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Jul 9, 2019

There’s an area of the Arabian sea the size of Scotland that has no oxygen

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Suffocating under the surface.

🔎 Learn more about the challenges our oceans face:

Jul 9, 2019

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2019

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Many of the technologies we once saw in science fiction are now becoming a reality.

Jul 9, 2019

62°C Celsius Temperatures in Kuwait burn trees into Flames

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In July 2017, social media users shared videos and images of burning trees and melting streetlights — the purported results of a record-breaking heatwave in…

Jul 9, 2019

539 AD and 1014 AD… the tsunamis from hell

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An interesting article on how tsunamis caused by comets wiped out civilization in what is now the southeastern U.S. twice, in 539 and again in 1014. The bit about ammonia in the atmosphere also reminded me of the Norse prophecy about Thor wrestling with the Midgard Serpent, accompanied by poison in the air that kills many. I wonder how many strange things were witnessed by our ancestors for which they left us records that we are simply unable to understand.

Two massive comet or asteroid strikes in the past 1500 years altered Eastern North America’s history. The one in 539 AD devastated the South Atlantic Coast and permanently changed its geography. It left the South Atlantic Coastal Plain almost uninhabited. Hundreds of Uchee and Muskogean communities were wiped off the face of the earth. For obvious reasons, survivors headed north to the mountains.


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Jul 9, 2019

British submarine which stays underwater for 25 years makes us wonder

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What will the crew do until 2039 if there IS a nuclear war?

Jul 9, 2019

Scientists successfully edit a long-locked part of plant DNA, improving crop security

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Think of DNA and chances are the double helix structure comes to mind, but that’s only one piece of the puzzle. Another major part is mitochondrial DNA, and in plants that’s even more important – and so complex that scientists haven’t yet been able to edit the genes in there. Now a team of Japanese researchers has managed to do just that, which could help improve the genetic diversity of crops.

Jul 9, 2019

Climate Facts

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Research on oceans.

Jul 9, 2019

Taking the Climate for Granted

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It’s shocking that climate affects our health.

Jul 9, 2019

The Scientist Who Believes We Can Reverse Aging | Dr. Aubrey de Grey ►Rob Konrad: Conversations #010

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Dr Aubrey de Grey doesn’t just believe that aging, and the suffering that comes with it, can be slowed down — he believes it can be undone altogether.

What’s more, he thinks we are merely a few years away from making the scientific breakthroughs that will enable the medical field to put an end to death related to ageing — for good.

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Jul 9, 2019

ESA Video: What It Takes to Survive on Mars

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NASA life support analyst Lucie Poulet explains how analog missions work and what they tell us about future crewed missions.