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Psilocybin Mushrooms in Mexico in Danger of Extinction

I have done field work in the Mazatec region since 2009, and in all these years, I have only seen two types of psilocybin mushrooms for sale in the city of Huautla de Jiménez. However, the article " Seeking the Magic Mushroom " (1957) describes the use of at least seven different species of psychoactive mushrooms in Mexico.

Sep 06, 2021 by Marcos García de Teresa, Ph.D
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Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

image-51]Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed light as fluorescent glow that is invisible to the naked eye.

Sep 06, 2021 by NASA
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Planet Nine may be responsible for tilting the Sun

KB: We asked ourselves, "what obliquity, what misalignment would Planet Nine induce in the solar system?" because it must induce some. We know that Planet Nine's orbit in inclined. As a result, when Planet Nine torques the rest of the solar system, the two sort of act as two precessing tops.

Aug 16, 2021 by Astronomy.com
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Here's the most complete map of black holes ever created

A German-made space telescope, eROSITA, has collected enough data that astronomers have pieced together the most detailed map of black holes. Published Wed, Jul 28 2021 5:32 AM CDT In less than two years, a German-made space telescope has managed to discover more than 3 million " new" objects.

Jul 29, 2021 by Jak Connor - TweakTown
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Solitary lives of cactus bees contrast with honey bees

On a June afternoon, while hiking on Flagstaff Mountain, I paused at a convergence of trails to consider my path into the future. But I never made a choice, for the buzzing of bees distracted me. At first, I thought I had discovered a hive of honeybees, but a closer look revealed an aggregation of solitary bees.

Jun 20, 2021 by Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine Archive
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A rare yellow cardinal has been spotted in Illinois - and there's a less than one-in-a-million chance to see one, expert says

Cardinals are usually associated with the bright red color of their feathers, but a couple in Illinois say a yellow version of the bird hangs out in their backyard. Chelsea Curry told CBS News she first saw the yellow cardinal at her backyard bird feeder last year.

Apr 02, 2021 by CBS News
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Dolphins Seem to Use Toxic Pufferfish to Get High

Pufferfish release a toxin when they puff out that is meant to impair the attacker. This doesn’t work on Dolphins in the same way. It gets them high. So they purposely inflate them and pass them around to their dolphin friends for fun.

Mar 12, 2021 by Follow @RachelNuwer
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A Cephalopod Has Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children

A new test of cephalopod smarts has reinforced how important it is for us humans to not underestimate animal intelligence. Cuttlefish have been put to a new version of the marshmallow test, and the results appear to demonstrate that there's more going on in their strange little brains than we knew.

Mar 10, 2021 by Michelle Starr - Science Alert
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Image shows God of Chaos asteroid Apophis gearing up to pass Earth

The asteroid Apophis, the potentially hazardous space rock due to pass close to Earth next month, has been photographed by a ground-based telescope project. The image was captured by the Elena robotic telescope unit, which took a single exposure shot of the sky lasting 300 seconds.

Feb 24, 2021 by Ed Browne - Newsweek
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The Ghost Town In Oregon That Fell Into The Ocean

Between Tillamook Bay and the sea there's a narrow, sandy peninsula where, 100 years ago, a town stood. Not just any town - one of the biggest ones on the Oregon Coast. With a municipal swimming hall full of warm saltwater and a surf generator. The reason it's gone today?

Feb 24, 2021 by Tyler Willford - The Oregon Life
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Direct visualization of quantum dots reveals shape of quantum wave function

Trapping and controlling electrons in bilayer graphene quantum dots yields a promising platform for quantum information technologies. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have now achieved the first direct visualization of quantum dots in bilayer graphene, revealing the shape of the quantum wave function of the trapped electro

Dec 29, 2020 by nanotechnologyworld
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Know your native pollinators: Southeastern blueberry bees

by Jonnie Dietz, Florida Museum of Natural History "Know your native pollinators" is a series of articles that will help you identify and appreciate Florida's varied pollinators, including bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, birds and bats.

