She Fell Nearly 2 Miles, and Walked Away

At 17, biologist Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.Juliane Diller recently retired as deputy director of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich. “The next thing I knew, I was no longer inside the cabin,” she…
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Is every spiderweb unique?

Spiderwebs are astonishingly complex constructions for objects that are so delicate. Even if webs don't literally spell out the words "terrific" and "radiant" like those in the book "Charlotte's Web" do, each is nonetheless an intricate engineering marvel. Building these strong yet ephemeral traps is a process that follows patterns…
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Telangana govt accuses AP of illegal projects on Krishna

Hyderabad (Telangana) , June 20 (ANI): Condemning the Andhra Pradesh government for "illegal projects" on the Krishna river and not paying heed to the instructions given by the NGT and the Centre, the Telangana Cabinet on Saturday decided to launch a campaign among the people about the heavy losses that the irrigation sector in the state would…
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Most distant quasar with powerful radio jets discovered

With the help of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT), astronomers have discovered and studied in detail the most distant source of radio emission known to date. The source is a "radio-loud" quasar -- a bright object with powerful jets emitting at radio wavelengths -- that is so far away its light has taken 13…
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In Brief: June 17, 2021

This week, Veronica Roth, Marie Lu, and Alexandra Bracken examine dystopia; Lydia M. Sigwarth revisits the library and librarian that changed her life; and Alexis Nedd and Alanna Bennett talk e-sports.“What Makes You Different, Makes You Dangerous”In commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Divergent series…
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Country diary: a tale of two fritillaries

Mabie Forest, Dumfries and Galloway: The two butterflies are hard to tell apart, but one clue is the month each arrives in the forest Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. Photograph: Stephen RuttSmall pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly. Photograph: Stephen RuttSat 19 Jun 2021 00.30 EDTOn the horizon, the pines are black – dappled emerald…
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