Facts So Romantic’s Best Posts of 2014 – Facts So Romantic

In its mission to explore how science is connected with culture and our lives, Nautilus’ signature tool is a well-told, beautifully illustrated feature story. But not all of the magazine’s message comes in those longform pieces; some of it comes in smaller chunks here on Facts So Romantic. (The name of the blog, by the way, comes from a Jules Verne quote: “Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.”)

Now, at the end of 2014, we look back on our 14 best blog posts from the past year. They show the expansive sweep of what science is revealing, and begin to piece together what it means about our world. 

Here are the 10 most-visited FSR posts from 2014:

#1: Chernobyl’s Hot Mess, “the Elephant’s Foot,” Is Still Lethalby Kyle Hill(This post was actually published in December 2013, but continues to draw heavy traffic, and is the most popular all-time Nautilus piece.) 

#2: The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Timesby Aatish Bhatia

#3: Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures?by Rose Eveleth 

#4: What Do Blind People Actually See?by Jim Davies

#5: The Unusual Language That Linguists Thought Couldn’t…
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