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Mike Wehner

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sun explosion

A unique solar explosion has scientists stunned and excited

June 9th, 2021

The Sun is one of the big reasons why we’re all here today. Without it, life likely wouldn’t have taken root on Earth — or, at the very least, the type of life that covers our planet today simply wouldn’t have been possible. That said, there’s still a lot we don’t know about our star …

do plants sleep

Plants wake up with the Sun just like we do, scientists say

June 8th, 2021

We don’t really think of plants as life forms that require sleep, and while it’s true that plants don’t “sleep” in the way that animals do, they operate on a circadian rhythm all the same. Researchers have long been fascinated with the mechanisms and schedules that govern the life of a plant, and new research …

ganymede juno

Here’s our first look at Jupiter’s icy moon from the latest flyby

June 8th, 2021

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has spent much of the past four years gazing at the massive gas giant Jupiter. The orbiter’s primary goal is to teach scientists as much about Jupiter as possible, but it’s also spent some time observing Jupiter’s many moons. Ganymede is the largest moon of Jupiter and also the largest moon in …

watchos 8

Apple’s watchOS 8 brings new workouts, mindfulness, and more

June 7th, 2021

WWDC 2021 is officially underway and that means Apple is ready to share its latest updates to watchOS. The next iteration of Apple Watch software is watchOS8, and Apple started off with an update to the popular Breath app. There’s a new Breathe animation and a “Reflect” prompt that gives you a push toward mindfulness. …