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Seafloor collapse threatens tsunami

Seafloor collapse threatens tsunami

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An area of the seafloor near Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in the early stages of collapse and could trigger a tsunami, scientists say.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
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Endeavour makes final flight

Endeavour makes final flight

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Endeavour landed Friday at Los Angeles International Airport after a cross-country goodbye tour, NASA said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.
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Global warming threatens kangaroos

Global warming threatens kangaroos

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Australian scientists have issued another warning concerning global warming, saying kangaroos face possible extinction this century as temperatures rise.

Hospital workers called patient 'alkie'

MIDDLESBROUGH, England, May 15 (UPI) -- A British woman is demanding the firings of two hospital staff members after her answering machine recorded them describing her as a black-toothed alcoholic.

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, April 21 (UPI) -- A team of international scientists says the Pacific Ocean atoll of Bikini, the site of the most powerful U.S. nuclear bomb explosion, is recovering.

Study: Coral reefs like 'junk food'

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, March 26 (UPI) -- Australian scientists have discovered coral reefs have an addiction to "junk food" and order symbiotic algae to produce it.

Study: Butterflyfish may face extinction

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An Australian-U.S. study suggests the black, white and yellow butterflyfish admired by eco-tourists and aquarium keepers might be at risk of extinction.
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Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment both in his personal career and in the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.

Cook charted many areas and recorded several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. His achievements can be attributed to a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, courage in exploring dangerous locations to confirm the facts (for example dipping into the Antarctic Circle repeatedly and exploring around the Great Barrier Reef), an ability to lead men in adverse conditions, and boldness both with regard to the extent of his explorations and his willingness to exceed the instructions given to him by the Admiralty.

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