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These Scientists Chase Volcanic Eruptions Because We’re So Bad at Predicting Them

These Scientists Chase Volcanic Eruptions Because We’re So Bad at Predicting Them

The obvious danger, when you’re working on a volcano, is dying. We know that at any point things could go south in a bad, bad way. We take respirators to deal with poisonous gases, we take hard hats to deal with small ejecta from the volcano …but there’s only so much you can prepare. When …

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The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them

There’s an invisible, magnetic force field surrounding our planet, protecting us from harmful solar wind that could annihilate Earth. But, this protective blanket is also a swirling ring full of deadly radiation. And to leave Earth’s atmosphere, astronauts have to pass through it. The Van Allen belts are rings of energetically charged particles that have …

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The underground life forms that have taken over Centralia

The underground life forms that have taken over Centralia

– [Narrator] Centralia, Pennsylvania is a ghost town. Nearly 3,000 people used to live here, but these days it’s almost completely abandoned. And it’s pretty eerie, but that’s okay because what we’re looking for is actually in the soil. Some 100 meters below us an underground fire is burning away. It’s what turned Centralia into …

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How to survive a Meteor Strike, According To Science

How to survive a Meteor Strike,  According To Science

In our day to day lives, sometimes it’s hard to remember that we live on a planet that’s just a tiny speck in the vastness of space. And, that as we sit here, we’re vulnerable to asteroid strikes. They’re big, they’re fast, and they could really mess up whatever they smash into. Remember what happened …

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How To Survive Falling From A Plane Without A Parachute! DEBUNKED

How To Survive Falling From A Plane Without A Parachute! DEBUNKED

You wake to the sight of serene blue skies, but something’s not quite right… the sound of wind rushing past your ears and the unnerving sensation of falling is your first clue. HOLD ON! You were in a plane when you went to sleep! GREAT SCOTT! You’re plummeting towards the earth! What are you going …