Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into their songs.
A breaching humpback whale in the waters of Gabon. Image via Tim Collins/WCS
On January 16, 1909, a team of Antarctic explorers thought they’d found the magnetic south pole. Then, a few years later, they began to have doubts.
Mawson, McKay and David on January 16, 1909.
Saturn’s largest moon Titan is enveloped in a thick atmosphere, but the infrared camera on the Cassini spacecraft was able to reveal the moon’s myriad of surface features.
Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Nantes/University of Arizona
One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. Is it possible? Maybe. But choose carefully. All black holes are not created equal.