Civilization living around a Black Hole?

Hello mortals. Humanity, as a civilization has gotten pretty far, and at the same time it was at the brink of extinction several times. Some studies even suggest that in the year 70000 BCE, the human population dipped to less than 1000 humans because of this scumbag. Also this dude, who stopped an almost full-out […]

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Civilizations at the End of Time: Dying Earth

Civilizations at the End of Time: Dying Earth

There is a school of thought that says everything we do is ultimately futile because one day the Earth will end and take with it all of our accomplishments. That at best we might transplant ourselves elsewhere, yet the world will still end… but what if it didn’t have to? So today we return to […]

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Are We Among the First Civilizations in the Universe?

Are We Among the First Civilizations in the Universe?

When discussing SETI and the Fermi Paradox the focus tends to be on distance, the idea that an alien civilization could exist in relatively close proximity to earth enough that we could detect them. So far we haven’t found anything. But there is another aspect to the potential existence of exocivilizations; that they may be […]

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Civilizations at the End of Time: Iron Stars

Civilizations at the End of Time: Iron Stars

We’ve occasionally talked about what it might be like to be the last sentient life left standing at the End of the Time and looking back at your once glorious civilization. But what if we spin the time dial even further ahead in time… set it all the way past the End of Eternity, until […]

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Amber Says What: Beyoncé’s Coachella Documentary, Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road

Amber Says What: Beyoncé’s Coachella Documentary, Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road

-You guys, we don’t always have enough time to cover all the recent news. So, here with a recap is one of our writers, Amber Ruffin, in a segment we call “Amber Says What?” ♪♪ -[ Speaks indistinctly ] Things have been crazy. Okay, first of all, a rapper named Lil Nas X released a […]

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Civilizations at the End of Time: Black Hole Farming

Civilizations at the End of Time: Black Hole Farming

Today’s topic, Black hole Farming, is going to be a difficult one because it’s a video I probably shouldn’t have made without covering other topics first, and also because it draws heavily on quite a few other videos I did make first. So it essentially amounts to three topics that we need to cover today […]

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The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

Black holes are the largest collections of pure violent energy in the universe. If you come too close, they’ll devour you and add your energy to their collection. And so, the energy is lost to us forever. Or is it? It turns out there’s a universe cheat code. A way of powering civilizations until the […]

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StarTalk @ NY Comic Con: It’s About Time! (Brian Greene & Neil deGrasse Tyson)

(upbeat music) – Welcome, yes. (audience cheers) This is Star Talk at New York Comic Con and I’m gonna bring out my guest. First you’re gonna meet my co-host, the one, the only, Chuck Nice. Chuck, comedian, come on out! (audience cheers) Come on out, Chuck! – Yeah buddy. – Chuck, who’d you bring with […]

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The world just saw its first black hole. Our pop culture references were way off.

The world just saw its first black hole. Our pop culture references were way off.

-We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole. -On April 10th, we saw our first real image of what a black hole looks like. Over the years, many TV shows, songs, and movies have depicted what these space vacuums might look like. -Oh, I […]

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[NEW HERO – COMING SOON] Sigma Origin Story | Overwatch

[NEW HERO – COMING SOON] Sigma Origin Story | Overwatch

Gravity… Gravity is a harness. My entire career has been devoted to this idea… to this moment. Decades! If the unifying theories are correct we will soon be able to harness the power of a black hole! Nothing will ever be the same. Why? This is wrong! The field is failing! What happened? Where am […]

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