Re: What is the most important war in human history?
The American Revolutionary War, the odds of winning that war were slim. On several occasions it could be argued that it was almost lost. The surrender of cornwallis needn't have ended the war, merely prolonged it if England wished.
Many of these other wars throughout history, were inevitable. i.e. the two biggest kids on the block were always destined to fight and history was always going to be affected and this type of conflict is inevitable. The magnitude of the outcome of the revolutionary war combined with its improbability give it the status of most important war.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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