Drifting Antarctic iceberg A-68 opens up clear water – BBC News

Drifting Antarctic iceberg A-68 opens up clear water – BBC News

The giant iceberg known as A-68 that was produced in the Antarctic last week continues to drift seaward. All the latest satellite images indicate the gap between the 6,000-sq-km block and the floating Larsen C Ice Shelf from which it calved is widening. The particular image on this page was acquired by the Deimos-1 satellite. […]

What Could Space Archaeologists Tell Us about Astronaut Culture? – Space.com

What Could Space Archaeologists Tell Us about Astronaut Culture? – Space.com

“Space archaeologist” would be a fine job description for a fictional character on an interplanetary mission to unearth the ruins of an alien civilization. But a handful of real-life archaeologists are already making a bid to study culture in space — of the human, not alien, variety. A new effort, called ISS […]

Ravens Are Ridiculously Smart, Seem To Be Able To Plan For The Future – HuffPost

The ravens also demonstrated self-control skills: They were willing to forgo a reward in lieu of a better reward they had been trained to know would come 15 minutes later. Researchers presented the birds with a range of objects that included distractor objects, the useful tool or token, and a food treat. The treat was […]

Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win a Fields Medal, Dies at 40 – New York Times

“She was in the midst of doing fantastic work,” Dr. Sarnak said. “Not only did she solve many problems; in solving problems, she developed tools that are now the bread and butter of people working in the field.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Dr. Mirzakhani was one of four Fields winners in 2014, at […]

First woman to win math equivalent to Nobel Prize dies at 40 – USA TODAY

Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics, which was established in 1936.(Photo: Maryam Mirzakhani/Stanford University) STANFORD, Calif. — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was […]

United States to suspend efforts to free trapped whales after Canadian rescuer killed – The News Journal

United States to suspend efforts to free trapped whales after Canadian rescuer killed – The News Journal

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These animals can survive until the end of the Earth, astrophysicists say – Washington Post

Tardigrades have a reputation as the toughest animals on the planet. Some of these microscopic invertebrates shrug off temperatures of minus 272 Celsius, one degree warmer than absolute zero. Other species can endure powerful radiation and the vacuum of space. In 2007, the European Space Agency sent 3,000 animals into low Earth orbit, where the tardigrades survived […]

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