Video American & Classic Car Display Credit: East Coast Pirates Car Club Archant From an adult-only pantomime to a classic car show, there are plenty of events taking place to help beat the post-Christmas blues. What: AladdinWhere: Norwich Theatre Royal When: Until January 13, various times Cost: £14.50 to £26A magical carpet ride this Christmas for our popular family pantomime Aladdin. Steven Roberts (Hollyoaks, The History Boys) takes on the title role aiming to outwit the evil Abanazar, played by Emmerdale and Casualty star Rik Makarem.Joining them will be Milkshake favourite Kiera-Nicole Brennan as the Genie, Theatre Royal panto stalwart Richard Gauntlett as Widow Twankey, and Norfolk-based comedy entertainer Ben Langley as Wishee-Washee and Anna Hannides as Princess Willow. Norwich Theatre Royal's 2018 pantomime - Aladdin. The cast of the pantomime. Picture: Simon Finlay PhotographyWhat: Walk on the Wild Side When: January 4, 9am to 10.30am Where: … [Read more...] about Seven cheap and free things to do in Norfolk this week
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The Arctic Circle — the realm of polar bears and dwindling sea ice at the top of the world — hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees Celsius, this week. This was the temperature in Banak, Norway on July 30, though some Norwegian areas even reached a couple degrees warmer, according to the European meteorology site severe-weather.eu. Banak sits atop northern Europe, over 350 miles above the bottom edge of the Arctic Circle.SEE ALSO:A judge threw out another climate suit against Big Oil. But the real battles lie ahead.The greater Northern Hemisphere and Europe itself have been repeatedly scorched by both record and near-record temperatures this summer, a consequence of overall rising global temperatures. sensation de déjà-vu ce 30 juillet#Norvège🇳🇴Laponie, Finnmark, 70°N#Finlande🇫🇮, 65°Npic.twitter.com/pmFVq1ci7R— Etienne Kapikian (@EKMeteo) July 30, 2018In the past 40 years, Earth's climate has … [Read more...] about Extreme heat brings temperatures over 90 degrees to Arctic Circle
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Scharfenberg Globe Staff July 13, 2018 Gus, a polar bear at the Central Park Zoo, swam ceaselessly. He’d dive into his pool, slither across the bottom, surge to the surface, and backstroke to the other side. Then, he’d tuck his head into the water and do it again. And again. And again. Twelve hours a day. Every day. Gus was New York’s woolliest neurotic. And when the tabloids got hold of his story in the mid-1990s, it took off. David Letterman cracked wise. The rock band The Tragically Hip asked, “What’s Troubling Gus?” And the $25,000 the zoo spent on an animal behaviorist became a national punchline.But a couple of decades later, the joke has lost a bit of its zing. Gus’s compulsive behavior, a growing pile of research suggests, is distressingly common among captive animals. The gorillas behind the glass are plucking … [Read more...] about Did humans drive this polar bear insane?
SEATTLE, July 12 (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it is affordable and whether the company can generate enough demand to make a profit on space tourism.Executives at the company, started by Amazon.com Inc founder Bezos in 2000, told a business conference last month they planned test flights with passengers on the New Shepard soon, and to start selling tickets next year.The company, based about 20 miles (32 km) south of Seattle, has made public the general design of the vehicle - comprising a launch rocket and detachable passenger capsule - but has been tight-lipped on production status and ticket prices.Blue Origin representatives did not respond to requests for comment on its programs and … [Read more...] about Sources reveal what Jeff Bezos plans to charge for space rides
Photos don't do the northern lights justice. To fully appreciate the glory and grandeur of this celestial display, which is also known as the aurora borealis, you have to settle beneath the ever-changing lights and watch them curve and curl, slither and flicker. [Amazing Auroras: Stunning Northern Lights Photos] "I was camping, just lying out in a field in a sleeping bag on a late September night and looking up at the stars," said Terry Onsager, a physicist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. "All of a sudden, the most spectacular lights and swirls and rays just filled the sky, dancing and darting here and there," Onsager told Space.com. "It was just unbelievable." Onsager had his aurora experience in northern Norway — one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights. You could follow in his footsteps, or blaze your own trail somewhere along the "auroral zone" that encircles … [Read more...] about Northern Lights 2018: When, Where & How to See the Aurora Borealis