Newsletter No. 31

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES We’re trying out an awesome new feature in the Discord chat, something that (as far as we know) no other server has. When our bot posts post an article link, it’ll follow up with an automated summary of the article. Coming soon to articles shared by everyone. Cutting edge stuff! We also made a collab video with Explain Something. Check it out: https://youtu.be/IdRiV8yacsc & https://youtu.be/lSTpfjn5Pc4 DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES NASA’s James Webb Telescope launch has been delayed another four days to Dec. 22, because someone dropped it. πŸ”— Link NASA launches the world’s first ever asteroid deflection mission. Its purpose is to learn more about asteroid deflection by impacting a satellite the size of a small car into an 160-meter asteroid. πŸ”— Link One of the brightest green glows in the animal kingdom radiates from the nests of the Asian paper wasp. The light derives from silk proteins, and with just a hand-held UV lamp the glow can be seen from 20 meters away. πŸ”— Link Bees may…

Newsletter No. 30

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Some news from our Discord: Our topic based channels like #mystical-experiences are doing really well, so we’re going to trial some new ones on favourite topics: #space and #conservation. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Solar sails may be how we navigate the cosmos in the future πŸ”— Link NASA released new footage of the Ingenuity helicopter hovering over the surface of Mars πŸ”— Link Indonesia put a nation wide stop on manta ray fishing after it was calculated that a single animal is worth an estimated US$1 million over its lifetime in tourism versus its value of $40-$500 when killed πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Baby elephant chasing birds..Watch until the end.. 😊 Posted by coconut_truck 🏺 History Hairstyle from about 3300 years ago noted on this preserved ancient Egyptian head. Posted by _McThompson 🐠 Aquatic Life Behold the largest animal to ever live. Posted by modayars Get more content like videos, podcasts, virtual reality, and more in the Discover Earth app. Open our…

Newsletter No. 29

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES The r/DiscoverEarth subreddit has reached 17,000 subscribers! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES London’s River Thames is undergoing a biological recovery. It’s now home to seals, fish, seahorses, and possibly sharks πŸ”— Link NASA’s plan to return astronauts to the moon has been pushed back by six months to 2025, in part due to delays caused by a lawsuit from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. πŸ”— Link A rare storm has hit southern Egypt, which has driven swarms of scorpions out of their nests and into people’s homes. 503 people have been hospitalised from their stings. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES A comparison showing the jaws of an ancient Megalodon shark (that lived approximately 23-3.6 million years ago), compared to a modern day reef shark. Posted by discover_earth hummingbirds are so tiny that this one built a nest and laid its eggs on top of a peach Posted by discover_earth 🦁 Animals Pygmy marmoset is fascinated by an insect Posted by regian24 Bonobo playing with her baby…

Newsletter No. 28

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES Our Discord chat has grown to 250 members!!! Halfway to our big goal of 500. We’ve got a funky new channel, #☸️ mystical-experiences. These experiences are something that science is just beginning to understand thanks to new research into psychedelics by Johns Hopkins University and others. For those who have experienced them, they’re profound and potentially life-changing, and this channel is the place to talk about them. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / COMMUNITY / PASSAGES A new extinct human species has been named: Homo bodoensis. It hasn’t come from a new discovery, but rather when scientists realised that they incorrectly classified fossils as known species πŸ”— Link AP interviewed Fred Kaufman, the executive producer of PBS Nature for the last 30 years. He speaks about how technology like drones have made nature docos even better, and seeing the effects of climate change first hand. πŸ”— Link An ambitious new project will provide 8% of Great Britain’s energy needs. Wind and solar farms will collect and store energy in Morocco, and send them…