For science, sometimes big discoveries are sitting there right in front of us just waiting to be found. This has caused some strange discoveries in our timeline of exploration and understanding. For example as weird as it may seem, the planet Uranus was discovered long before Antarctica, even though Antarctica has been right here on Earth this whole time. It was only a couple of years ago that we understood that four species of giraffes have been walking Africa the whole time we’ve been on Earth.
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There’s a reason many people proudly refer to themselves as “tree huggers.” Trees are essential to a healthy environment, providing oxygen, shade, erosion protection, and a comfy home for many animals—not to mention the ones that offer tasty fruits and nuts for us to eat.
Beer isn’t just a favorite way to wash down a plate of game-night chicken wings. It’s been a part of the human experience for at least 7,000 years. In many different forms, it swept through the ancient civilizations of Egypt and China, through Europe, and onto the tables of our founding fathers to become America’s favorite alcoholic beverage.
The practical uses for augmented reality — which superimposes digital information onto real world surroundings — seem endless. Technologists have envisioned futuristic applications such as glasses that allow wearers to visualize turn-by-turn navigation in real time and immersive gaming headsets.