A hidden oasis for life in Antarctica’s volcanic ice caves

Researchers find secret, warm oasis beneath Antarctica’s ice that could be home to undiscovered species Deep within Antarctica’s ice caves, a group of scientists may have discovered a secret ecosystem of plants and animals being supported by the warmth of an active volcano. Average year-long temperatures on Ross Island hover around -17C, including six months

China is recreating “Mars on Earth” on a remote Tibet plateau

  China has unveiled plans to build a replica of Mars on a spectacular, sandswept corner of the Tibetan plateau. The 95,000 square-kilometre “simulated Mars station” will be built in Qinghai province’s Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan autonomous prefecture, not far from the westernmost tip of the Great Wall. One section of the “hyper-arid” high-altitude camp will

Memories Of

Over my long life I’ve gratefully forgotten many things. Tedious jobs, rivalries, illnesses. Boring commutes, long meetings, calls on hold, blowhard bosses. It’s funny how memory works. For decades I hated my wife’s cooking. But looking back, I can hardly remember what was so bad about any of those meals. They all blend together. Thousands