How SpaceX Will Enable Interplanetary Civilization

How SpaceX Will Enable Interplanetary Civilization

If you’re watching this, you’ve probably heard of SpaceX. In case you haven’t, SpaceX is a privately-owned space company who have been delivering cargo to the International Space Station and landing reusable rocket stages in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. But SpaceX has bigger plans – its stated goal is to establish a colony […]

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Why US Bathrooms Don’t Have Bidets

Why US Bathrooms Don’t Have Bidets

If you were walking barefoot in a park or yard and stepped in dog poop, would you only use a couple of napkins to wipe it off? No. You’d probably wash it off with water. And it’s for similar reasons that people worldwide use bidets to clean themselves after using the bathroom. In western Europe, […]

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Should Humans Try to Contact Alien Civilizations?

Should Humans Try to Contact Alien Civilizations?

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest I’d go out look in the night sky and you know I would see all of these stars and I thought maybe there are other intelligent beings out there there are places everywhere that life could exist but now the big question is life originated […]

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The magical science of storytelling | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholm

The magical science of storytelling | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholm

Translator: Florencia Bracamonte Reviewer: Tanya Cushman In 2009, a man, a journalist by the name Rob Walker, wanted to find out this: Is storytelling really the most powerful tool of all? And in order to do this, he went on his computer, and he bought 200 objects from eBay. And the average price of the […]

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Were Advanced Civilizations Here Before Us? | Unveiled

Were Advanced Civilizations Here Before Us?  | Unveiled

Were There Advanced Civilizations Before Us? For some, the modern world is as advanced as we can possibly be, and there’s never been a comparable example of human development that’s ever reached our heights in the past. But, history tells us that the Earth has seen complex cultures before, which were often quite mysteriously wiped […]

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Post-Apocalyptic Civilizations

Post-Apocalyptic Civilizations

This episode is sponsored by Dashlane. Civilization has collapsed. The only rational way forward is to cover your dune buggy with spikes, craft some leather S&M armor, and resort to cannibalism. Mohawks are optional. A pretty common theme in science fiction, and just in general discussion of the future, is that some sort of doomsday […]

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MONIKA: Google’s Newest Creation! | The SCIENCE!…of Doki Doki Literature Club!

MONIKA: Google’s Newest Creation! | The SCIENCE!…of Doki Doki Literature Club!

*Screams* “Dear Team Salvato,” Hi! It’s me! Austin! And… you know what? You didn’t do… anything wrong! At all! Kudos! I’m sure part of my inability to rant about your bad science is that visual narratives involving adorable anime girls don’t typically rely on that many physics. BUT – I think what’s most interesting, and […]

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Why did King Tut have a flat head?

Why did King Tut have a flat head?

We’re here back in the Human Evolution Lab with Dr. Robert Martin, who is curator emeritus of human evolution here at the Field Museum, and today we’re going to be talking about artificial head binding in ancient Egypt! So uh, Bob can you start by telling us a little bit about what artificial head binding […]

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What If Humanity Was A Type III Civilization? | Unveiled

What If Humanity Was A Type III Civilization? | Unveiled

What If Humanity Was a Type III Civilization? Across our history, humanity has slowly grown to dominate almost all of Earth’s ecosystems. From sharpening stones to breaking the internet, we’ve developed technologies that have helped us to do amazing things. So, what’s next for our species? This is Unveiled, and today we’re answering the extraordinary […]

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Remote village where people walk on all fours | 60 Minutes Australia

Remote village where people walk on all fours | 60 Minutes Australia

You’re about to see something truly astounding a discovery that’s caused an absolute sensation one that could have untold significance for every one of us and not only that it’s a totally engrossing mystery story – You’re about to meet a family that shouldn’t exist a family like no other They could just be the […]

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