What is the Difference Between Astronomy and Astrology?
For two words so similar, they could hardly be more different in meaning. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects; in short, objects outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Astrology is a philosophy that teaches that placement of celestial obj… Read more
Different Types of Martial Arts Part II by Matt Williams
The Deadly Arts Part II In my last article, The Different Types of Martial Arts, I sought to assess the differences between the major martial arts of the world and what it is that truly sets them apart. After coming up with a basic four-tier s… Read more
What is the Difference Between Celsius and Fahrenheit?
Both Celsius and Fahrenheit are temperature measurement systems developed by scientists in the 1700’s. The Celsius system was credited to Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented a virtually identical system 2 years before his d… Read more
Different Types of Martial Arts Part I by Matt Williams
The Deadly Arts It’s an age old question: who would win in a street fight, Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris? Well, for those who saw Return of the Dragon, the question might seem a bit unnecessary. In that Kung Fu classic, Lee and Norris performed a fi… Read more
What is the Biggest Cruise Ship in the World?
While this answer will likely change as newer, bigger, fancier cruise ships set sail; the Biggest Cruise Ship in the world as of April 2011 is the Allure of the Seas operated by Royal Caribbean. It is approximately 50 millimeters longer than its… Read more
What is the Difference Between a Virus and a Bacteria?
Both viruses and bacteria cause diseases in plants and animals. It’s important to note, though, the vast majority of bacteria are harmless to humans, and a great number of bacteria are essential to our survival. Viruses, bacteria, prions a… Read more
How Long Does it Take for Alcohol to Clear Your System?
My interest in answering this question was sparked after enduring one of the world’s worst hangovers. The next day, I found myself wondering whether it was safe to drive; forgetting the actual physical feeling of ick, and considering the l… Read more
What is the Difference Between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental, illness that can prescribe medications. Psychiatrists must go to medical school first, then they spend time specializing in their field. Their approach to therapy tends to be more bi… Read more
What is the Difference Between Animal Cells and Plant Cells?
The biggest difference between plant cells and animal cells is that plant cells have a cell wall surrounding their cell membrane. Animal cells have no such wall. This gives plant cells rigidity and allows them to remain upright. Plant cells have… Read more
What is the Difference Between Acid and Base?
An acid is a substance which has a high concentration of H+ ions. Acids have a pH of between 1 and 7. A base is a substance with a high concentration of OH- ions. Bases have a pH of between 8 and 14. The pH scale is defined by Wikipedia as the n… Read more