Why we love to play apocalypse

Why video games are obsessed with the apocalypse! For decades, video games have had a fascination with the end of the world. Why is it that we find it so enjoyable to play games set in the ashes of our civilisation? Video games are, in a way, the perfect medium through which to depict the ...

Why do eclipses cause apocalypse fears?

If you think an eclipse means doomsday, you are not the first! There's a long and fascinating history of people believing that eclipses are a sign of the apocalypse. (Hopefully they're wrong about the one occurring in the US next week.) On 21 August, more than seven million people from across the globe are predicted ...

What have we learned from the Aaron Driver case one year later?

A year ago Canada dodged a terrorist bullet when the almost 25-year old Muslim convert Aaron Driver climbed into a cab outside his sister’s home in Strathroy, a small town not quite 40 km from London, Ontario, set off an explosive device that didn’t do a lot of damage to either himself or the taxi, ...

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How to know if your solar eclipse glasses are real or fake

Amazon is offering a refund to customers who bought counterfeit eclipse glasses to watch the solar eclipse next week. The retail giant says the glasses may not come from a recommended manufacturer. On Aug. 21, people will be flocking to parts of the United States to watch as the sun disappears behind the moon. The rare solar ...

What is 100 Resilient Cities?

100 Resilient Cities help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks—earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.—but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of ...

Take one for the team

We all need to do it at some point! There are good jobs and bad jobs. You know the kind of shitty jobs, that no one else wants to do or just can’t be arsed to do; and they land at your feet with the immortal words ‘go on, take one for the team’. And ...

Is Winterfell a resilient castle?

Once again, everything comes back to Game of Thrones! While in the midst of preparations for an upcoming disaster at Winterfell, Sansa Stark displays true Chief Resilience Officer capabilities. Who would have expected modern day resilience concepts in Game of Thrones? >> Visit our YouTube channel to see our Resilience in popular culture playlist!

Information Security in the Harry Potter World

As I read through the Harry Potter series, I am bothered by the apparent dearth of secure ways to transmit information. I would like to review various methods of magic communication, look at the drawbacks, and suggest methods that the magic-using world could employ to achieve higher security. In Mundane society, we have developed various ...

A Game of Leaks and Spoilers: security lessons from latest HBO hack

HBO recently suffered a massive cyberattack, with hackers stealing 1.5 terabytes of data from inside its network, including upcoming episodes of shows such as Ballers and Room 104. But the crown jewel of the hack wasn’t even a video, it was the script to this Sunday’s episode of the wildly popular HBO series Game of ...

Major environmental disasters: July 2017

Relentless seasonal flooding that began in mid-June resulted in continued fatalities and damage across parts of Asia in July, causing an estimated US$11 billion in economic losses, according to Impact Forecasting’s latest Global Catastrophe Recap report. Impact Forecasting noted that the greatest flooding impacts in Asia were recorded in China, where the Ministry of Civil ...

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