Geochemical signals from deep inside Earth are beginning to shed light on the planet’s first 50 million years, a formative period long viewed as inaccessible to science. Earth scientists hope that their growing knowledge of the planet’s early history will shed light on poorly understood features seen today, from continents to geysers. Eric King Natalie … Continue reading Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age
Dan Falk Contributing Writer July 19, 2016 A Debate Over the Physics of Time According to our best theories of physics, the universe is a fixed block where time only appears to pass. Yet a number of physicists hope to replace this “block universe” with a physical theory of time. The physicist Tim Koslowski listens … Continue reading A Debate Over the Physics of Time
by Yuval Noah Harari Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a bare hole in the ground. Nevertheless, ancient hunter-gatherer groups were still … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF INEQUALITY
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY MAY 19, 2017 We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language, tools, cooperation, culture, tasting bad … Continue reading HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?
The problem is that when people are incompetent, not only do they reach wrong conclusions and make unfortunate choices but, also, they are robbed of the ability to realise their mistakes
http://listverse.com/2017/05/12/top-10-freaky-facts-about-the-tallest-man/ BY ANTHONY SFARRA MAY 12, 2017 Guinness World Records recognizes Robert Wadlow as the tallest human ever for whom there are indisputable, documented measurements. The Alton Giant, as he was called, stood 272 centimeters (8’11″) tall. Robert’s stature led to a very unique life, and he became something of a celebrity for his height. … Continue reading THE WORLD’S TALLEST MAN
http://www.greeningz.com/interesting/most-dangerous-species-on-the-planet/7/ By Samantha Burd, Apr 23, 2017 Although many creatures on Earth are docile and harmless, there are many who are just the opposite. Both large and small, the earth is home to some very ferocious animals. Here are the most dangerous species on the planet. Blue-Ringed Octopus The Blue-Ringed Octopus lives in tide pools and coral … Continue reading The Most Dangerous Species On The Planet