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Daily Mail
Do deep ocean currents explain why Antarctica isn't melting?Is this why Antarctica isn't melting? Ocean currents may explain why Earth's co
Do deep ocean currents explain why Antarctica isn't melting?
Daily Mail / Posted 4 hours ago
Is this why Antarctica isn't melting? Ocean currents may explain why Earth's coldest continent has resisted global warming Waters surrounding Antarctica are cooler than those around the Arctic Scientists have found ocean currents pull cold, old... Read more
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PhysOrg
Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmedObserved warming over the past 50 years (in degrees Celsius per decade) shows r
Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmed
PhysOrg / Posted 4 hours ago
Observed warming over the past 50 years (in degrees Celsius per decade) shows rapid warming in the Arctic, while the Southern Ocean around Antarctica has warmed little, if at all. Credit: K. Armour / UW The waters surrounding Antarctica may be one of... Read more
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International Business Times
Mystery of Antarctica's cold seawater explained by ocean currents A long-standing scientific puzzle of why the water around Antarctica has stayed
Mystery of Antarctica's cold seawater explained by ocean currents
International Business Times / Posted 4 hours ago
A long-standing scientific puzzle of why the water around Antarctica has stayed cold while the rest of the world's oceans have been heating up appears to have been solved by scientists. A team of researchers found unique currents around Antarctica... Read more
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Business Insider
Putin has turned Russia into a ticking time-bomb only he can defuseHere’s an alarming observation. According to Nikolay Petrov, a visiting fellow
Putin has turned Russia into a ticking time-bomb only he can defuse
Business Insider / Posted 6 hours ago
Here’s an alarming observation. According to Nikolay Petrov, a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin is looking at the possible failure of his government “within the coming year”. In a paper... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Corrections & ClarificationsTech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistant
Corrections & Clarifications
KING5 Seattle / Posted 2 days ago
Tech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistants misspelled the title of the Austrian remote control firm for which Regina Bernhaupt is head of research. The company’s name is Ruwido. The story also incorrectly named... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Corrections & ClarificationsTech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistant
Corrections & Clarifications
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 2 days ago
Tech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistants misspelled the title of the Austrian remote control firm for which Regina Bernhaupt is head of research. The company’s name is Ruwido. The story also incorrectly named... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Corrections & ClarificationsTech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistant
Corrections & Clarifications
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 2 days ago
Tech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistants misspelled the title of the Austrian remote control firm for which Regina Bernhaupt is head of research. The company’s name is Ruwido. The story also incorrectly named... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Corrections & ClarificationsTech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistant
Corrections & Clarifications
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 2 days ago
Tech: A story May 11 story about stand alone, voice-activated digital assistants misspelled the title of the Austrian remote control firm for which Regina Bernhaupt is head of research. The company’s name is Ruwido. The story also incorrectly named... Read more
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Daily Mail
Nasa releases incredibly detailed image of Pluto's icy terrainits close up: New Horizons' highest resolution snaps of dwarf planet are compil
Nasa releases incredibly detailed image of Pluto's icy terrain
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
its close up: New Horizons' highest resolution snaps of dwarf planet are compiled into detailed image of its icy terrain The resolution of the imagery, which shows a strip of planet, is about 260 feet (80 meters) per pixel Biew extends from the... Read more
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CBS News
Rare orca sighting in Gulf of Mexico caught on videoA group of friends who went out in the Gulf of Mexico hoping to catch some tuna
Rare orca sighting in Gulf of Mexico caught on video
CBS News / Posted 3 days ago
A group of friends who went out in the Gulf of Mexico hoping to catch some tuna stumbled upon an extremely rare sight: a pod of orcas. CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL reports the group was fishing 50 miles south of South Pass, Louisiana when they... Read more
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PhysOrg
