A Year in the Life of Earth's CO2
10:17 PM | Author: Alex


What you’re looking at is a supercomputer model of carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Why Do Rivers Curve?
9:53 PM | Author: Alex


When Will The World End?
4:11 AM | Author: Alex


Ever wondered what the end of the world will be like? Be a nuclear annihilation or asteroid apocalypse, learn some scary stuff about the end of the world!
Our home Laniakea
9:52 PM | Author: Alex
Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.

Everyone produces waste, and the Swedes are no different. It’s what they do with it that is unusual. Sweden recycles and sorts its waste so efficiently that less than 1 percent ends up in landfills. But perhaps even more interesting, and somewhat controversial, is that Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles, over 2 million tons, and converts this to energy. But even with this amount of domestic waste, the country’s 32 waste-to energy (WTE) incineration plants can handle even more. And when Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other countries.

 
Laniakea: Our home supercluster
6:21 AM | Author: Alex


Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.
What Is The Earth Worth?
2:35 AM | Author: Alex
VSauce walks us through a variety of rubrics to figure out what the value of all of our collective stuff is. Get used to hearing the word "quadrillion."