Fondly Remembered

Sir Edmund Hillary is one of 45 individuals remembered in Time magazine’s 2008 ‘Fond Farewell’ tributes. “On May 29, 1953, Hillary, with the help of his Sherpa guide, became the first person to reach Earth’s highest point. Standing atop the peak of Mount Everest, the New Zealand-born mountaineer beheld a view never before seen: ‘The whole world around us lay spread out like a giant relief map.’ It is a feat that has been achieved many times since but never with such resonance.” Hillary died in Auckland on 11 January 2008 at the age of 88.

Sir Edmund Hillary: 20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008

Tags: Auckland  Edmund Hillary  Mt. Everest  Time Magazine  

Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

Unique Prehistoric Dolphin Discovered

A prehistoric dolphin newly discovered in the Hakataramea Valley in South Canterbury appears to have had a unique method for catching its prey, Evrim Yazgin writes for Cosmos magazine. Aureia rerehua was…