Are We Alone? Galactic Civilization Challenge | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

Are We Alone? Galactic Civilization Challenge | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

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Time Travel in Fiction Rundown

Time Travel in Fiction Rundown

This video is sponsored by the YouTube Red Sci-Fi Series “Lifeline”. For ages I’ve been wanting to make a video analyzing time travel in fiction – not the magical or physical mechanisms by which the time travel is supposedly achieved , but rather, the different ways time travel can influence causality (and thus the plot) […]

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When Will We Be a Type III Civilization? Controlling All The Energy of the Milky Way

When Will We Be a Type III Civilization? Controlling All The Energy of the Milky Way

Now, I’m no futurist, but I think I can predict one thing. Humans love to use energy, and in the future, we’re going to use even more of the stuff. Let’s hope it’s clean energy, like that handy source of photons in the sky: the Sun. Not dirty forms of energy, like screams, unobtainium, liquid […]

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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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Are we living in a simulation? – Zohreh Davoudi

Are we living in a simulation? – Zohreh Davoudi

We live in a vast universe, on a small wet planet, where billions of years ago single-celled life forms evolved from the same elements as all non-living material around them, proliferating and radiating into an incredible ray of complex life forms. All of this— living and inanimate, microscopic and cosmic— is governed by mathematical laws […]

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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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“Realism, Perspectivism and Reality” by Michela Massimi

– Hi everyone. Welcome, some of you, to the Physics department. A rare occasion and I love it, let’s make it happen more often. So, my name is Marcelo Gleiser and I direct the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth, and one of the things that we try to do is to have a fellows […]

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#22 morality, psychology & the world

#22 morality, psychology & the world

we are led to believe that our Morality and Ethics are subjective and relative in this post-modern world That’s actually a misconception. A deliberate deception Let’s use the framework of PsyntegratioN to observe our morality Morality and Ethics are not subjective or relative When a child is born She or He must be taken care […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: How to Teach Science? Leverage the Power of Pop Culture

Neil deGrasse Tyson: How to Teach Science? Leverage the Power of Pop Culture

I guess I’m lucky that my chosen profession is astrophysics because unlike so many other fields of study, especially academic fields of study, in my field we have an essentially completely transparent lexicon so I don’t have to translate anything, hardly anything. If I show you a photograph of the sun and you see spots […]

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