BOTTOM LINE: What’s the smallest thing ever photographed?

What’s the smallest item ever photographed? An Australian University research team was been able to photograph the shadow of a single atom. Professor Dave Kielpinski, from Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, said his research team was curious what they could investigate with visible light. “We wanted to investigate how few atoms are required to cast […]

BOTTOM LINE: What is the fanciest mating ritual in the animal kingdom?

BOTTOM LINE: The male Superb Lyrebird has the fanciest mating ritual in the animal kingdom. According to researchers at Cornell University, “On a carefully cleared patch of forest floor, he begins by fanning elaborate tail plumes over his head, then coordinates a precisely timed song-and-dance sequence. He finishes off with a rapid-fire recital of borrowed songs. […]

The key to surviving a tornado: PMA.

We enlisted the help of our Facebook community for today’s Answer Journal. Our own Priscilla Wood McCarthy asked, “If a tornado may arrive after bedtime, do you prepare? Or go to bed? Or stay up and Google weather?” The key to surviving a storm can be summed up using the letters PMA: Prepare, Monitor and […]

BOTTOM LINE: Who is the world’s most intelligent woman?

Who is the world’s most intelligent woman? Using the standard of IQ tests as the basis for this answer, our designation then goes to the author, commentator and columnist Marilyn Vos Savant. In the 1980’s Vos Savant was listed as having the world’s highest IQ by the Guinness Book of World Records. She was measured […]

BOTTOM LINE: Are Cats Right- or Left-Handed?

BOTTOM LINE: Are Cats Right- or Left-Handed? The truth is that 42% of cats are ambidextrous, 38% favor their left paws, and 20% favor their right. Humans aren’t the only species that favors their left or right hands. Cats also have a preference, although a large percentage can use both paws equally well. About 42% of cats are ambidextrous, […]