Fire Detecting Beetles, the Colonization of Plants, and the Hotel Made of Sodium Chloride

There is something I love about science and art and the genius of the people working at the cutting edge of both. Here we are working in “closed loops” trying to recreate the Earth. Pretty ridiculous and kind of magical. If we ever figure out how everything works, will we finally be able to live with it?

I’m going to have to look it up, but wouldn’t the hotel made of NaCl dissolve when it rains? They actually have a “no licking the walls” rule.