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Investing in science pays off thousands of times

I had a short talk a couple of months ago, on June 21st 2015, in Brașov, Romania, about science and secular humanism. I argued that science gave us mobile phones and television and some kids from the last line started laughing: “how could science give us TVs”? Well, how could it? Did you know that […]

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Vsauce – Juvenoia

“Juvenoia is an exaggerated fear about the influence of social change on children and youth” (University of New Hampshire – PDF). Vsauce aka Michael goes on to investigate if and why is there a generation gap. Was this gap in there for ever? Did something happen in the last centuries? Do these fears have any […]

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Vsauce: messages for the future

Vsauce investigates how humanity tries to communicate with aliens. We have already send a gold platter with the Voyager missions and we have tried to explain who we are and where we are. Nobody knows if we will ever find aliens or if aliens will find the space probes, but at least we tried. Vsauce […]

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If you were to move at light speed, would you see the lights from your headlight?

Vsauce ventured into giving us a proper reply to this question. No, you won’t see any light because you would not experience time or space for that matter. Given the fact that the special relativity has some math formulas, we can conclude that at light speed c the space is infinitely contracted and the time […]

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What would happen if we would live on the Moon?

Well, not many good things actually, as there is no air in there, sun’s radiation would boil everything and the nights cold would freeze everything. Also, the gravity is three times smaller than on Earth and this would mean bone mass loss and inherent health issues. We could live underground, in craters, but it would […]

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Vsauce about us being morbidly curious

Vsauce goes once again into the depths of the human psyche and tells something about us: our curiosity drives us to look even at despicable scenes not because we like them, but because we dislike them and because we are darn curious. Also, when we see painful scenes we empathize with the victims, try to […]

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What is Earth worth?

Michael Stevens, from Vsauce, asks: what is Earth worth? Well, Earth could be valued at 5 quadrillion dollars or at 7 quadrillion dollars, based on the resources on it. If we would to sell the entire planet Earth, what is on it and in it, based on the chemicals it contains then Earth would be […]

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Vsauce dord: a few lessons about English language won’t hurt

Dord is an unintentionally invented word from the Websters Dictionary which exited for 13 years (1934 – 1947) before they saw the mistake. Dord meant simply “D or d”, the abbreviation for density, in the Chemistry section. Vsauce aka Micheal Stevens goes then to explain what the collateral adjectives are and how English has a […]

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Vsauce: only 1 in 1000 000 people is truly “normal”

That is interesting. Now that I know that un-normal is the norm and that truly normal people are only one in a million, literally, I can say that does not surprise me. Science studies use about 36 factors to count normal humans and only few of us really fall into that category. I am glad […]

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Vsauce: we don’t we all have cancer?

Yeah, why? I always asked me that question. No, I didn’t, but Vsauce did and also answered to it too. While our cells would be happy to divide like crazy and make us a big clump of cancer blob, we actually have mechanisms that check is the cells are nor developing as they shouldl and […]

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