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How Tsunamis Work

The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph — a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.

Who Was the First Human Ancestor?

From the time of Charles Darwin science has painted a picture of our earliest ancestor in the image of a chimpanzee. Scientific American editor Katherine Harmon explains how new fossil evidence is redrawing the...

Canada’s Strongest Tornado Ever

Photograph by Justin Hobson   The Elie, Manitoba Tornado was an F5 tornado that struck the town of Elie, Manitoba, Canada, (40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Winnipeg) on June 22, 2007. While several houses were levelled,...

Learn The Secrets Of Body Language

Body language is a language all it’s own. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they position themselves. Educate yourself on the signs of body language so you can know what everyone is saying at all times even if they aren’t speaking.

‘Born to die’: Self-destructing mobile phones

The average lifespan of a mobile phone is about 12 to 18 months, depending on your chosen service provider. But what if instead of discarding your outdated model, the device could simply self-destruct, reducing landfill e-waste and airborne toxins?