Science

May 11, 2021

Amazing Restored Photos of Earth Taken by Apollo Astronauts

Most of us are accustomed to sunrises, however precious few people have ever had the chance to watch an “Earthrise.” In the 1960s, the astronauts jettisoned towards the Moon found themselves looking back at their home planet. Bill Anders, of the Apollo 8 mission, snapped the first images of an Earthrise as seen from lunar orbit.

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May 4, 2021

10 Years of Research Reveals That Listening To Nature Can Improve Your Overall Health

Have you ever found yourself in a meditative state, listening to the calming sounds of nature, only to have an aircraft pass by overhead? It can be an instant stresser. Man-made noises like this can interfere with your overall experience out in nature and cause hyperarousal, impacting your behavior, physiology, and fitness. Additionally, jarring noises can lead to high blood pressure and other ailments.

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April 29, 2021

100,000-Year-Old Fossilized Footprints of Neanderthals Found On a Beach in Spain

On the southern coast of Spain about 100,000 years ago, a group of Neanderthals meandered along the sandy beach. Many millennia later, the footprints the group left in the sand were discovered by a group of paleontologists examining nearby fossilized animal tracks. Preserved as imprints, the 87 Neanderthal footprints found on the beach are now thought to be the oldest Neanderthal hominid tracks in Europe.

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April 23, 2021

NASA Perseverance Rover Just Made the First Breathable Oxygen on Mars

It's been a good week for NASA on Mars. First, the Ingenuity helicopter made its historic first flight and now the Perseverance rover has accomplished an important first. NASA announced that an instrument aboard Perseverance had transformed Mars' CO2-rich atmosphere into oxygen. This milestone is a giant step forward in preparing for a future human flight to Mars. A toaster-sized instrument aboard the rover performed the experiment.

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