Arctic Ocean methane does not reach the atmosphereOcean floor observatories, research ship and airplane were deployed to a area o
Arctic Ocean methane does not reach the atmosphere
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Ocean floor observatories, research ship and airplane were deployed to a area of 250 active methane gas flares in the Arctic Ocean. Credit: Torger Grytå/CAGE 250 methane flares release the climate gas methane from the seabed and into the Arctic... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Environmentalists push Obama to ban all oil drilling off U.S. coastsdevelopment. Environmentalists want Obama to invoke that statute before leaving
Environmentalists push Obama to ban all oil drilling off U.S. coasts
The Houma Courier / Posted 5 days ago
development. Environmentalists want Obama to invoke that statute before leaving office to indefinitely block drilling in the U.S. Atlantic and Arctic. They saw the opportunity after Royal Dutch Shell abandoned Arctic drilling and Obama rejected... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Environmentalists push Obama to ban all oil drilling off U.S. coastsdevelopment. Environmentalists want Obama to invoke that statute before leaving
Environmentalists push Obama to ban all oil drilling off U.S. coasts
The Daily Comet / Posted 5 days ago
development. Environmentalists want Obama to invoke that statute before leaving office to indefinitely block drilling in the U.S. Atlantic and Arctic. They saw the opportunity after Royal Dutch Shell abandoned Arctic drilling and Obama rejected... Read more
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PhysOrg
Truck turns its own heat into powerA 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundred
Truck turns its own heat into power
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 1,000 tonnes per year. Working with automotive manufacturer Scania, researchers from Sweden's KTH... Read more
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Daily Mail
Is the second about to change? Optical atomic clock may give more accurate measure of time, but don't worry y
Is the second about to change?
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Optical atomic clock may give more accurate measure of time, but don't worry you'll never notice the difference The most accurate clocks used globally still accumulate a tiny error Scientists say an atomic clock that... Read more
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Daily Mail
Super-slow motion footage captures lightning strikesNow that's electrifying! as they snake from the sky to the ground Lightning i
Super-slow motion footage captures lightning strikes
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Now that's electrifying! as they snake from the sky to the ground Lightning is one of the most fascinating atmospheric phenomena on Earth Little is known about how it starts, moves through air,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic airMosaic of images of the Arctic by MODIS. Credit: NASA Black carbon aerosols—par
Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
Mosaic of images of the Arctic by MODIS. Credit: NASA Black carbon aerosols—particles of carbon that rise into the atmosphere when biomass, agricultural waste, and fossil fuels are burned in an incomplete way—are important for understanding climate... Read more
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PhysOrg
Early armored dino from Texas lacked cousin's club-tail weapon, but had a nose for dangerPawpawsaurus lived 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It was f
Early armored dino from Texas lacked cousin's club-tail weapon, but had a nose for danger
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
Pawpawsaurus lived 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It was first identified from a skull found in north Texas. Credit: Karen Carr Pawpawsaurus's hearing wasn't keen, and it lacked the infamous tail club of Ankylosaurus. But... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Memorial Day fun for people who love the outdoorsa long, long winter. So if you’re itching to get outdoors this Memorial Day wee
Memorial Day fun for people who love the outdoors
Detroit Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
a long, long winter. So if you’re itching to get outdoors this Memorial Day weekend, who could blame you? “Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. Here in Michigan, it’s a big weekend for people who love the great outdoors,” said Matt... Read more
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Boston Globe
The best of Cape Cod and Island restaurantsUpper Cape (Falmouth, Hyannis, Sagamore, Sandwich, Woods Hole) The list of teq
The best of Cape Cod and Island restaurants
Boston Globe / Posted 7 days ago
Upper Cape (Falmouth, Hyannis, Sagamore, Sandwich, Woods Hole) The list of tequilas at Añejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar is long and interesting, and the plates of Americanized Mexican street food provide a spicy alternative to the Cape diet of... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Leaders from 171 countries sign landmark Paris Agreement on climate changeLeaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday
