Since prehistoric times the knife has been used for protection, eating and as a cooking utensil. It was not until modern times that the knife became a utensil for eating at the table. During the Middle Ages, most people carried one with them when they traveled.
These include the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2, which is expected to arrive at the asteroid Ryugu in several weeks time, and NASA’s OSIRIS REx mission which is due to reach the asteroid Bennu in August. Dr. Kaplan is currently a science team member with the OSIRIS REx mission and hopes that the Dawn study she led will help the OSIRIS REx mission characterize Bennu environment..
The Chinese foreign ministry has urged Thailand government to step up its efforts to rescue any survivors from the sinking of a tour boat off a southern island in the Southeast Asian nation.Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regular briefing that Beijing has asked Thailand to the scope for rescue and to mobilize various forces to join in the efforts. Said Thailand has assured Beijing it will not stop the search until all the Chinese tourists are found.The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Monday that travellers should closely monitor weather and sea conditions and obey all warnings.The notice carried in local newspapers and websites did not specifically mention Thailand but said some cruise companies exercised lax management and maintained inadequate safety measures.The boat that capsized during a storm off Phuket last Thursday killed at least 42 people with 10 still missing. Most passengers were Chinese.It not clear if the five survived the sinking or never got on the boat.Phuket Gov.Norrapat also said Monday the boat that sank in a storm Thursday afternoon carried 89 tourists, mostly Chinese, instead of 93.He said 10 people are now missing, instead of the previous figure of 14, including the five people believed to have survived.
Col. Andrew Morgan always dreamed about going to space. In July 2019, his dream becomes reality. Incoming water from some ericaceous bogs in the New Forest can have values from 3.5 to 6.7 so it is not suprising that the Beaulieu River water is dominantly acid. The effect of the low pH of incoming water is a tendency to dissolve the small amount of carbonate, present at coccoliths and shell debris in the mudflat and saltmarsh sediments of the Beaulieu River estuary. This dissolution is marked above Bucklers Hard and thus no carbonate has been recorded upstream of that locality.