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What if you stopped sleeping

Any amount of sleep deprivation is bad for your physical and mental health. Here's what would happen, day by day, if you stopped sleeping altogether.
What if you stopped sleeping
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What if humans tried landing on the sun?

Our first stop on our trip to the Sun will be the corona -the outermost layer of the sun, which is 1 million degrees Celsius. We’ll also pass through the chromosphere and photosphere, where we might get a glimpse of sunspots, solar prominences, and solar flares. The sun has no […]
What if humans tried landing on the sun?
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What if Santa really delivered presents in one night?

If Santa really delivered presents on ChristmasEve, he’d need to fly over a thousand times faster than the world’s faster jet fighter to visit about 240 million homes. If every kid received one mid-sized LEGO set, the gifts would weigh a whopping 600,000 tons. Just like a spacecraft heats up […]
What if Santa really delivered presents in one night?
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What would happen if you stopped sleeping, day by day

“Why do we sleep?” has been a notoriously difficult question for scientists to answer, but, “What happens if we don’t?” is actually pretty simple – nothing good. Not getting enough sleep can make you hallucinate, mess with your thinking and memory, and even lead to organ failure. And it doesn’t […]
What would happen if you stopped sleeping, day by day
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What would happen to you if you never washed your hands

Your hands can have anywhere from 100,000 to a few million germs at any given time. Some of those germs live naturally on your skin to protect you, but a lot of them are picked up in the environment. If you stopped washing your hands, you become more likely to […]
What would happen to you if you never washed your hands
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Every challenge that would occur if humans tried to land on Saturn

In 2017, NASA’sCassini probe sent us our closest view of Saturn in space to date, diving right by its famous rings. If you wanted to take a closer look at the ringed planet, you would have to travel 1.2 billion kilometers, which would take about 8 years… but the long […]
Every challenge that would occur if humans tried to land on Saturn
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What if you never went outside again

Staying home forever might sound like a dream come true for introverts, but it can have serious consequences. The longer you’re inside, the more it can affect your physical and mental health. Not being exposed to sunlight can bring down your mood and, eventually, even soften your bones, among other […]
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What if you survived the apocalypse?

Surviving the apocalypse is the first step, but what’s next? Head to the grocery stores, hospitals, and pharmacies to stock up on supplies. Move out of the city and start a new life in the great outdoors. Then start re-building your life. Settle near fresh water, but not too close […]
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What If: Scenarios that would change life on Earth and humanity

A perfect balance of events occurred for this planet to support life. That delicate state continues to this day where small changes can have huge impacts on the world. So what would it look like if things drastically changed? What if the Earth spun sideways instead? Or what would happen […]
What If: Scenarios that would change life on Earth and humanity
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What if the Earth stopped orbiting the Sun?

It’s a natural cycle: the Earth orbits the sun. But what if something catastrophic happened and we were knocked out of orbit? The sun’s gravity would quickly take hold of Earth and we’d go flying straight toward the sun. Turns out, you’d only have about one month to live, and […]
What if the Earth stopped orbiting the Sun?
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What if all the Earth’s ice melted overnight?

If all the ice on Earth melted overnight, the planet would be sent into chaos. There would be mass flooding from sea level rise, severe weather changes, deadly chemical release, and mass greenhouse gasses that will leak into the atmosphere. Scientists say we need to stop this planet from rising […]
What if all the Earth’s ice melted overnight?