Newsletter No. 46
Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective
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Scientists have trained an algorithm to predict what emotion a pig is feeling based on its grunts and squeals, to 92% accuracy. With the right data, it could be trained on other animals too. 🔗 Link
A new fossil has revealed that a reptile from New Zealand (the ‘tuatara’) has been unchanged for 190 million years, and may have crawled through the undergrowth alongside our shrew-like mammalian ancestors. That’s just short of evolution’s king of the philosophy of “if it’s not broke don’t fix it’; the crocodile. 🔗 Link
Pollution from agriculture, septic tanks, urban runoff and other sources has killed the seagrass that Florida’s manatee population lives on during winter months. So people have fed them… 55 tons of lettuce. The least we could do is also give them tomato, mayo, and veggie patties on some sesame seed buns. 🔗 Link
Octopuses are adapting to the litter in the ocean. Photos from citizen scientists have revealed they’re using it for camouflage and nesting 🔗 Link
You share a planet with this alien creature! The Hammerhead Flatworm.
Posted by discover_earth
Monarch butterflies are notable for their annual migrations southward from southern Canada and the northern U.S. to Florida, California and Mexico in late summer and autumn. After overwintering in the mountains of Mexico, these monarch butterflies embark on a journey taking them back northward.
Posted by KimCureAll
Get more content like videos, podcasts, virtual reality, and more in the Discover Earth app.
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An unknown galaxy or nebula
Posted by ADR911
A radiant cobalt butterfly
Posted by astrea
“Managed to somehow spot this little dude post molt”
Posted by odweaven 🌱
The universe is soaked in time, dripping with it. It clogs the galaxies and nebulas. It burped out life which turned and stared in awe at everything.
@raygunpoetry on Twitter, Tweets From Raygun Poetry
Always remember that food doesn’t come from the supermarket, it comes from the Earth.
@ClimateHuman on Twitter, Tweets From Peter Kalmus
Your ability to perform is determined by your ability to relax.
@fortelabs on Twitter, Tweets From Tiago Forte