Thomas Blanky (Ian Hart) in The C, the C, the Open C (Image courtesy AMC Studios / Amazon. All rights reserved)

“The C, the C, the Open C” is the ninth episode of the TV show “The Terror”, an adapatation of a novel by Dan Simmons with the same title, and follows “Terror Camp Clear”.

Note. This article contains spoilers about “The C, the C, the Open C”.

While Lady Jane Franklin (Greta Scacchi) asks again for help to begin an expedition to rescue the crews of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror ships, Captain Francis Crozier (Jared Harris) tries to keep his men alive without losing their humanity. Cornelius Hickey (Adam Nagaitis) does’t hesitate to resort to cannibalism to feed the mutineers who followed him.

Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin

The novel “Rite of Passage” by Alexei Panshin was published for the first time in 1968. It won the Nebula award for best novel of the year.

For Mia Havero it’s time to start training for the Trial, the rite of passage that every inhabitant of the Ship has to face at the age of 14. Together with a group of kids of the same age, she’ll be left for a month on a colony planet, where she’ll have to survive for a month thanks to her skills. The survivors will be considered adults.

Over the course of two years, Mia and the other kids her age must keep on attend normal classes but also start learning everything that will help them survive during the course of the Trial. For kids who grew up on a Ship, the idea of ​​spending a month on a planet inhabited by people they consider “Mudeaters” is quite shocking and when she participates in a trade mission with her father her opinion on the colonists doesn’t improve.

Spriggina flounensi

An article published in the journal “Nature Communications” describes a research on the environmental conditions in which the organisms known as Ediacaran Biota lived. A team of researchers from the University of California at Riverside (UCR) used biomarkers found in ancient rocks to obtain new information on the conditions and food sources of some of the most bizarre organisms in the history of life on Earth. They concluded that their habitats were rich in bacteria that contributed to the ecosystem.

Richard Feynman

Richard Phillips Feynman was born on May 11, 1918 in New York, USA. Richard Feynman developed the mathematical tools that allowed him to arrive at quantum electrodynamics, the theory for which in 1965 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics. Over the years he received a number of national and international awards up to the National Medal of Science in 1979.

Richard Feynman died on February 15, 1988, leaving a considerable legacy in the scientific field for his contributions and also as a popularizer. In the following years he was remembered in various ways with tributes, biographies, new editions of his autobiographical works and much more.

An illustration of the MAGESTIC system (Image courtesy Kelly Irvine/NIST. All rights reserved)

An article published in the journal “Nature Biotechnology” describes a new refinement of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic technique. A team of researchers of the Joint Institute of Metrology and Biology (JIMB) developed a system called MAGESTIC that was compared to the search-and-replace function of a word processor with respect to a blunt cutting tool.