December 28, 2023

There Is No Way To Exceed the Weight Limit of a Small USPS Flat Rate Box, Even With the Densest Metal on the Planet

The United Service Postal Service (USPS) is highly reliable, and one of its most interesting policies will spare you the stress of some your packages ever being overweight. In a now-deleted tweet, attorney Paul Sherman shared that it was “physically impossible” to exceed the the 70-pound domestic weight limit of the small flat-rate box, not even if you filled it with the densest metal found on Earth.

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December 6, 2023

People Can Be Prescribed “Photography” as a Mental Health Treatment in the UK

Creative outlets like drawing and painting are great ways of exploring your emotions and relieving stress. However, it isn't that easy to embark on a new hobby, especially when you lack the resources. A new initiative in the UK seeks to change that, by prescribing photography as a mental health treatment. Launched by Wex Photo Video, this project is supported by the National Academy of Social Prescribing (NASP).

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November 26, 2023

Scientists Find That Coin Tosses Are Not 50/50 and Determine What Can Give You an Advantage

Coin tossing is generally regarded as a fair and practical way to make a decision between two parties or options. After all, it gives everyone a 50/50 chance to win, right? Well, scientists have determined that the numbers are not so evenly split. Moreover, the balance tends to skew toward one side–giving one of the participants a slight advantage.

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November 17, 2023

NASA Discovers New “Scorching” Seven-Planet System Orbiting Distant Star

The Kepler telescope was deactivated in 2018, ending its mission almost a decade after its launch. However, its observations continue to teach us new things about the universe. NASA reports that astronomers have found a system of seven planets thanks to the data gathered by the Kepler telescope. Known as Kepler-385 due to the involvement of the telescope in its discovery, this seven-planet system has a Sun-like star at the center.

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