Did you know that the human race is currently just 0.01% of all living things that have ever existed on Earth? Or that you blink over 10,000,000 times per year?
Or that every day an international team of astronomers releases a new map of the Universe?
Learning these and other fascinating scientific facts has never been easier. Clean ERSJ has some more information about the scientific facts you should know.
The human brain is composed of over 100 billion neurons, which are the cells responsible for controlling our thoughts, actions, sensations, and senses. Scientists believe that there are around 40-50 thousand genes in the human body.
There are about 30 trillion synapses in each of our brains that are connected to each other by trillions of axons. This means that the brain has enough potential connections to create a supercomputer with 100 million processors. Some humans even have two brains!
These facts show how deeply intricate and important the human mind is–and how deep it can get into scientific research and history as well! These scientific fact articles will take you down a rabbit hole into your own personal world of knowledge.
You might be surprised to learn that the human body had its own social networking sites long before Facebook. But it’s true! The Romans used to document their medical history by writing on tablets of wax.
Now, hospitals like the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics actually put their patient records online for public viewing. It may sound scary, but the fact is that more than 80% of patients are in favor of having their records online.
There are many benefits to this system, including more convenient scheduling, management of appointments, and better communication between doctors and nurses through access to up-to-date reports.
As the human race continues to discover more about our world, the number of facts surrounding us (and the associated books) is growing exponentially. We must keep up with these facts or be left in the dust by our competition.
Keeping up-to-date with current events also helps us understand where we fit into society and what trends are happening around us today. It’s important not only for professionals to stay informed, but for your average person to get a grasp on all that is out there. There are many sources to check for the latest information including online news, TV, radio, podcasts, etc. Every month we’ll explore a new topic and link to a book or website that contains the most comprehensive and easily digestible information on the subject.
The Scientific Facts You Should Know About is an overview of major current events and is written in a way that appeals to both layman’s and professional’s alike. The author seamlessly weaves complex concepts into simple stories that anyone can understand. Each chapter has its own accompanying graphic (picture), which may give you further insight into the concepts discussed.
1) The End of Dark Ages?
There are 7 billion people on this planet, each with their own hopes, dreams, and aspirations. However, these dreams may be limited by the place in which they live (geography), the financial situation they are in (finance), or the race they belong to (human behavior).
The Economist has come up with a scale that captures these differences and rank countries according to how well their citizens enjoy life. It’s important to know which countries are doing well so we can import ideas from them and learn how to apply them locally or find alternative solutions for our problems.
2) America Versus Europe
Today’s world is globalized. We all know this. As the world gets smaller, there are more opportunities for people of all nationalities to travel and conduct business across borders. A big part of this global movement is not just international travel but the availability of information over the Internet.
One topic that is discussed heavily in America is “should we align ourselves with Europe or not?”
The American government has proposed a plan to join the European Union (EU), but the citizens are divided on whether or not this would be beneficial to them.
American politicians are debating the issue while the people hold their breath in anticipation. Although there is no definite answer, this debate will continue for some time.
3) Is The Flat Earth Movement Taking Off?
The scientific community has come up with many hypotheses for why our world is round. One of these theories was developed by Nicholas Copernicus who developed the heliocentric theory (Sun at the center). There are still many people, however, that believe that the earth is flat and that other planets revolve around it.
This belief system is called the flat earth theory and these people often meet up on forums to discuss their beliefs. Some of them have even found ways to prove this theory using math and physics equations. The question that remains is whether or not it’s valid.
4) What is the Right Diet for You?
Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or just maintain your current weight, proper dieting is essential. There are many diets out there that all have positive aspects but also have their own deficiencies.
We all have different requirements for what kind of foods our body needs. If you don’t eat right for your specific needs you’ll never reach optimal health. Online resources have come up with diet calculators to solve this problem.