Environment
Early melting of winter snowfall advances the Arctic springtime  SCIENCE DAILY · 33 minutes
Early melting of winter snow is driving the early arrival of spring in parts of the Arctic. more
Freshwater fish species richness has increased in Ohio River Basin since '60s  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
The taxonomic and trophic composition of freshwater fishes in the Ohio River Basin has changed significantly in recent decades, possibly due to environmental modifications... more
Particulate matter takes away 125,000 years of healthy life from Europe's child population  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
A study analyzes the burden of disease of seven environmental hazards to children in the 28 countries of the European Union. more
Geography study finds hot days lead to wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Geography researchers found that temperature was a better predictor of wildfire than humidity, rainfall, moisture content of the vegetation and soil and other weather factors. more
New studies highlight challenge of meeting Paris Agreement climate goals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
New research highlights the 'incredible challenge' of reaching the Paris Agreement without intense action and details the extreme temperatures parts of the planet will suffer if countries fail... more
Changes in rainfall and temperatures have already impacted water quality  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Changes in temperature and precipitation have already impacted the amount of nitrogen introduced into US waterways. This can lead to toxin-producing algal blooms or low-oxygen dead zones called... more
Major deep carbon sink linked to microbes found near volcano chains  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Up to about 19% more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the... more
Freshwater fish species richness has increased in Ohio River Basin since '60s  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The taxonomic and trophic composition of freshwater fishes in the Ohio River Basin has changed significantly in recent decades, possibly due to environmental modifications... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish... more
Quantifying landslide frequency and sediment residence time in the Nepal Himalaya  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Quantifying how Earth surface processes interact with climate, tectonics, and biota has proven challenging, in part due to the stochastic nature of erosion and sedimentation. Landsliding... more
Clean air for some: Unintended spillover effects of regional air pollution policies  Science Magazine · 8 hours
China has enacted a number of ambitious pollution control policies to mitigate air pollution in urban areas. Unintended side effects of these policies to... more
Persistent Early to Middle Holocene tropical foraging in southwestern Amazonia  Science Magazine · 8 hours
The Amazon witnessed the emergence of complex societies after 2500 years ago that altered tropical landscapes through intensive agriculture and managed aquatic systems. However, very little is known... more
Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Ice sheet mass loss is currently dominated by fast-flowing glaciers (ice streams) terminating in the ocean as ice shelves and resting on beds below sea level. The factors... more
Air pollution increases risk for respiratory hospitalization among childhood cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Poor air quality days significantly increase the risk of hospitalizations for respiratory issues in young survivors of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. more
New robust device may scale up quantum tech, researchers say  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Researchers have been trying for many years to build a quantum computer that industry could scale up, but the building blocks of quantum computing, qubits, still aren't robust... more
How would you survive on Mars?  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms on Mars. more
Changes in rainfall and temperatures have already impacted water quality  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Changes in temperature and precipitation have already impacted the amount of nitrogen introduced into U.S. waterways, according to new research from a team of three Carnegie ecologists published... more
Gulf of Maine seasonal wildlife timing shifts  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Many researchers and amateur naturalists track dates for the first robin or pond ice-out; such records offer data on timing of plant and animal life cycle events known as phenology. While such observations are... more
NASA examines Tropical Cyclone Kenneth in infrared light  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kenneth and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
How would you survive on Mars? (w/video)  nanowerk · 11 hours
The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms on... more
Schadenfreude: Your pain is my gain  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
If someone in the workplace is mistreated, their colleagues may respond with empathy -- or with schadenfreude. The latter emotion, according to a new study, occurs primarily in highly competitive working environments, when one person's misfortune... more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets. Fundamentally important for the habitability of a... more
Antarctica: The final frontier for marine biological invasions?  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity. The research is an important step in the quest to understand whether invasive species,... more
Antarctica: the final frontier for marine biological invasions?  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology. The research is an... more
NASA's InSight detects first likely 'quake' on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely 'marsquake'. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as... more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets fundamentally important in modern science. Fundamentally important... more
Artificial mother-of-pearl created using bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A biologist invented an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for making artificial nacre using an innovative component: bacteria. The artificial nacre is made of biologically produced materials and has the toughness of natural nacre, while also being stiff... more
Plant signals trigger remarkable bacterial transformation  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The cycad Cycas revoluta is a palm-like plant that grows on rocky coastal cliffs in the sub-tropics and tropics. It has a symbiotic relationship with the Nostoc species of bacteria that can convert nitrogen from the... more
Scientists develop a new method for improving the efficiency of air purifiers  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Clean air is something that we are continuously proud of in our little Estonia, and it has been called, partly in jest, one of... more
Why Pluto is losing its atmosphere: winter is coming  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The ominous warning – "winter is coming", popularised by fantasy series Game of Thrones – applies equally well to Pluto. more
