Global warming scientists stranded by unexpected Antarctic sea ice

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They went in search evidence of the world’s melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission … because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year.

The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them.

Now that effort has been ditched, with experts admitting the ice is just too thick. Instead the crew have built an icy helipad, with plans afoot to rescue the 74-strong team by helicopter.

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Don’t believe your eyes: These two blocks are the SAME shade of gray

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It’s hard to comprehend, but even though our eyes tell us that one block is darker and the other is lighter, we shouldn’t believe them.

The two blocks are, in fact, the exact same color and only appear diferent due to the effect of the darker and lighter shading across the middle.

Place one finger along the center, blocking the darker and lighter parts, and your eyes will begin to tell the truth.

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