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The Most Influential People Ever, According To Wikipedia

Measuring the influence of people is no easy task, but researchers from the University of Toulouse have given it a damn good try by mining the pages of Wikipedia. The results may surprise you.


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.


This Bastard Kills More Humans Than All The Deadliest Animals Combined

This little bastard is the deadliest animal in the world, with an estimated 750,000 human deaths every year. According to this great visualisation posted by Bill Gates, mosquitoes kill 163,780 more humans than all the other “dangerous” animals combined, including sharks, snakes and humans — the second deadliest animal.


Meet The Guys Who Store Humans At Freezing Temperatures For The Future

We Will Live Again is a fascinating documentary on the Cryonics Institute, the place where 99 dead human bodies are stored at freezing temperatures in hopes that they will be able to be revived and live again in another life. It’s crazy and bizarre and eerie in all the right ways.


10 Things That Could Wipe Out Life On Earth As We Know It

Video: A super volcano that creates a toxic ash cloud covering Earth. Gamma ray explosions. Shifting of magnetic fields. The robots. The bees. And even ourselves. If you want to give yourself a little scare, watch this video on the 10 things that could wipe out life on Earth. The idea of mass extinctions is riveting stuff.


Half A Kilo Of Human Body Fat Looks Horrifyingly Vile

Don’t worry, what you’re looking at isn’t real but rather a full replica of fatty tissue in a human body. Not that it makes it any better, because that’s pretty much how fat looks like inside your body. Which, well, oh my god gross. I don’t want a single ounce of this slimy goopy jiggle on my body anymore.


What If The Rest Of The Alien Universe Was Terrified Of Humans?

In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We’re always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we’re not? Tom Scott imagined a scenario where everyone else in the universe was afraid of humans. It’s fantastic.


New Research: Great White Sharks Are Surprisingly Similar To Humans

A new genetic study on great white shark’s hearts has found that these animals are strikingly similar to humans. More than zebrafish, in fact, which is now widely used to “study cancers, neurological diseases and blood disorders” because of their similitude to humans.


New DNA Sequence Shows That Neanderthals Liked Incest

Berkeley scientists just generated a pristine genome sequence of Neanderthal DNA — the most complete ever created — and what they found might gross you out. It might also blow your mind.


When Did Humans Start Wearing Clothes?

Determining exactly when humans began wearing clothes is a challenge, largely because early clothes would have been things like animal hides, which degrade rapidly. Therefore, there’s very little archaeological evidence that can be used to determine the date that clothing started being worn.