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What might real aliens look like? (science video)

October 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
What might real aliens look like? (science video)

In this hour-long science video, Dr. Arik Kershenbaum chats with the Event Horizon crew about what we know aliens might look like, based on our own evidence for life on Earth.

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Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

October 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged) by Dr. Adam Rutherford & Dr. Hannah Fry (book review).

You do have to wonder how much the book ‘Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything (Abridged)’ is actually abridged and appears not to identify scientific laws. When the examples of size-changing is looked at, they should have identified the Square-Cube Law where the larger the creature, the cross-section also increases in size and making it harder […]

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Beware the alien technosignatures: they may destroy Earth (science video).

September 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Beware the alien technosignatures: they may destroy Earth (science video).

Is it possible that data from an alien intellect may be deadly to us? Caleb Scharf joins John Michael Godier to talk about the dataome, which is how our data, as well as data from other sentient civilisations, is alive.

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Your Galactic Credits are of no use on this planet: a post-scarcity civilisation (science video)

September 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Your Galactic Credits are of no use on this planet: a post-scarcity civilisation (science video)

Many people fantasise about a future with enough of money, or a future where currency is obsolete, a rich post-scarcity culture, but is such a future possible? What would life be like in a society without money? 

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The Fermi Paradox: are those pesky aliens hiding? (science video)

September 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Fermi Paradox: are those pesky aliens hiding? (science video)

Alien civilisations seem to be absent from the Universe, but might they simply be hiding, and if so, how would they do so? Isaac Arthur investigates this throny issues in a new forty-minute-long documentary. 

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Impulse drive from Star Trek being built for real (science news).

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Impulse drive from Star Trek being built for real (science news).

Although space may be the last frontier, humans can only travel so far on rocket fuel. Luckily for us, a pair of scientists are now working on a technology that might one day make Star Trek‘s “impulse engine” a reality. Those poor engines cannae take any more, captain.

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When megastructures die (science documentary).

September 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
When megastructures die (science documentary).

Most stellar-scale megastructure ideas are based on the idea of harnessing the energy of a sun-like star while also providing gravity and other features that would appeal to a sophisticated civilization. Future megastructures may vary in scale from cities to whole galaxies, and they must be constructed to endure harm and time. But how is […]

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Tabby’s Star: the mystery of the Alien Megastructure star reawakens (video).

September 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Tabby’s Star: the mystery of the Alien Megastructure star reawakens (video).

The Alien Megastructure star’s enigma is still unsolved! The WTF star, also known as KIC 8462852 and Tabby’s Star, has begun to dim once more. We know it’s fine dust, but we don’t know what’s replenishing it or why it’s cold, despite the fact that it’s in a periodic orbit around KIC 8462852. Gary Sacco […]

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What’s Eating The Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions by Paul Davies (book review).

September 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
What’s Eating The Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions by Paul Davies (book review).

You would think with a title like ‘What’s Eating The Universe?’ that there is some cosmic menace out there but actually author Paul Davies is giving an up-to-date summary of what we know about the current universe with a little background detail to when it was first discovered over 30 chapters. Davies writers in a […]

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Interstellar Visitors in the Oort Cloud (science documentary).

September 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Interstellar Visitors in the Oort Cloud (science documentary).

In this hour-long science documentary, the Event Horizon bods interview Amir Siraj, director for interstellar object studies at the Galileo Project. One of his new papers, Breakup of a Long-Period Comet as the Origin of the Dinosaur Extinction, details how a comet is the most likely answer for what caused the dinosaur extinction. Amir has […]

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