Graffiti exhibition to showcase role of climate from space  ESA · 17 hours
Street art and climate science will combine at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium to highlight the major role that... more
Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash, a new study finds. more
Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study has revealed soft tissues that cover the rocky coral skeleton promote the recovery of corals following a bleaching event. more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
New studies highlight challenge of meeting Paris Agreement climate goals  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New research highlights the "incredible challenge" of reaching the Paris Agreement without intense action and details the extreme temperatures parts of the planet will suffer if countries fail... more
Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria  nanowerk · 1 day
A biologist invented an inexpensive and environmentally friendly method for making artificial nacre using an innovative component: bacteria. The artificial nacre is made of biologically produced materials and has the toughness of natural nacre, while also... more
Scientists create largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study from scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a new... more
Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change and ocean warming threaten coral reefs and disrupt the harmonious relationship between corals and their symbiotic algae, a process known as "coral bleaching." However,... more
Protecting small farms in Mozambique from drought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
During the months that Jonathan Malacarne spent traveling from village to village in rural Mozambique, the weather could be dry and dusty or soaking wet from heavy rain. Either way, people from the community... more
Fortune favours the bold: Can behaviour explain why some animal species become invasive?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study has found that adaptability is the key to invasive species succeeding in non-native environments. more
X-ray observations reveal insights into the nature of the pulsar wind nebula 3C 58  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Analysis of the new data from X-ray observations using NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft and archival data from the agency's Chandra X-ray... more
Students develop acoustic device to detect whales near offshore wind farm  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of six ocean engineering students at the University of Rhode Island has developed an acoustic device that successfully detects the sounds made by whales... more
Estimating the occurrence of nanomaterials in the environment  nanowerk · 2 days
To perform a risk assessment of nanomaterials in the environment, information on the exposure, i.e. the amounts that are present in the environment, is essential. In contrast to many other known pollutants,... more
First-ever open public alerts now available from LIGO  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Two new probable gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime caused by cataclysmic cosmic events and first predicted by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago—have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave... more
Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In Kenya's second largest city, Mombasa, the demand for water is expected to double by 2035 to an estimated 300,000 cubic meters per day. In Mombasa's current warm and humid climate, that water comes from a... more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
Large-scale forest carbon sequestration could cause food prices to skyrocket  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Paris Agreement calls for reducing greenhouse gases enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels. This could be done by... more
$5-tn fuel exploration plans 'incompatible' with climate goals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are "poles apart" from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new... more
Earth Day 2019: How NASA Data Helps US Deal with Disasters and Climate Change  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A new NASA website shows just how the agency's Earth observation data helps communities across the United States deal with... more
Researchers calculate decades of 'scary' Greenland ice melting  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Measuring melting ice is a fairly precise business in 2019—thanks to satellites, weather stations and sophisticated climate models. more
Meal Kits Have A Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says  NPR · 2 days
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new... more
Global warming may boost economic inequality  Science Magazine · 2 days
Higher temperatures could account for 25% of “growth gap” between countries more
Climate change has worsened global economic inequality  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The gap between the economic output of the world's richest and poorest countries is 25 percent larger today than it would have been without global warming, according to new research. more
Climate change has worsened global economic inequality  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere have enriched cool countries like Norway and... more
Meal Kits Have Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says  NPR · 2 days
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests... more
Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state. more
Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty  MIT · 2 days
A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends. more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Human influence on climate change is traced back to the 19th century  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change poses a serious challenge to the human society and it is generally believed that humans are themselves to blame. The Intergovernmental Panel... more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Was the restaurant really that bad—or was it just the rain?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food—and bad weather. more
Those home-delivered meal kits are greener than you thought, new study concludes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad... more
Was the restaurant really that bad -- Or was it just the rain?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food -- and bad... more
Thousands protest China-backed mega-dam in Myanmar  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thousands of people in northern Myanmar took to the streets on Monday to protest against the proposed reinstatement of a Chinese-backed mega-dam they say will cause huge environmental damage and bring little benefit to the country. more
Modified 'white graphene' for eco-friendly energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), together with colleagues from the United States and Germany, have found a way to obtain inexpensive catalysts from hexagonal boron nitride or "white graphene." The technology can be used in... more
Marine Skin dives deeper for better monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new and greatly improved version of an electronic tag, called Marine Skin, used for monitoring marine animals could revolutionize our ability to study sea life and its natural environment, say KAUST researchers. more
