Wikenigma is a unique wiki-based resource specifically dedicated to documenting fundamental gaps in human knowledge.
Listing scientific and academic questions to which no-one, anywhere, has yet been able to provide a definitive answer. [ 714 so far ]
That's to say, a compendium of so-called 'Known Unknowns'.
The pages are open for all registered users to contribute and edit.
“Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.” Alfred North Whitehead
“If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar.”Richard Feynman
“[…] it is the unknown that drives us as scientists. If we knew it all, science would ossify.” Marcus du Sautoy
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.” Confucius
“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research would it?” [unattributed]
The idea is to inspire and promote interest in scientific and academic research by highlighting opportunities to investigate problems which no-one has yet been able to solve.
In other words, a catalyst for curiosity.
You can start browsing the content via the main menu on the left (or in the 'Main Menu' section if you're using a mobile) Alternatively, the search box (above right) will find any pages with details that match your search terms.
Note on User Registration : Currently, only registered users can create and edit pages. If you're not yet registered, but would like to be able to edit the content, full.
A special note of thanks to Wikipedia - with which Wikenigma is not associated - but without which compilation would have been very much more difficult, if not impossible.
Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for old ones, are always welcome.
If you have skills or interests in a particular field, and have suggestions for Wikenigma, get in touch !
Or, if you'd like to become a regular contributor . . . request a login password. Registered users can edit the entire content of the site, and also create new pages.
( The 'Notes for contributors' section in the main menu has further information and guidelines etc.)