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Trapped in Antarctic ice pack

In 2013, the Russian vessel, the Akademik Shokalskiy, was used by Australasian Antarctic Expedition to repeat the route travelled by Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson and his team a century ago, between 1911 and 1914.

The International Ice Charting Group, with 60 scientists and meteorologists from 12 countries, met in the Tasmanian capital Hobart recently to discuss sea ice fluctuations and improved navigation and forecasting.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India has four of the 10 cities in the world with the worst air pollution. But while WHO experts acknowledge India faces a “huge challenge”, many countries are so bad that they have no monitoring system and cannot be included in its ranking.

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India’s capital city New Dehli was enveloped by toxic smog last month, forcing the Indian Medical Association to declare a public health emergency, advising citizens to stay indoors, and for all schools to be shut. The city implemented a total ban on trucks entering the capital and temporarily suspended all civil construction projects.

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Marie Antoinette was the wife of France’s King Louis XVI. While the people of Paris starved, she hosted lavish soirees at Versailles and outfitted herself in expensive gowns, diamonds, and slippers.

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Dog lovers always tell cat lovers that cat smells less, doesn’t need walking and is arguably more intelligent, but they don’t like humans and are fundamentally selfish. Comedian Eddie Izzard once quoted “Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away. That’s the deal.”

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