How to Watch the Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower (Unless the Moon Gets in the Way)  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Springtime stargazers are in for a treat; the Lyrid meteor shower will peak in a dazzling show tonight... more
Those home-delivered meal kits are greener than you thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, are hugely popular but get a bad environmental rap due to perceived packaging... more
Extinction Rebellion: disruption and arrests can bring social change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody's screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been... more
USC prof devises 'smart' building materials that move themselves with no motor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a licensed architect concerned about the environment, Doris Sung became fed up catering to clients wanting steel and glass buildings with no regard... more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets  Science Magazine · 5 days
The Global Deal for Nature (GDN) is a time-bound, science-driven plan to save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth. Pairing the GDN and the Paris Climate... more
Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some... more
Scientists uncover a link between RNA editing and chloroplast-to-nucleus communication  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? How will plants fare in more extreme weather conditions? When experiencing stress or damage from various sources, plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus communication... more
Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a... more
April's Lyrid Meteors Peak Early this Week, But the Moon May Interfere  SPACE.COM · 5 days
One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon. more
Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water as a... more
Fuel cells in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules such as proteins and DNA. One major route for this exchange, discovered only in the... more
MicroRNA-like RNAs contribute to the lifestyle transition of Arthrobotrys oligospora  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lifestyle transition is a fundamental mechanism that fungi have evolved to survive and proliferate in different environments. As a typical nematode-trapping fungus, Arthrobotrys oligospora switches from saprophytes to... more
Opinion: Why protesters should be wary of '12 years to climate breakdown' rhetoric  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
I was invited to speak to a group of teenagers on climate strike in Oxford recently. Like many scientists, I support the... more
Researchers discover good news for fish populations living on bleached coral reefs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Bioengineers program cells as digital signal processors  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Synthetic biologists have added high-precision analog-to-digital signal processing to the genetic circuitry of living cells. The research dramatically expands the chemical, physical and environmental cues engineers can use to prompt programmed responses from engineered... more
Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. more
Firms are better off revealing their environmental practices  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Firms that value and practice environmental transparency in their reporting to stakeholders are in general better economic performers than those whose practices are more opaque. more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past. more
Amygdala ensembles encode behavioral states  Science Magazine · 6 days
Internal states, including affective or homeostatic states, are important behavioral motivators. The amygdala regulates motivated behaviors, yet how distinct states are represented in amygdala circuits is unknown. By longitudinally imaging neural calcium dynamics in freely moving mice across... more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over many years in... more
Bioengineers add cooperative molecules to their toolkit for programming signal processing  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Elaborate molecular networks inside living cells enable them to sense and process many signals from the environment to perform desired cellular functions. Synthetic biologists have been... more
42,000-Year-Old Foal Entombed in Ice Still Had Liquid Blood in Its Veins  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
It's the oldest liquid blood on record, say scientists who want to clone the ice age horse. more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. In the cool dry season, the highlands of the volcano slopes are engulfed in cloud... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
On This Day in Space! April 18, 2014: LADEE Crashes into the Moon  SPACE.COM · 6 days
On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) ended its mission by crashing into the moon. See how... more
Could computer games help farmers adapt to climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from Sweden and Finland have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they... more
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How would you survive on Mars?
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How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass
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Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
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Tip the planet: Tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions
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Top EPA advisers challenge long-standing air pollution science, threatening Americans' health
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Why the Great Plains has such epic weather
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George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change
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Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef
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When people downsize to tiny houses, they adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles
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Fireworks of blue lightning and gamma rays above thunderclouds
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New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
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Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
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Music for space
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Microscopic swimmers with visual perception of group members form stable swarms
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Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind
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Brilliant Green Fireball Lights Up Florida Sky
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The space we travel through
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White people's eating habits produce most greenhouse gases
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Researchers blown away by hurricane simulation
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