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The interior least tern, a bird which survived waves of attacks from dam building, hat making, and more, can now be classified as an Endangered Species Act success story as its numbers have increased 900% over 35 years.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/interior-least-tern-leaves-endangered-species-list/


Can I post something from the Weekly World News?  I understand there's a good story about the Bat Boy.


This one is pretty cool:

Astronomers Have Created the Largest Ever Map of the Sky, Comprising Over a Billion Galaxies

https://scitechdaily.com/astronomers-have-created-the-largest-ever-map-of-the-sky-comprising-over-a-billion-galaxies/


jamie said:

Reverse aging could be a thing:

https://scitechdaily.com/holy-grail-hyperbaric-oxygen-treatments-reverse-aging-process-in-first-clinical-trial/

You just need access to a hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

There's a large contingent of the brain injury community that believes HBOT is helpful in recovery from TBIs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3401652/ 


jamie said:

Reverse aging could be a thing:

https://scitechdaily.com/holy-grail-hyperbaric-oxygen-treatments-reverse-aging-process-in-first-clinical-trial/

You just need access to a hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

 I wanna revert to the age where I don't need Viagara.


The snowflake photos are great.   I know it must have something to do with the chemistry of frozen water, but why are all snowflakes six-sided? 


RobertRoe said:

The snowflake photos are great.   I know it must have something to do with the chemistry of frozen water, but why are all snowflakes six-sided? 

 good question and you're on the right track.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/types-of-weather/snow/snowflake

Why are snowflakes hexagonal?

All snowflakes contain six sides or points owing to the way in which they form. The molecules in ice crystals join to one another in a hexagonal structure, an arrangement which allows water molecules - each with one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms - to form together in the most efficient way.


Thread drift

joanne said:

At last, self-navigating flying pigs!! 

blank stare

 

I knew of one flying pig, but I had to navigate!

It was an aeroplane I piloted many, many years ago. It had the registration letters of PIG.

I also flew a related aeroplane some months later. It was registered as STY

Now back to the Science


Reducing plastics: have you heard about this? Paper bottles for Coca Cola!!

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56023723


This is pretty darn cool. Each green dot on the map (which covers the world) is a radio station. Click on the dot and listen to that station.

http://radio.garden/visit/south-orange-nj/0YUcRYJE


Hoping for a safe landing for the latest NASA Mars Rover Perseverance arou 3.55pm EST today.

If it all goes right, we'll have a helicopter on Mars that we can use to take aerial video for the first time on another planet!




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