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Humanity’s 30-million-page backup plan is heading to the moon

The Lunar Library contains a vast archive of human history and civilization, covering all subjects, cultures, nations, languages, genres, and time periods. Everything from the contents of Wikipedia, to a compilation of human languages, the Rosetta Project, books selected by Project Gutenberg, as well as genome maps, 60,000 analog images of pages of books, photographs, illustrations, and documents, and much of the world’s greatest art, music, literature, and scientific knowledge. It’s all encoded on a disc that is composed of 25 nickel discs, each only 40 microns thick, made for the AMF by NanoArchival.


Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change

“Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. “And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, ‘Is it okay to still have children?'”


WILKINSON: As the world begs for more, Canadians are left to suffer

From coast to coast, a network of more than 600 food banks help feed more than one million Canadians a month, new research conducted by Food Banks Canada reveals.

It’s hard to believe that a crisis like this can exist when Canada sends about $5 billion in foreign aid overseas every year. And that’s not the end of it. Canada has pledged to provide an additional $2 billion over the next five years,and it’s still being encouraged to provide more help overseas.


The world has become more peaceful and despite wars in Syria and Middle East fewer people are dying in armed conflicts, scientists say

Experts from Norway’s Peace Research Institute Oslo examined statistics from ‘all possible’ wars, the countries involved, and how many people were killed.

Research director Håvard Mokleiv Nygård suggested the Korean War in the early 1950s may have been a ‘breaking point’ signalling a change in the number of people killed in battle.


Study finds Okanagan Lake a ‘surprising source of carbon dioxide’

A new university study says Okanagan Lake may be a contributing factor when it comes to greenhouse gases.

According to the study, the lake’s cool waters contain bicarbonates. When local crops are irrigated with that water, the bicarbonates dissolve and can become a “surprising new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.”

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