Tag: death

The Nature of War | #VeteransVoices from StoryCorps

The Nature of War | #VeteransVoices from StoryCorps

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 7, 2020

Justin Cliburn (JC): One day we saw this child walking through the compound. His name was Ali and he did not want to talk to us. Deanne Cliburn (DC): As opposed to a lot of the other Iraqi kids that you encountered? JC: Yes. He was very shy. And the second or third time that […]

Monkey Mother Mourns Loss of Her Baby | Love Nature
Black Death – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (2/7)

Black Death – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (2/7)

By Micah Moen 18 Comments December 23, 2019

It was the invention of the microscope in 1683 which allowed Dutchman Antony van Leeuwenhoek to discover microbes. Using his own homemade microscopes the so-called father of microbiology was the first to observe and describe single-celled organisms which he originally called animal fuels. Today less than five percent of all known microbes cause disease but […]

Can Microbes Solve Murder Mysteries?

Can Microbes Solve Murder Mysteries?

By Micah Moen 57 Comments December 20, 2019

As you probably know from crime shows or movies, when we die, our bodies can become feasts for insects, vultures, and other animals. But there’s another group of living things that plays a big part in how we decompose, and could help forensic scientists make sense of mysterious crime scenes. This is our necrobiome, the […]

Oceans Disconnected: The Real Price of Your Seafood | Siddharth Chakravarty | TEDxGateway

Oceans Disconnected: The Real Price of Your Seafood | Siddharth Chakravarty | TEDxGateway

By Micah Moen 26 Comments December 19, 2019

Translator: Agnieszka Mościcka Reviewer: Elena Montrasio This is the Thunder, the world’s most notorious fishing vessel. For 13 years, she had fished illegally as a ghost ship. She was known to everyone, and yet visible to no one. When Sea Shepherd, the organisation I represent, found her plundering Antarctica once again last year, she ran […]

Conscious Closure: the wild life of dying | Vanessa Reid | TEDxTheAnnexWomen

Conscious Closure: the wild life of dying | Vanessa Reid | TEDxTheAnnexWomen

By Micah Moen 3 Comments December 13, 2019

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven In Greek, there are two words for time. The first word is “chronos” time, like chronological time; it’s the clock time. The other word is “kairos.” And kairos is more like the artist’s time, the flowing time. It also means “in right timing” and that everything has […]

Early Sunday morning fire claims life of Forest County man
Creeper Prank Gone Wrong! (Minecraft Animation)

Creeper Prank Gone Wrong! (Minecraft Animation)

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 19, 2019

SAM THE CREEPER: Hey! (CHUCKLES) My name’s Sam And today We’re pranking Steve by… (SNOTS AND GIGGLES) …BLOWING UP HIS HOUSE!!! (LAUGHING MANIACALLY) (BACKGROUND MUSIC PLAYING) (URGES, SIZZLES AND EXPLODES) You…Are…are you laughing? Is this a joke to you?? You think attacking my family is a funny joke? They could have died! I mean cm’on […]

MOTION IN THE OCEAN | Cuphead – Part 9

MOTION IN THE OCEAN | Cuphead – Part 9

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 9, 2019

*WAPOOSH* Top of the mornin’ to ya, laddies! My name is Jacksepticeye. And welcome back, once again to my nightmare. Never before has a game ever encapsulated my nightmares in visual and audio form before for the whole world to enjoy, so… Welcome back. Umm… It’s also the first thing in the mornin’ that I’m […]

We need to change how we bury the dead

We need to change how we bury the dead

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 5, 2019

When I say “funeral” this is probably what you think of, right? The cemetery, the casket, the gorgeous floral arrangements. Vin Diesel stylishly going two buttons undone on the dress shirt. But what if I told you that other than Dominic Toretto’s effortless style, this was probably the worst way you could dispose of a […]