Newsletter No. 74

Discover the Earth’s wonders 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 Congrats to our competition winners from last week Orb Baller and Synic! Our next art competition has the theme ‘perspective’. We’re allowing both AI art (if you’re not familiar, check out Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, or Dall-e) and original art, so everyone will be able to participate. Our next photography competition has the theme ’round’, so get out into nature to win some points and bling your profile. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Paleontologists have discovered an ancient and remarkably well preserved algae fossil in China. It’s over 500 million years old, which predates the origin of land plants, and has shown scientists that plant complexity evolved earlier than expected. 🔗 Link 1,000-year-old stalagmites from a remote cave in India show the monsoon isn’t so reliable – their rings reveal a history of long, deadly droughts. 🔗 Link The James Webb Space Telescope has shown Neptune in a whole new light. The new…

Newsletter No. 73

Discover the Earth’s wonders 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 We’ve got two competitions running, one for photography (with the theme ’round’) and one for art (with the theme ‘complexity from simple forms’). Get involved and win some points! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Astronauts could 3D-print tools on Mars made from Martian dust, says exciting new study. 🔗 Link LED Light pollution may be causing sleeping problems and worsening problems for wildlife. 🔗 Link A new study estimates there are 20 quadrillion individual ants across the globe, which together weigh more than all wild birds and mammals combined. 🔗 Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Comparison between Hubble and James Webb’s look at the Cartwheel Galaxy Posted by the_karma_llama Decorator crabs ornament themselves with colourful anemones 🐠 Aquatic Life Decorator crabs pick up plants and animals Posted by Lenaaahmed Larva of the Imperial Fruit Sucking Moth Posted by coeliacmccarthy 🦁 Animals Happy bath time Posted by…

Newsletter No. 72

Discover the Earth’s wonders 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 We’re running an art competition! Make an original artwork with the theme ‘Complexity from simple forms’ and the winner will get 10 points and a new role. Check other entries and submit your own in 🎨・arts on Discord. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES An hour-long stroll in nature helps decrease activity in an area of the brain associated with stress processing. 🔗 Link A shrew-like creature that lived 225 million years ago is the oldest mammal ever identified. Its descendants would fly as bats, swim as whales, and walk on the surface of the moon as humans. 🔗 Link Chimpanzees in the wild have their own ‘signature’ beats when they drum on tree roots. It’s hypothesised that they use the sounds to communicate across long distances. 🔗 Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES 🦜 Birds Here are ten seconds of Flamingoes feeding underwater. Posted by 5_Frog_Margin 🦁 Animals A…

Newsletter No. 71

Discover the Earth’s wonders 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 Fun updates with the Discord server are happening: 1. We’ve got a new channel! 🏆・hall-of-fame is for featuring the best original photography on our server. More info (and the first entry) inside. 2. We’re looking for expressions of interest in an art competition! Info in 🤓︰feedback 3. If you’d like to play your favourite game with the community, choose your games in 🔖︰get-roles! 4. 🏅・oc-fortnightly-competition winners now get a cool role to acknowledge their win! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES NASA’s Perseverance rover just turned a sample of Martian air into pure oxygen. Researchers hope that a scaled-up version could one day generate oxygen for humans on Mars. 🔗 Link After being hunted to a population of just 2 in 1902 and facing significant climate events in the 2000s, Puffins (Fratercula arctica) living in the islands off Maine have dramatically recovered to 1,300 breeding pairs thanks to conservation efforts. 🔗 Link A test launch…