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What if you traveled faster than the speed of light?

The speed of light is like that annoying friend who beats you at every game. What would happen if humans one day surpassed the cosmic speed limit?

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  • What if a black hole formed near our solar system?

    What if a black hole formed near our solar system?

    Black holes have serious pull, and they're not afraid to use it. Could one of these skulking bad boys ever arise in our home, sweet (solar system) home? See more »

  • What if a man takes birth control pills?

    What if a man takes birth control pills?

    Outside of the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "Junior," men simply can't get pregnant — meaning there's no reason for them to take birth control pills, right? Perhaps, but say a guy mistakes "the Pill" for a breath mint. Is he going to be okay? See more »

  • What if a solar flare hit Earth?

    What if a solar flare hit Earth?

    Solar flares disrupt Earth's magnetic field when they hit the planet, causing issues with power and GPS. But if a major solar flare hit Earth, the consequences could be catastrophic. See more »

  • What if a woman takes Viagra?

    What if a woman takes Viagra?

    We all know what Viagra does and why men use it — not to mention how much money this particular prescription drug has made over the years. But what would happen if a woman took Viagra? Is it a danger, or could it somehow be beneficial? See more »

  • What if alcohol didn't exist?

    What if alcohol didn't exist?

    Our early ancestors, enjoying the effects of rotten fruit, had stumbled onto something big. How did alcohol serve as a nutrition source and, some believe, help motivate hunters to take up farming? See more »

  • What if all the coral reefs disappeared?

    What if all the coral reefs disappeared?

    Coral reefs are pretty cool. More than just snorkeling destinations, they shelter tons of marine life — creatures many of us depend on for food and medicine. So what would happen if the coral reefs disappeared? Here's a hint: It isn't good. See more »

  • What if America had lost the Revolution?

    What if America had lost the Revolution?

    If the colonists hadn't eked out a victory against the mighty British Empire, what would have been their fate? Would leaders like the beloved George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have been executed? See more »

  • What if China never had a one-child policy?

    What if China never had a one-child policy?

    China's government imposed mandatory IUDs and mass sterilizations, among other measures. That's some serious micromanagement. Was it necessary to avert a population disaster? See more »

  • What if dinosaurs were alive today?

    What if dinosaurs were alive today?

    Before leaving work, you'll need to check the traffic report. Lately, a disruptive T. rex has meant some adjustments to your commute. What other changes would be in store if dinos roamed the Earth? See more »

  • What if Earth had rings?

    What if Earth had rings?

    Sure, Saturn's luminous rings are a cosmic marvel, but did you know that Earth once had rings? If we still had them today, what would they look like? See more »

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