Leaders from 171 countries sign landmark Paris Agreement on climate change
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding his young... Read more
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Aljazeera
Warming world, melting Arctic: business as usualLast week the Danish Meteorological Institute announced that ice cover across t
Warming world, melting Arctic: business as usual
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
Last week the Danish Meteorological Institute announced that ice cover across the Arctic Ocean was at its lowest April extent since records began 38 years ago. Since then the US Nation Snow and Ice Data Center confirmed that May's ice extent is also... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's polesLocation of the southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current front (white contour), w
Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's poles
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
Location of the southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current front (white contour), with -1 degree Celsius sea surface temperature lines (black contours) on Sept. 22 each year from 2002-2009, plotted against a chart of the depth of the Southern Ocean... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Greens in pinstriped suitsOIL firms find it hard to determine who their environmentalist adversaries are
Greens in pinstriped suits
Namibia Economist / Posted 7 days ago
OIL firms find it hard to determine who their environmentalist adversaries are these days. They used to be easy to spot, with beards and dungarees. Now they spout forth corrupted Shakespeare to disrupt concert performances, or wear nuns’ habits at... Read more
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The Bristol Bay Times
Much of the Arctic is lower than it was beforewith 29 species of lichens and mosses. Now, Tapkaurak is wet, gullied and fragr
Much of the Arctic is lower than it was before
The Bristol Bay Times / Posted 9 days ago
with 29 species of lichens and mosses. Now, Tapkaurak is wet, gullied and fragrant with sedges and grasses. And, like other parts of Alaska's North Slope, it is a few feet farther from the clouds. Tapkaurak is part of what might be an... Read more
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New Kerala
Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's poles - newkerala.com #66667California, May 21 : Why has the sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica been incr
Study helps explain sea ice differences at Earth's poles - newkerala.com #66667
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
California, May 21 : Why has the sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica been increasing slightly, in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice occurring in the Arctic Ocean? A new NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Southern... Read more
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iol.co.za
Zika virus 'could spread to Europe’London - The Zika virus may spread into Europe this summer as the weather gets
Zika virus 'could spread to Europe’
iol.co.za / Posted 11 days ago
London - The Zika virus may spread into Europe this summer as the weather gets warmer, health officials have warned. The World Health Organisation has said the overall risk is small to moderate. It is highest in areas where Aedes mosquitoes thrive,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Forget out of Africa! Evidence shows ancient humans migrated BACKForget out of Africa! Fossils reveal human farmers migrated BACK to the contine
Forget out of Africa! Evidence shows ancient humans migrated BACK
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
Forget out of Africa! Fossils reveal human farmers migrated BACK to the continent from Europe 3,000 years ago to populate it Remains of 35,000 woman found in cave in Romania, genome sequenced It supports the theory of a Eurasian migration into... Read more
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New York Magazine
It’s Been the Hottest Month on Record, for a Full Year NowThis was a river. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press via Getty Images Ap
It’s Been the Hottest Month on Record, for a Full Year Now
New York Magazine / Posted 11 days ago
This was a river. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press via Getty Images April was the hottest April in recorded history. March was the hottest March. Ditto for February – and each of the nine preceding months. This has been happening for a year... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Alaska Science Forum: Much of the Arctic is lower than it was beforewith 29 species of lichens and mosses. Now, Tapkaurak is wet, gullied and fragr
Alaska Science Forum: Much of the Arctic is lower than it was before
Juneau Empire / Posted 17 days ago
with 29 species of lichens and mosses. Now, Tapkaurak is wet, gullied and fragrant with sedges and grasses. And, like other parts of Alaska’s North Slope, it is a few feet farther from the clouds. Tapkaurak is part of what might be an... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Shrinking Arctic bird suffers double hit from global warmingOSLO — Red knots, a type of bird that makes one of the longest annual migration
