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Groups of people gathering on a frozen River Thames in London during the Little Ice Age.

Climate Lessons from History: The Little Ice Age

The Little Ice Age, spanning from 1300 AD to the 18th century, triggered global cooling that reshaped Northern Europe and reverberated worldwide. Insight gleaned from this period may hold pivotal lessons for addressing today’s climate change conundrum.

An artwork inspired by the Wow! Signal, a mysterious radio signal detected in 1977.

The Wow! Signal: A Message from E.T?

For 72 seconds on August 15, 1977, a radio telescope in Ohio detected what may have been a signal from extraterrestrial intelligence. It was a narrow-band burst of radio waves, matching no known natural phenomenon, and it stood out like a sore thumb from the ordinary background noise of the cosmos.

A futuristic metropolis with sleek skyscrapers, bustling streets, and hovering vehicles, set against a backdrop of a stunning nebula.

The Voyager Golden Record: A Cosmic Message in a Bottle

The Voyager Golden Record, sent on Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in 1977 by NASA, is a time capsule that showcases human civilization and aims to communicate the essence of Earth to beings beyond our planet. The Golden Record, which includes 115 pictures, greetings in 55 languages, natural sounds, and 90 minutes of diverse music, marks humanity’s initial attempt to explore beyond our solar system.

A group of cavemen roasting mammoth meatballs over a fire.

Dine Like a Caveman: Woolly Mammoth Meatballs Unveiled

Taste the past, shape the future. In an effort to spark conversation about the future of food and sustainable meat alternatives, an Australian startup has showcased a meatball made from lab-grown cultured meat using genetic material from the long-extinct woolly mammoth.

A breathtaking astronomical scene of a spiral galaxy.

The Drake Equation: Calculating the Odds of Extraterrestrial Life

It’s obvious to any stargazer on a clear night that we live in a universe vast beyond imagining, glittering with worlds besides our own—and yet, as far as we know, Earth is the only planet to have developed living creatures of any kind. Intelligent life is an unrepeated experiment, with a sample size of one. Could we really be alone?

A cyberpunk inspired depiction of an O'Neill Cylinder. First envisioned by a Princeton professor and his undergraduate students in 1974, it was recently popularized as our preferred way to colonize space. (© Odd Feed)

Out of This World: O’Neill Cylinders and Life in Space

If you’ve ever watched the movie Interstellar, that final scene, at Cooper Station, happens in an O’Neill cylinder. First envisioned by a Princeton professor and his undergraduate students in 1974, it was recently popularized as our preferred way to colonize space. Jeff Bezos fully endorses that statement.

Space blindness by Odd Feed. (© Odd Feed)

Space Blindness: A Scary Side Effect of Microgravity

As space exploration expands, space blindness emerges as a grave consequence of extended stays beyond Earth. Can scientists conquer this challenge in time for the impending Mars mission? Unveiling their strategies becomes paramount on the path to interplanetary journeys.