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What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 27, 2019

What would happen if we detonated humanity’s most powerful nuclear weapon at the deepest point of the ocean? For sure, tsunamis hundreds of meters high would destroy coastal cities, earthquakes would level countries, new volcanoes would bring us nuclear winter. Maybe even Earth could be ripped apart? Or thrown out of orbit? Well, almost. Currently, […]

Can You Trust Kurzgesagt Videos?

Can You Trust Kurzgesagt Videos?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 20, 2019

Can you trust Kurzgesagt videos? To answer this question, we’ll first explain how we research them and then talk a bit about past videos, and what we want to achieve with the channel. Making a Kurzgesagt video always begins with a question or an issue. For example, after our meat video, many viewers asked about […]

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

(electronic music) – [Narrator] So this, believe it or not, is Silicon Valley. That’s Facebook’s headquarters there, like 15 hundred feet away, but a lot of the valley looks like this, marshland and empty wasteland. But there’s actually this big messy story happening right here in the middle of nowhere. It’s a story about humans […]

The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans

The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

Human society is extremely complex and fragile, built upon various pillars. One of them is the honey bee. One out of three meals eaten by humans is made possible by honey bees. They are so important that if all the honey bees were to die out, thousands of plants would follow, which could lead to […]

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

One day the universe will die. But why? And how? And will the universe be dead forever? And how do we know that? First of all, the universe is expanding. And not only that, the rate of its expansion is accelerating. The reason: dark energy. Dark energy is a strange phenomenon that scientists believe permeates […]

Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 8, 2019

Planet Earth is the home of every lifeform, known to us, in the universe. Its age is about 1/3 of the age of the universe and, admitted, It is a thing of beauty. a slightly squashed fair with a heavy metal core, and a lighter surface crust, wrapped in a thin sliver of sweet air […]

Time: The History & Future of Everything – Remastered

Time: The History & Future of Everything – Remastered

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 5, 2019

Time… makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of time, it’s almost impossible to wrap your head around things. So, let’s start small– with minutes, hours, days. You probably spent the last 24 hours mostly sleeping and working, and you probably wasted a good chunk of yesterday on the Internet. […]

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 4, 2019

Imagine NASA announced today that they found aliens. Bacteria on Mars, weird alien fish in the oceans of Europa, and also ancient alien ruins on Titan. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, no. It would be horrible news, devastating even. It could mean that the end of humanity is almost certain and that it might be […]

The Gulf Stream Explained

The Gulf Stream Explained

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 3, 2019

The ocean conveyor belt and the Gulf Stream. Ocean currents have a direct influence on our lives. They determine our weather, our climate, and much more. The ocean currents and wind systems transport heat from the equator to the poles and operate like a large engine for the global climate. In the oceans, there are […]

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism

By Micah Moen 20 Comments August 1, 2019

حتى وقت قريب, الغالبية العظمى من سكان العالم عملوا بالمزارع وكان مجمل الانتاج الاقتصادي للعالم في الأغلب الانتاج الزراعي و هذا الانتاج محدود بمساحة الأرض الثابتة الانتاجية الاقتصادية لم تتغير كثيراً بمرور الاعوام حجم الفطيرة كان ثابت العالم كان لعبة محصلتها صفر في مثل هذا العالم الراكد , الطريقة الوحيدة لتصبح افضل حالاً هي اذا […]