The nostalgia is strong this week.
The new Star Wars trailer channels a time before the prequels as we revisit an old friend that could pass for one of the movie's alien characters: The blobfish.
Take a look at what it would take to get the slightest bit close to having our own Martian adventure. Then: Watch how the Berlin Museum of Natural History is digitizing its insect collection.
The wonderfully absurd-looking blobfish is an amazing example of adaptation to the extreme.
It lives more than 2,000 feet below the surface of the water, where the pressure is more than 60 to 120 times the pressure at the surface.
The species has become a cause célèbre for overlooked impacts of human expansion. via Smithsonian Magazine
"The Martian" is a movie that presents an astronaut disaster on Mars — but before we can be on Mars to meet that challenge, there are some significant hurdles to overcome to even reach the red planet.
Think: Cosmic radiation — and terrafarming.
Listen to the story of Dr. Jonathan Clark, who lost his wife, Dr. Laurel Clark, in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster. He talks about how he navigated being a single father in the midst of his grieving.
Right on cue, the final trailer was released and I am along for the ride.
The Berlin Museum of Natural History shares the process of digitizing their collections to reach expanding audiences.
via New York Times Video
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