradox

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. There’s a famous way to seemingly create chocolate out of nothing. Maybe you’ve seen it before. This chocolate bar is 4 squares by 8 squares, but if you cut it like this and then like this and finally like this you …

Visiting Area 51

Visiting Area 51

[MUSIC PLAYING] GLEN CAMPBELL: This is as close as we can legally get to Area 51. MATT WEBER: I’m pretty nervous right now. Because I know there’s guys up there, and I know they’ve got guns. And I know that, like, they don’t want us …

The United States (USA) vs The World – Who Would Win? Military / Army Comparison

The United States (USA) vs The World – Who Would Win? Military / Army Comparison

A Superpower is defined as a state with the ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale, and if needed, in more than one region of the globe at a time. The United States- currently the world’s sole Superpower- fits this description, …

Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

Pat, we have a reactor trip on Unit 5. Containment is isolated. Demon water is isolated. CVCS is isolated. DHR is in service. And pressurizer heater trips has occurred. All safety functions are green. Understand. We’ve got a reactor trip on Unit 5 and all …

Scientists Just Detected Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

Scientists Just Detected Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

Supermassive black holes are thought to be at the center of most galaxies, and they are huge. The Milky Way’s own supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, is about 4 million times the mass of our sun. But scientists have just spotted two absolute behemoths, that …

Why Your Newsfeed Sucks – Smarter Every Day 212

– My internet newsfeed is mostly crap. I try to be smart, right? And discern what I’m reading online and make sure that it’s lining up with truth, but for the most part, it seems like everyone has an agenda or everything’s biased. So how …

This New ‘Perfect’ Battery Has Experts Stumped

This New ‘Perfect’ Battery Has Experts Stumped

The Lithium ion battery has made our modern phones, laptops, and electric cars possible. The secret is its ability to cram a lot of power into a tiny package, but for its inventor John B Goodenough, that wasn’t good enough. Nearly 40 years after he …