Newsletter No. 78

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 New competitions this week! For our photo competition the theme is ‘country’ and for our art competition our theme is ‘inspiration – what inspires you to discover earth?’ As always, get involved and win 10 points! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES The first wild bison in over 6,000 years has been born in the UK. πŸ”— Link The James Webb telescope has given us a new look at the iconic ‘pillars of creation’ nebula. With its infrared detectors, it can see through much of the nebula’s dust and into the star-forming regions inside. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES One of only about 1,500 Andean cats left in the wild. Posted by frankishWish285 Eagle swimming with their catch. Posted by StcStasi When your camouflage game is strong Posted by ObsoletePlaying Get more content like videos, podcasts, and more in the Discover Earth app. Open app DISCOVER…

Newsletter No. 77

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 Tomorrow is our last day for our photography challenge ‘leaves’! Get in your last photos now! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Neanderthals and humans co-existed in France and Spain for up to 2,900 years. Because of this interaction, neanderthals never really went extinct; instead, they were ‘swallowed into our gene pool’ πŸ”— Link Black vultures have been successfully reintroduced into the Balkan mountains after being locally extinct for 60 years. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES It’s like a dinosaur and a bug all in one! Best of both worlds Not OC but I just found out that trilobite beetles exist and thought I’d share Posted by Reasonable-Newt-8102 Sailfish have been clocked at speeds in excess of 68mph/112km, some experts consider the Sailfish the fastest fish in the world’s oceans. Posted by ClemmieNewkirk An animation of how deep our Oceans are Posted by TheDeadpoolGirl The Vaquita…

Newsletter No. 76

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 Two competitions running in the community this week. One for photography with the theme ‘leaves’, and one for art (including AI art) on the theme ‘Discover Earth’. DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES Exposure to nature has a significant restorative effect for children’s cognitive, social, and behavioural resources. πŸ”— Link A scientist (who was also an amateur beekeeper) was cleaning out a hive that had a wax worm infestation. She then noticed the worms had chewed holes inΒ her plastic bags, and properly digested the plastic. We now know this species creates enzymes that could revolutionise the cleanup & recycling of plastic waste. πŸ”— Link Mussels create a type of sticky protein that helps them cling to rocks in extreme conditions. We’ve learned that this protein can be synthesised for a wide range of uses. One new use is for skin grafts, replacing scarring-causing stitches. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT /…

Newsletter No. 75

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 Last chances for submissions in our art competition (prompt is ‘perspective’) and photography competition (prompt is ’round’)! DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES NASA successfully navigated a spacecraft to intentionally collide with an asteroid for the first time. It’s part of an ongoing mission to develop our capacity to deflect any potentially threatening asteroids from Earth. πŸ”— Link Coral reefs in Australia are at risk because of an upcoming third La NiΓ±a event in a row, an occurrence that hasn’t happened since 2001. πŸ”— Link A citizen scientist from Germany has 3D rendered photos from NASA’s Juno mission, revealing that Jupiter’s clouds look like enormous mountain ranges when seen up close. πŸ”— Link DISCOVER EARTH / NEWS / SUBREDDIT / DISCORD / PASSAGES These bees are collecting paint to place it around their hive. The relatively strong smell of the paint will hide the smell of the hive from predators. Posted by AndNoc…