Our Strength Lies in Our Humanity

Everything is Connected

There are times in our lives when it’s easy to forget how connected everything is. Times when life gets a little too tough and stressful and we end up paying more attention to our own well being in a way that disregards the cost and the consequences to the world out there; the people, the environment and everything else that’s a part of it. We find ourselves being selfish – not because we want to be but because circumstances force us to be.

That’s how the world got into the state that it’s in now. Here’s a neat 20 minute video that explains it all.

On this website I’ll be exploring and adding videos and articles that help to expand and explain the rich and diverse complexity of the world we live in – complex but not complicated.


Latest News

Race to the bottom of the sea – the little known heroes of the 20th century’s ‘inner space race’

Race to the bottom of the sea – the little known heroes of the 20th century’s ‘inner space race’ On January 23 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh climbed into an undersea craft called Trieste and dived nearly 11 kilometres to the deepest point in the ocean – the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench…

Extinction Rebellion comment on CCC’s Land Use report

Dagan James of XR Farmers said: “Radical and far reaching policies for farming need to be put in place urgently. The CCC report is moving in the right direction, but for farming to become part of the solution to the climate and ecological emergency, we need to go much further. [1] “We need to ensure…

The civil service doesn’t just need more scientists – it needs a decision-making revolution

The civil service doesn’t just need more scientists – it needs a decision-making revolution pxl.store/Shutterstock The UK government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, recently said he was mounting a drive to recruit more scientists and engineers into the civil service. His comments echo the much-discussed call by the prime minister’s chief special adviser, Dominic…

Climate crisis: we are not individuals fighting a faceless system – we are the system that needs to change

Climate crisis: we are not individuals fighting a faceless system – we are the system that needs to change Rupert Britton/Unsplash, FAL Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australia, Russia and California burned over 13.5 million hectares of land – an area four times greater than the…

Scientists create ‘diamond rain’ that forms in the interior of icy giant planets

In an experiment designed to mimic the conditions deep inside the icy giant planets of our solar system, scientists were able to observe “diamond rain” for the first time as it formed in high-pressure conditions. Extremely high pressure squeezes hydrogen and carbon found in the interior of these planets to form solid diamonds that sink slowly down further into the interior. […]Read More

Comments Off on Scientists create ‘diamond rain’ that forms in the interior of icy giant planets

NASA Live-Broadcasting 2017 Solar Eclipse!

NASA will be live-streaming their coverage of the 2017 Solar Eclipse today (August 21st, 2017) as it makes its way across the continental US The post NASA Live-Broadcasting 2017 Solar Eclipse! appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

Comments Off on NASA Live-Broadcasting 2017 Solar Eclipse!

New Study Says that Martian Weather May Get Snowy Overnight

A new study by a team of American and French researchers indicates that Mars experiences evening snowstorms, similar to “microburst” storms here on Earth. The post New Study Says that Martian Weather May Get Snowy Overnight appeared first on Universe Today. […]Read More

Comments Off on New Study Says that Martian Weather May Get Snowy Overnight

Incredible Solar Eclipse Images From Our Readers

Holy moly, that was awesome! Incredible, fantastic, amazing…there just aren’t the words to describe what it is like to experience totality. While I’m trying to come down to Earth and figure out how to explain how wonderful this was, enjoy the beautiful images captured by our readers from across the US and those from across […] The post Incredible Solar Eclipse Images From Our Readers appeared first on Universe Today.…

Read More…

Comments Off on Incredible Solar Eclipse Images From Our Readers

Heating quantum matter: A novel view on topology

Certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and indivisible elements. This quantization of physical quantities at the heart of our description of nature, made its way through the centuries, as evidenced by the antique concept of the atom. The discovery of quantized quantities has often been associated with a revolution in our understanding of nature’s law, a striking example being the quantization of light in terms of photons, which…

Read More…

Comments Off on Heating quantum matter: A novel view on topology

Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics

A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene. […] Read More

Comments Off on Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics

Electronic skin takes wearable health monitors to the next level

A soft, stick-on patch collects, analyzes and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metrics from the body to a smartphone. […] Read More

Comments Off on Electronic skin takes wearable health monitors to the next level

Nanotechnology helps rewarm fast-frozen donor tissue, enabling long-term viability

SWIFT magnetic resonance tool assures removal of nanoparticles from rewarmed samples. […] Read More

Comments Off on Nanotechnology helps rewarm fast-frozen donor tissue, enabling long-term viability

The origin of binary stars

The origin of binary stars has long been one of the central problems of astronomy. One of the main questions is how stellar mass affects the tendency to be multiple. There have been numerous studies of young stars in molecular clouds to look for variations in binary frequency with stellar mass, but so many other effects can influence the result that the results have been inconclusive. These complicating factors include dynamical interactions between stars that can eject one member of a multiple system, or on the other hand might capture a passing star under the right circumstances. Some studies, for example, found that younger stars are more likely to be found in binary pairs. One issue with much of the previous observational work, however, has been the small sample sizes.…

Read More…

Comments Off on The origin of binary stars

How heating up a quantum system can be used as a universal probe for exotic states of matter

In physical sciences, certain quantities appear as integer multiples of fundamental and indivisible elements. This quantization of physical quantities, which is at the heart of our description of nature, made its way through the centuries, as evidenced by the antique concept of the atom. Importantly, the discovery of quantized quantities has often been associated with a revolution in our understanding and appreciation of nature’s law, a striking example being the quantization of light in terms of photons, which led to our contemporary (quantum-mechanical) description of the microscopic world. […] Read More

Comments Off on How heating up a quantum system can be used as a universal probe for exotic states of matter

Amplifying fluorescent signals in molecular sensing with DNA walkers

Synthetic nanomotors and DNA walkers, which mimic a cell’s transportation system, are intricately designed systems that draw chemical energy from the environment and convert it into mechanical motion. Using such DNA walkers as signal amplifier for nucleic acids detection has only recently been reported. Researchers now report that they converted a DNA walker into a linear fluorescence signal amplifier on a rectangle DNA origami that can improve the detection of target molecules such as nucleic acids. […] Read More

Comments Off on Amplifying fluorescent signals in molecular sensing with DNA walkers

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of these multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions in real time. […] Read More

Comments Off on Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging

Researchers describe how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy images. […] Read More

Comments Off on Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging