Category Archives: civilization

MIT PROFESSOR: I FEAR IMMINENT HUMAN EXTINCTION

Dan Robitzski in Futurism – According to MIT mechanical engineer Asegun Henry, humans are running out of time to stop our own extinction. The challenge comes down to physics: Almost all of our energy consumption involves generating or transferring heat. … Continue reading

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INSIGHTS ON THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT PART 1 ; SLAVERY AND DEMOCRACY

David Murrin of Murrinations – Human societies have always been and continue to be hierarchical. This means that intrinsically there are those with greater opportunities than others. The historical shift from early human organisational systems, like the Roman empire, that … Continue reading

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20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history

Owen Jarus in Live Science – Throughout the course of history, disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity, sometimes changing the course of history and, at times, signaling the end of entire civilizations. Here are 20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics, … Continue reading

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Warming oceans are causing marine life to shift toward the poles

  Gege Li of New Science – Climate change is dramatically changing the abundance of marine life around the world. As oceans warm, populations of species that can adapt to elevated local temperatures have increased nearer to the poles, while … Continue reading

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What Should The Government Spend To Save A Life? Economists have done the math.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux in FiveThirtyEight – The staggering economic toll of the new coronavirus is becoming abundantly, unavoidably clear. As economic forecasts grow darker, talk of tradeoffs is getting louder: Is protecting Americans from COVID-19 really worth all this disruption and economic … Continue reading

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