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Description A new NASA-led study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric rivers across most of the globe by the end of this century, while slightly reducing their number. The new study projects atmospheric rivers will be significantly longer and wider than

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description Scientists have found huge valleys linking the smaller west Antarctic ice sheet to the massive east Antarctic ice sheet, hidden deep under the ice.

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description His 6-months-long, 5,500-mile journey will highlight the dire state of the world’s oceans.

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description Kauai, Hawaii –– In 2015, Danish environmental artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen became obsessed with a bird that no longer exists. The Kaua'i 'o'o, a now...

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description On May 18, the National Park Service published a climate change report that it had previously attempted to censor.

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description An automated 3D scanner able to image display insects offers a longer lasting alternative to actual specimens.

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description Certain types of bacteria and viruses are readily ejected into the atmosphere when waves break while other taxa are less likely to be transported by sea spray into the air, researchers report. An interdisciplinary team of scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Califo

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description NOAA's National Hurricane Center named the first storm of the 2018 hurricane season 'Alberto.'

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description Lava is entering the ocean off Hawaii from a third flow, marking the third week of a volcanic eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents,

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description Researchers from MSU created PrimNet, a software program that uses facial recognition technology to identify endangered primates for conservation efforts.

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Updated 25 May 2018

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Description Today (May 4), NOAA released its advisory for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, predicting that the season will be active, but less intense than in 2017.

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description What are these eerie blue flames burning by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano?

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description When Elon Musk had a twitter meltdown a few days ago in response to bad press about Tesla factory safety, he may have actually said something illegal. According...

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description Researchers illustrate that higher temperatures have historically hindered economic growth, demonstrating the economic benefits of limiting global warming.

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description Today's vote by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to introduce distance-based road tolls for trucks will mean vehicles will pay for the CO2 emissions they emit, incentivising cleaner trucking, green NGO Transport & Environment has said. By 2026 drivers would no longer be able to pay

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: The

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description Produced almost entirely from burning fossil fuels, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have risen from 280 parts per million in the pre-industrial era to about 410 PPM today. That trend, combined with the finite supply of fossil fuels, has pushed researchers to explore methods for produ

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description You can’t judge a book by its cover, goes the saying. Yet, that’s exactly what people do, according to new research from Stanford mechanical engineer Erin MacDonald and visiting researcher Ping Du. They found that when it comes to judging environmental friendliness, people learn to make quick decisi

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description On May 24, NOAA released the 2018 Atlantic hurricane forecast report, which projects an active hurricane season, though not approaching 2017 extremes.

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description Fossil fuels have long been the precursor to plastic, but new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and European collaborators could help send that era up in smoke - carbon dioxide, to be exact. Produced almost entirely from burning fossil fuels, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have risen from 280 parts per million in the pre-industrial era to about 410 PPM today. That trend, combined with the finite supply of fossil fuels, has pushed researchers to explore methods for producing plastic from CO2 rather than petroleum or natural gas - recycling CO2 just as plastic is now. Nebraska's Vitaly Alexandrov and colleagues have now detailed a catalyst-based technique that can double the amount of carbon dioxide converted to ethylene, an essential component of the world's most common plastic, polyethylene. "The conversion of CO2 is very important to help offset the emissions that lead to global warming and other detrimental processes in the environment," said Alexandrov, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Copper has emerged as the prime candidate for catalyzing chemical reactions that convert carbon dioxide to plastic-forming polymer molecules, which it does when voltage is applied to it. But some copper-based setups have failed to convert more than about 15 percent of CO2 into ethylene, a yield too small to meet the needs of industry. So researchers at Swansea University in Wales decided to try coating copper with different polymers in the hope of increasing that efficiency. After overlaying it with a polymer called polyacrylamide, they found that their copper foam's conversion rate rose from 13 to 26 percent.

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description How fast does it take a car parked outside on a hot day to reach deadly temperatures?

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description University of Adelaide-led research has uncovered the history of when and why the native vegetation that today dominates much of Australia first expanded across the continent. The new understanding will help researchers better predict the likely impact of climate change and rising CO2 levels on t

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Description Without big changes, the oversupply of renewables will stall efforts to overhaul the power sector.

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Updated 24 May 2018

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Corals growing in high-latitude reefs in Western Australia can regulate their internal chemistry to promote growth under cooler temperatures, according to new research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at The University of Western Australia. The study, published in Proceeding

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Neuroscientists at Indiana University have reported the first evidence that non-human animals can mentally replay past events from memory. The discovery could help advance the development of new drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. The study, led by IU professor Jonathon Crystal, appears in th

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Manchester United is one of the biggest soccer clubs in the world, so it may surprise you to learn that one of its new uniforms will be made of trash. No, it hasn’t made the move in a bid to cut costs. Rather, it’s to highlight the growing environmental issue of marine pollution. The team’s new “third kit” — for games where the regular home or away uniforms are unsuitable due to color clashes with the opposition’s outfits — is made from material created from plastics pulled out of the sea and off shorelines that can include everything from consumer products to discarded fishing gear. Adidas says it’s committed to phasing out the use of virgin plastics in its sportswear, choosing instead to use materials created from recycled plastics. The long-term project is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the German sportswear giant and Parley for the Oceans, a New York-based ocean conservation group. Some of you will recall its earlier efforts, which include footwear made with similar materials, as well as other sports clothing.

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Lava bombs are red-hot cannonballs of gooey lava, and they are incredibly dangerous for people near an eruption.

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Though deadly, the lava flowing from Kilauea is also, dare we say it, beautiful, and these live streams prove it.

