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Russian, Chinese Ships Escape Death Throes Of Southern Ocean Ice
2014-01-07 09:45:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: January 7, 2014 @ 9:45 a.m. Two ships that had been stranded in a sea of ice in the Southern Ocean, one since Christmas Eve, have broken free. The passengers of the Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy were rescued on January 2 by helicopter from Chinese icebreaker Xue Long. However, that ship also got stuck in the sea ice the following day. The rescued passengers were safely boarded onto an Australian ship...

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2010-10-21 07:22:15

New space research published this week (Thursday 21 October) in the journal Nature, has settled decades of scientific debate. Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have found the final link between electrons trapped in space and the glow of light from the upper atmosphere known as the diffuse aurora. The research will help us understand 'space weather', with benefits for the satellite, power grid and aviation industries, and how space storms...

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2008-02-19 10:10:00

Scientists have discovered giant sea creatures in Antarctic waters while conducting a census of sea life to determine the impact of environmental change.The census, known as the Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census (CEAMARC), consists of three ships: the Aurora Australis, France's L'Astrolabe and Japan's Umitaka Maru.The expedition to the Southern Ocean took them more than 1,000 meters below the surface to the ocean floor."Gigantism is very common in Antarctic waters -- we have...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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