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Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Imagine NASA announced today that they found aliens. Bacteria on Mars, weird alien fish in the oceans of Europa, and also ancient alien ruins on Titan. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, no. It would be horrible news, devastating even. It could mean that the end of humanity is almost certain and that it might be …


Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

One day, if human civilisation ever wipes itself out, aliens or one of our successors will cast an eye on our ruined planet, and ask themselves what ever happened to. Their answer might look a little like this. The root cause won’t be the specific catastrophe, conflict or devastation that eradicates us; the problem will …


Penguins Need Cleaner Oceans

Penguins Need Cleaner Oceans

There are 18 species of penguins. They all live in the southern hemisphere. And they are loyal, they’re brave, and determined. Global Penguin Society or GPS is an international organization dedicated to promote the protection of all the penguin species on our planet. To help penguins cope with the main threats they are facing we …


Can wildlife adapt to climate change? – Erin Eastwood

Can wildlife adapt to climate change? – Erin Eastwood

Rising temperatures and seas, massive droughts, changing landscapes. Successfully adapting to climate change is growing increasingly important. For humans, this means using our technological advancement to find solutions, like smarter cities and better water management. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these global changes involves the most ancient solution of all: evolution. Evolutionary …


Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

These lizards are leaping for science. Well, not so much leaping, as falling. But their tumbles are helping scientists answer a question. Could hurricanes drive natural selection? Hurricanes are destructive – perhaps too destructive to influence evolution, with species survival being more random than influenced by specific traits. And while some scientists suspect that hurricanes …


No Food, No Utopia: How Will Floating Cities Survive?

No Food, No Utopia: How Will Floating Cities Survive?

The pilot project is quite modest. So before we go out and build huge floating structures for hundreds and thousands of people we’re building a small pilot which will be about the size if you can imagine a soccer field—It’s around 7500 square meters. The engineers are saying it shouldn’t be a single platform, it …


Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

[MUSIC] We need to get something straight. Evolution by natural selection is a theory. So is climate change. But people keep saying that like it’s a bad thing… [MUSIC] I get it, I understand your frustration. We’re all searching for ultimate hashtag #truth, and complex, challenging ideas don’t always fit nice and neatly in our …


The Rise of A.I., Shifting Economies, and Corporate Consciousness Will Define the Future

Nowt but a fleeting thing: a young farmer’s fight for survival

How To Survive a Climate Disaster | Hot Mess ?

How To Survive a Climate Disaster | Hot Mess ?

Climate change is amplifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, heatwaves and other disasters. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of how best to prepare for this stuff? Moving inland? Stockpiling water? Buying flood insurance? Building stronger relationships might not be high on that list, but maybe it should be [INTRO] …

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