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Two new species of the tiny peacock spider have been discovered in the south-west of Western Australia. “The diversity there seems almost endless”. πŸ”— Link

Zebra finches sing a special song to their eggs to warn them about hot weather, and these calls seem to program the hatchlings’ cells to harness energy from food more efficiently. πŸ”— Link

The James Webb Space Telescope is human hope on a rocket. We’re all along for the ride. Every human who ever wondered at the majesty of the universe. Every person who feels grateful that from dust and gravity and unseen matter everything good and beautiful and true in the world is somehow made. πŸ”— Link


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🐠 Aquatic Life Starfish walk using hundreds of tiny tube feet on the underside of their arms, as seen in this fascinating timelapse by Juliette Horn at the Frost Museum of Science.
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🐠 Aquatic Life This is how a sea sponge pumps water out
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🦁 Animals It’s not unusual for Silverbacks to be affectionate father figures. Shabani just takes that up to 11
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🦜 Birds The water beading off the waterproof feathers on a loon.
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Absolute UNIT Of a Whale Emerges from the Ocean!
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Quieting your mind is not difficult. The difficulty is wanting to.

@jimmpierce on Twitter, Tweets From James Pierce

What is the purpose of the universe? The inferno of the stars, the planets plummeting through space, the air and light and darkness must have some purpose. It does. Its purpose is to exist. Every moment that goes by it is complete again.

@raygunpoetry on Twitter, Tweets From Raygun Poetry

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations or concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

-Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring