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So Apparently Skyquakes Are A Thing

Unexplained noises from the sky have been reported for centuries, and while most can be explained by human actions today, many remain a bit of a mystery. So let’s take a look at the mysterious phenomenon of skyquakes.

Quick note: Yes, this video had focus issues. There’s a setting on the camera that doesn’t jibe with the reflection on my glasses.

Where Did All Of Our Water Come From?

Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface. We are a water planet, it makes life possible. But where exactly it came from is still a bit of a mystery. Some new studies have shared some light on this question, and it may require us to think about water in a whole new way.

Are Electric Airplanes Doomed?

We’ve heard a lot about electric cars lately, but what about electric airplanes? The air transportation industry is a huge contributor to greenhouse gasses. Could we electrify our air fleet as well?
Turns out… it might be next to impossible.

3 Ways Your Mind Lies To You

Cognitive biases. We all have them. But we only seem to notice them in other people. Today we’re looking at 3 of the most prevalent and destructive cognitive biases that we all have, and what we can do to prevent them from negatively impacting ourselves and our society.

How Will Your Body Spend Eternity?

The funeral industry is a $16 billion industry that has an enormous environmental footprint. The numbers are staggering, really. But there are options that we can make that can change that. It just requires us to think about some pretty heavy stuff.

The Most Mysterious Place On Earth?

The Bermuda Triangle has held our collective attention for decades. This area of the ocean is blamed for countless missing ships and planes, spawning theories as wide-ranging as time/space vortexes, methane bubbles, the City of Atlantis, and, of course, aliens.

But is there a rational explanation for all the weird phenomena reported in the Bermuda Triangle, or is it more of a pop culture phenomenon? Let’s take a look.

The Origin Of The Universe Just Got WAY Weirder

The Big Bang has been the accepted theory about the beginning of the universe for so long, you might think we’ve worked out all the kinks in it. But there are several issues with the Big Bang Theory, which has caused some cosmologists to turn to alternative ideas.

The Ekpyrotic Universe, based on string theory, is one of those ideas. And it’s super weird.

The 5 Worst Cults Of All Time

What makes a person join a cult? What makes a person give up their families, their life savings, even take their own lives in the service of a cult? We often think of cult members as weak-minded or sheep, but the fact is, cults work by employing psychological tactics that work on everybody. And that may be the scariest thing about them.