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Jan 23, 2024

Find out all about the Doomsday Clock and how close it is to midnight

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The 2023 Doomsday Clock announcement is fast approaching — but who makes the decision to make changes and what is the current time currently at?

Jan 19, 2024

North Korea Unveils New Missile Designed for US Mainland Strike

Posted by in categories: energy, existential risks, military

North Korea claimed to have launched a new solid-fuel, intermediate-range missile with a hypersonic warhead, aiming to test its reliability and maneuverability. The missile, designed to strike U.S. military bases in Guam and Japan, flew approximately 620 miles before landing between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The test follows a previous claim of successfully testing […] The post North Korea Unveils New Missile Designed for US Mainland…

Jan 19, 2024

The Dark Forest’s CHILLING solution to the Fermi Paradox

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Hi guys, in the video I get to grips with the chilling Dark Forest Theory from Liu Cixin’s The Dark Forest.

Thanks for watching.

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Jan 19, 2024

The Fermi Paradox Explained

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If there is a high probability of alien life, why has none tried to make contact?

Jan 19, 2024

The Unsettling Explanation Of The Dark Forest Hypothesis: Why Aliens Haven’t Made Contact

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks

You have probably heard of the Fermi Paradox, but if you haven’t, here it is in a nutshell: Given the high probability that alien life exists out there in the universe (bearing in mind the vastness of space and that we keep finding planets within habitable zones) why has nobody got in touch yet? If there are so many other civilizations out there, possibly at far more advanced stages than we are because of how long the universe has dragged on, surely at least one would send out messages or probes, or do what we are doing: Desperately searching for signs of life?

Answers to the paradox range from the optimistic to the downright frightening. It could be that we simply haven’t been looking long enough, nor emitting our own traceable signatures for aliens to find us yet. Or it could be that no aliens will ever make it to the point where they are able to make contact with other species, destroying themselves long before they get to the kind of tech required to do so.

Jan 19, 2024

North Korea says it tested “underwater nuclear weapon system”

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North Korea said it tested an “underwater nuclear weapon system” in response to joint naval exercises by the U.S., Seoul and Tokyo.

Jan 18, 2024

New Evolution Theory Explains Why Animals Shrink Over Time

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New research reveals key factors behind the changing sizes of certain animals over time, challenging traditional evolutionary theories with its findings on species ’ size variations.

The mystery behind why Alaskan horses, cryptodiran turtles, and island lizards shrunk over time may have been solved in a new study.

The new theoretical research proposes that animal size over time depends on two key ecological factors: the intensity of direct competition for resources between species, and the risk of extinction from the environment.

Jan 16, 2024

North Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Test

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Year 2017

North Korea claims it has again tested a hydrogen bomb underground and that it “successfully” loaded it onto the tip of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a claim that if true, crosses a “red line” drawn by South Korea’s president last month.

In a state media announcement, North Korea confirmed the afternoon tremors in its northeast were indeed caused by the test of a nuclear device, and that leader Kim Jong Un personally signed off on the test.

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Jan 14, 2024

NASA finally opens capsule to potentially hazardous asteroid ‘Bennu’ that may contain seeds of life

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Two tight fasteners kept the majority of the Bennu asteroid sample from scientists since it returned to Earth in September. Now they’ve finally prised it open.

Jan 12, 2024

Japan joins neighborhood watch, launches spy satellite on Mitsubishi rocket

Posted by in categories: existential risks, satellites, surveillance

Recent regional space developments also include South Korea’s spy satellite launching aboard SpaceX amid North Korea’s surveillance satellites deployment.

Explore the latest in space tech – Japan’s spy satellite, South Korea’s success with SpaceX, and North Korea’s bold plans.

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