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What If There Were a Permanent Solar Eclipse?



What if, instead of a rare phenomena, a total solar eclipse became an everyday thing? Would you live in complete darkness? When does a total solar eclipse occur? What would happen to the Moon?

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What If Earth Orbited UY Scuti?



UY Scuti: It’s the largest star that we’ve ever discovered. And if it were to replace our Sun, it would change a lot more than just the amount of sunscreen you’d have to put on. Like, how long would it take for our planet to orbit this massive star? What would that do to our seasons? And would we even survive a single orbit?

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What If You Got Sucked Into a Tornado?



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A devastating tornado is heading your way. And you only have about 13 minutes to get to a safe place. If not, you might just find yourself getting sucked into a freezing vortex, and being tossed around at speeds up to 480 km/h (300 mph), while also dodging homes, cars, and maybe even cows traveling at the same speed. Do you really want to take that chance?

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What If the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted Tomorrow?

What If the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted Tomorrow?

Located in the United States, one of the world’s largest volcanoes is gearing up to explode. It’s known as the Yellowstone Volcano, and it’s not just any regular volcano. Instead, it’s a supervolcano! If Yellowstone decided to erupt, the results would be devastating. But just how bad would they be? Is there anything we could do to stop it? Could this affect the entire world? And how would this change our weather?

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What If Two Hurricanes Collided?

What If Two Hurricanes Collided?

Intense rainfall. Winds of 120 km/h (75mph) or higher. Storm surge.These are the signs of a hurricane. During its reign of terror, a hurricane can release as much energy as 10,000 nuclear bombs. And guess what? There are two of them. And they’re on a collision course.

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What If World War III Happened Tomorrow?

What If World War III Happened Tomorrow?

Human history has been full of battles and wars, some big and some small. But if World War 3 were to happen, it might be humanity’s biggest battle yet. Advanced technology, massive troops, and more intensive strategy would all be involved. Why would something like this happen? And how would this war be fought?

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What If We Built Cities on the Moon?

What If We Built Cities on the Moon?

If you could, would you live on the Moon? Not as one of the courageous early settlers, but as a citizen of a fully-functioning Moon city. What would they be built out of? How different would your everyday life be? Why would they be important?

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Discussed: What If Your Brain Were Twice its Size? with Michio Kaku

Discussed: What If Your Brain Were Twice its Size? with Michio Kaku

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Does size really matter when it comes to our brains? Does a bigger brain mean a smarter person? And how much do we really know about our brains? Michio Kaku, one of the world’s most popular science communicators, will join Richard and Peter to help try to answer the big “What IF”. He will also blow our minds with his insights on “The Future of the Mind”, the title of his seminal 2014 best seller.

Chapters of this episode:
0:00 Does your intelligence depend on the size of your brain?
1:57 What part of your brain would you make bigger?
5:45 Introduction to Dr.Michio Kaku
8:20 How much do we really know about the human brain?
10:29 Brain vs mind
12:36 Is your brain a computer?
15:33 Is empathy real?
18:40 How to process this information?
19:50 What if we cloned Peter?
23:00 Would only the rich be able to upload their brains?

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What If the Kraken Was Real?

What If the Kraken Was Real?

It’s time to release the kraken! This is the legendary sea monster. It’s massive, terrifying and hungry. Thankfully, it’s just a myth… right? What if this behemoth of the sea actually existed? How would this leviathan live in the real world? And how would this monster affect our lives?

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What If Jupiter Swallowed Earth?

What If Jupiter Swallowed Earth?

The Earth has been hurtling towards Jupiter for the past 242 days, and now it’s about to make impact. Now we’re so close to the giant planet that it’s the only thing that fills our sky. Ground temperatures on Earth are rising uncontrollably, our atmosphere is igniting into flames, and the scientific community is scrambling to provide answers. What will happen when the two planets collide? Is there any chance that we could pass right through the gas planet? And how would this collision transform Jupiter forever?

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