Hassan Tariq

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The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

Aliens Exist And Will Be Found Pretty Soon, Say Scientists

It used to be that if you asked an astronomer if there was intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, you’d get some sort of hedged response involving the vastness of the universe and statistical probabilities that you’d expect from a diligent scientist.<p>I’ve asked this question recently of a few …

John Steinbeck's 1966 Plea To Create A NASA For The Oceans

In the September 1966 issue of Popular Science, author John Steinbeck made the case for giving deep-sea exploration the same attention as the space race.<p><i>Three years before the first humans landed on the moon, Nobel-prize winning author John Steinbeck published a passionate plea in</i> Popular Science</i> …

Here's The Gas Pipeline That Has Russia-China Relations At The 'Highest Level Ever'

Gazprom<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin told Chinese media that Russia-China relations have reached an all-time high as the two countries are …

Ask Anything: What Would People Eat In A Permanent Space Colony?

Once settled on another planet, colonists would likely start with hydroponic farming, using small-stature or dwarf cultivars that can be tightly packed together. It would make the most sense to plant fast-cycle salad crops first, says Jean Hunter, a professor at Cornell who studies food-processing …

Reservations already in place for 12,000+ Tesla Model X SUVs

Depending on how particular you are about automobile taxonomy, the Tesla Model X can be called an SUV or a crossover. I've heard Tesla CEO and Chief …

Tesla stealing Toyota Prius drivers

I'll just put it out there right from the start: electric cars are worlds better than conventional hybrid vehicles in numerous ways. There's no doubt …

6 Reasons Why China Will Never Let Go Of Coal

Despite Beijing's lofty goals of reducing the country's coal consumption and increasing renewable sources of energy, it continues to rely on the cheap fossil fuel for about 70 percent of its energy needs — as it has done so for at least the past three decades.<p>For more on that, check out our report …