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This Year’s Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be Super-Bright With Up To 50 Shooting Stars An Hour

During the next few weeks, look up and you can expect to see more than your average number of bright and shimmery shooting stars lighting up the night sky. The Perseids “are considered the best meteor shower of the year,” according to NASA. This year’s show began on July 17 and will last until August […]

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The Guardian view on restoring the golden age of rail: green glamour | Editorial

Earlier this month, a 12-metre-long model train carriage was deposited at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, which the Spanish airports authority controversially plans to expand. “More trains, less planes” was the accompanying message from Greenpeace activists, who intend to take their…

Smithsonian Says These Moths Are So Gorgeous, They Put Butterflies to Shame: It’s National Moth Week

A New York photographer acquired a new lease on night in the Catskills during the draconian state lockdowns by suspending a white sheet in her yard illuminated with black lights and waiting to see who shows up. She is just one of many “moth-ers,” enthusiasts of the butterfly’s generally nocturnal cousin, that are taking to […]

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NASA Helicopter Sends Stunning Photos of Martian Landscape from 33 Feet Up – LOOK

The little helicopter that the Perseverance rover brought along to Mars has repaid its big brother for the tagalong—snapping aerial images of the Red Planet the rover can then use to help its journey across the Jezero Crater. Having performed the first ever rotary flight on Mars earlier this year, NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter is now […]

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Climate change is shrinking Italy’s iconic Lake Como, and fast – CBS News

Italy’s Lake Como is legendary for its natural beauty, and it is hugely popular with international visitors, especially Americans. But melting glaciers surrounding the lake are threatening its future and hurting the local economy. For our “Eye on Earth” series,…

Coastal wetlands are nature’s flood defences

(Swansea University) Coastal wetlands – such as salt marshes – provide even more flood protection than previously thought, reducing risks to lives and homes in estuaries, a new study reveals. Research showed that wetlands that grow in estuaries can reduce water levels by up to 2 metres and provide protection far inland.This saved up to $38 (£27) million in avoided flood damage costs per estuary during a large storm thanks to the wetlands’ role.

Stress Can Accelerate Grays, But Hair Color Can Be Restored When Stress is Eliminated, Scientists Find

Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate—hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color—a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first to offer quantitative evidence linking psychological […]

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Find the famous Summer Triangle

On June and July evenings, you’ll find the Summer Triangle in the east at nightfall. It swings high overhead in the hours after midnight and sits in the west at daybreak.

The post Find the famous Summer Triangle first appeared on EarthSky.

Carpet brand Interface aims to run its business “in a way that reverses global warming” – Dezeen

Carpet-tile manufacturer Interface aims to achieve negative carbon emissions by 2040, according to sustainability leader Jon Khoo. The brand has set itself an ambitious pathway to becoming a net remover of atmospheric carbon in less than 20 years. It claims…

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