Charlie Chaplin’s amazing final speech from The Great Dictator.
Future lesson: Don’t die unless you have money…..a lot of money. Tom Scott’s video of what our future life might be like…..after death is both captivating and extremely frightening. You know how we say: “It’s expensive to die.” Well, in the future, not only is it expensive but if you don’t have enough money, your actual conscienceness pays the price.
Red Sea in February is full of strange translucent creatures. It’s the jellyfish, ctenophores and salps. They have appeared on our planet long before us, but now for us they look like alien race, but not the typical representatives of the animal world. Ocean and the creatures who inhabit – it’s another universe, the cosmos, and you can see it by yourself. Here they are.
“The Boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe
I’ve always dreamed of ancient creature or life on far off planets and how absolutely wonderful they might be. How different and strange – how completely beyond my imagination, so it’s good that our current planet has plenty of artists with imaginations eclipsing mine. See the massive monster gallery, after the break…
This is the result of a MP-E 65mm lens and some genius from Vimeo user Clemento (Clemens Wirth) – he has done a whole series using the macro lens, which I’ll post in the coming days. “It’s a very special lens and you need a little bit of patience, but the results are breathtaking.” See the video after the break…
Joshua Topolsky asks Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about life as an animated gif during a taping of On The Verge in New York City. Subscribe to our channel for more clips from On The Verge and our interview with Dr. Tyson!
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The darkness only shrouds, for a limited time, the unmeasurable magic that is life. Life does look for life – always.
“The Feynman Series is a companion project of The Sagan Series working in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population…”
Richard Phillips Feynman /ˈfaɪnmən/; May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) was an American physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation ofquantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman, jointly with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams. During his lifetime, Feynman became one of the best-known scientists in the world. In a 1999 poll of 130 leading physicists worldwide by the British journal Physics World he was ranked as one of the ten greatest physicists of all time...
This excerpt from A Pale Blue Dot was inspired by an image taken, at Carl Sagan’s suggestion, by Voyager 1 on February 14, 1990. As the spacecraft left our planetary neighborhood for the fringes of the solar system, engineers turned it around for one last look at its home planet. Voyager 1 was about 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) away, and approximately 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane, when it captured this portrait of our world. Caught in the center of scattered light rays (a result of taking the picture so close to the Sun), Earth appears as a tiny point of light, a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size.