Do your PhD with British Antarctic Survey in 2021

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Scientist examining samples in a laboratoryApplications for PhD projects with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are now open for October 2021 admission. There are currently over 100 PhD students associated with BAS, working on a huge variety …The post Do your PhD with British Antarctic Survey in 2021 appeared first on British Antarctic S...

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Blue whales return to South Georgia after near extinction

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A whale jumping out of the waterAn international research team led by UK scientists has revealed the return of critically endangered Antarctic blue whales to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, 50 years after whaling all …The post Blue whales return to South Georgia after near extinction appeared first on British Ant...

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Climate extremes drive changes in Antarctic Bottom Water

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Rough seas of the Southern oceanBritish Antarctic Survey contributes to new international study that finds a surprising increase in the amount of dense water sinking near Antarctica, following 50 years of decline. Dense water formed …The post Climate extremes drive changes in Antarctic Bottom Water appeared first on British...

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BAS feeds into designation of new ocean sanctuary

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A beach with a mountain in the background.The UK Prime Minister has announced today (Friday 13 November) a new Marine Protected Zone around the overseas territory of the island of Tristan da Cunha. The move is part …The post BAS feeds into designation of new ocean sanctuary appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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November 8, 2020 – NATIONAL S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY – NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY – NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY – NATIONAL HARVEY WALLBANGER DAY

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Humpback whales return to South Georgia

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A new study shows the welcome return of humpback whales to the waters around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia after a century of commercial whaling decimated their populations. The …The post Humpback whales return to South Georgia appeared first on British Antarctic Survey.

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Microplastics ‘abundant’ in remote polar seas

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Microplastic pollution exists on the seabed in Antarctica in the same quantities as in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean, scientists have found. A study from researchers at Liverpool John Moores …The post Microplastics ‘abundant’ in remote polar seas appeared first on British A...

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RRS Sir David Attenborough departs Cammell Laird for sea trials

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Side of red shipBIRKENHEAD. Today (Wednesday 21 October) the UK’s most advanced polar research ship – RRS Sir David Attenborough – leaves Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials.  In …The post RRS Sir David Attenborough departs Cammell Laird for sea trials appeared first on British Antar...

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Research priorities for effective krill management

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A close up of a plate of food.An international ‘Krill Action Group’, including experts from the British Antarctic Survey, has identified several research priorities to advance the understanding of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and improve the management …The post Research priorities for effective krill management ap...

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Scientists discover new penguin colonies from space

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A satellite photo of an ice fieldA new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring …The post Scientists discover new penguin colonies from space appeared first on Britis...

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The strangest things sent into space | Space

An electric car is just one of the many unusual objects that have left the confines of Earth.

Humankind has been fascinated with space for our entire existence, and it seems as soon as we could start sending things up there — be it animal, toy or food — we did. Here’s a list of some of the more bizarre things humans have launched into space.

Eight Strangest Things Sent Into Space

 

Moon Proposal Takes Aim at Cosmic Dark Ages and Exoplanets | Space

The far side of the moon is an attention grabber for many reasons. A new mission idea capitalizes on those reasons in a project dubbed the Farside Array for Radio Science Investigations of the Dark ages and Exoplanets, shortened to this enlightened abbreviation: FARSIDE.

The concept would place a low-radio-frequency interferometric array on the far side of the moon. Jack Burns of the University of Colorado Boulder and Gregg Hallinan of the California Institute of Technology have sketched out a way to execute the mission in a NASA-funded report published last month.

Source: Moon FARSIDE: Lunar Astronomy Proposal Takes Aim at Cosmic Dark Ages and Exoplanets | Space

Blue Origin Will Launch (and Land) a Reusable Spacecraft Tuesday. How to Watch | Space

Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, will launch a spacecraft filled with science experiments — and thousands of postcards from kids — on Tuesday (Dec. 10), but only if Mother Nature allows. The company’s reusable New Shepard spacecraft is scheduled to launch on the suborbital NS-12 mission at 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT) from Blue Origin’s West Texas proving grounds. You can watch Blue Origin’s launch here and on Space.com’s homepage, courtesy of the company’s webcast, beginning at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT). You can also watch the launch directly from Blue Origin’s website here.

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Opinion | A Better Internet Is Waiting for Us – The New York Times

Social media is broken. It has poisoned the way we communicate with each other and undermined the democratic process. Many of us just want to get away from it, but we can’t imagine a world without it.

Though we talk about reforming and regulating it, “fixing” it, those of us who grew up on the internet know there’s no such thing as a social network that lasts forever. Facebook and Twitter are slowly imploding. And before they’re finally dead, we need to think about what the future will be like after social media so we can prepare for what comes next.

I don’t mean brainstorming new apps that could replace outdated ones, the way Facebook did Myspace. I mean what will replace social media the way the internet replaced television, transforming our entire culture?

To find out what comes next, I went on a quest. I was looking for a deeper future than the latest gadget cycle, so I spoke to experts in media history, tech designers, science fiction writers and activists for social justice. I even talked to an entity that is not a person at all.

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Five Spaceships will be Docked at the ISS by Tomorrow.

As of tomorrow morning, there will be five space vehicles parked at the International Space Station.

The SpaceX Dragon space freighter, the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship, and Russia’s Soyuz MS-13 and MS-15 crew ships are already there. The Russian Progress 74 that launched Friday at 4:34 a.m. is expected to dock to the Pirs compartment on the station’s Russian segment at 5:38 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9.

NASA TV and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Progress rendezvous and docking at 4:45 a.m.

Dragon and Progress are two of four robotic spaceships that currently fly resupply missions to the ISS. The other two are Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle and Cygnus, which is operated by Virginia-based Northrop Grumman.

See also:  https://www.space.com/russian-progress-cargo-spacecraft-launches-space-station.html

Though not a freighter itself, the Bigelow BEAM is also docked there… Bigelow_Expandable_Activity_Module The BEAM is an inflatable module that is being used as extra storage space and carrying out some experiments to judge the suitability of inflatable/expandable modules for use in space as habitats and utility compartments.