What can YOU (yeah you) do to change the world?

In a world where there's at least one person that disagrees with your point of view,  in systems that resist change, where corruption and self interest plague the majority, in a world with exponentially increasing population and decreasing natural resources, in a society that is rotting at its core, where morals variey by an individuals background, and individuals are becoming increasingly isolated, and conforming to a subpar standard, with all the information of the world at our fingertips, at the touch of a button.  What can we do as people? As individuals? As members of a global society? As saviours? And please God don't bring up Jesus.  But really.  What can YOU (yeah you) do to change the world?  To influence society?  To fix the system? To understand better? And why can't we do it now?  What's holding us up? You can say greed, and stubornness, and nationalism, and religious brainwashing, and you can call it purely animalistic.  But what is it about everything that holds us up? Why can't we escape the mundane and frivilous? Where and when is innocence lost? Is it our nature? What's missing?  What aren't we doing? And how can you (yeah you) change that?SAVE THE WORLD!  

How to make a black hole

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

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  • 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.

(VL.ru)
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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