Shrinking Arctic bird suffers double hit from global warming
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
OSLO — Red knots, a type of bird that makes one of the longest annual migrations, are shrinking because climate change in their Arctic nesting grounds makes life harder during their winters in Africa, scientists say. Snows in Arctic Russia now melt... Read more
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PhysOrg
Uncovering the secrets of Arctic seabird coloniesThe location of seabird colonies along the northern Norwegian coast is strongly
Uncovering the secrets of Arctic seabird colonies
PhysOrg / Posted 17 days ago
The location of seabird colonies along the northern Norwegian coast is strongly controlled by fish larvae and plankton 'hot spots,' where currents and the contours of the coast concentrate food for the birds. Credit: Per Harald Olsen, NTNU Ninety per... Read more
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International Business Times
Climate change 'shrinking' Arctic migratory birds Warmer temperatures in the Arctic are shrinking the size of far-flying migrator
Climate change 'shrinking' Arctic migratory birds
International Business Times / Posted 17 days ago
Warmer temperatures in the Arctic are shrinking the size of far-flying migratory birds and weakening their struggle to survive, a study says. Red knot shorebirds (Calidris canutus) fly up to 14,000km (9,000 miles) to the Arctic Circle every summer... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry FundingA prominent and outspoken fisheries scientist at the University of Washington i
Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding
KERA North Texas / Posted 17 days ago
A prominent and outspoken fisheries scientist at the University of Washington is under attack from Greenpeace for not disclosing industry funding in several scientific papers stretching back to 2006. Greenpeace calls Ray Hilborn, a professor at the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry FundingPhoto by Wikimedia Commons A prominent and outspoken fisheries scientist at th
Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding
KPBS San Diego / Posted 17 days ago
Photo by Wikimedia Commons A prominent and outspoken fisheries scientist at the University of Washington is under attack from Greenpeace for not disclosing industry funding in several scientific papers stretching back to 2006. Greenpeace calls Ray... Read more
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Daily Mail
Stunning new image reveals the 'dark eye' Saturn's massive stormStunning new image reveals the 'dark eye' of Saturn: Huge south polar storm is
Stunning new image reveals the 'dark eye' Saturn's massive storm
Daily Mail / Posted 17 days ago
Stunning new image reveals the 'dark eye' of Saturn: Huge south polar storm is shown in 10 times more detail The dark ‘eye’ of the storm is around 4,970 miles (8,000 km) across The shot is made up of two separate images taken by the Cassini... Read more
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Denver Post
Hundreds swarm BLM auction in Lakewood to protest oil, gas drillingLAKEWOOD — Hundreds of Leave It In The Ground demonstrators demanding a tougher
Hundreds swarm BLM auction in Lakewood to protest oil, gas drilling
Denver Post / Posted 17 days ago
LAKEWOOD — Hundreds of Leave It In The Ground demonstrators demanding a tougher response to climate change swarmed a federal public lands auction Thursday and set up a blockade to try to stop new oil and gas drilling. U.S. Bureau of Land Management... Read more
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The Christian Post
MIT Lecture Claims Islamophobia to Blame for Global Warming Spiraling Out of ControlYesmeena Buzeriba (C) chants along with other students at a rally against Islam
MIT Lecture Claims Islamophobia to Blame for Global Warming Spiraling Out of Control
The Christian Post / Posted 17 days ago
Yesmeena Buzeriba (C) chants along with other students at a rally against Islamophobia at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, November 23, 2015. Is Islamophobia accelerating global warming? That question was the focus of a lecture... Read more
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PhysOrg
Shrinking shorebird pays the bill for rapid Arctic warming while wintering in the tropicsRed knots used to incubate their eggs in the Arctic snow in order to optimally
Shrinking shorebird pays the bill for rapid Arctic warming while wintering in the tropics
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
Red knots used to incubate their eggs in the Arctic snow in order to optimally time the hatch date of their chicks relative to the insect food peak. Nowadays, red knots have a hard time keeping pace with the rapidly advancing onset of Arctic summer... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Sheldon Whitehouse and Ted Lieu Demonstrate Superior Climate Change ActivismSchool Scientists In How To Do ItAlternative Title: Where were Bernie and Hilla
Sheldon Whitehouse and Ted Lieu Demonstrate Superior Climate Change Activism
ScienceBlogs / Posted 18 days ago
School Scientists In How To Do ItAlternative Title: Where were Bernie and Hillary???? You need to know right away that the Lede to this story is buried way the hell down the page. That’s OK, though, because others are covering this, and the... Read more