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Context is everything when it comes to camouflage. An outfit that would help you blend in when walking through the woods would make you stand out in the middle of a city. Animals have evolved over millennia to use camouflage as a lifesaving way to dodge predators -- so what happens to them when, ove

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Pollution is linked to a startling 16 percent of all premature deaths worldwide, "a statistic that highlights our failure to address the causes of disease," says Gabriel Filippelli of the Center for Urban Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. "Instead, we tend to focus on the

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century. While each storm's transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become a little stronger, a little slower-movin

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Updated 23 May 2018

#37

 

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Description Geologists weigh in on what might become of the growing White House sink hole.

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Updated 23 May 2018

#38

 

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Description The mindless jumping bean robots started buzzing around randomly, but then organized and directed behavior began to emerge.

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description When low- to middleweight stars like our Sun approach the end of their life cycles they eventually cast off their outer layers, leaving behind a dense, white dwarf star. These outer layers became a massive cloud of dust and gas, which is characterized by bright colors and intricate patterns, known a

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Tata Motors will be supplying 3,192 units of the Tata Storme SUV under the contract in the near future.

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2018.

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Updated 23 May 2018

#42

 

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Description How do scientists know when active volcanoes like Hawaii's Kilauea volcano will rumble to life? Can science help with volcano forecasting?

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description When Jean-Lou Justine received the first photograph of a giant worm with a head like a shovel, the biologist was astounded.

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description HAS your inbox been bombarded with emails by brands with messages about "GDPR"? Don't worry, those emails are very common and you're not alone – but you shouldn't ignore them. Here's what they mean, and why you need to pay attention to what they say.

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Updated 23 May 2018

#45

 

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Description AS Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to release toxic lava following two weeks of violent eruptions, now is a good a time as any to explore the science behind the rocky magma-spewers. And we've tapped a living-breathing volcanologist to help dish out the fiery facts.

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Updated 23 May 2018

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Description Students from USC just shared a video showing off the animal-inspired bots they built for a bio-inspired robotics course.

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Description Led by the University of Bath, the research which has been published in Nature Scientific Reports demonstrates that contrary to popular belief, microalgae do communicate with each other when under stress. The researchers have revealed that under darkness a population of Diatoms - a type of microa

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Description Katsufumi Sato has been fascinated by wild animals since he was in elementary school. For his third-grade summer project he fed sawdust he collected from wood-making factories to beetles, hatched baby beetles, weighed them and compared the masses of things they could pull. Four decades later, the

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Updated 22 May 2018

#50

 

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Description A ban on using polluting wet wood isn’t nearly enough to halt the rise in dangerous particulates from trendy wood burners

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Description Five species of giant, predatory, hammerhead flatworms were identified for the first time as invasive species in France and French territories.

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Updated 22 May 2018

#52

 

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Description Ben Lecomte and his crew embark on a historic swim across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to gain awareness on the state of ocean health.

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Updated 22 May 2018

#53

 

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Description Watch how Sundrop Farms is turning seawater into fresh water to irrigate a greenhouse that produces 15% of Australia's annual tomato produce.

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Description Springfield, Missouri — This story begins in a liquor store. That's where, in 1971, Johnny Morris first launched his Bass Pro Shops fishing and hunting em...

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Description Ben Lecomte and his crew embark on a historic swim across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to gain awareness on the state of ocean health.

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Description When Hurricane Patricia shredded into the west coast of Mexico in October 2015, it was the strongest Pacific hurricane on record – but something else inside the swirling maelstrom also helped the violent storm make history.

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Updated 22 May 2018

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description A new method for projecting how the temperature will respond to human impacts supports the outlook for substantial global warming throughout this century – but also indicates that, in many regions, warming patterns are likely to vary significantly from those estimated by widely used computer models.

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description As lava from Kilauea plunges into the Pacific Ocean, clouds of hot acidic steam are being blasted off – and the eruption shows no signs of slowing down

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description For those who live in colder climates, slippery ice defines winter: in skating rinks, on frozen ponds, and on dangerously slick roads and sidewalks. But why is ice so slippery? It turns out that scientists didn't really know the answer to that simple question until recently. But new research has shown that ice's slipperiness may be due to "extra" molecules on the surface of the ice. [The Mysterious Physics of 7 Everyday Things]

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description NBC News affiliate KHNL is on the scene as a fountain of lava spews from a Kilauea fissure in Hawaii. NO AUDIO.

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description Chevy unveils the first four-cylinder gasoline engine in a current full-size pickup. The 307 hp handily tops the V6 it ...

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description Halfway across the world, a goat is shivering. You know this because you've hooked her up to an accelerometer, which can measure tiny changes in her body moveme...

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description The Chinese giant salamander is actually five distinct species, all of which are virtually extinct in the wild

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description The FAA has cleared the "special conditions" whipped up from scratch for the novel wings. 

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description Why are scientists mixing radioactive waste with liquid glass?

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description While devastating to local communities, the Kilauea volcano's lava flows to the ocean are adding new land to the Big Island.

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Updated 21 May 2018

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Description Dubai displayed a sleek, futuristic mock-up of a hyperloop capsule created in collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One and BMW's Designworks studio.

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Updated 20 May 2018

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Description In a study published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers used deep-diving seals to collect data on how fast West Antarctic glaciers are melting.

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Updated 20 May 2018

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Description In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratoryhave vitrified low-activity waste from underground storage tanks at Hanford, immobilizing the radioactive and chemical materials within a durable glass waste form. Approximately th

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Updated 19 May 2018

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Description Anti-nuclear policies increased global carbon by 18% and added 9.5 million air pollution deaths

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Updated 19 May 2018

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Description It turns out, chimps sleep in much neater nests than we do. 

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Updated 19 May 2018