How Nepalese porters carry huge loads on their heads Play

How Nepalese porters carry huge loads on their heads

Nepalese porters carry the most extreme loads – often in excess of their own body weight – at high altitudes, but how do they do it? Having already discovered that African women carrying heavy burdens on their heads use energy conserving mechanisms while walking, scientists have now revealed that Nepalese porters eschew that method – instead opting to do it ‘the hard way, through pure exertion. Nov 17, 2016
How the mega supermoon had people transfixed all over the world Play

How the mega supermoon had people transfixed all over the world

On 14 November, a mega supermoon appeared in the night sky closer to Earth than it has been at any point in the last 68 years. This close time frame has not been witnessed since 1948 and it won’t happen again until 25 November, 2034. Heres how the rising 2016 supermoon appeared in various places around the world. Nov 14, 2016
How the mega supermoon had people transfixed all over the world Play

How the mega supermoon had people transfixed all over the world

On 14 November, a mega supermoon appeared in the night sky closer to Earth than it has been at any point in the last 68 years. This close time frame has not been witnessed since 1948 and it won’t happen again until 25 November, 2034. Heres how the rising 2016 supermoon appeared in various places around the world. Nov 14, 2016
Scientists mission to find the oldest ice on Earth Play

Scientists mission to find the oldest ice on Earth

A British Antarctic Survey team of scientists is leaving for the ice in East Antarctica to try to find the oldest ice on Earth. They will drill a core of ice three kilometres deep at two different sites. The ice contains ancient air bubbles that were trapped 1.5million years ago. Measuring the composition of air in these bubbles will give scientists a picture of the ancient atmosphere and climate. Nov 14, 2016