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  • Strangely Moving Antarctic Lakes Surprise Researchers (viscous buckling)

    02/01/2012 7:03:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 2/1/12 | Andrea Mustain
    Researchers recently uncovered a startling phenomenon — a set of teardrop-shaped lakes in Antarctica that mysteriously move, jogging along at a pace as fast as 5 feet (1.5 meters) per day. The lakes sit atop the George VI ice shelf — a massive floating plain of ice larger than Vermont, composed of the mingled fronts of glaciers that flow off the edge of the continent and rest on the ocean. Glaciologist Doug MacAyeal at the University of Chicago, and student researcher C.H. LaBarbera, noticed the traveling bodies of water while studying satellite images of 11 ice shelf lakes captured between...
  • Australian fined for buckling in beer, not child

    05/13/2008 11:14:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 160+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/08 | AP
    DARWIN, Australia - An Australian man has been fined after buckling in a case of beer with a seat belt but leaving a 5-year-old child to sit on the car's floor, police said Tuesday. Constable Wayne Burnett said he was "shocked and appalled" when he pulled over the unregistered car Friday in the central Australian town of Alice Springs. The 30-can beer case was strapped in between two adults sitting in the back seat of the car. The child was also in back, but on the car's floor. "The child was sitting in the lump in the center, unrestrained," Burnett...