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What caused the Chernobyl 1986 nuclear accident?

Most of us have heard of the Chernobyl accident but few people understand what caused it. In this blogpost, I do my best to explain it as simple as possible

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How did people synchronize time before modern technologies?

Synchronizing time seems simple enough now that we have atomic clocks and internet, but how did we do it before we had these technologies?

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Why do humans rule the world?

All animals have their own ways of communication and their own brains, so why do only humans rule the world?

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Why do we feel sleepy?

We all need sleep and our bodies will surely show that to us if we stay awake for too long, but what is it that actually makes us feel sleepy?

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"Whats the difference between different cellular networks like 4G and 5G?"

"It looks like more and more new generations of cellular networks are being created and deployed. Whats the difference between them? Do we really need the new technologies?"

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If atoms are mostly empty space, why do things look and feel solid?

If most things around us are just empty space, why do we see or feel anything?

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How can birds safely sit on power lines?

We all know that the electricity in the regular outlets of our homes easily enough to be fatal. Yet, birds have no problem sitting on power lines that carry electricity at a 1000 times higher voltages. How is this possible?

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