IceCube Neutrino Observatory provides new insights into origin of cosmic rays

In 1912, Austrian physicist Victor Hess was using balloons to measure radiation levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. His innovative and meticulous work required him to travel with the balloon up to altitudes of 5.3 km, monitoring the measuring equipment and checking data. The danger of traveling to such heights paid off for Hess. Unexpectedly, he…

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Icy skepticism hits Slashdot

I noted yesterday this story in Slashdot: Canadian Ice Shelves Halve In Six Years The CBC reports on new research that shows thousand-year-old ice shelves (much different than sea ice) are breaking up and have been reduced by half in a region of Canada over the last six years. ‘This summer alone saw the Serson…