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Why Do Air Traffic Control Towers Have Slanted Windows?
January 29, 2013, Benjamin Radford, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor
Many people assume that they are designed that way to prevent the sun's reflection or glare from blinding incoming pilots. But this explanation doesn't fly. View Full Article »
How Do Scientists Date Ancient Things?
November 20, 2012, Ben Mauk, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor
Love-hungry teenagers and archaeologists agree: dating is hard. But while the difficulties of single life may be intractable, the challenge of determining the age of prehistoric artifacts and fossils i... View Full Article »
What Is the Future of Computers?
September 10, 2012, by Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer
For the past half-century, computers have become twice as powerful every two years. If this trend continues, what will the future hold? Will computers eventually outsmart humans? View Full Article »