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What Happened Before History?

Video: Kurzgesagt goes deep into the history of the origin of humans in its latest animation explainer. And while it’s fun to see how far we’ve come, it’s almost more interesting to find out how little we know about the time before history.


Time To Think About How Short Human History Is

Here is your daily reminder that humans are just one animal among many that have existed on Earth, and that our species’ history is minute compared to the history of the rest of our planet.


What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared From Earth?

Video: It’s an age old question that we love to entertain because we’re all obsessed with our own mortality and the future of the world: what would happen to the world if humans disappeared? With enough time, the Earth would be able to reset itself and erase any trace of our existence. Mind Warehouse goes deep into answering it by detailing the progression of what would happen when.


Seeing Hundreds Of People Trying To Climb A Slippery Obelisk Is So Ridiculous

To cap off their freshman year at the Naval Academy, hundreds of plebes try to scale the greased down Herndon Monument to replace the hat on top of the 6.40m tall obelisk. It’s a fun tradition that teaches teamwork and caps off a hard year — but it looks oh so ridiculous to see so many shirtless human bodies recklessly piled on top of each other, like some sort of zombie horde trying to jump a barrier.


What Superhero Movie Role Could Jeff Goldblum Possibly Be Playing?

Simone Missick discusses what sets Luke Cage apart from the other Marvel Netflix shows. Robert Downey Jr. returns to Sherlock Holmes. The BBC teases the arrival of Doctor Who‘s new companion. Plus, new Humans season two casting, new Game of Thrones pictures and petrifying Alice Through the Looking Glass posters. Spoilers!


16 Unsung TV Shows Of The Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of attention. So here’s our list of 16 recent TV shows that haven’t gotten their props. Time to start binge-watching!


That Hitchhiking Robot That Americans Beat Up Will Live Forever In A Canadian Museum

Summer 2015 marked the failed American odyssey of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking humanoid built for motorists to tote from Salem, Massachusetts, to San Francisco. It got as far as Philly before being torn limb from limb. But in Canada, where people are infinitely friendlier toward roadside robots, the original hitchBOT — which did manage to thumb it cross-country — will be enshrined in a national museum.


Humans Who Lived In Caves To Study Isolation Slept For 30 Hours At A Time

A year in space is nothing — to study the isolation that astronauts might experience, scientists first lived in caves for months at a time, isolated from all environmental cues. No offence to Commander Scott Kelly, I’m sure zero-gravity life is hard. But the caves seem much worse.


What Humans And Life Will Be Like In 1000 Years

Video: ASAP Science attempts to explain what life and humans would be like 1000 years in the future. Nanobots would help us limit human weaknesses, buildings would be able to disassemble and reassemble like Transformers, the number of languages would decrease, our skin would get darker, we’d be able to artificially select desirable traits, and so much more. The future is going to be crazy.


The First Humans Moved From Africa To China -- Not Europe

It’s hard not to feel slightly superior when you belong to the only human species on the planet. Behind us there is a long track of extinct relatives that did not make it to our days. The Neanderthals in Europe went extinct some 40,000 years ago, just as we got there — leading us to believe we forced them out by being so much more advanced.


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