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Antarctica

Antarctic Air Blast Brings Unseasonal Snow to Dunedin, New Zealand

A blast of wintry weather brought snowfall and strong winds to Dunedin, New Zealand, causing the springtime temperatures to plummet well below the average. The nation’s weather bureau MetService issued a strong wind and heavy snow warning for the Dunedin area, as well as South Island’s southern edge. Conditions were…
bubmag
October 20, 2020
Antarctica

Kim Stanley Robinson Holds Out Hope

There’s something about stories. We cherish them. Teach them. Pass them down to the next generation. Stories create a sacred space that humans have always respected. And science fiction takes us one step further. It gives us the space to imagine what we could be, could do, could make. And…
bubmag
October 7, 2020
Antarctica

What Research in Antarctica Tells Us about the Science of Isolation

Over the past few months, the phrase “social distancing” has entered our lexicon. Many of us have found ourselves separated from family and friends—or at least from our normal social lives. As humans grapple with pandemic-induced isolation, science is starting to offer insight into what may be happening in our brains…
bubmag
September 24, 2020
Antarctica

Whale swims free of Australian river as 270 are stranded

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bubmag
September 21, 2020
Antarctica

Australians hope to save whale from crocodile-infested river

Website of the YearWorld14 Sep, 2020 11:09 PM3 minutes to readA humpback whale swims in the East Alligator River in the Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. Photo / APMarine authorities were puzzled on Monday over how to persuade at least one wayward humpback whale to leave a murky,…
bubmag
September 15, 2020
Antarctica

Humpback whales stray up tropical Aussie river

Although whales are sometimes seen off the Northern Territory coast, it is believed to be the first time one has been spotted in thKakadu National Park A trio of humpback whales—usually bound for Antarctica this time of year—took a wrong turn, heading up a crocodile-infested north Australian river with scientists…
bubmag
September 12, 2020
Antarctica

Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At this very moment a vast world exists that’s free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle without masks and watch the pandemic unfold from thousands of miles away.That world is Antarctica, the only continent without COVID-19. Now, as nearly 1,000 scientists and others who wintered over…
bubmag
September 12, 2020