Newsletter No. 41
Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective
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We’re doing an event this week! Streaming ep. 1 of Attenborough’s mind-blowing new show Green Planet. But with the Discover Earth crew we’ll learn as much interesting stuff in the chat as we will on the screen. See #✨・party-request on Discord.
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Song sparrows make custom mixtapes for their loves. A new study found that male song sparrows pay great care to shuffle and remix their songs so that their performance stays fresh for the ladies. 🔗 Link
Special ‘bee bricks’ that create lil bee houses are now a requirement for new buildings in Brighton. The change has come after people observed that old crumbing walls are an excellent (but unintentional) habitat for solitary bees, so they decided to make it official. 🔗 Link
When squirrels hibernate, not only do they maintain their muscle mass, but they wake up ready to fight and get freaky for mating season. A biologist has discovered that their gut microbiome recycles urea and uses it to maintain their muscles, whereas we basically pee it out. The finding could lead to treatments for astronauts, people suffering malnutrition, and the elderly, so visits to the nursing home are about to get wild. 🔗 Link
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II floats untethered away from the safety of the space shuttle, with nothing but his Manned Maneuvering Unit keeping him alive. The first person in history to do so. Image: NASA
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Macro shot of a bee
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If I send silent appreciation to a bird or a tree for enriching my world, I don’t know if the thought has the power to impact them.
But I know it impacts me.
@CryptoNature on Twitter, Tweets From the CryptoNaturalist
When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
@TheWeirdWorld on Twitter, Tweets From Shower Thoughts
The climate crisis isn’t just about stopping corporations from killing our planet.
It is about teaching our species how to live with the Cosmos, not above it.
It is about deciphering why we want to be here, who we want to be, and what we can make of ourselves.
@edgarrmcgregor on Twitter, Tweets From Edgar McGregor
Meditation, sleep, sun, lifting, coffee, friends, twitter, sex, coffee, stretching, psychedelics, reading, so many of the best things in life all have very little to do with money. We’re lucky it worked out this way
@nickcammarata on Twitter, Tweets From Nick Cammarata