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NASA’s James Webb Telescope launch has been delayed another four days to Dec. 22, because someone dropped it. 🔗 Link

NASA launches the world’s first ever asteroid deflection mission. Its purpose is to learn more about asteroid deflection by impacting a satellite the size of a small car into an 160-meter asteroid. 🔗 Link

One of the brightest green glows in the animal kingdom radiates from the nests of the Asian paper wasp. The light derives from silk proteins, and with just a hand-held UV lamp the glow can be seen from 20 meters away. 🔗 Link

Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides. A single exposure to insecticides in a bee’s 1st year of life affects offspring production, and since the effects of the pesticides are cumulative, this results in an overall decrease in the bee population 🔗 Link


A black hole distorting the light from a galaxy
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‘nudibranch’ means ‘naked gills’ and refers to the branchial plumes on their backs
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Tiny frog with its even tinier friend..
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A photo of Pluto – 24 years apart (1994-2018)
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Space debris orbiting Earth (Credit: Technical University of Braunschweig)
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Your wild brain,
a dark forest of branching neurons,
the warm wilderness responsible for decoding these words,
shares its mountain home of skin and bone with trillions of bacteria cells that love you with a wordless simplicity indistinguishable from body heat.

You. Are. Nature.

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I am still struck by the fact, which I learned only a week or so ago, that half the carbon emissions of the Industrial Age have been pumped into the atmosphere since 1990, when I was a junior in college.

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For all of history until the Industrial Revolution, 50% of children never lived past age 15.

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