Newsletter No. 27
Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective
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Scientists have identified a new species of deep sea whale: Ramari’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon eueu) 🔗 Link
An ambitious project is attempting to interpret sperm whale clicks with artificial intelligence, then talk back to them. 🔗 Link
Lidar surveys have revealed hundreds of long-lost Maya sites. They show that Maya civilization was more extensive, and more densely populated, than we previously realized 🔗 Link
Scientists looked at ant societies to explain why human brains shrank 3000 years ago – Shared externalized knowledge leads to smaller brains and less energy consumption. 🔗 Link
The UN Climate Conference (COP26) has kicked off in Glasgow, for the purpose of “encouraging” countries to take action on climate change. Amongst speeches by national leaders, David Attenborough shared his optimism that the next generation will see a reversal of the “terrible decline” in nature that he’s seen in his lifetime. 🔗 Link
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You are the story of mankind. If you know how to read that book which is yourself, then you know all the activities and brutalities and stupidities of mankind because you are the rest of the world.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti