This is Fatu, the very last of 7 Northern white rhinos alive on the planet today. She was on her way back to Africa with her horn intact before it was sawed off to protect her from being poached. She is sadly, part of a nearly extinct species and the threat to her requires her to have armed guards 24 hours a day.
This is part of my project about poaching and the solutions to end it. You can still contribute to help us reach our next goals and be a part of this important project.
Thank you The Nature Conservancy in Africa The Ol Pejeta Conservancy The Nature Conservancyand Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, and Northern Rangelands Trust for all you do for these wonderful animals!
text and photo through Ami Vitale
Special Beam Caaannnoooonnnnn
Pristine Dwarf Galaxy Provides a Time Capsule of the Big Bang
A tiny neighbor of the Milky Way houses invaluable clues to how the Big Bang unfolded. Using one of the world’s premier telescopes, University of Minnesota astrophysicists Evan Skillman and Kristen McQuinn have discovered a priceless relic of the Big Bang in the Milky Way’s back yard. They are part of an international team that found Leo P, a tiny galaxy in the constellation Leo that contains relatively few stars, but has large clouds of hydrogen and helium. The ratio of elements in those clouds is of great interest because it is believed to mirror conditions in the first few minutes after the Big Bang.
Leo P, a faint dwarf galaxy that astronomers discovered in the Milky Way’s vicinity in spring of 2013 some five million or six million light-years distant. The discovery, detailed in a series of studies in The Astronomical Journal, offers astronomers a rare glimpse at a pristine cosmic object untouched by disruptive galactic encounters. It also suggests the presence of other small galaxies that await discovery in our corner of the cosmos.
Yeeeaaahhhh we won!!!! Feyenoord - Ajax 1-2
Het zijn maar kuuuuttrrkakkerlakkennnn!!
Sigthorsson & Veltman !!
Best. Childhood. Ever.
New talent arriving; Ricardo Kishna, striker/winger.
Ajax 4 - 0 AZ
Great game yesterday. Ajax Amsterdam
Archaeology: The milk revolution
When a single genetic mutation first let ancient Europeans drink milk, it set the stage for a continental upheaval.