Science

March 9, 2021

Explore Sounds and Images From Mars Sent Home From NASA’s Perseverance Rover

In February 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on the surface of Mars after an epic seven-minute descent through the planet's atmosphere. As the fifth American rover to explore Mars, the mission of Perseverance is to explore the ancient delta in the Jezero Crater area of the Red Planet. The rover will move slowly over a 15-mile course which will take two years to complete.

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February 24, 2021

Internet Geniuses Solve the Secret Message Hidden in Perseverance’s Parachute

If you consider yourself an amateur detective or a fairly good puzzler, don’t scroll down just yet. Take a look at this photo of NASA’s Perseverance Rover landing on Mars and see if you can decipher the hidden message in the parachute. We’ll even give you a hint: this “easter egg” is related to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory which worked extensively on Perseverance.

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February 10, 2021

Revolutionary Funeral Facility To Turn Humans Into Compost Is Now Open

How do we commemorate those who have passed? It's a big question that forces us to consider our own mortality and how we would like to leave this world. One of the most popular forms is a coffin burial, but as climate change threatens our very existence, many are considering alternatives. Katrina Spade is helping to revolutionize what happens to us after we die.

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February 2, 2021

Dinosaur Fossil of a Titanosaur Discovered in Argentina May Belong to the Largest Land Animal Ever

The region of Patagonia is known for its beautiful vistas; but among paleontologists, the region is also known for its fossils. Rich deposits of bones have revealed the presence of giant dinosaurs who once walked the river deltas of the region. A recent paper published in Cretaceous Research has announced an exciting new find from the Neuquén Province in Argentina, which lies in the northwest part of Patagonia.

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