Re: Human Experiments - Television

As a child I grew up on television, after school I would spend at least 3-5 hours mindlessly watching the box... One day I was watching Television and it cut to an advert-break and I actually forgot which show I was watching one-minute ago? That was a scary day for me, and soon after I decided to QUIT Television altogether.

Human Experiment:
Can you STOP watching Television and reading the "News" for 30-days?

(Please take notes on how you feel, if you experience withdrawl symptoms be assured that these are natural symptoms from quitting any addiction. Please fill your newly found time with positive activities like daily exercise, walking, eating REAL food, reading - yes READING, spending time with that woman you hardly know - I think she's your Wife!! Even if you're married make sure you both have Friends, otherwise your marriage is doomed for boredom and stagnation, etc..)

How to make a black hole

Here's the science of black holes, from supermassive monsters to ones the size of ping-pong balls.

  • There's more than one way to make a black hole, says NASA's Michelle Thaller. They're not always formed from dead stars. For example, there are teeny tiny black holes all around us, the result of high-energy cosmic rays slamming into our atmosphere with enough force to cram matter together so densely that no light can escape.
  • CERN is trying to create artificial black holes right now, but don't worry, it's not dangerous. Scientists there are attempting to smash two particles together with such intensity that it creates a black hole that would live for just a millionth of a second.
  • Thaller uses a brilliant analogy involving a rubber sheet, a marble, and an elephant to explain why different black holes have varying densities. Watch and learn!
  • Bonus fact: If the Earth became a black hole, it would be crushed to the size of a ping-pong ball.

Russian reporters discover 101 'tortured' whales jammed in offshore pens

Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.

Politics & Current Affairs
  • Russian news network discovers 101 black-market whales.
  • Orcas and belugas are seen crammed into tiny pens.
  • Marine parks continue to create a high-price demand for illegal captures.
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China’s artificial sun reaches fusion temperature: 100 million degrees

In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.

Credit: EAST Team
Surprising Science
  • The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
  • Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
  • Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
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