Jul 18, 2021 by Florida Wildflower Foundation
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65 Million-Year-Old Evolutionary Arms Race: Moths' Extraordinarily Sophisticated Wing Design

Moths Strike Out in Evolutionary Arms Race With Sophisticated Wing Design Ultra-thin, super-absorbent and extraordinarily designed to detract attention, the wings of moths could hold the key for developing technological solutions to survive in a noisy world. As revealed in a new study publishe

Nov 25, 2020 by SciTechDaily
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Rare ghost orchid has multiple pollinators, groundbreaking video reveals

Scientists and photographers captured footage that upends what we know about the famed, endangered flower.

Feb 02, 2020 by National Geographic
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'It's an Atomic Bomb': Australia Deploys Military as Fires Spread
World News · Jan 06, 2020 by Nytimes

With more than a month still to go in the fire season, the government announced a large-scale use of military assets, a deployment not seen since World War II. HASTINGS, Australia - The evacuees walked down the gangway of the giant naval vessel to the dock, each carrying just a few items of luggage.


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World Wildlife Federation Paid $70,000 to Activists who Set Fire to Amazon Forest
World News · Jan 02, 2020 by Steve MacDonald via Granite Grok

Remember those Amazon Forest Fires that dominated the news until Hurricane Dorian broke the second seal of the apocalypse? It turns out that "man" was responsible for at least a few of those fires after all. Well, the four men who set the fire. Four members of an NGO have been arrested for starting fires ...


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The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America
Nature News · Jan 01, 2020 by Ed Yong via The Atlantic

Read: What the crow knows The new study is silent on the causes of these declines-that's what Rosenberg's team will look at next. But it's widely accepted that "habitat loss and degradation are the largest forces behind the decline of birds," Rosenberg says.


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'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand
Nature News · Aug 15, 2019 by BBC News

The remains of a giant penguin the size of a human have been discovered in New Zealand. The fossilised bones are of an animal thought to have been about 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall, weighing up to 80kg (176lb). It lived in the Paleocene Epoch, between 66 and 56 million years ago.


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Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

image-51]Data from satellite sensors show that during the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, the Midwest region of the United States boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth, according to NASA and university scientists. Healthy plants convert light to energy via photosynthesis, but chlorophyll also emits a fraction of absorbed light as fluorescent glow that is invisible to the naked eye.

Sep 06, 2021 by NASA
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Image shows God of Chaos asteroid Apophis gearing up to pass Earth

The asteroid Apophis, the potentially hazardous space rock due to pass close to Earth next month, has been photographed by a ground-based telescope project. The image was captured by the Elena robotic telescope unit, which took a single exposure shot of the sky lasting 300 seconds.

Feb 24, 2021 by Ed Browne - Newsweek
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'It's an Atomic Bomb': Australia Deploys Military as Fires Spread

With more than a month still to go in the fire season, the government announced a large-scale use of military assets, a deployment not seen since World War II. HASTINGS, Australia - The evacuees walked down the gangway of the giant naval vessel to the dock, each carrying just a few items of luggage.

Jan 06, 2020 by Nytimes
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World Wildlife Federation Paid $70,000 to Activists who Set Fire to Amazon Forest

Remember those Amazon Forest Fires that dominated the news until Hurricane Dorian broke the second seal of the apocalypse? It turns out that "man" was responsible for at least a few of those fires after all. Well, the four men who set the fire. Four members of an NGO have been arrested for starting fires ...

Jan 02, 2020 by Steve MacDonald via Granite Grok
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The Quiet Disappearance of Birds in North America

Read: What the crow knows The new study is silent on the causes of these declines-that's what Rosenberg's team will look at next. But it's widely accepted that "habitat loss and degradation are the largest forces behind the decline of birds," Rosenberg says.

Jan 01, 2020 by Ed Yong via The Atlantic
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'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand

The remains of a giant penguin the size of a human have been discovered in New Zealand. The fossilised bones are of an animal thought to have been about 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall, weighing up to 80kg (176lb). It lived in the Paleocene Epoch, between 66 and 56 million years ago.

Aug 15, 2019 by BBC News
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