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Asteroid Impact Risks ‘Underappreciated’; Fascinating Video Shows Impact If an Asteroid Hit Planet Earth

Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Earth, Sci-Tech, Space with 0 Comments
Asteroid Impact Risks ‘Underappreciated’; Fascinating Video Shows Impact If an Asteroid Hit Planet Earth

A visualization showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation. The US-based group, which includes a number of former NASA astronauts, campaigns on the issue of space protection. It hopes the visualization will press home the idea that impacts are more common than we think.

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Parts of Ancient Antarctica Were Once As Hot As California, Florida

Posted by on April 21, 2014 in Earth, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Parts of Ancient Antarctica Were Once As Hot As California, Florida

Parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today’s California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat, according to scientists using a new way to measure past temperatures.

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Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Earth, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Researchers have found a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.

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Super Volcano Under Yellowstone More Than Twice The Size Previously Believed

Posted by on December 28, 2013 in Earth, Science with 1 Comment
Super Volcano Under Yellowstone More Than Twice The Size Previously Believed

The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s super volcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.

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Antarctica Sets New Record For Coldest Temperature On Earth

Posted by on December 10, 2013 in Earth, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Antarctica Sets New Record For Coldest Temperature On Earth

Data from a NASA satellite reveals temperatures in east Antarctica recently plunged below 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth,
“I’ve never been in conditions that cold, and I hope I never am,” said ice scientist Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. “I am told that every breath is painful, and you have to be extremely careful not to freeze part of your throat or lungs when inhaling.”

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Seething Volcano Buried Under Antarctica’s Ice

Posted by on November 18, 2013 in Earth, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Seething Volcano Buried Under Antarctica’s Ice

For the first time, an active volcano has been spotted rumbling away under the ice sheet of west Antarctica. It’s further evidence that the frozen continent is anything but still. The heat from the volcano could speed up the demise of Antarctica’s fragile ice sheet.

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Oarfish Mystery: Earthquake Rumours Over Beached Giant Snake-Like Fish In California

Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Earth, Science with 1 Comment
Oarfish Mystery: Earthquake Rumours Over Beached Giant Snake-Like Fish In California

At least two oarfish, which grow up to 15 metres long and live in the deep ocean, have been sighted on beaches in California without any visible signs of injury or disease, leading to speculation that they have been affected by some kind of deep underwater disturbance. Rachel Grant, a lecturer in animal biology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, said there might be some truth in the ancient Japanese legend that the appearance of oarfish precedes an earthquake. She has begun a study to test the idea.

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Happening Now! The Climate Reality Project’s “24 Hours of Reality” – Online!

Happening Now!  The Climate Reality Project’s “24 Hours of Reality”  –  Online!

On October 22 and 23, the Climate Reality Project is presenting “24 Hours of Reality” – a worldwide, in-depth presentation on the realities and terrible costs of climate change on our planet. Be sure to spend some online time watching, listening, and learning about this inestimably important issue that affects the lives of everyone on earth.

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Massive Channels Found Flowing Through Antarctic Ice

Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Earth, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Massive Channels Found Flowing Through Antarctic Ice

Massive ice channels have been found floating beneath ice-shelves in Antarctica, with some as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretching hundreds of miles along the shelf. Scientists say that the ice channels play an important role in stabilizing the ice-shelf and so can help understand how Antarctica will respond to climate change in the future. Related research has already shown that South Pole is melting from bottom up. READ MORE: Researchers Discover Massive Ice Channels in Antarctica

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Four Major Fireballs Light Up the Skies Over Eastern U.S. and One More Over Mexico – Raw Video

Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Earth, Space, Videos with 1 Comment
Four Major Fireballs Light Up the Skies Over Eastern U.S. and One More Over Mexico – Raw Video

In the span of three days, the American Meteor Society received reports of four massive fireballs streaking across the skies over the eastern United States. Reports first came in on Thursday, September 26th, of a large fireball lighting up the morning sky over central Indiana, passing almost directly over Indianapolis…

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Scientists Discover Massive Canyon Under Greenland Ice

Posted by on August 31, 2013 in Earth, Science, Videos with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover Massive Canyon Under Greenland Ice

Scientists have discovered a massive canyon in Greenland hidden under a kilometer of ice. The canyon, found by airborne radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge, is at least 750 kilometers (460 miles) long, making it longer than the Grand Canyon. In some places, it is as deep as 800 meters (2,600 feet), on scale with parts of the Grand Canyon.

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The Hum, a Worldwide Acoustic Mystery, Stumps Researchers

Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Earth, Sci-Tech with 3 Comments
The Hum, a Worldwide Acoustic Mystery, Stumps Researchers

It’s known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that’s heard in places as disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland. But what causes the Hum, and why it only affects a small percentage of the population in certain areas, remain a mystery, despite a number of scientific investigations.

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Coming Soon: Free Streaming Video Of Our Planet, From Space

Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Earth, Sci-Tech, Space with 0 Comments
Coming Soon: Free Streaming Video Of Our Planet, From Space

At this moment, dozens of government satellites are taking high-resolution pictures of the planet. But citizens get only limited services such as Google Earth, which provides imagery that’s sometimes 10 years old.

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In Ancient Ice, Clues That Scientists Are Underestimating Future Sea Levels

Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Earth, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
In Ancient Ice, Clues That Scientists Are Underestimating Future Sea Levels

The skies do strange things at the NEEM camp, a remote ice-drilling and research facility on the northern Greenland ice sheet. Midnight sunshine. Low clouds of sparkling ice crystals known as “diamond dust.”

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Time-Lapse GIFs Show Earth Transforming Over 25 Years

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Earth, Environment with 0 Comments
Time-Lapse GIFs Show Earth Transforming Over 25 Years

Google Earth sifted through more than 2 million images to find the clearest photos of every place on Earth, and created a browsable HTML5 animation for the whole world, with one image for every year since 1984.

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