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Hi, I'm scientific American podcast editor Steve Mirsky. And here's a short piece from the February two thousand nineteen issue of the magazine somewhere in the multi verse. It's like the thirty first in the section called advances dispatches from the frontiers of science technology and medicine the article is titled quick hits. And it's a rundown of some science and technology stories from around the globe compiled by editorial contributor Emiliano Rodriguez. Mega from Greenland, scientists spotted a nineteen mile wide crater hidden below hiawatha glacier in northwest Greenland. They believe it might represent a meteorite impact. But other experts say more evidence is needed to prove that the crater has an extraterrestrial origin. From Chile one of the driest places on earth. The Tacoma desert is losing its microbial life because of unprecedented. Rains frequent rainfall for the past three years has caused the massive extinction of native bacterial species from Egypt an excavation near Cairo yielded dozens of mummified. Cats are gala Just's also found two large mummified scarab beetles wrapped in linen. And a rare collection of smaller scarab mummies from Palau the tiny Pacific archipelago became the first country to prohibit the use of sunscreens containing coral toxic ingredients, including Oxy Benzon and octa create. The measure follows a similar legislative decision in Hawaii that takes effect in twenty twenty one and in South Africa students in Capetown made bricks using urine for men's toilet. Sits in a biochemical process involving bacteria calcium and sand. The bricks offer productive and odorless way to recycle human urine that was quick hits compiled by editorial contributor Miliana Rodriguez. Mega.