Planet Earth Report –“Paradox of the Elephant Brain to Beware the Ides of March”

Earth from Space

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

The Paradox of the Elephant Brain –With three times as many neurons, why doesn’t the elephant brain outperform ours?

Sailing a boat on an alien sea –-SpaceX and Blue Origin have been driving much of the excitement around space travel for the past several years, but NASA got back in the game today. Dr. Ellen Stofan, the agency’s former chief scientist, explains what’s next for us, Mars, infinity and beyond.

Silicon Valley Wants to Be Destroyed by Aliens –Why the capital of the tech sector needs a monument to its glory

A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality

Mystery Beneath the Ice –What’s behind the death of a tiny creature with an outsized role in the Antarctic

This Squid’s Glowing Microbes Can Reprogram Its Eyes From Afar

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science –-The latest AI algorithms are probing the evolution of galaxies, calculating quantum wave functions, discovering new chemical compounds and more. Is there anything that scientists do that can’t be automated?

“Wingspan” –A Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It’s Taking Off. How Elizabeth Hargrave turned a passion for ornithology and spreadsheets into a popular game about birds.

New Dinosaur Species Found in Australia Reveals a ‘Lost World

Site Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Will Finally Open to the Public –The curia in Pompey’s Theater where Caesar died in the Largo di Torre Argentina is currently a fenced-off feral cat colony

What Was the Best Sequel in History? 

Runaway Collapse’ of Environment Could Cause the Next Great Recession

YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests

Top Ten Reasons to Beware the Ides of March –March 15 will live in infamy beyond the murder of Julius Caesar. Here are 10 events that occurred on that date

How a Bitcoin Evangelist Made Himself Vanish, in 15 Steps –Step No. 10: Buy a decoy house to fool the D.M.V.

How Europe’s busiest port is helping make autonomous ships a reality –Rotterdam is working with tech firms to develop robotic vessels that promise greater safety, reduced traffic and a fix for labor shortages.

Medieval Diseases Are Infecting California’s Homeless –Typhus, tuberculosis, and other illnesses are spreading quickly through camps and shelters.

From the Farside –Odd ‘Sheet Metal’ Spotted on Mars

On the fury road: the Mad Max-inspired desert festival – in pictures

 

Mad Max Festival