Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
Antarctica just calved one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded.
The massive slab of ice, equivalent to the size of Delaware and large enough to cover the U.S. in 4.6 inches of ice, will slowly melt over the coming years as it drifts away from Antarctica.
climatecentral.org: The Larsen C Iceberg Finally Broke Away. Now There’s a Trillion-Ton Iceberg Adrift
Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts
It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.
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theguardian.com: Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts
Space.com: Not-So-Super (New) Moon Coming Next Week
From Winston Churchill to Khloe Kardashian – who woulda thought?
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Are we alone in the universe? It’s a question that humanity has long grappled with. But while astronomers continue to scan the cosmos for signs of alien life, imaginations are free to run wild here on Earth. From pop stars to Hollywood actors to politicians, here are 13 famous people who believe in aliens.
From pop stars to actors to politicians, here are some famous people think E.T. is out there.
livescience.com: 13 Famous People Who Believe in Aliens
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017.
The spacecraft is in the process of beaming back science and engineering data collected during its passage, via NASA’s Deep Space Network Goldstone Complex in California’s Mojave Desert.
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In a new study, researchers analyzed the dermatological features of 10 classic movie villains, and compared them with those of 10 classic movie heroes. They found that 60 percent of the villains had noticeable dermatological features, compared with none of the heroes.
Some dermatologists are taking issue with Hollywood’s tendency to depict villains with distinctive skin features.