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Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate
PHYS.ORG Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change... 21 hours
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Ancient Horse and Stable Found Under Pompeii Ash
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How 3,000-Pound Dinosaurs Sat on Eggs, But Didn't Crush Them
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