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New way of CODING in Unity! ECS Tutorial

New way of CODING in Unity! ECS Tutorial

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

lately unity has been making some huge improvements in terms of performance and writing optimized multi-threaded code and at the center of these changes is the new entity component system but before we get into what ECS is we need to know why it’s useful also this video is sponsored by unity so using ECS […]

The Siberian Traps: A 250 Million Year Old Crime Scene

The Siberian Traps: A 250 Million Year Old Crime Scene

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

{♫Intro♫} The event that killed the dinosaurs might be the most famous mass extinction ever. And scientists are pretty sure they’ve identified the scene of the crime: a meteor crater in the Gulf of Mexico. But that event sixty-six million years ago is neither the only one in Earth’s history, nor the worst. Not by […]

Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim

Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte and the crew of Seeker are on a mission to bring attention to changing ocean ecosystems. But along the way, Ben’s internal ecosystem will change too, presenting scientists with a unique opportunity to show just how much our environment affects the millions of microbes swimming within us. JARRAD: The human microbiome […]

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible […]

Why Can’t We Just Kill Off Invasive Species?

Why Can’t We Just Kill Off Invasive Species?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 11, 2019

[♪INTRO] Eradicating a species might sound like something that’s always bad. We put a lot of time and money into protecting life on Earth, not destroying it. But not all eradication plans target a species’ entire population — just the parts that end up in places we don’t want them to be. Invasive species can […]

Ecosystem Investigator Camp – Waterton Lakes National Park

Ecosystem Investigator Camp – Waterton Lakes National Park

By Micah Moen 1 Comment August 11, 2019

These days a lot of kids don’t have a chance to play and learn in nature. And Parks Canada’s award-winning Ecosystem Investigator Camp gives them just that chance. We bring students from all over southern Alberta; to spend two nights and three days in Waterton learning about healthy ecosystems For a child growing up in […]

What Do Artificial Sweeteners Actually Do to Your Body?

What Do Artificial Sweeteners Actually Do to Your Body?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 10, 2019

Apparently, no calories does NOT equal no consequences, and artificial sweeteners, like the kind you may find in diet drinks, may be just as bad for you as sugar, with your brain and your gut responding in surprising ways to that delicious, synthetic sweetness. The FDA has approved six artificial sweeteners as a low-calorie or […]

What If We Killed All the Wasps?

What If We Killed All the Wasps?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 9, 2019

♪ Wasps seem to be best known for stinging people, ruining picnics, and generally being jerks. But believe it or not, our lives are actually a lot better because of them. Wasps are nuisance bugs, but they kill lots of other nuisance bugs and are important pollinators. And scientists even think that certain compounds in […]

We’re Closer to Unravelling the Mysterious Evolution of the T. Rex

We’re Closer to Unravelling the Mysterious Evolution of the T. Rex

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 8, 2019

Just how did the Tyrannosaurus rex get from oversized chicken to the colossal beast we tend to see on the silver screen? Well, we’re still digging for the answers. Outside the confines of Jurassic Park, real-life scientists are always updating our ideas about what dinosaurs may have looked like, and we’re constantly being surprised by […]

Bringing Back the Lost Tree of Eastern America

Bringing Back the Lost Tree of Eastern America

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 7, 2019

[ ♪INTRO ] Picture a forest full of gigantic trees soaring 30 meters into the sky with five-meter wide trunks. You probably envisioned something like the giant sequoias and redwoods that grow on the western coast of the United States. But a little over a century ago, the east coast of America was also home […]