NASA confirms 2016 was the hottest year on record

Another year, another broken temperature record. As early data predicted, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have now reported that globally, 2016 was ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Gizmag

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Termites vs. plants: Mystery of desert "fairy circles" solved

The grasslands of the Namib Desert in Africa are pock-marked with patches where vegetation just won't grow. Dubbed "fairy circles," these strange structures have sparked debate for years ...

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NASA Scientists to Spend Eight Months in Isolation on Hawaii As Part of a Mars Simulation

The 6 crew members will have no physical human contact with the outside world

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EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Acknowledges Global Warming But Wants to Restrain the Agency

Environmental groups strongly oppose his nomination

Wed 18 Jan 17 from TIME

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Astronomers search for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet

Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It's also the driving ...

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Harvests in the U.S. to suffer from climate change, according to study

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize ...

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Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could be on the way.

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Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on the forecasting ...

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How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts?

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NASA images show Saturn's bizarre 'wavemaker' moon Daphnis

The 5-mile-wide moon named Daphnis orbits within the Keeler Gap, and its gravity causes the edges to wave in both the horizontal and vertical directions, according to NASA.

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