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The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

Are we the only living things in the entire universe? The observable universe is about 90 billion light years in diameter. There are at least one hundred billion galaxies, each with one hundred to one thousand billion stars. Recently, we’ve learned that planets are very common too. And, there are probably trillions and trillions of …

The History and Future of Everything — Time

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 …

Testing Explosives from The Anarchist Cookbook

Testing Explosives from The Anarchist Cookbook

[FAST MUSIC PLAYING] ROCCO CASTORO: I recently wrote an article for the technology issue of “Vice” about “The Anarchist Cookbook”. And if you don’t know what “The Anarchist Cookbook” is, it was written in 1971 by a 19-year-old named William Powell. It was a response to the Vietnam War and a type of field manual …

The Egg – A Short Story

The Egg – A Short Story

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, …but fatal nonetheless. It was a painless death. The medics tried their best to save you, …but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered, …you were better off, trust me. And that’s when you met me. …

The rise and fall of the American fallout shelter

The rise and fall of the American fallout shelter

“4…3…2…1” “T-Zero!” This is the Operation Ivy nuclear test in 1952. And this is using a level for really nice masonry on your fallout shelter. It’s from 1960’s Walt Builds a Family Fallout Shelter. The idea was that you’d deck out your basement so you’d be safe when the bomb went off and this happened. …

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

NARRATOR: 1957. 70 miles from Venice, amid the cliffs and gorges of Italy’s Vajont River Valley, work begins on the Vajont Hydroelectric Dam. Crucial to the dam’s operation is a vast reservoir that can hold 44 billion gallons of water. Ever since the filling of the reservoir in early 1960, enormous cracks have begun appearing …

The World’s First Climate Refugees

this is a story about people who stand to lose everything people who may need to flee their native home and never come back these people are refugees but they’re not running from war or an oppressive government they’re seeking asylum from climate change my project is called warm waters and it’s about people living …