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Jan 19, 2024

North Korea says it tested “underwater nuclear weapon system”

Posted by in categories: existential risks, military

North Korea said it tested an “underwater nuclear weapon system” in response to joint naval exercises by the U.S., Seoul and Tokyo.

Jan 18, 2024

New Evolution Theory Explains Why Animals Shrink Over Time

Posted by in categories: evolution, existential risks

New research reveals key factors behind the changing sizes of certain animals over time, challenging traditional evolutionary theories with its findings on species ’ size variations.

The mystery behind why Alaskan horses, cryptodiran turtles, and island lizards shrunk over time may have been solved in a new study.

The new theoretical research proposes that animal size over time depends on two key ecological factors: the intensity of direct competition for resources between species, and the risk of extinction from the environment.

Jan 16, 2024

North Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Test

Posted by in categories: existential risks, military, nuclear weapons

Year 2017

North Korea claims it has again tested a hydrogen bomb underground and that it “successfully” loaded it onto the tip of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a claim that if true, crosses a “red line” drawn by South Korea’s president last month.

In a state media announcement, North Korea confirmed the afternoon tremors in its northeast were indeed caused by the test of a nuclear device, and that leader Kim Jong Un personally signed off on the test.

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Jan 14, 2024

NASA finally opens capsule to potentially hazardous asteroid ‘Bennu’ that may contain seeds of life

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

Two tight fasteners kept the majority of the Bennu asteroid sample from scientists since it returned to Earth in September. Now they’ve finally prised it open.

Jan 12, 2024

Japan joins neighborhood watch, launches spy satellite on Mitsubishi rocket

Posted by in categories: existential risks, satellites, surveillance

Recent regional space developments also include South Korea’s spy satellite launching aboard SpaceX amid North Korea’s surveillance satellites deployment.

Explore the latest in space tech – Japan’s spy satellite, South Korea’s success with SpaceX, and North Korea’s bold plans.

Jan 12, 2024

Zuckerberg Brags About Feeding Cows Macadamia Nuts and Beer at His Alleged Doomsday Bunker

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From Facebook founder to “girl dad” to cattle rancher to doomsday prepper, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemingly has it all.

Jan 7, 2024

“Zoo Hypothesis Or Nothing”: New Unnerving Answer To The Fermi Paradox

Posted by in categories: existential risks, physics

A team of physicists think we are close to solving the Fermi Paradox.

Jan 6, 2024

The Fermi Paradox: Pancosmorio Theory

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Jan 5, 2024

ESA’s 2023 Space Saga: From Jupiter’s Moons to Dark Matter Revelations [Video]

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, cosmology, existential risks, satellites

2023 was a landmark year in space exploration for the European Space Agency (ESA), marked by significant missions like Juice’s journey to Jupiter, the launch of the Euclid space telescope for dark matter research, and the decommissioning of ESA’s Aeolus mission.

The year also saw advancements in Earth observation technologies, initiatives to address space debris, and collaborative efforts in asteroid impact studies. Notably, the Galileo satellite system’s new high-accuracy service and the first hardware tests for its second generation of satellites were significant milestones.

Jan 2, 2024

Mark Zuckerberg’s football field-sized facility has a doomsday bunker

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An extensive luxurious facility for a billionaire is no surprise, but the secrecy around the project raises many questions.

The facility is more than a personal getaway for the Zuckerbergs hosting office and conferencing facilities and an industrial-scale kitchen.

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