Newsletter No. 68
Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective
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The theme for our photography competition this week is ‘animals’! Get your photos in before August 21st on our Discord channel 🏆・oc-fortnightly-competition!
A decade-long study has found that returning the least productive areas of a farm to nature makes the farm more productive overall. The new habitat encouraged natural pest control while greatly boosting local biodiversity. 🔗 Link
After taking office, President Biden signed an executive order to conserve 30% of US land and water. Scientists have now drawn up interesting plans to make it happen. Their first step will be to reintroduce keystone species (grey wolves and beavers) to their historical range throughout the American West. 🔗 Link
Jumping spiders discovered sleeping experience muscle twitches and eye movements similar to the REM sleep phase associated with dreaming in humans
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🔥Poecilotheria metallica, also known as the peacock tarantula, is the only species in its genus to be covered in blue hair: it also exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen .
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I don’t know the exact species but it’s a type of lonomia caterpiller and the branch lookin things are venomous
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Lionfish from a local fish store
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It’s crazy to me that every optimist talks about “going to the stars” as the A+ perfect future scenario.
The universe supports qualia, experience, the only natural resource that inherently matters. We can shape that resource how we wish. What matters is what it’s like to be alive.
Going to the stars (big rock) feels sort of like being on this planet (big rock). We should do it, sure, but it has an incredibly low impact on what matters.
@nickcammarata on Twitter, It’s Crazy to Me That Ev…
One day, your skull will be as empty as a conch shell on a fence post, full of wind and gentle quiet.
Today, it’s a cauldron of ghosts.
Flesh and electricity.
Water and memory.
A machine that makes reality.
Now. Here. Your skull is the garden where fact flowers into meaning.
@CryptoNature on Twitter, Tweets from The CryptoNaturalist