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  • The cosmos is full of incredible things

    What did you discover today?

    • Imagine you’re at the petrol station filling up your car, when a splash of petrol hits the ground.  The last time these atoms saw the Sun was 300 million years ago, when the world crawled with millipedes over 8 feet in length and dragonflies flew with 30 inch wingspans through a vast global swampland.

    • referral-bonusA new study suggests bees can feel pain. It’s a big deal in the quest to determine whether or not insects are sentient. (Be kind and save the bees!)

      redditA new study suggests bees can feel pain. It’s a big deal in the quest to determine whether or not insects are sentient.

      Posted by lnfinity in r/EverythingScience

    • As I round out my bereavement leave following your beloved Grandpod’s passing, we’re serving up a special updated Encore of an episode and an Ologist who changed my life. Hoooo boy. We get all up in death and dying’s business and to my shock, it’s not a bummer. Confront and perhaps OVERCOME existential anxiety as we discuss not only the science of death but the nature and goddang beauty of life. Everything from burial methods, the latest in eco funerals, what a funeral director hates most, how gnomes die, and how to regret less. Meet your new favorite thanatologist and oddly, get the guts to be the you you want to be. Life changing, this one. Cole Imperi’s website

    • American Goldfinches are one of our most familiar birds, but they lead lives that are anything but ordinary. These birds will sometimes raise two broods a year, have a secret weapon against cowbirds, and have the ability to distinguish between songs that — to our ears — sound the same. Backyard birds they may be, but American Goldfinches never cease to amaze.

    • Everybody who speaks any language at all has, underneath the surface of the language or the figuring that he uses, certain basic assumptions which are usually unexamined, and these unexamined systems of belief are extremely influential in our lives.
      ~ Alan Watts (Tao of Philosophy)

    • Battling To Save Mexico’s Cloud Forests From The Flame

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