Newsletter No. 27

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Introducing the latest channel in our Discord chat: #our-photos. We’ve all got some awesome nature photos in our camera reel, and this is the place to share them! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Scientists have identified a new species of deep sea whale: Ramariโ€™s beaked whale (Mesoplodon eueu) ๐Ÿ”— Link An ambitious project is attempting to interpret sperm whale clicks with artificial intelligence, then talk back to them. ๐Ÿ”— Link Lidar surveys have revealed hundreds of long-lost Maya sites. They show that Maya civilization was more extensive, and more densely populated, than we previously realized ๐Ÿ”— Link Scientists looked at ant societies to explain why human brains shrank 3000 years ago – Shared externalized knowledge leads to smaller brains and less energy consumption. ๐Ÿ”— Link The UN Climate Conference (COP26) has kicked off in Glasgow, for the purpose of “encouraging” countries to take action on climate change. Amongst speeches by national leaders, David Attenborough shared his optimism that the next generation will see a reversal of the “terrible decline”…

Newsletter No. 26

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES This week the r/DiscoverEarth subreddit grew to 16,000 subscribers!!! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES A diver has found a 900-year-old crusader sword on seabed near Israel ๐Ÿ”— Link World’s largest triceratops skeleton fetches nearly $8 million in an auction in Paris ๐Ÿ”— Link At Alaskaโ€™s most popular national park, climate change is threatening the only road in and out ๐Ÿ”— Link A gargantuan, first-of-its-kind solar farm will be built (and financed in part by BP) to power a Colorado steel mill. Steelmaking is one of the most polluting industries, so making it more green is key to emissions targets ๐Ÿ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Have you ever seen a dragon moray eel ๐Ÿ‰ Posted by coconut_truck ๐Ÿ  Aquatic Life Saving a turtle Posted by coconut_truck ๐Ÿ  Aquatic Life Majestatic ocean flap flap. Posted by energetic_slugger Get more content like videos, podcasts, virtual reality, and more in the Discover Earth app. Open our app DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES I see a…

Newsletter No. 25

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Our Discord community has grown to 200+ people! ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Electronic waste from this year alone will weigh as much as Great Wall of China ๐Ÿ”— Link Scientists planted kelp forests in the hope they will resurrect a dead ecosystem โ€” a year on, they’re growing ๐Ÿ”— Link The individual scales on butterfly’s wings are so intricate and difficult to replicate, that they could be used for next-gen security codes and authenticity stamps ๐Ÿ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES The first flower ever grown entirely in Space. Posted by discover_earth ๐Ÿฆ Animals Indonesian bros helping a giant sea turtle return to the sea after being stuck in a swamp for 2 days Posted by ManMadeDuckie Look at this octopus, master of camouflage Posted by coconut_truck Get more content like videos, podcasts, virtual reality, and more in the Discover Earth app. Open our app DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES I doubt that free broadcasting is the best default mode…

Newsletter No. 24

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES We’ve got new roles available in our Discord chat. Check them out to customise your experience and access special channels! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Weโ€™ve known for a long time that burning coal harms human health โ€” but a new study shows that the health benefits of reducing mercury emissions from coal are at 100+ times moreย than previous estimates. The EPA has long pegged the annual value of mercury reductions at about $6 million in reduced societal and healthcare costs, but the new study ups that to โ€œseveralย billionย dollars per year.โ€ ๐Ÿ”— Link A new study shows how behavioural and chemical cues from humans effects dogs. Not only can they tell the difference between their ownersโ€™ fear, excitement, or anger, they also โ€œcatchโ€ these feelings from them. ๐Ÿ”— Link James Webb telescope has a launch date: December 18! It’s the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, and a decade of work has led to this launch. From NASA’s website: “[It] will explore every phase of cosmic history… [and will]…

Newsletter #23

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Something a bit different this week. We had a debate thread! The topic was [drumroll] climate change. If that warms your cockles, check out the battle at: https://discord.com/channels/490326908681060364/490326908681060366/892909218494029874 DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Ford will invest $11.4 billion to build two new factories for electric vehicles in Tennessee and Kentucky. It will create 11,000 new jobs, and will be called ‘Blue Oval City’. ๐Ÿ”— Link Four National Parks in Australia (including the Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage site) have been returned to Indigenous Nations, covering nearly 400,000 acres of ancient rainforest. Their goals include conservation, research, and tourism. ๐Ÿ”— Link Iceland has built the world’s largest carbon storage site. It works by dissolving carbon dioxide in water, which is injected into the ground where it reacts with natural rock formations, such as basalt. But at the moment its volume is just a drop in the ocean compared to emissions. ๐Ÿ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES If our eyes were able to see magnetic fields, this…