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    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!

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    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

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    One of only about 1,500 Andean cats left in the wild.
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    Posted by odweaven 🌱 Forbidden sourpatch kid found on our sycamore tree Posted by synic The winner of our photography competition – ‘leaves’! Posted by π”―π”’π”Ÿ9287π”«π”žπ”‘π”‘π”’π”―33 Posted by odweaven 🌱 Posted by odweaven 🌱 Grey-headed flying fox Posted by odweaven 🌱 Found a nice sunset spot by the coast with a row of silhouetted cabbage trees Posted by Neptune7505_
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    Dostoevsky epilepsy induced ecstatic experiences “so strong and sweet that for a few seconds of such bliss one could give up ten years of life, perhaps all of life” Thread of reports of extreme bliss states 🧡 Alexander Shulgin on MDMA: “The woodpile is so beautiful, about all the joy and beauty that I can stand. I am afraid to turn around and face the mountains, for fear they will overpower me. But I did look, and I am astounded…Β I feel absolutely clean inside, and there is nothing but pure euphoria. I have never felt so great, or believed this to be possible…Β Everyone must get to experience a profound state like this…Β I feel totally peaceful. I have lived all my life to get here, and I feel I have come home…Β I am complete.” Bertrand Russell on love: “ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy… In the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined” Birth of a child: β€œWhen I first saw her face it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen…Β I felt like I understood the purpose and meaning of life at that moment. I didn’t know it was possible to feel the way I felt when I saw her. I was the happiest I have ever been…Β That moment is something that I will cherish forever… It was almost a euphoric feeling. It was an intense calm and contentment.” Epilepsy patient: “The immense joy that fills me is above physical sensations. It is a feeling of total presence, an absolute integration of myself, a feeling of unbelievable harmony of my whole body and myself with life, with the world, with the ‘All'”
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