The fundamental nature of reality is actually consciousness. In his documentary Peter Russell explores the reasons why consciousness may be the fundamental essence of the Universe. Many have made such claims from metaphysical perspectives, but the possibility has always been ignored by the scientific community. In this talk, he discusses the problems the materialist scientific […]
Professor Kaspar von Braun and his colleagues at the University of California at Berkeley and the State University at San Francisco discovered another interesting exoplanet in the double star system 55 in the constellation Cancer. There is a great likelihood that there is some type of life on the planet. Now this discovery causes heated […]
Scientists say that while the celestial body reached a distance smaller than the Moon, the planet is not at risk… An asteroid 400 meters in length passed near Earth on Tuesday the 8th of November, in an unusual approach, but not close enough to risk impact with the planet. The celestial body arrived at 21h28 […]
Chiren Boumaaza, aka Athene, is an extravagant Internet celebrity, with over 240 million upload views, and a professional gamer. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a record holder in World of Warcraft and online poker, and plays the main character in a series of videos on a popular YouTube channel with well over 340,000 […]
Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ […]
LIKE a sculpture that springs to life, a new type of robot makes its own body parts using spray-on foam. Such a design could one day be useful in situations in which the exact type of robot needed is not known beforehand, such as space exploration or reconnaissance. Created by Shai Revzen and colleagues at […]
The discovery adds credence to the idea that Earth got its water from comets – especially as the disc seems to contain enough water to fill Earth’s oceans thousands of times over. Hot water vapour has previously been detected in the inner part of the planet-forming discs of nascent, alien solar systems. But this is […]
Michio Kaku sees two major trends in the world today: the first is toward a multicultural, scientific, tolerant society; the other, as evidenced by terrorism, is fundamentalist and monocultural. Whichever one wins out will determine the fate of man.