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Mar 30, 2023

Fossils: Life Cast in Ancient Stone

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To be honest, the chances of anything becoming a fossil are slim. The fact that we have fossils at all speaks to the sheer numbers of individuals and species that have existed through time. With their countless billions, it would only take a tiny fraction of them to fossilize and to leave us with a substantial record in the rocks.

But let’s consider those that do make it. What factors do they have in their favor? How do you maximize your chance of becoming a fossil? As a real estate agent would say: location, location, location. Just as being in the right place might maximize your chances of making a killing on the housing market, so being in the right place increases your chance of becoming a fossil.

To form a fossil, you need to get your body buried as quickly as possible, out of the way of the scavengers and preferably sealed from oxygen, or in at least reduced oxygen conditions. This just isn’t going to happen on an open plain, but if the subject in question happened to live close to a body of water—a river or a lake—you now have a chance to being in an environment where you might be able to bury your corpse with sediment.

Mar 27, 2023

NASA’s Artemis astronauts will likely 3D print batteries on the Moon

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The space agency teamed up with university researchers to investigate the best methods for 3D printing space batteries.

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Youngstown State University (YSU) are collaborating to develop 3D-printed batteries for future lunar astronauts.

3D-printed batteries for lunar habitats.

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Mar 21, 2023

Barefoot daredevil scales 440-foot skyscraper — without safety gear

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Talk about your skill 👏 👌 😉 The human potential is limitless:3.

Nothing — not even protocol — is going to stop this thrill seeker.

Last month, Alexis Landot made a terrifying 400-feet barefoot climb up the Tour Franklin, a glass skyscraper in Paris, France, completing the climb in just 35 minutes.

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Mar 18, 2023

Scientists develop ‘cosmic concrete’ to construct habitats on Mars

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Dr. Aled Roberts.

Scientists have been testing various materials for the construction of such habitats on Mars. An innovation in this field comes from scientists at the University of Manchester. They have developed a new ‘cosmic concrete’ composed of extraterrestrial dust, a press release stated.

Mar 18, 2023

8 Weird Science Fiction Books

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FallenKingdomReads’ list of 8 Weird Science Fiction Books.

If you’re a fan of science fiction that defies expectations and bends the rules, you’re in for a treat. Here are eight weird and wonderful books that will take you on mind-bending journeys through strange and unusual worlds.

A young family moves into a house that is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. As they explore the strange corridors and shifting spaces, they uncover a disturbing mystery that threatens to consume them.

Mar 13, 2023

Fight Back with Fungi: How Mushrooms Can Help Solve the Global Housing Crisis

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Far from the raging zombie fungi you see on TV, this innovative architecture collaborative is harnessing the power of mycelium to combat a housing scarcity.

Mar 12, 2023

Four astronauts fly SpaceX back home, end 5-month mission

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four space station astronauts returned to Earth late Saturday after a quick SpaceX flight home.

Their capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Florida coast.

The U.S.-Russian-Japanese crew spent five months at the International Space Station, arriving last October. Besides dodging space junk, the astronauts had to deal with a pair of leaking Russian capsules docked to the orbiting outpost and the urgent delivery of a replacement craft for the station’s other crew members.

Mar 11, 2023

Elon Musk Is Planning a ‘Utopian’ Company Town Called Snailbrook

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A plan is reportedly in the works for Elon Musk to build a company town that would house his businesses and employees.

Mar 9, 2023

What Plants Are Saying About Us

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Iwas never into house plants until I bought one on a whim—a prayer plant, it was called, a lush, leafy thing with painterly green spots and ribs of bright red veins. The night I brought it home I heard a rustling in my room. Had something scurried? A mouse? Three jumpy nights passed before I realized what was happening: The plant was moving. During the day, its leaves would splay flat, sunbathing, but at night they’d clamber over one another to stand at attention, their stems steadily rising as the leaves turned vertical, like hands in prayer.

“Who knew plants do stuff?” I marveled. Suddenly plants seemed more interesting. When the pandemic hit, I brought more of them home, just to add some life to the place, and then there were more, and more still, until the ratio of plants to household surfaces bordered on deranged. Bushwhacking through my apartment, I worried whether the plants were getting enough water, or too much water, or the right kind of light—or, in the case of a giant carnivorous pitcher plant hanging from the ceiling, whether I was leaving enough fish food in its traps. But what never occurred to me, not even once, was to wonder what the plants were thinking.

To understand how human minds work, he started with plants.

Mar 5, 2023

A Win for the World’s Oceans Was Struck Yesterday in New York

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It will protect ocean habitats beyond the boundaries of coastal waters that fall under the governance of national governments.

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