Despite what you may think, the universe is not necessarily a friendly place. Sure, things here on Earth have been pretty stable over the past few millennia, allowing human civilization to gain a foothold. But that could change at any time. Disaster lurks everywhere, from the deepest reaches of space to the very bowels of our planet. We’ve recruited nine prominent Canadian scientists (and one science fiction writer) and asked them to imagine how they think the world might end.
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Exploding whales; how to survive an explosion; The Halifax Explosion; The Texas City Disaster of 1947; Seest fireworks disaster and much more! Plus Michael Bay.
In part 2 of his discussion with Robyn Williams, David Attenborough compares the birds of England to those of Australia. He describes the wonder of seeing flowers open using time-lapse 3D photography. Regarding argument over climate science, David Attenborough warns of catastrophe if people reject the results of science which don’t suit them.
going Global — The Internet is not the only globally-uniting phenomenon. Viruses and bacteria can circle the globe as fast as we can, and the effects can be devastating. Discover what it takes for an animal disease to become a human pandemic. Also, was hurricane Sandy a man-made disaster? The future of severe storms and climate change. Plus, the view of our science from abroad: why Brits have no trouble accepting the theory of evolution but Americans do. And what about a new annex for Silicon Valley – 12 miles out to sea?