Archive for November 14th, 2017:

What it’s like spending a year in space

A year away from home, with great views… the International Space Station is not your typical holiday destination. But for astronaut Scott Kelly, it was 340 days he cherished. Here he tells the BBC how he spent his time. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41908978

Antarctica’s warm underbelly revealed

Image copyright BAS Image caption Hotspots are located under West Antarctica; in contrast, the East is broadly relatively cold This is the best map yet produced of the warmth coming up from the rocks underneath the Antarctic ice sheet. This “geothermal heat flux” is key data required by scientists in order to model how the

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‘World’s oldest wine’ found in 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some of the Neolithic jars bore decorations of grapes Scientists say 8,000-year-old pottery fragments have revealed the earliest evidence of grape wine-making. The earthenware jars containing residual wine compounds were found in two sites south of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, researchers said. Some of the jars bore images of grape

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