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Jan 14, 2024

NASA finally opens capsule to potentially hazardous asteroid ‘Bennu’ that may contain seeds of life

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Two tight fasteners kept the majority of the Bennu asteroid sample from scientists since it returned to Earth in September. Now they’ve finally prised it open.

Jan 12, 2024

Japan joins neighborhood watch, launches spy satellite on Mitsubishi rocket

Posted by in categories: existential risks, satellites, surveillance

Recent regional space developments also include South Korea’s spy satellite launching aboard SpaceX amid North Korea’s surveillance satellites deployment.

Explore the latest in space tech – Japan’s spy satellite, South Korea’s success with SpaceX, and North Korea’s bold plans.

Jan 12, 2024

Zuckerberg Brags About Feeding Cows Macadamia Nuts and Beer at His Alleged Doomsday Bunker

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From Facebook founder to “girl dad” to cattle rancher to doomsday prepper, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemingly has it all.

Jan 7, 2024

“Zoo Hypothesis Or Nothing”: New Unnerving Answer To The Fermi Paradox

Posted by in categories: existential risks, physics

A team of physicists think we are close to solving the Fermi Paradox.

Jan 6, 2024

The Fermi Paradox: Pancosmorio Theory

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Jan 5, 2024

ESA’s 2023 Space Saga: From Jupiter’s Moons to Dark Matter Revelations [Video]

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, cosmology, existential risks, satellites

2023 was a landmark year in space exploration for the European Space Agency (ESA), marked by significant missions like Juice’s journey to Jupiter, the launch of the Euclid space telescope for dark matter research, and the decommissioning of ESA’s Aeolus mission.

The year also saw advancements in Earth observation technologies, initiatives to address space debris, and collaborative efforts in asteroid impact studies. Notably, the Galileo satellite system’s new high-accuracy service and the first hardware tests for its second generation of satellites were significant milestones.

Jan 2, 2024

Mark Zuckerberg’s football field-sized facility has a doomsday bunker

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An extensive luxurious facility for a billionaire is no surprise, but the secrecy around the project raises many questions.

The facility is more than a personal getaway for the Zuckerbergs hosting office and conferencing facilities and an industrial-scale kitchen.

Dec 29, 2023

Opinion: John Szarkowski

Posted by in categories: existential risks, robotics/AI

The legendary former curator of the Museum of Modern Art, once described photography as “the act of pointing.” And for the nearly 200 years since its inception, photography has consisted of capturing a visual perspective from the physical world using light — first with…

A.I. generators can produce photorealistic images, which is either an extinction-level event for photographers or a fantastic opportunity. Or both.

Dec 27, 2023

Why ‘resurrection biology’ is gaining traction around the world

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, existential risks, genetics

Resurrection biology — attempting to bring strings of molecules and more complex organisms back to life — is gaining traction in labs around the world.

The work is a far cry from the genetically engineered dinosaurs that escape in the blockbuster movie “Jurassic Park,” although for some scientists the ultimate goal is de-extinction and resurrecting animals and plants that have been lost.

Other researchers are looking to the past for new sources of drugs or to sound an alarm about the possibility of long-dormant pathogens. The field of study is also about recreating elements of human history in an attempt to better understand how our ancestors might have lived and died.

Dec 27, 2023

Doomsday Nuclear Clock 2024 Gets Reset as Weapons Fears Rise

Posted by in categories: existential risks, military

The 2024 nuclear doomsday clock has been reset, but there is still time for final revisions.

The clock was created in 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a nonprofit that was founded in 1945 by Albert Einstein and University of Chicago scientists who helped develop the first atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project. It began because of escalated fears of a potentially catastrophic nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. It has been reset 25 times since its creation.

Viewed as a visual representation to warn the global populace about multiple factors that could negatively affect the planet, the clock was last changed on January 24 and moved forward to 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been. The reasoning cited the Russia-Ukraine war that, as of this February, will have lasted for two years and has led to nuclear threats from Russia.

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