Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be intelligent to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of fascinating articles that will wow your friends, surprise your co-workers and make you seem sharp at a cocktail party or over the lunch counter....
- If a quantum particle in the right circumstances rolls across a tabletop and reaches the edge it doesn't fall off -- instead, it stays on the table and rolls back.
- A new study suggest that an asteroid struck Mars with such great force that it could have wiped out the planet's entire magnetic field.
- The military has banned disks and USB drives after a rapidly spreading worm infected its computers. The suspension poses a significant problem for the military, which heavily relies on takeaway storage since bandwidth, often scarce in the field and networks are unreliable.