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March 20, 2019

ISS Astronauts Adopt Adorable “Earthy” Toy as Their Next Recruit

On March 2nd, 2019, SpaceX launched the Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit for the first time, with the objective to dock on the International Space Station before returning to Earth. While the seven-person spaceship has been designed to carry NASA astronauts, no humans boarded the commercial mission (called Demo 1). Instead, the roughly six-day-long, unmanned demonstration carried a crash-test dummy named Ripley (named after the female protagonist in Alien)

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March 20, 2019

Photographer Captures the Magical Beginnings of Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by koji (@ui_hii618love) on Apr 1, 2018 at 3:23am PDT Springtime has officially started in Japan, marked by the arrival of the iconic sakura blossom. Every year from late March to early May, the entire country transforms into a colorful splendor, covered in beautiful pink flowers. From Osaka to Kyoto, Japanese photographer Koji captures the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossom season in full bloom.

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March 19, 2019

Rare California “Super Bloom” Ignites Rolling Hills with Fields of Fiery Orange Poppies

The city of Lake Elsinore is a modest community of about 66,000 people but it has recently seen its foot traffic nearly double. More than 50,000 people from around the world trekked 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles to this picturesque locale in order to witness the recent super bloom in Walker Canyon. This rare phenomenon, caused by above-average rainfall, produced vibrant orange poppies on the Temescal Mountains.

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March 19, 2019

10+ Jigsaw Puzzles You’ll Happily Spend Hours Piecing Together

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to stimulate your mind without having to be glued to a screen. The tiled designs offer hours upon hours of fun as you attempt to fit all of the pieces together. While jigsaw puzzles are a popular activity for children, there’s a growing trend—companies are producing unconventional and creative iterations geared towards adults.

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