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Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

A team of UK scientists has provided a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.It's in excess of 16,000kg. This is for meteorite material above 50g in mass.It doesn't take account of the dust that's continuously settling on the planet, and of course just…
bubmag
April 30, 2020
Seed Vault

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

A team of UK scientists has provided a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.It's in excess of 16,000kg. This is for meteorite material above 50g in mass.It doesn't take account of the dust that's continuously settling on the planet, and of course just…
bubmag
April 30, 2020
Seed Vault

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Geoff Evatt: "The vast, vast majority of objects to hit the Earth are really small"A team of UK scientists has provided a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.It's in excess of 16,000kg. This is…
bubmag
April 30, 2020
Seed Vault

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Geoff Evatt: "The vast, vast majority of objects to hit the Earth are really small"A team of UK scientists has provided a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.It's in excess of 16,000kg. This is…
bubmag
April 30, 2020
Seed Vault

Take a Virtual Tour of This Belgian Sourdough Library

About 87 miles southeast of Brussels, the residents of a living library are fermenting away. Some 125 mason jars of bubbling sourdough starters—mixtures of flour, water and microbes—sit in the refrigerated cabinets of the Puratos Sourdough Library in St. Vith, Belgium. Each jar is numbered, and many are named. Sourdough…
bubmag
April 14, 2020
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The Maine Farmer Saving The World’s Rarest Heirloom Seeds

By Laura PoppickPhotographed by Greta RybusFrom our April 2020 issue When Will Bonsall was growing up in Waterville in the 1950s and ’60s, his family lived modestly, and their grocery budgets were often tight. His folks weren’t much for gardening, and what fresh produce they brought home was rationed among…
bubmag
April 6, 2020