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New Study Showcases that Children Benefit More from Natural Play Over Expensive Playsets

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

The first sentence of an April 11th Media release from the University of British Columbia caught The Jurassic Sandman's attention.  It read, 'Adding natural elements like sand, bricks, and bamboo can transform a dull outdoor play scape into an imaginative playground for children and even reduce depression signs', according to a new UBC study. Above are some examples of how play spaces can be designed to reflect the unique character of a place, contribute to the overall feeling of a play space and differentiate one play environment from another. The study lasted six months and 'involved adding sand, grasses and water...

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Black Sand Dune Found On Mars

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

  This is a photo of a black sand dune discovered on Mars. The sand dune is between 15-20 feet tall. Similar to the Shifting Sands in Tanzania and the Black Beaches of Hawaii, but both are lighter than the newly discovered sand on Mars.  This photo was taken by the Curiosity rover driving along on its way to Mount Sharp (its primary target), making it the first active dune to ever be visited on another planet! Here is the path Curiosity has taken since landing in 2012. The rover is currently stationed at Namib dune for a few weeks; sampling the dune, using...

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