Articles by Myles Power

About Myles Power (652 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

The Abandoned City of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

April 16, 2018 // 1 Comment

On 26 April 1986, whilst performing a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, reactor four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic power increase, leading to explosions in its core. These explosions completely destroyed the reactor and caused the release of massive amounts of radioactive materials over a ten-day period. Located about 2km west of the reactor was the city of Pripyat, founded in 1970 to house the workers of the power plant. The [...]

The Abandoned City of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

April 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

On 26 April 1986, whilst performing a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, reactor four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic power increase, leading to explosions in its core. These explosions completely destroyed the reactor and caused the release of massive amounts of radioactive materials over a ten-day period. Located about 2km west of the reactor was the city of Pripyat, founded in 1970 to house the workers of the power plant. The [...]

The Woodpecker: The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

March 12, 2018 // 1 Comment

I was recently able to visit the gargantuan Dugar Radar (AKA The Russian Woodpecker) receiving antennae located approximately 60 kilometres away from their transmitter which, together, were capable of detecting intercontinental ballistic missiles fired towards the Soviet Union from the States. There are actually two parts that make up the receiver, a low-frequency antenna with a height of 146 meters and length of almost half a kilometre, and a high-frequency antenna with a height of 100 metres [...]

The Woodpecker: The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

March 7, 2018 // 2 Comments

I want you to imagine for a second that it’s 1976, and you are an amateur short-wave radio enthusiast – strange request, I know, but just go with it. One night, whilst sitting in front of your equipment, you begin to receive a signal of unknown origin that drowns everything else out. Through your headphones, you hear a very distinct, repetitive tapping sound, and you are not the only one. The signal is so strong that radio hobbyists and legitimate broadcasters worldwide are hearing [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany – #2

February 28, 2018 // 1 Comment

As I have previously said, the documentary, ‘Judea Declares War on Germany’, is so tightly crammed with bulls**t that it runs the risk of collapsing in on itself like a neutron star. This became a problem when it came to deciding what I wanted to rebuttal next as I felt compelled to refute every inaccuracy and point out every example of data manipulation. However, if I were to do this, I would be publishing videos on the subject for months to come. I have therefore decided to write only one [...]

#197 – Fun with Mormonism

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

The dynamic duo of James and Rebecca Waa, I mean Natalie Newell are back. This time we are talking with Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism podcast. Bryce is a former Mor-mo and now researches the history of the church and its influential [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3)

February 17, 2018 // 3 Comments

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 3) As I have previously said, the documentary, ‘Judea Declares War on Germany’, is so tightly crammed with bulls**t that it runs the risk of collapsing in on itself like a neutron star. This became a problem when it came to deciding what I wanted to rebuttal next as I felt compelled to refute every inaccuracy and point out every example of data manipulation. However, if I were to do this, I would be [...]

#013 – F**K you Buck Mulligan – The Science Wars, King Crocoduck

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

What is Science? A culmination of the best ways we have so far developed to understand the nature of our universe? Or perhaps is it another imperialist white man social construct which seeks to invalidate cultural knowledge and principles. At one point this question would have been rightly laughed out of any serious place but it seems groups emboldened by limiting speech they disagree with have taken upon themselves to attack science and claim it too is just a social construct. Buck is joined [...]

#196 – Tyranny

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Buck read a book, he thought you might like it too! The book is ‘On Tyranny: twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’ by Timothy Snyder. The book takes a look at 20 things that caused and allowed tyranny in many forms to prosper in the 20th century. It is unabashedly anti Trump but neither pro left or right wing. It is a nice short read that will liekly make it way into class reading lists in the coming years, provided we don’t start burning books. Sic semper [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany – #1

January 28, 2018 // 7 Comments

As unpleasant and potentially dangerous a belief in a conspiracy theory can be they do, for the most part, come from a natural human desire to find an explanation for what appears to be unexplainable. However, there are certain conspiracy theories that come from a much darker place. Where people bend reality to back up and justify their dislike or even hatred towards a certain group of people – and there is no better example of this than those who distort or flat-out deny the facts of the [...]

#195 – Holocaust Denialism

January 28, 2018 // 1 Comment

Yesterday was International Holocaust remembrance day, on the 27th of January 1945 Auschwitz was liberated. Roughly 6 million Jews, 250k mentally disabled, 200k Romani, and close to 10k homosexual men. Despite being highly documented, having 1000s of complimentary personal accounts on both sides, and Nazi admitting it, some people still think the Holocaust was fictional. The nerds watch a video which is banned in parts of the EU. This documentary makes so many blatant mistakes it’s hard [...]

Debunking The Holocaust Denial Documentary Judea Declares War on Germany (Part 2)

January 25, 2018 // 6 Comments

The Holocaust denialist documentary Judea Declares War on Germany is quite possibly one of the most insidious pieces of media I have ever had the misfortune of coming into contact with. I originally watched it for an episode of The League of Nerds – a weekly podcast I do with fellow nerds, James Gurney and Buck Mulligan, where we like to watch scientifically inaccurate documentaries and then rip them apart. For some time, we have been wanting to cover the subject of Holocaust denialism, [...]