Sci-Tech News Vol. 1

Let's dive into some really cool things I've found in science and technology news recently!

Sci-Tech News Vol. 1

Hi all,

My promised sci-tech news roundup is here at last! I've been preoccupied with...well, science writing, among other things, and of course book stuff and parenting and all that.

Let's dive into some really cool things I've found in science and technology news recently!

Space News

We're back in touch with Voyager 1! After five months, NASA resumed contact with our now interstellar spacecraft, Voyager 1. Read the latest via NASA JPL.

The ESA (European Space Agency) plans to search for life on Mars with its ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Mission. Learn more about the mission.

Should we be looking at Venus for extreme life environment examples in our search for extraterrestrial life? Something to ponder.

Animal News

Oh, deer! We've got a new, wee deer species discovery! Go see this precious, Jack Russell-sized Peruvian deer called a pudu.

If you'd like to know how our feathered friends are doing in nesting season, Cornell Lab of Ornithology has some tips for finding nesting birds near you. Read their suggestions.

Whale songs have long fascinated us, and made us wonder what the whales are saying to each other. We might soon find out; researchers have made a sort of communication with humpback whales. Read the BBC coverage.

Archaeology News

In 79 AD, a volcanic eruption buried the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Discoveries of gorgeous frescoes have led to archaeological digs over the centuries. Recently, archaeologists uncovered magnificent new paintings at Pompeii. Have a look at these wonderful works of ancient art.

You might wonder what the differences between Pompeii and Herculaneum are. I found this helpful and informative article.

Health and Medicine News

You might recall I took a break from social media for a few days recently. It was the best decision. I used to do this more often, and I plan to continue these occasional breaks. Since then, I found a great piece on when and why to take a social media break. Read the Cleveland Clinic article.

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Learn more about Parkinson's disease, and how to help.

Tech News

Okay, first I have to show you this super precious Lord of the Rings Hobbit game from Wētā Workshop, called Tales of the Shire. Take a look at the sneak peeks and squee! This might be THE cozy fantasy game you've been waiting for. I know I want it!

I'm seeing more news all the time that quantum computers will be the next big thing. So what exactly is quantum computing? Here's a great CalTech page describing this technology.

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