Newsletter No. 52

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Welcome to the 1 year anniversary edition of our newsletter! It also coincides with Earth Day, and we’ve had a bunch happening this week to celebrate. We’ve run our first photography competition, which is designed to get people outdoors with a discerning eye and to reward them for doing so. Congrats to our first winner πŸ¦‰α›’α›Šα›Šα›’πŸ¦‰! Also, we’ve got a new streaming channel; the ‘πŸ₯Ύγƒ»Outdoors room’. It’s a place for our community to go on live stream adventures together. We’ve done a few bush walks so far, and with many more to come. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Jupiter’s moon Europa has long been an enticing target in the search for life outside Earth. The trouble is its water is trapped below 30kms of ice. But new clues suggest that its ice formations resemble those found in Greenland, where water is regularly found much closer to the surface. So…

Newsletter No. 51

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Join this week’s photography competition! Get out into nature and take a great photo of something purple. Prize is 10 points. Submit in πŸ†γƒ»oc-weekly-competition on Discord. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Scientists have discovered evidence of an extremely powerful earthquake (9.5 magnitude) 3800 years ago in Chile. The resulting tsunami struck places as far away as New Zealand, and carried boulders the size of cars almost a kilometre inland πŸ”— Link Birds in the tropics are the most colourful in the world, due to having greater competition, a better diet, and having denser foliage with which to hide from predators. A study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution has confirmed this long-held theory originally posited by Charles Darwin. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES πŸ¦‹ Insects Lace bugs looks like their wings are made of stained glass Posted by kronoz_z1 Curves of a…

Newsletter No. 50

Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES You can now vote on which community features you’d like to see. Jump into πŸ”–οΈ°get-roles on Discord and vote for meetups, a jobs board, and more. We’re starting weekly photography competitions! Look out for these soon in the Discord. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Fungi may be able to communicate with each other using electrical signals. By measuring spikes in electrical activity, researchers theorise they have up to 50 ‘words’ πŸ”— Link Always buy firewood, don’t collect it from nature! You may be robbing the local ecosystem of essential habitat. πŸ”— Link The Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event from warming oceans. Disturbingly, Australia is currently experiencing La NiΓ±a, which means temperatures are cooler than normal. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES 🦁 Animals A new species of bioluminescent earthworm has been discovered in Japan Posted by discover_earth 🦜 Birds…

Newsletter No. 49

  Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective Chat about this email with other readers on Discord Proudly sponsored by Get thousands of the best documentaries from just $2.99 a month. Start here! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Our r/DiscoverEarth subreddit continues to grow, and has reached 21,000 Earthlings! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Scientists finally finish decoding entire human genome, including unknown areas once thought to be ‘junk’. Medical discoveries in areas like aging, neurodegenerative conditions, cancer and heart disease are sure to follow. πŸ”— Link Deserts inhale and exhale water vapour through their surface, scientists say. “The wind flows over the dune and as a result creates imbalances in the local pressure, which literally forces air to go into the sand and out of the sand. So, the sand is breathing, like an organism breathes.β€πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Single-celled Lacrymaria olor attacks another cell: Posted by discover_earth   The Tasmanian Devil is an amazing critter! Posted by DreamsRising πŸ’ 🦁 Animals Even Monkeys do not eat the banana strings. Posted by iltifaat_yousuf πŸŽ† 🌍 Exploring Our…