better doing

An eerie example of us vs them

On the set of Planet of the Apes, human nature took over during lunch break. “Charlton Heston noted ‘an instinctive segregation on the set. Not only would the apes eat together, but the chimpanzees ate with the chimpanzees, the gorillas […]

big ideas

Remember to think long-term. 

“Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos’ 10,000-year clock, a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in. The actual idea for the clock comes from Danny Hillis, who originally proposed a 10,000-year clock in 1995 as a […]

fun facts

Interactive map shows 9 billion lightning strikes. 

“Every second on Earth, 100 lightning bolts strike the planet. That’s about 8 million strikes per day, and 3 billion a year, on average. But as this map of nearly 9 billion lightning strikes shows, lightning is not evenly distributed […]

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How do you cool the planet? 

Two things scientists are trying: 1) suck up carbon dioxide from the air, and 2) dim sunlight by releasing special material from high altitude balloons. | learn more