Indeed, the construction and use of any energy-producing or -consuming equipment entirely immersed in water (especially high-pressure water) is fraught with problems, especially if you’re talking about electricity. In addition, the environment of deep-sea habitats is much more stable than that of anything on land, so… Read more
Pretty sure Roscosmos is shaking in their boots. Paying customers for seats in their antique Soyuz rocket are one of the few things they have going for them these days. Note that just in the last week or two they’ve announced a new rocket project that closely mimics SpaceX, both in form factor (highly similar to… Read more
This isn’t really all that surprising if you are familiar with some of the more unbiased reports from the time. While thylacine were blamed for killing sheep, this being one of the main reasons they were bounty hunted, there are few if any credible accounts of them ever being seen attacking sheep. Read more
My own research has uncovered startling evidence of how each one was chosen:
This is really cool to read about. In around 1990 I spent many dozens of hours in the field with my ornithology professor. We happened across a group of young male White-throated Sparrows overwintering and learning their song. This is certainly how dialect spreads. It was fascinating to watch and listen to them as… Read more
My husky simply couldn’t be let off the leash, as he would just make a bolt for the horizon and was determined to keep going til he caught it. He was an amazing dog, but training him was seriously difficult and I never did manage to train him to return from being off-leash. It was simply too much fun to run.