Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to read 2000 year old scrolls recovered from the ash of Mount Vesuvius without opening them using a non-invasive technique of X-ray phase contrast tomography.
A drilling team has recently drilled deeper below Antarctic ice than ever before, down to the “grounding zone” where the glacier meets the land and the ocean. They expected to find a barren zone of dark, cold water, but to their surprise they found fish and crustaceans.
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Scientists tracking golden wing warblers with geolocators made an unexpected discovery. One to two days prior to a major storm hitting the area, the birds flew south out of the path of the storm. They apparently could hear the storm coming from hundreds of miles away.