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 Read more…

The transformative power of classical music | Benjamin Zander

Probably a lot of you know the story of the two salesmen who went down to Africa in the 1900s. They were sent down to find if there was any opportunity for selling shoes, and they wrote telegrams back to Manchester. And one of them wrote, “Situation hopeless. Stop. They don’t wear shoes.” And the Read more…

Basically I’m Gay

(sighs) – Hello Internet. (inhales deeply) (dramatic suspenseful music) – Sex! Secrecy! And a whole lot of internal screaming. Starring Daniel Howell. One of the greatest mysteries of our generation. What is Dan’s sexuality? Spoiler alert. I’m not straight. Sex, the foundation of life and the only thing we’re really supposed to do. Everyone’s obsessed Read more…

Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8

Photosynthesis! It is not some kind of abstract scientific thing. You would be dead without plants and their magical- nay, SCIENTIFIC ability to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into glucose and pure, delicious oxygen. This happens exclusively through photosynthesis, a process that was developed 450 million years ago and actually rather sucks. It’s complicated, Read more…

PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant is a philosopher who tried to work out how human beings could be good and kind outside of the exaltations and blandishments of traditional religions. He was born in 1724, in the Baltic city of Königsberg, which at that time was part of Prussia and now belongs to Russia, renamed Kaliningrad. Kant’s parents Read more…

Mi estudio de fotografia!

Being a grown up is hard let me explain. In 1991 my parents had me and started house hunting. And so they stumble upon this old house that was about to be demolished. My mother fell in love. She saw potential in it so they bought it. And remo began. My father put a lot Read more…

Real Life Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect. One more. Hey, Cory, you got that pizza, man? Sure do. Spoon, please. Thanks, man. Hey Codes, fries are ready. Thanks, man. I appreciate that. I gotcha. I’m going to probably just save that for later. Add some weight. Will you pass me some paper bowls? Yeah, I got you. Thanks, dude. Have Read more…

The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think

The ocean is really, really deep, deeper, in fact, than most of us realize. If you were to shave off all of the land from the tops of every continent and island in the world and fill up the ocean’s deepest points with that land, then the entire earth would be covered in an ocean Read more…

POLITICAL THEORY – Karl Marx

Most people agree that we need to improve our economic system somehow. Yet we’re also often keen to dismiss the ideas of capitalism’s most famous and ambitious critic, Karl Marx. This isn’t very surprising. In practice, his political and economic ideas have been used to design disastrously planned economies and nasty dictatorships. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t Read more…