Polygonal blocks or ‘campuses’ on the lowland surface of Venus. Note the zones of ridges that roughly parallel ‘campus’ margins. Credit: Paul K. Byrne, North Carolina State University and Sean C. Solomon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
“This tale reminded me of the Monty Python sketch where a Pharmacist comes out into the Chemist’s shop and shouts ….“Who’s got a boil on the bum?” ….”
The dig at the Ness of Brodgar is on a more limited scale this year.
In Japan they represent good fortune as well as a righteous and noble spirit.
“It was in the early hours of Saturday the 5th of March 1938 that a tremendous fire ripped through the buildings occupied by Gardens drapery, bakery and stores, Bridge Street, Kirkwall”
“In the North of Scotland, an area known to have high levels of Huntington’s disease, there has been a 46% increase over the last 30 years.”Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka from the University of Aberdeen
“Mars has only half the diameter of the Earth, but because it has no oceans, its surface area is actually greater than the Earth’s land surface. “
On 18th of July 1892, Ukrainian bacteriologist Waldemar Huffkine risked his life by testing his own vaccine against cholera on himself.
“Herbs in fish boxes…….Tatties……….Mixed veg. & Salad leaves……And in among them all…….Poppies!………High summer in the veg patch……..”
In Agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2020/21 there were 34 fatal injuries, an increase of 13 from the low of 21 seen in the previous year. The five-year average for fatal injuries in this sector is 28.