Email Digital Story Innovation Team By Mark Doman Updated March 05, 2021 09:30:45 Map: Antarctica Since the early 70s, satellites have surveyed the ebb and flow of vast ice masses at the edge of Antarctica. The data being collected from space has allowed scientists to monitor huge areas of the icy continent, even through the darkness and hostility of an Antarctic winter. One of the more spectacular sights captured by the satellites is the calving of city-sized icebergs from ice shelves — the giant glaciers transporting ice from the middle of the continent out to sea. Just last week, a huge 1,200-square-kilometre iceberg broke away from the Brunt Ice Shelf near the Weddell Sea. It's the first large iceberg to break off from this shelf in 50 years. "A lot of these big ice shelves, we'll normally get, like, one iceberg produced from the shelf during our careers," said Dr Sue Cook, a glaciologist with the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership. "So ... » Learn More about Satellites capture formation of enormous iceberg A74 on Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf
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A growing number of youngsters aspire to be social media influencers for fame and fortune. But experts warn about a narcissitic trend that can be devastating for youths. Wang Yuke reports from Hong Kong. If Hong Kong's big-time fortune tellers can strike gold by amassing a huge following over time, there's a group of young go-getters trying to take a leaf out of their book — social media influencers. But the luck and instinct that may guarantee one's success in any field of endeavor simply don't fall from the sky. It could be a make-it-or-break-it move. Kenson, 10, is nothing short of a toy influencer in Hong Kong despite his tender age. "I often come across strangers recognizing me on the street. They would leap at me, excitedly shout out my name and ask for selfies," says Kenson shyly. "I was happy about it but it, somehow, set me on edge." While many young YouTubers wallow in stardom and the glee of being lionized, being a household name is not on Kenson's priority list. ... » Learn More about Wallowing in stardom or a minefield?
There are two approaches to cooking — one that follows recipes to the minute detail by measuring at every step, and one where ingredients are combined with an intuition and practised sense of smell and taste rather than by the measuring spoon. Whatever be the method, good food nourishes the soul. Ani I V Sasi’s Ninnila Ninnila (simultaneously dubbed in Tamil as Theeni ) shows a bit of both methods and roots for the second one. Food, here, reminds the central characters of people they have loved and lost. Food also helps to revive or forge new connections, heal, and find a new purpose in their lives. Ninnila Ninnila Cast: Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma, Nithya Menen Direction: Ani Sasi Streaming on: ZeePlex Ani Sasi juxtaposes two unlike people who will soon cross paths. An insomniac and pot-bellied Dev (Ashok Selvan) whose life has been thrown out of gear after a loss, and Tara (Ritu Varma) who hopes to fill a void by mending a broken bond. He is a mess, suffers sporadic ... » Learn More about ‘Ninnila Ninnila’ review: For the love of food
After yet another cinema hiatus, going to a theater to catch a film is once again a possibility in Hong Kong. Given theaters are still off-limits in many places around the world, the pickings are slim. Then a small menu could be a good way to ease back into things. After shooting out of the gate in late-February with lingering blockbusters, this week screens are splashed with (among others) a minor gem which would otherwise have been overwhelmed by Soul or Wonder Woman 1984 , and a New Year rom-com that's either eight or three weeks late, depending on which calendar you follow. In Run , we meet Diane (Sarah Paulson) in the midst of a difficult premature labor - shot in hard, suitably harrowing, green light - that very nearly ends in death. Flash forward 17 years and Chloe (Kiera Allen) endures a battery of drugs and physiotherapy to manage her heart, respiratory and mobility issues, but other than reliance on a wheelchair, Chloe is a bright, balanced, college-bound teenager. ... » Learn More about Binge watch away your COVID blues