Tech & Science Think Of Life As A Video Game To Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth
When the Andromeda galaxy crashes into the Milky Way, this is what it could look like from Earth
The Milky Way is on track to collide and merge with its nearest neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, in about 4 billion years. The galaxies will pass through each other, get snapped back together by gravity, and eventually merge cores. NASA illustrations show what the arrival of an entire galaxy of stars will look like. But while Andromeda's approach will make a bright and spectacular display in the night sky, life on Earth probably won't be around to see it. By then, the sun will have swollen past the orbit of Venus, charring Earth to a crisp. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Life is a game that we're all playing (whether we think of it as a game or not). It's time to level up by knowing the rules so we can "win".
Author, programmer and founder of Silktide Oliver Emberton takes the "life is a game" metaphor to new heights in his strategy guide, from explaining how you're assigned a random character at birth and spend the first 15 years stuck in tutorials, to levelling up your skills in young adulthood and needing to manage your resources. The most important lesson for the entire game:
You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games -- like dancing, driving, running, and sex -- but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.
Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun
Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.During the transit, Mercury appears as a dark silhouetted disc against the bright surface of our star.
Most importantly, successful players put their time into the right things. Later in the game money comes into play, but your top priority should always be mastering where your time goes.
As with games, every single thing you do affects your "character's state" and how the game progresses:
It's an awesome read and a great reminder to plan and play your life well, because unfortunately there are no cheat codes.
Did Hitchhiking Sugars on Asteroids Help Jumpstart Life on Earth? .
Scientists found sugars while analyzes meteorites, adding to a popular theory about how life began on Earth. The first known evidence of sugars on a meteor has been found by researchers from Japan and from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA reports. The research team says that the combination of these sugars with previously discovered materials like amino acids could mean that all the building blocks of the beginning of life on Earth originated in space. The team specifically found ribose, which is the ribo in ribonucleic acid (RNA), considered to be older and more foundational than DNA.
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