What if Earth was hit by a meteor?

Ever wondered what would happen if a 500 KM (300 miles) wide meteor would hit Earth during our lifetime? Here’s a simulation presenting the apocalyptic result: Apparently, our planet was hit approximately 6 times in the past by a meteor around that size. Cheery thought for a Friday morning isn’t it? [Via Neatorama]

Your genes are not your fate

In the following presentation, Dr. Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase. Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll go run a […]

The future is sooner than you think

By Mark O’Neill Doctor Ray Kurzweil is no ordinary predictor of the future. He doesn’t just make up random predictions and cross his fingers, hoping they come true. He has actually made some predictions that have been mostly spot-on. For example, back in the 1980’s, he predicted the rapid growth of the internet in the […]