Oct 27, 2017
Human beings have been facing apocalyptic circumstances for
thousands of years. Our competitors, our nemesis have been
pathogens like malaria, Yersinia Pestis, smallpox... every few
generations, a cataclysmic plague would tear through human
populations and leave entire towns uninhabited.
In the modern era, with modern...
Oct 21, 2017
Joining me today is Dr Rafael Alves-Batista. Rafael is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Oxford. He received his Bachelor’s Degree and his Masters’ at the State University of Campinas in Brazil, moved to Hamburg, Germany for his PhD which he received in 2015, and then onto Oxford for...
Oct 16, 2017
LIGO hold a big press conference and announce the merger of
Neutron Stars detected via gravitational waves and optical
instruments for the first time. We now know about types of gamma
ray burst, and where gold and platinum come from.
Since we did an episode about the gravitational wave detections and the Nobel Prize...
Oct 14, 2017
This episode of the TEOTWAWKI
specials, we're focusing on every crazed doom-prepper's favourite
scenario for the end of the world - Peak Oil.
Our society runs on oil and petroleum products (sadly, still). These fossil fuels are the fossilised remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago, and they take...
Oct 4, 2017
As you may already know, yesterday, the Nobel Prize in Physics,
2017 was announced: it went to Kip Thorne, Barry Barish, and Rainer
Weiss for their contributions towards the LIGO collaboration that
detected gravitational waves.
In this special episode, I'll talk a little bit about the history of the Nobel prizes,...