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The Fantasy Sex Island of Ancient Japan

The Fantasy Sex Island of Ancient Japan

In 1682, a Japanese poet wrote a book that would take the nation by storm. To put a fine point on it, it was porn. Sort of an oriental harlequin romance. Called “the Life of an Amorous Man”, from its pages flowed the fantastical sexcapades meant purely for the titillation of the newly emerging middle …

Is There Life on Earth?

Is There Life on Earth?

Hey Smart People, Joe here. Yes. The answer to the question in the title of this video… is YES. There is life on Earth. We know that because, well we live here. But what would we think if we were looking at Earth from 6 million km away? That’s the distance from which Voyager 1 …

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Researchers have discovered the most similar planet yet to Earth, 1,400 light-years away. Kepler 452b orbits its star in 385 days, just 20 days longer than our own year. Its star is just 4% larger, a billion and a half years older, and 20% brighter than the sun, meaning 452b is firmly in the “goldilocks” …

Why Nature Loves Hexagons

Why Nature Loves Hexagons

[MUSIC] Is nature a mathematician? Patterns and geometry are everywhere. But nature seems to have a particular thing for the number 6. Beehives. Rocks. Marine skeletons. Insect eyes. It could just be a mathematical coincidence. Or could there be some pattern beneath the pattern, why nature arrives at this geometry? We’re going to figure that …

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?

[PBS Bumper] [OPEN] There are no blue tigers. No blue bats, no blue squirrels, or blue dogs. Even blue whales aren’t that blue. Animals come in pretty much every color, but blue seems to be the rarest. What’s cool, though, is when we do find a blue animal, they’re awesome looking. Nature doesn’t do halfway …

Is This The Solution To Plastic Waste Pollution?

Is This The Solution To Plastic Waste Pollution?

Twice a day like clockwork we would be out bodysurfing. We ended up starting this company after getting really tired of getting hit in the face with plastic pollution. Most manufacturers aren’t just in the business of creating products. They also are in the business of filling landfills with single-use plastics. A company here in …