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Martian Colonies… peaceful independence, or will war be needed? (video).

February 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Martian Colonies… peaceful independence, or will war be needed? (video).

Here’s a short science video examining what will happen after the Martian colonies reach millions of people and the urge to declare nationhood and independence beckons. Can Mars win its independence peacefully, or will there be conflict on the way out?

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Nuke them from orbit? The secrets of winning a planetary conflict (science video).

February 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Nuke them from orbit? The secrets of winning a planetary conflict (science video).

Military types often say you should always attack from the high ground… and there’s no higher ground than hitting those suckers from orbit! Well, this week, Isaac Arthur examines the science and tactics of orbital strikes, asteroid bombardment, kinetic weapons, dropships, and how Earth could defend from them if nasty aliens turn up above our […]

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Meet your alien bestie, not beastie (science documentary).

February 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Meet your alien bestie, not beastie (science documentary).

Science fiction books, films, and TV shows usually show aliens and humans living in relative harmony across the galaxy, but how realistic are such portrayals and what sort of accommodation would extraterrestrials need for their environments? Let’s ask if humans and aliens could live together, possibly even marry and have hybrid offspring, a la Star […]

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The U.S. Navy’s insane new UFO patents: do they know something we don’t? (Weird news)

February 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
The U.S. Navy’s insane new UFO patents: do they know something we don’t? (Weird news)

Forbes magazine and several mainstream broadsheet national newspapers around the world recently published many articles featuring the U.S. Navy’s insane UFO patents (e.g. see What Is Behind The U.S. Navy’s ‘UFO’ Fusion Energy Patent? over at https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2021/02/08/what-is-behind-the-us-navys-ufo-fusion-energy-patent/). These American military patents feature such bizarre high-tech items as potential warp drive technology, inertial mass dampening to […]

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The underground super-base at Cheyenne Mountain (science video).

February 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
The underground super-base at Cheyenne Mountain (science video).

Here’s a 50-minute-long documentary about the US underground super base at Cheyenne Mountain. Of course, in fiction, said base served as the central command for the secret Stargate program. But in reality, the massive bunker monitors the skies for unidentified aircraft, missile launches, space objects, and even falling space debris. Some say UFOs, also, that […]

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Planet Nine: soon to be found, but with life? (science video)

January 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Planet Nine: soon to be found, but with life? (science video)

John Michael Godier and Parallax Nick discuss the search for the solar system’s mysterious Planet Nine as we inch closer to finding it. But what will Planet Nine be like, and where in the solar system could it lie? Also, what would alien life look like on such a distant world? Humanoid, or something we […]

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The basic human’s guide to colonising Red Dwarf star systems (science video).

January 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
The basic human’s guide to colonising Red Dwarf star systems (science video).

Isaac Arthur brings all you would-be interplanetary settlers the basic human’s guide to colonising Red Dwarf star systems. For every yellow star like our own, there are ten times as many smaller stars. Red Dwarfs are the most common type of star, outnumbering all the others combined, and as we head out into interstellar space […]

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What’s the most important SpaceX mission in the next 12 months? (science news)

January 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
What’s the most important SpaceX mission in the next 12 months? (science news)

The most important SpaceX mission in the next 12 months, says the Angry Astronaut, is the best new space station you’ve never heard of … the Axiom commerical orbital. But hey, if you watch this here video, you’ll know a lot more about said space platform. Axiom Station will have its spacecraft modules launched and […]

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Oumuamua: Avi Loeb says it may have been an alien solar-sail visitor (audio).

January 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Oumuamua: Avi Loeb says it may have been an alien solar-sail visitor (audio).

In this hour-long audio interview with the Planetary Society, Avi Loeb, the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, chats about why the first incoming object known to have originated outside our solar system might be a light-sail device – either a probe or a nav-buoy – built by an alien civilisation. […]

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Virgin Hyperloop give us a glimpse of future travel (science news).

January 28, 2021 | By | Reply More
Virgin Hyperloop give us a glimpse of future travel (science news).

Virgin Hyperloop has given us a glimpse of our travel future, with a concept video of how they imagine people jumping into hyper-accelerated tubes to whisk across the world in a matter of hours. It all looks rather scifi, but then, as a science fiction website, we applaud that! It’s also low carbon long-distance travel, […]

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