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The Columbian
Shrubs led moose into ArcticANCHORAGE, Alaska — Shrubs expanding northward into a warming Arctic — and grow
Shrubs led moose into Arctic
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Shrubs expanding northward into a warming Arctic — and growing taller as they did — paved the way for moose to expand their range northward too. That’s the finding of a recent study by scientists with the University of Alaska... Read more
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PhysOrg
New species from the Pliocene of Tibet reveals origin of Ice Age mountain sheepcross-sectional shapes at four intervals along left horn. Credit: WANG Xiaoming
New species from the Pliocene of Tibet reveals origin of Ice Age mountain sheep
PhysOrg / Posted 19 days ago
cross-sectional shapes at four intervals along left horn. Credit: WANG Xiaoming Modern wild sheep, Ovis, is widespread in the mountain ranges of the Caucasus through Himalaya, Tibetan Plateau, Tianshan-Altai, eastern Siberia, and the Rocky... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa’s hiring wave to bolster federal science at seaThe federal government is about to do something it hasn’t done much of for year
Ottawa’s hiring wave to bolster federal science at sea
The Globe and Mail / Posted 19 days ago
The federal government is about to do something it hasn’t done much of for years: hire scientists – a lot of them. At an event scheduled for Wednesday morning in Ottawa, Hunter Tootoo, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard,... Read more
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Daily Record
Russia preparing to test nuclear weapon powerful enough to wipe out a countryThe "Satan 2" missile is equipped with stealth technology to help it dodge enem
Russia preparing to test nuclear weapon powerful enough to wipe out a country
Daily Record / Posted 20 days ago
The "Satan 2" missile is equipped with stealth technology to help it dodge enemy radar systems and could reportedly destroy a whole country in seconds. Its official name is the RS-28 Sarmat and it will replace aging Soviet R-36M missiles, which NATO... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Leaders from 171 countries sign landmark Paris Agreement on climate changeLeaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday
Leaders from 171 countries sign landmark Paris Agreement on climate change
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding his young... Read more
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Daily Mail
Who was the mysterious child mummy of Siberia? DNA tests seek to find modern relatives of the 800-year-old boy DNA samples f
Who was the mysterious child mummy of Siberia?
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
DNA tests seek to find modern relatives of the 800-year-old boy DNA samples from three indigenous groups in Siberia are to be taken They will be matched against the DNA of the medieval child The... Read more
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Daily Mail
Just how frozen IS Greenland? Scientists seek out the weakest parts of the melting ice sheet using seismic w
Just how frozen IS Greenland?
Daily Mail / Posted 24 days ago
Scientists seek out the weakest parts of the melting ice sheet using seismic waves Changes to the ice sheets will be a major contributor to sea level rise Tiny seismic vibrations caused by ocean can measure ice sheet... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Top exhibits this summer“EXPLORATION 2016”Through June 24Calligraphy extends beyond pretty lettering to
Top exhibits this summer
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 24 days ago
“EXPLORATION 2016”Through June 24Calligraphy extends beyond pretty lettering to the decoration and celebration of letterforms in many media. The Chicago Calligraphy Collective holds its 30th juried exhibition here. Free | Newberry Library |... Read more
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Advocate Tribune
Indigenous activities at YME show students more than just how to have funIndigenous activities at YME show students more than just how to have fun Last
Indigenous activities at YME show students more than just how to have fun
Advocate Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
Indigenous activities at YME show students more than just how to have fun Last week, YME students were given the opportunity to take a break from their normal routine of sitting in the classroom to go outside and experience Native American Culture... Read more
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PhysOrg
As shrubs expanded into a warming Arctic, moose followedShrubs expanding northward into a warming Arctic - and growing taller as they d
As shrubs expanded into a warming Arctic, moose followed
PhysOrg / Posted 24 days ago
Shrubs expanding northward into a warming Arctic - and growing taller as they did - paved the way for moose to expand their range northward too. That's the finding of a recent study by scientists with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S.... Read more
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