What If You Woke Up 1,000 Years In The Future?

So Quora asked this really interesting question, that being what if you woke up 1,000 years in the future, what would you do? I’m sure you could ask many questions to people around that time period, let’s say 3000 AD, and you have to wonder what society would be like that many years in the […]

The Gulf Stream Explained

The ocean conveyor belt and the Gulf Stream. Ocean currents have a direct influence on our lives. They determine our weather, our climate, and much more. The ocean currents and wind systems transport heat from the equator to the poles and operate like a large engine for the global climate. In the oceans, there are […]

Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR

magine you were alive back in the 1980’s, and were told that computers would soon take over everything: from shopping, to dating, and the stock market, that billions of people would be connected via a kind of web, that you would own a handheld device, orders of magnitudes more powerful than supercomputers. It would seem […]

The Antibiotic Apocalypse Explained

What would you say if we told you that humanity is currently making a collaborative effort to engineer the perfect superbug? A bug that could kill hundreds of millions of people? Well, it is happening right now. We are in the process of creating a superbacterium. Bacteria are among the oldest living things on this […]

The History and Future of Everything — Time

Time makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of time, it’s almost impossible to wrap your head around things. So let’s start small with minutes, hours, days. You probably spent the last 24 hours mostly sleeping and working, with some coffee in there somewhere. Please watch less TV. Now let’s […]

What Secrets Are Hiding on Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter could be considered an independent solar system, only in miniature form. The gas giant has the same basic ingredients as the sun and is surrounded by dozens of geologically diverse moons. Out of the 79 confirmed surrounding Jupiter, four ancient moons have astronomers really excited because they offer up some of the most distinctive […]

Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

Imagine if you could gather the energy from every star within a hundred million light years. From thousands of galaxies, each with billions of stars. Imagine, you could take this kind of power, and use it to fire the biggest super-weapon in the universe. Imagine the damage you could do. It turns out, you don’t […]

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens?

There are probably 10,000 stars for every grain of sand on Earth, in the observable universe. We know that there might be trillions of planets. So where are all the aliens? This is the Fermi Paradox. If you want to know more about it, watch part one. Here we look at possible solutions to the […]

Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

It’s hard to get to space As much as we all wish there were an easy, and affordable way to see our planet floating in the dark Right now, the only way is to become an astronaut or a billionare But there is a concept that might make it possible -while serving as the starting […]