Meet Nick Smith, 2020-21 research MD — Chronicles from Concordia

Dr. Nick Smith is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica for the 2020-21 season. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Monday 19 th October Arrived! Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA–S. ThoolenHello everyone, and welcome to…

Meet Nick Smith, 2020-21 research MD — Chronicles from Concordia

Marathon to the Moon — Chronicles from Concordia

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Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Concordia, November 29, 2020Sunlight: 24 hoursWindchill temperature:…

Marathon to the Moon — Chronicles from Concordia

The Future Technology of Carbon Nanotubes — Learn Something Interesting

The atomic structure of carbon, more specifically naturally occurring diamond, is neatly stacked in a cuboid shape. Carbon nanotubes use carbon but instead stack their atoms in a hexagonal shape. The result is a material which weighs virtually nothing, yet is stronger than any material known upon Earth, including poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide, more commonly referred to […]

The Future Technology of Carbon Nanotubes — Learn Something Interesting

Two worlds — Chronicles from Concordia

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Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Concordia, October 4, 2020Sunlight: about 14 hours…

Two worlds — Chronicles from Concordia

The First Musician to Routinely Break Their Instrument on Stage — Learn Something Interesting

19th century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt created the modern concept of the single musician concert as prior to this, a single musician (e.g. pianist, violinist, flautist etc.) had never played an entire concert by themselves. Liszt often broke his pianos on stage due to his vigorous style of play, making him the first musician to […]

The First Musician to Routinely Break Their Instrument on Stage — Learn Something Interesting

The Indigenous People of Tanna Island, Vanuatu and Their Religious Cult Honoring and Deifying the U.S. Military — Learn Something Interesting

On Tanna Island, Vanuatu, every year on February 15th, residents of the Pacific Ocean island chain engage in a military parade with the term “USA” painted in red or tattooed upon the chest of men who carry large bamboo spears with red tipped, pointed ends, a tradition which began more than 60 years ago, inspired […]

The Indigenous People of Tanna Island, Vanuatu and Their Religious Cult Honoring and Deifying the U.S. Military — Learn Something Interesting

Let’s talk science, part 4: sex — Chronicles from Concordia

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Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Read part 1 and part 2 and…

Let’s talk science, part 4: sex — Chronicles from Concordia

Horse Isle 3 – Epics (updated)

The recent update was truly cool! In it was introduced a wonderful variety of Epic Monuments. They are huge, impressive looking, and replace all the obelisks that used to dot our vast landscape. There is a type for each of the biomes and the first player to discover each one is immortalized on the “about” text associated with each one. Because no one could build anything on a plot that had a Cave or an Obelisk, they are all on public land.

Some of the items you can find are pretty great too! Things like giant Gaia Trees in the Fall Forest, or seriously huge Sequoias in the Rain Forest, or pyramids in Jungle. There are shipwrecks in the oceans now as well. You get an Epic Medallion every time you make a new discovery and you can also get awards for discovering a certain number.

Epic Medallions can be donated to your Club and go toward unlocking new building/decor slots. For people not into clubs, you can sell them and make a nice tidy pile of coin.

(In game, the club “Where The Drafts Go” maintains a good list)

Epic Finds by Biome

Alpine — Abandoned Nest
Badlands — Moeriki, Cairn
Bamboo — Forest Panda Statue
Blacksands — Dragon Statue
Dark Forest — Dead Massive Tree, Web Dome
Decay — Massive Mastodon Skull
Desert — Pyramid, Tri-Pyramid
Fall Forest — Gaia Tree
Fjords — Giant’s Causeway
Ice — Ice Cave
Jungle — Step Pyramid
Mediterranean — Massive Shell
Mesa — Stone Spire
Plains — Crashed Island, Hover Stone
Rainforest — Massive Sequoia
Salt Flats — Arbol De Piedra
Savanna — Baobab
Snow — Snowman
Stone Forest — Pu Pu, Spiral Spire
Swamp — Stone Golem
Taiga — Lost Vikings
Tundra — Henge, Massive Moai
Wonderland — Compound Mushroom, Massive Gladiolus
Volcanic — Oracle

Waters: Beaver Dam, Mermaid Statue, Poseidon Statue, Shipwreck

Stone Golem in Swamp
Beaver Dam in Taiga Marsh
Pyramid in Jungle
Giant Sequoia in Rain Forest
Fall Forest Gaia Tree
Black Sands (Fire and Ice) Dragon Statue
Wonderland – Massive Gladiolus
Fjords – Giants Causeway
Dark Forest – Web Dome
Plains – Hover Stone (makes YOU hover!)
Mesa – Stone Spire
Plains – Crashed Island
Ice Cave
Snowman
Medi – Massive Shell
Stone Forest – Spiral
Desert – Pyramid
Wonderland – Compound Mushroom
Desert – Tri Pyramid
Volcanic – Oracle
Dark Forest – Dead Massive Tree
Taiga – Lost Viking
Sandstone – Arbol De Piedra
Savanna – Baobab

Let’s talk science, part 3: Mindfulness — Chronicles from Concordia

Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Read part 1 and part 2. Fortunately…

Let’s talk science, part 3: Mindfulness — Chronicles from Concordia