“I think it made us dream that we could go there and actually do it,” said Chilean director and producer René Araneda.
For some team members, stepping into the wilderness of Chile and Argentina was the first time they had left home in months. But nothing had changed for the various species that inhabit the ice fields, mountains and forests.
Aware of their role as visitors, the small film crews kept a respectful distance – and that’s when they captured the cinematic magic.
If you enjoyed the breathtaking views of CNN’s “Patagonia” series, things were even crazier behind the scenes.
across the universe
One of the brightest stars in our sky is going through a rough patch.
Betelgeuse, a ruby-like red supergiant in the constellation Orion, suddenly began to darken in 2019 – an event that has astronomers baffled.
Betelgeuse is on the slow road to recovery, and while its surface appears to be returning to normal, the star’s interior is “bouncing back” as it struggles to rebuild itself.
A 2,300-year-old text that had puzzled scholars now has one less secret.
The Kao Gong Ji was written around 300 BC and is the oldest known technical encyclopedia. Inside are six chemical formulas for mixing bronze and instructions on how to craft items such as swords, bells, axes, knives, and mirrors.
But researchers couldn’t decipher a linguistic riddle in the text for more than 100 years, namely the identity of two ingredients called “jin” and “xi.”
Make way for the wolves.
Researchers from across the United States have proposed a dedicated sanctuary space for gray wolves and other animals such as beavers. The protected areas, spread across 11 western states, would include Yellowstone National Park and the Northern and Southern Rockies.
The goal of this project, known as the Western Rewilding Network, is to create protected places for key species essential to ecosystems in the American West.
The climate has changed
The climate crisis is heating up at both ends of the globe.
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