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  • Our closest red supergiant, Betelgeuse will become a violent and bright supernova soon(ish)

    Our closest red supergiant, Betelgeuse will become a violent and bright supernova soon(ish)

    The edge of an interstellar cloud encroaches on the star while it prepares to explode as a supernova.

  • The Silver Lining of Climate Change

    The Silver Lining of Climate Change

    It’s pretty rare to come across shards of optimism nowadays. The internet has made me (and probably you too) quite the skeptic. However, this quick-cut of audio lifted from the After On podcast, features an interesting take on climate change from Stewart Brand, Editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. The theory goes: if it wasn’t…

  • The Earth’s Rainforests are on Fire

    The Earth’s Rainforests are on Fire

    This news is only a few days old, but the fires have been raging for years in the Amazon. Adam K. Raymond for New York Magazine: Fires raging in vast stretches of the Amazon rainforest this week are darkening the skies of cities thousands of miles away, turning rainwater black, and setting disturbing records, according to Brazil’s National…

  • Summerland Peninsula Returned to Penguins, Suburb is Erased

    Besha Rodell for The New York Times: The “penguin parade” has been a major attraction since the 1920s, when tourists were led by torchlight to view the nightly arrival of the birds — the world’s smallest penguin breed, with adults averaging 13 inches tall — from a day of fishing and swimming. For much of…

  • (Life) While Traveling

    (Life) While Traveling

    This Staff Pick hit me right in the feelers. It’s a short film from Joan Bosch (he/him), a Spanish filmmaker “based between Madrid and Barcelona.” From the short film’s description on Vimeo: “(Life) While Traveling” is a short film about the way we look to the world when we travel. It’s about colors, shapes, textures…

  • Climate Change Evidence

    Climate Change Evidence

    Take a good, hard look at the graph and caption below. This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Credit: Luthi, D., et al.. 2008; Etheridge, D.M., et al. 2010; Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit…