4 Tiny Big Things At The End

1. Wave at people in SPACE

Wherever you are on Earth, NASA will tell you where, when and how you can see the International Space Station flying through space above your head.

The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).

Thanks dad for showing us last weekend 🌌

2. Random Good News

The EU’s energy-related CO2 emissions fell 8% last year and are now 14% below their pre-pandemic levels. […] The amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels in the United Kingdom has declined to its lowest level since 1957. […] Wind turbines are friendlier to birds than oil-and-gas drilling.

Via Future Crunch (of course). 🕊

3. Discovery of Amazonian ‘Rome’

Using airborne laser-scanning technology (Lidar), [Stéphen] Rostain and his colleagues discovered a long-lost network of cities extending across 300sq km in the Ecuadorean Amazon, complete with plazas, ceremonial sites, drainage canals and roads that were built 2,500 years ago and had remained hidden for thousands of years.

Read more on BBC.com. 🌴

4. Walk Backwards For Balance

Science (and Tik Tok) says:

Backward walking positively affected gait and balance ability after intervention.

[Backward walking] training could serve as a potentially useful tool to improve balance performance among those with a high risk of fall.

Which reminds me of my previous hobby of running up eight flights of stairs backwards. Good for the knees, apparently! (Note: I am not a physio.) ⚖

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David Charles is co-writer of BBC radio sitcom Foiled. He also writes for The Bike Project, Thighs of Steel, and the Elevate Festival. He blogs at davidcharles.info.

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