A 100 Year-Old Notebook Found From Unearthed Antarctic Expedition.

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A 100 Year-Old Notebook Found From Unearthed Antarctic Expedition.
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These are the photographs and journal of George Murray Levick, who traveled with Captain Robert Falcon Scott (greatest name ever) on the ill-fated south pole expedition.



Via Discovery:

Levick was one of six men in Scott's Northern Party, who summered (1911-1912) at Cape Adare and survived the winter of 1912 in a snow cave when their ship was unable to reach them. Levick was not part of the team that accompanied Scott on his doomed quest to be the first to reach the South Pole.

After an arduous two-and-a-half month trek, Scott and his crew did make it to the South Pole on Jan. 17, 1912. But they discovered that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had beat them to it. Scott and his team died on the way back to their base, faced with a blizzard and dwindling supplies.

Science Links of the Day: What You Might Have Missed

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Science Links of the Day: What You Might Have Missed
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-That Awesome Rooftop Rocket Launch Viewing Party You Had Planned Is Rescheduled Because of a Boat [Space.com]

-Window-less Planes are Coming.. and They Are Terrifying. [Quartz]

-Pope Gets Real: God is Not a Wizard, Big Bang Theory/Evolution Could Be Legit [NPR]

-Say What? Co-Founder of The Weather Channel Doesn't Believe in Global Warming [Mediaite]

-Stop Sharing This Fake 'Days of Darkness' NASA Story! [Huffington Post]

Man Walks Again After Having Been Paralyzed

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Man Walks Again After Having Been Paralyzed
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How the treatment worked:

1) One of the patient's two olfactory bulbs was removed and the olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) were grown in culture

2) 100 micro injections of OECs were made above and below the damaged area of the spinal cord

3) Four strips of nerve tissue were placed across an 8mm gap in the spinal cord. The scientists believe the OECs acted as a pathway to stimulate the spinal cord cells to regenerate, using the nerve grafts as a bridge to cross the severed cord



Via BBC:

Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.

The treatment, a world first, was carried out by surgeons in Poland in collaboration with scientists in London.

Details of the research are published in the journal Cell Transplantation.

Skeletons Couple Found Holding Hands After 700 Years

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Skeletons Couple Found Holding Hands After 700 Years
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Love really is timeless.

Via Discovery: The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years.

Archeologists found the happy couple holding hands in an earthen grave during an excavation of a "lost" chapel in Leicestershire, England, researchers reported Thursday (Sept. 18).

"We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple has been buried together in a single grave," Vicki Score, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) project manager, said in a statement.