From the darkness of the deep sea to the coast of Vigo.
The tiny crustaceans Phronima are terrifying: they kill plankton, eat their insides and ride around the ocean in the planktons' cold, dead husks. Later, after Phornima lay their eggs in these husks, their babies come bursting out of their victims' bodies to begin the cycle.
And they're not exactly friendly looking
There is an interesting anecdote which claims that the crustacean Phronima, served as the inspiration for the alien queen first seen in James Cameron’s, Alien.
If you want to learn more about the `Alien´ found in Vigo click HERE
At Lunar New Year, it’s tradition to give the gift of a bright, beautiful red envelope (known as 紅包, hóngbāo) to your friends and family. But not just any old envelope. These are filled with money - and symbolize good wishes and luck for the new year ahead.
The importance of the hóngbāo isn’t the cash held inside; it’s actually the envelope itself.
The red color symbolizes good luck and prosperity in Chinese (and other East Asian) cultures.
Last Friday at school we were very happy to receive our Red Envelopes
Remember, those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year.
The `School Day of Non-violence and Peace' 30th January is the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi.
At school this week 5th graders and Infants Year 2 have been working on the project `1000 Cranes for Peace'.
Sadako Sasaki was a 12-year-old Japanese girl who died of leukemia, a victim of radiation from the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
An ancient Japanese legend says that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish, so Sadako folded the cranes hoping she would recover and one day run again. But she died on October 25, 1955. She never gave up, folding the cranes until her last day, inspiring her friends and classmates.
Nowadays the 1,000 cranes represent a universal call to world peace.