· Jan 4, 2016 at 10:12 am
I was just reading that New Guinea has six species of tree kangaroos.
I also learned a new phrase: Arboreal locomotion.
“Arboreal locomotion” is the locomotion of animals in trees.
· Jan 3, 2016 at 8:55 am
Welcome to Beauty.AI, the first beauty contest judged by an all-robot jury. Robots and humans are welcome to join.
· Dec 21, 2015 at 10:45 am
Kirsty Young’s castaway is Chris Hadfield. He was the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station and took part in three space missions spending a total of 166 days orbiting the Earth. He has spent over 14 hours doing two space walks. He flew his first eight day mission into space in 1995 during which he visited the Russian space station Mir. In 2001 he paid his first visit to the International Space Station to help install Canadarm2, a robot arm helping to build the station which was launched three years previously. In 2012 he began his final five month stay in space on board the ISS. It was on this mission that his videos of life in space - including a film of him singing David Bowie’s Space Oddity and accompanying himself on guitar - led to him enjoying a huge following on social media.
I hadn’t heard of him until his infamous Space Oddity cover from space back in 2013.
He’s on Instagram, too: instagram.com/colchrishadfield/