How Stuff Works – Science


So… Now what? Hopefully, lots of time to play, and enjoy the sun! Still, if you’re at all like I am, there’s plenty of down time in the summer, particularly on the (hopefully rare) rainy summer days. In the past, METS has posted fun sites/articles to check out, and we’re hoping to keep doing that going forward.

Today’s site to check out is the How Stuff Works – Science site. If you’re at all interested in the world around you, there’s going to be something on this site worth checking out. From how many planets could actually host life, to why DNA evidence may be unreliable, there’s something on this site for everyone! If you’re more of a listener than a reader, How Stuff Works also has a popular series of podcasts, on a similarly wide number of topics.

Do you have a site or podcast that you go to all the time? Let us know in the comments!

Who invented the number zero?

Did you know that the number zero was invented? If so, did you know that it was independently invented by three different civilizations?

Without zero, many things we take for granted would be impossible, starting with whatever you’re using to read this post! Yes, computers and smart phones are built using math that would be impossible without the number zero.

To learn more, check out this article!