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Low-Tech Spacefaring Civilizations (science video).

October 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Low-Tech Spacefaring Civilizations (science video).

We typically imagine interstellar civilizations as vastly superior in technology to modern times, but could the future see planets colonized by spaceships little better than our modern ones? Could some alien worlds allow space travel to develop far sooner and easier than it did on Earth? Or could civilizations abandon more advanced technology?

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Nations sign Artemis Accords for peaceful space exploration (news).

October 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nations sign Artemis Accords for peaceful space exploration (news).

International cooperation on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program is taking a step forward today with the signing of the Artemis Accords between NASA and several partner countries. The Artemis Accords establish a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among nations participating in the agency’s 21st century lunar […]

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The Art Of Statistics: Learning From Data by David Spiegelhalter (book review).

October 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Statistics: Learning From Data by David Spiegelhalter (book review).

Statistics are nothing unless you understand how sampling and analysis is done and can draw real conclusions from them. With so many statistics bandied about on the news for covid-90, being able to understand the figures and how they are composed is a handy tool to have in your toolbag. Statistics is essentially examining gathered […]

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Elon Musk interview: Mars before A.I. makes humanity extinct? (audio)

October 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk interview: Mars before A.I. makes humanity extinct? (audio)

Elon Musk has a vision of the future, and — as one of the world’s richest men with four tech-redefining organisations under his thumb — maybe the means to attempt to define our future, too. In this interview, Elon outlines his theory of just about everything. “I do not think this is actually the end […]

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The Museum of Alien Life (science video).

October 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Museum of Alien Life (science video).

What if there was a museum that contained every type of life form in the universe? This forty-minute science video takes you on a tour through the possible forms alien life might take, from the eerily familiar to the utterly exotic, ranging from the inside of the Earth to the most hostile corners of the […]

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Wow, what a signal: the time we picked up an alien radio transmission (science video).

October 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wow, what a signal: the time we picked up an alien radio transmission (science video).

Here’s a science documentary on the The Wow! Signal, a strong narrowband radio signal received August 15th, 1977, by Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope. The signal came from the direction of the constellation Sagittarius and bore all the expected hallmarks of an extraterrestrial origin. It still remains the strongest candidate for an alien […]

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Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate for 2020: where’s the Alien Life? (science video).

October 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate for 2020: where’s the Alien Life? (science video).

In the exciting Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate for 2020, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts and moderates a lively discussion about how life might have formed on Earth and explores what alien life might look like elsewhere in the universe. What criteria do we use to classify life as we know it? Should the criteria be revised […]

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Space 2099 – return of the Moonbase? (science video)

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Space 2099 – return of the Moonbase? (science video)

It’s been over half a century since we first went to the Moon, and nearly as long since we last went. To Return to the Moon we need a base with a purpose, and we’ll look at what purposes we have in mind and what the bases might be like as we head back to […]

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Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence And Hype In Science by Stuart Ritchie (book review).

October 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence And Hype In Science by Stuart Ritchie (book review).

In the introduction to ‘Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence And Hype In Science’, author and psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Ritchie points out that he isn’t anti-science, just against the process and faulty procedure of getting valid papers into print, often without verification that the evidence gathered is true or checked properly. Please be aware, science […]

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What the heck is Planet Nine, really? (science video).

October 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
What the heck is Planet Nine, really? (science video).

In this thirty minute science video, the mystery of Panet Nine deepens … as a new theory from Amir Siraj and Avi Loeb of Harvard attempts to explain what exactly might be hiding in the Oort Cloud. A primordial black hole? Or the Sun’s lost twin? So, was the Sun a binary twin and is […]

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