My turn: the Earth is alive

Posted: 12/8/2021 6:00:44 AM Modified: 08/12/2021 06h00: 16 AM As I drove north to Hanover the morning before Thanksgiving, I saw the moon set over a brilliant, crystal-clear blue sky. The view was so beautiful and unexpected. It filled me with gratitude for the gifts the natural world gives us …

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Jupiter’s great red spot: both deep and wide

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this detailed glimpse of Jupiter’s most recognizable feature, the Great Red Spot. Data from Juno’s instruments indicate that this giant, long-lived vortex extends much deeper into Jupiter’s atmosphere than scientists had previously predicted, up to about 300 miles (500 kilometers) below the cloud tops. The startling …

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Eternals: 10 things only comic book fans know about Kingo

When comic book characters are adapted for the big screen, there will inevitably be changes – whether those changes relate to their origin story, the character himself, or whether his story is simply updated away from outdated themes. In the Eternals movie, the Kingo that appears onscreen is actually quite …

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Rivals announce massive derby date for Celtic B; hostile atmosphere

Rangers have announced that a Team B derby against Celtic will take place on December 31 at noon in the Scottish Lowland Football League. Tommy McIntyre’s side have made exciting progress this season with talents like Rocco Vata and Owen Moffat catching the attention of fans with brilliant goals and …

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Fault and aliasing signals in seismic data

Source: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth The earth’s crust is constantly in motion. As the tectonic plates that make up the lithosphere move, separate, and crash into each other, the crust fractures and bends in response. Faults and folds occur at the fault folds, which are created by the …

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Ochiltree becomes Ayrshire’s first biosphere community

The historic conservation village of Ochiltree has become a Biosphere Community – the fifth to be designated within the UNESCO Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere and the first in Ayrshire. Creating biosphere communities allows villages and towns in the region to explore what is special about their locality and the …

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The science everyone needs to know about climate change

By Betsy Weatherhead I am an atmospheric scientist who has worked on global climate science and assessments for most of my career. Here are some things you should know. What drives climate change The main focus of the negotiations is carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that is released when fossil …

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How LUCA, the first living being on Earth, appeared out of nowhere

December 4, 2021 Pedro necklace Update: 12/04/2021 01:25 a.m. Keep The study of the origin of life is a fascinating and complex field and has disturbed scientists not only out of intellectual curiosity, but also as a way forward to understand our own origins. One of the first to address …

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November 2021: heard in outer space

Starlog 20983.XXI.B.332.41.C More than 4,500 extraterrestrial vessels recorded around Saturn, chatter captured, decryption … So, son, now you will understand why I brought you here on Cosmic Tours for your tenth birthday. Now what you are going to see and hear will make you laugh but it is not funny, …

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A visit to the Wilson Botanical Gardens in Costa Rica:

Around every corner you will find such beauty in Costa Rica. This is what draws so many of us to this special land, the jungles, the towering lush trees, the colorful flowers and foliage, and its natural beauty. The Wilson Botanical Garden holds all of this magic in its breathtaking …

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