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Google Street View Won’t Let Me Jump Inside This Volcano – Gizmodo

March 15, 2017 11:05:00 am | 0 Comments

Gizmodo Google Street View Won’t Let Me Jump Inside This VolcanoGizmodoImagine my excitement when I saw the Google blog post about a new Street View adventure that took you inside of a volcano. I’ve always wanted to jump inside of a volcano! Then can you imagine my disappointment when I learned that the new Volcano…

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Oldest Human Cranium Ever Found in Portugal – R & D Magazine

March 15, 2017 11:01:26 am | 0 Comments

R & D Magazine Oldest Human Cranium Ever Found in PortugalR & D MagazineAn international research team, directed by Portuguese archaeologist João Zilhão and including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam, found the cranium in a cave in Portugal, marking an important contribution to knowledge of human evolution …Researchers discover 400000-year-old artifact in PortugalAOLAncient 400000-Year-Old Human Skull…

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Mammals shrink when Earth heats up — horses the size of cats? – The Mercury News

March 15, 2017 10:58:00 am | 0 Comments

The Mercury News Mammals shrink when Earth heats up — horses the size of cats?The Mercury NewsIllustration provided by the Florida Museum of Natural History shows a comparison of a Sifrhippus sandrae, right, with a modern Morgan horse that stands about 5 feet tall at the shoulder. (Florida Museum of Natural History, illustration by Danielle…

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The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching yet again, and scientists say only swift climate action can save it – Washington Post

March 15, 2017 10:43:28 am | 0 Comments

Washington Post The Great Barrier Reef is bleaching yet again, and scientists say only swift climate action can save itWashington PostThis story has been updated. Last year the Great Barrier Reef — the largest coral structure on Earth — saw unprecedented bleaching due to extremely warm ocean temperatures. In major parts of the remote northern…

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Think spiders are freaky? Wait ’til you hear how much they eat – USA TODAY

March 15, 2017 10:26:40 am | 0 Comments

USA TODAY Think spiders are freaky? Wait ’til you hear how much they eatUSA TODAYAll the spiders in the world combined annually eat about 440 to 880 million tons of insects and other pests — equal to the weight of more than 85 million elephants, according to a new study. That’s a lot of bugs.…

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Study: Stopping global warming only way to save coral reefs – SFGate

March 15, 2017 10:14:55 am | 0 Comments

SFGate Study: Stopping global warming only way to save coral reefsSFGateSYDNEY (AP) — Reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won’t prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. In the end, researchers say, the only way to save the …Large Sections of Australia’s Great…

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Dark Matter Was Likely a Minor Ingredient in Early Galaxies, Study Finds – Space.com

March 15, 2017 10:03:48 am | 0 Comments

Space.com Dark Matter Was Likely a Minor Ingredient in Early Galaxies, Study FindsSpace.comAlthough the invisible substance known as dark matter dominates galaxies nowadays, it was apparently only a minor ingredient of galaxies in the early universe, a new study finds. This new finding sheds light on how galaxies and their mysterious “haloes …Dark matter is…

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Dark matter less influential in galaxies in early universe – Phys.Org

March 15, 2017 10:00:35 am | 0 Comments

Phys.Org Dark matter less influential in galaxies in early universePhys.OrgSchematic representation of rotating disc galaxies in the early Universe (right) and the present day (left). Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope suggest that such massive star-forming disc galaxies in the early Universe were less …more.Absence of dark matter startles astronomersCosmos all 15 news articles »

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Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find – New York Times

March 15, 2017 10:00:20 am | 0 Comments

New York Times Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists FindNew York TimesSevere bleaching last year on the northern Great Barrier Reef affected even the largest and oldest corals, like this slow-growing Porites colony. Credit Terry Hughes et al./Nature. SYDNEY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been …The…

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Smoggy in Beijing? A lack of Arctic sea ice may be to blame – The Verge

March 15, 2017 10:00:04 am | 0 Comments

The Verge Smoggy in Beijing? A lack of Arctic sea ice may be to blameThe VergeIn the winter of 2013, Beijing and other cities in the East China Plains became blanketed in thick, eye-stinging, gray smog. The pollution levels were off the charts: people were told to stay indoors, roads were closed, and hundreds of…

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