Satellite Eye on Earth: November and December 2017 – in paintings

Winter solstice, night lights and interesting islands are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month Dust blowing out of the Copper River valley on Alaska’s south coast. The dust plume was likely comprised of fine-grained loess, which was formed as glacial ice moved over the area and ground the underlying rock […]

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‘The water took everything’: Buzi evacuees tell of Cyclone Idai ordeal

People rescued by boat are arriving at Beira in hope of first aid, shelter and reunion with their families Standing in the fishing port in Beira, Mozambique, Jose Mala scans the faces of those evacuated by boat from Buzi , one of the towns hardest hit by Cyclone Idai, searching for anyone he knows. He […]

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Strange And Elusive Headless Chicken Monster Filmed In Antarctica For The First Time

Meet the Enypniastes eximia , a particularly ludicrous-looking deep-sea swimming cucumber perhaps better known by its moniker the “headless chicken monster”( for fairly obvious reasons ). The bubblegum-pink critter is usually spotted lurking in the Gulf of Mexico but according to the Australian Antarctic Division, who oversaw the expedition, this is the very first time […]

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How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare country

The 1918 pandemic ravaged the remote city of stersund. But its legacy is a city and nation well-equipped to deal with 21 st century challenges On 15 September 1918, a 12 -year-old boy named Karl Karlsson who lived just outside Ostersund, Sweden, wrote a short diary entry:” Two who died of Spanish flu interred today. […]

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