7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day:
Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding…
- The plastic problem is even worse than we thought
- We lost the last male northern white rhino
- A few species have bounced back. And we discovered some brand new ones
- Greenland’s ice is melting faster than we realized
- Seagrass is re-growing in the Chesapeake Bay. And humans can take credit
- We’re woefully unprepared for disasters. And we aren’t learning enough from them
- We’re getting closer to finding another Earth out there
We’re stuck with this planet, so let’s take care of it while we have the good fortune to be here.
You Say Goodbye & I Say Hello..
(Wish) You Are Here: Scientists Unveil Precise Map Of More Than A Billion Stars
Wednesday this week was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy.
This scientific breakthrough will give you perspective on how tiny and insignificant we are in the cosmic scheme of things…
The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent It!
Making Ideas Into Reality at MIT’s Future Factory:
Back in the 1980’s a laboratory of misfits foresaw our future. Touch screens, automated driving instructions, wearable technology and electronic ink were all developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a place they call the Media Lab. It’s a research lab and graduate school program that long ago outgrew its name. Today it’s creating technologies to grow food in the desert, control our dreams and connect the human brain to the internet. Come have a look at what we found in a place you could call– the Future Factory.
Where un-seeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions
The Callout from Invisibilia:
A lot of communities today are taking a hard stand against sexual harassment and assault. Using social media shaming, ostracism, professional excommunication, whatever punishment is painful enough to shift the moral code by brute force. Through one incident in the Richmond Virginia hardcore music scene, we chronicle a social media callout and ask what pain can accomplish. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence.
Protect Mother Earth, Keep Expanding Your Universal View & Invent a Better Future While Being Mindful of Invisibilia
Thanks this week go to all stewards of our blue planet and creators of better!
Please pay it forward with purpose…
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