Scientists identify source of mysterious sound in the Southern Ocean
I never had even heard about this...
Scientists have conclusive evidence that the source of a unique rhythmic sound, recorded for decades in the Southern Ocean and called the 'bio-duck,' is the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis).
Scientists have conclusive evidence that the source of a unique rhythmic sound, recorded for decades in the Southern Ocean and called the 'bio-duck,' is the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). First described and named by submarine personnel in the 1960s who thought it sounded like a duck, the bio-duck sound has been recorded at various locations in the Southern Ocean, but its source has remained a mystery, until now.
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New Survey Shows Facebook’s Login Share Dropped In Q1 When Compared To All Google Properties
A new study from Janrain paints a bleaker picture for Facebook with at 42% share, up only 4 percentage points over “Google.” It should be noted Janrain groups Google+, YouTube, Drive, Android, Play, etc.) that helps to inflate the overall “Google” number.
It seems like just yesterday we reported on Facebook increasing their stake in the social login-sphere. Oh wait, it was. Yesterday’s social login report from Gigya showed that globally Facebook owned 53% of the overall social logins, beating Google+ by 25 percentage points. A new study from Janrain paints a bleaker picture for Facebook with […]
I definitely need to put this on my bucket list of places to visit!
Ice caves are temporary structures that appear at the edge of glaciers. They look amazingly beautiful from the inside. This particular cave is located on the frozen lagoon of the Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland. The centuries old ice coming down the slopes of Öræfajökull via Svínafellsjökull glacier has metamorphosed into highly pressurized glacier ice that contains almost no air bubbles. The lack of air means that it absorbs almost all visible light, apart from the blue fraction which is then visible to the naked eye. However, this blue ice can be seen only under certain circumstances. It can be seen in winter after long periods of rain when the surface layer of the glacier has been washed away. It can be seen in ice-caves like this one and on floating icebergs that have recently rolled over.
Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron 'Ultron is genuinely disturbed... he's not a creature of logic'
I personally can't wait to see the first trailer for this movie!!
This sceptred isle will soon be a Chitauri sceptred isle if Joss Whedon has any say in the matter. The Anglophile writer/director of Avengers: Age Of Ultron has established his production base in England, and, in between popping out for teabags and catching up on MasterChef, he took time out to enthuse about his new home and offer Empire some insights into his biggest bad.
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