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This Australian Video Is A Satirical Glimpse Of Earth's Dystopian Future

Video: Made by Duncan Elms, this video imagines a future where Earth has been ravaged by wars, cyclones, food shortages, destructive weather and horrible humans and turned into areas of uninhabitable zones. And yet cities would still make bids to host the Olympic Games, even if they’re during a nuclear winter.


Beautiful Time Lapse Is Proof That Nature Is The Greatest Architect

Time does a breathtaking thing on nature. If you let it run its course the face of the Earth changes into beautiful things that don’t even look like they’re from this world.


All The Solid Surfaces In The Solar System Stitched In One Brilliant Map

Briefly: As usual, xkcd wins the internet with another brilliant scientific visualisation: All the solid surfaces (the planetary, moon and asteroid crusts) in the Solar System stitched together as if it all were a seamless flat map. It’s fascinating to see it all from this simple perspective.


Scientists Discover An Entirely New Kind Of Meteorite

At a pink limestone quarry in Sweden, finding meteorite is no big deal — workers have found 101 of them in the past 20 years. But a new space rock discovery has scientists scratching their heads. The meteorite is of a class that’s never before been seen, and it may hold a key to the explosion of life on Earth nearly 500 million years ago.


This Is The Most Earth-Like Planet Discovered Yet

The nearest Earth-like planet is only 16 light-years away from us. It has a mass that is more than five times the mass of the Earth and it orbits a red dwarf star that has half the mass and radius of our sun.


The Earth Looks Flat In This Photo Taken From Space

Believe it or not, some idiots think that Earth doesn’t rotate and others still think that Earth is flat. I’m sure the latter group would love this picture just taken by our space Captain America — astronaut Reid Wiseman. The angles on those two coasts converging makes Earth’s spheroidal surface look strangely flat.


This Is What Would Happen If Earth Stopped Spinning Right Now

Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning right now? For you, it would be like being in a car at 1600km/h and stopping to zero. Of course, this means the end for everything alive on Earth. But, believe it or not, it gets even worse than that, as this video explains.


The Planet's Biggest Water Supply Might Be Hidden 640km Below The US

When most of us imagine what the mantle of the Earth is like, we see burning hot rock and magma (and maybe satan hanging out for good measure). But scientists have discovered evidence that all that rock may be hiding huge amounts of water — three times the volume of all our oceans combined.


Can You Guess Where On Earth These Unearthly Satellite Images Come From?

The Earth is a strange, beautiful creature in satellite view. The European Space Agency has collected some of its most spectacular and oddest satellite photos, and it’s pretty hard to guess where on Earth these places really are.


Are You Alone In The Universe?

Are you alone in the universe? Yes — and no. This video shows that every human is on a journey, growing from a single cell to 50 trillion, carrying DNA that connects us to every living and dead animal that ever existed on Earth, made of atoms that connects us to the Universe itself.