November 27, 2018

NASA’s InSight Lander Successfully Touches Down on Mars

Seven months after leaving Earth, NASA’s InSight lander has touched down on Mars. This is just the eighth successful landing on the Red Planet for NASA and is a breakthrough moment as humanity moves closer and closer to interplanetary living. InSight traveled 300 million miles to Mars, landing on November 26 near the planet’s equator on an expanse of smooth lava known as the Elysium Planitia.

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November 14, 2018

UK Doctors Will Prescribe Arts & Culture to Help Improve Patients’ Physical and Mental Health

The definition of “doctor’s orders” is about to be rewritten in the United Kingdom. Thanks to a new government scheme, general practitioners across the country will advise patients to absorb fewer pills and syrups and more art and culture. Called “social prescribing,” this approach aims to highlight and illustrate the benefits of art-inspired, therapeutic treatment for a range of ailments and afflictions.

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November 6, 2018

Scientific Study Shows Growing Up in a Home With Books Is Good For You

All bibliophiles know that nothing beats a well-stocked home library. And, according to recent research, being surrounded by books isn’t just personally pleasing—it’s good for you, too! In “Scholarly culture: How books in adolescence enhance adult literacy, numeracy and technology skills in 31 societies,” Australian National University’s Dr. Joanna Sikora discusses the importance of access to reading materials at home.

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October 23, 2018

Mesmerizing Photos of the Milky Way Taken Across Southeast Asia

Based in Kuala Lumpur, photographer Grey Chow specializes in landscape and nature photography. All of his work is impeccable, but it’s his incredible astrophotography that really caught our eye. Using careful research and sharp technical skills, Chow has been able to capture unique images of the Milky Way. Chow’s foray into photography began in 2009 when he purchased his first DSLR. Five years later, he realized that his passion laid with landscape and nature photography.

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