US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, has died aged 82. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this month. He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969, famously describing the event as
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From the author: Despite great strides in our understanding, the average person still does not understand science in the facts or in the practice, and instead fills the void with pseudoscience. This reflects a worldview that values an emphasis on commonly accepted, traditional lore, and a general
This is an attempt to make a small scale science documentary on human evolution. Human evolution is a dynamic subject which is constantly being updated. Black Ryder Films tried to present timely information. The latest news is that the anatomy of three new fossils (from Koobi Fora
Were you born to rage? Is the need for anger management in your genes? Many, like ex-punk rocker Henry Rollins, have struggled with feelings of aggression their entire lives, and National Geographic is on a mission to figure out why. Scientists are investigating a single gene –
Scientists behind Sixty Symbols (Ed Copeland, Roger Bowley and Tony Padilla from the University of Nottingham) are doing their best to answer what actually is the Higgs Boson. Named after Peter Higgs, an Edinburgh University physicist, the Higgs boson is crucial to understanding the origin of mass.
Another awesome series made by the well known youtuber AronRa, who is also the author of the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism. From the author: Systematic phylogenetics – also known as Cladistic taxonomy – is the most profound evidence there is indicating our evolution from common ancestry, but
This is a compilation of Space Rip videos explaining the nature of the worlds beyond our solar system. The first video talks about a star named Fomalhaut, which supposedly has a planet orbiting around it. Fomalhaut is much hotter than our sun and 15 times as bright.
Hank talks about a shiny element that has fascinated humans for millenia; and everyone’s favorite squeaky-voice gas and why it’s important for more than party balloons. Why our love affair with the rare earth elements has a dark side; and the awesomeness of the periodic table and
Are we alone? It’s an age-old question that was relatively “taboo” in mainstream science until the mid-1990s, when astronomers found planets outside our solar system. Now, Known Universe joins the hunt for alien life as scientists search for planets with similar characteristics to Earth’s. We’ll take you
Take a trip around the cosmos to see some of the universe’s most extreme weather. Never mind the pesky blizzards and mudslides we deal with. Imagine dodging frozen methane raindrops, or winds of 11,000 mph. Travel to Venus, the hottest planet in our solar system, where temperatures