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Happy Monday, darlings! Whether you’re starting your work week or ending a long weekend shift, it’s time to take a break and indulge in a little surfing. And you’re in luck- I have a hodgepodge of cool and curious things for you.


from the page

Where are all the aliens?

The Fermi Paradox
Superior animation and narrative by Kurz Gesagt.


from the page

The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and scary universe?

Videos, explaining things. Like evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange universe.
We are a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.


Son Lux’s music video by The Made Shop.
Change is Everything



Featured image is by Myriam Dion. The details of the entire piece: Vendredi 24 janvier, Tragédie de Isle-Verte, 2014. Newspapers cut with x-acto knife, collage. 57 x 56 in. (144.78 x 142.24 cm). Photo courtesy the artist and Division Gallery.



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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  1. Donna,

    That tree of life exhibit is really cool! Unfortunately I couldn’t get the link to the Nova Evolution lab to work. It won’t even let me click on it. Its not being treated as a link.

  2. Donna,

    By the way, thanks for posting that fun video on the Fermi Paradox. I created a post for it over at Little Green Footballs.

    Excellent Video on the Fermi Paradox, Where Are All the Aliens?

    I like to think that the answer to the Fermi Paradox is that the closest advanced alien civilization is just too far away and too recent for us to know about them right now.

  3. Dragon- So cool that you re-posted The Fermi Paradox short. It’s a wonderful piece. I’m with you on the too-far-away scenario, too.

  4. Donna,

    You’re welcome. I’m still hoping you can fix the “Nova Evolution Lab” link however. I really want to see it.

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