‘For the second time in a week, a rare serpentine oarfish has surfaced on a Southern California beach, NBC reports. The one found Friday afternoon at Oceanside Harbor wasn’t quite as large as the 18-foot behemoth found near Catalina Island. This one was only 13-and-a-half feet long. It weighed an estimated 200 pounds and took 15 people to carry.
That is actually quite small for an oarfish. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it’s the largest bony fish in the sea and can grow to more than 50 feet long… Little is known about the species, since it’s usually found thousands of feet below the surface…’ (LAist).
‘Time is an illusion – at least in a toy model of the universe made of two particles of light. The experiment shows that what we perceive as the passage of time might emerge from the strange property of quantum entanglement. The finding could assist in solving the long-standing problem of how to unify modern physics.’ (New Scientist).
‘As the chart above shows, the cities with the worst air are often not big capitals, but provincial places with heavy industry in them or nearby. Ahwaz, for instance, in southwestern Iran, far outstrips infamously polluted cities like New Delhi or Beijing, with 372 parts per million of particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10), compared to the world average of 71. Life expectancy for the city of 1.2 million residents is the lowest in Iran.’ (Quartz).
‘…a disturbing series about the world of street monkeys in the city of Jakarta, created by the Finnish photographer Perttu Saska. Trained and dressed as humans to ask for money to passersby, as is an old Asian tradition, these monkeys have now become real objects, even wearing doll heads to accent mimicry, turning them into real living toys… A cruel phenomenon that leaves a strong sense of unease…’ Ufunk.net)
‘For starters: “The Higgs boson makes absolutely no sense. Why does it exist?” ‘ (Salon.com).