How Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR

Designer babies, the end of diseases, genetically modified humans that never age. Outrageous things that used to be science fiction are suddenly becoming reality. The only thing we know for sure is that things will change irreversibly.

Source: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

WATCH: A Breathtaking Timelapse Of The Never-Setting Arctic Sun

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN THE ARCTIC

In the polar regions called, the sun never sets in summer — and it looks really nifty when you watch it sped up.

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TED Talk: The surprising habits of original thinkers

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.

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How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity

Is there a border we will never cross? Are there places we will never be able to reach, no matter what? It turns out there are. Far, far more than you might have thought…

Visualizing Music

If You Could See It, This Is What Music Would Look Like

What happens when an oscilloscope measures a funky techno beat?

Jerobeam Fenderson

Why It’s Illegal To Know This Long Number

85650789657397829 + 1402 more digits is an illegal number. To understand why this is, we need to learn a little bit of cryptology, a little bit of math, and a little bit of programming.

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Breathtaking Footage Of The World’s Highest Waterfall

Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres and a plunge of 807 metres.

Jermaín Odremán

Against Empathy

Paul Bloom, psychologist and Yale professor, argues that empathy is a bad thing—that it makes the world worse. While we’ve been taught that putting yourself in another’s shoes cultivates compassion, it actually blinds you to the long-term consequences of your actions.

The Northernmost Town on Earth

Way up north on the Norwegian Longyearbyen on Svalbard is the northernmost settlement on earth with over 1000 residents. It is only 1300 kilometers south of the North Pole.

Opened by the Norwegian Government in February 2008, this town host the world’s largest secure seed storage. From all across the globe, crates of seeds are sent here for safe and secure long-term storage in cold and dry rock vaults.

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Curved/Labs’ Concept Restores Apple’s Egg-Shaped iMac

With Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) slated for June 13, 2016, Curved/labs asked themselves: What if Apple focused on the educational market with a desktop computer?

The following video introduce Apple concepts created by the team at Curved/labs:

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The History Of Zero

What is Zero? Getting Something from Nothing

Is zero really a number? How did it come about? Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something. Even though we can’t divide by it, zero is probably the single most important number in the history of math.

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