Category Archives: Science

‘We see the consequences': Iceland holds funeral for lost glacier

This was Iceland’s first glacier to disappear. But Sigurdsson said all of the nation’s ice masses will be gone in …read more

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This huge telescope could lead us to alien life. First it has to get off the ground.

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Astronomers and protestors are at an impasse over a plan to build the Thirty Meter Telescope atop a dormant volcano …read more

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Rare ‘fire cloud’ looks otherworldly in photo snapped from NASA’s flying lab

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Scientists are studying the clouds in hopes of improving weather and air-quality forecasts. …read more

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July 2019 officially Earth’s hottest month on record

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Last month, the NOAA said that June was the hottest June on record, with average temperatures surpassing those of 2016’s …read more

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July 2019 officially Earth’s hottest month on record

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Last month, the NOAA said that June was the hottest June on record, with average temperatures surpassing those of 2016’s …read more

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Bugs contribute to climate change? Yes, and new study shows how much.

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Invasive species kill enough trees each year to release as much carbon into the atmosphere as 4 million cars. …read more

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Space dust from ancient supernova found hiding in Antarctica

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The cosmic grains originated in a stellar explosion millions of years ago. …read more

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Spider silk ‘library’ could hold secrets for new materials

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Arachnid genes could help bring better bulletproof vests, space gear and biodegradable fishing lines. …read more

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Human-sized ‘monster’ penguin species discovered in New Zealand

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The extinct penguin was more than 5 feet tall and weighed more than 170 pounds. …read more

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What are earthquakes, and what causes them?

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The shaking tends to occur along zones of weakness in underground rock formations. …read more

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