Good morning. This is what happened in the news this week:

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Cosmos news

A quick look at news from the big picture

A leaky gas pipeline created a pretty alarming scene in the Gulf of Mexico, drawing comparisons to the Eye of Sauron and to a gate to hell. It burned for 5 hours before being extinguished, and its environmental impacts are unknown. 🔗 Link

Canada and USA’s Pacific NW have been hit by a record heatwave, and is responsible for hundreds of deaths as temperatures reached 49.6C (121.3F) in some places. It is most likely linked to climate change. 🔗 Link

Engineers at MIT and Harvard have designed a face mask prototype that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes, and could also be adapted to detect other viruses or even nerve agents. 🔗 Link

Weekly wonders
🐠 Aquatic Life Nudibranches are some of the most otherworldly creatures on Earth
Posted by the_karma_llama

🐠 Aquatic Life Someone is getting away!
Posted by mudpoision21

These lily pads create ah interesting geometric pattern

🌻 Plants These lily pads
Posted by queenodisco