Ripples from dawn of creation vanish in a puff of dust

We thought the BICEP2 telescope had seen gravitational waves from the universe's creation, but the Planck spacecraft suggests cosmic dust was the source

2 hours ago from Newscientist

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NASA launches new citizen science website; opens challenge to participate in future Mars missions

NASA announced Saturday the opening of registration for its Mars Balance Mass Challenge and the launch of its new website, NASA Solve, at the World Maker Faire in New York.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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China overtakes EU on 'per head' CO2

New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high.

24 hours ago from BBC News

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Geologists find well water chemicals changed prior to two different earthquakes

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from Iceland, Sweden and Saudi Arabia has found evidence of chemical changes to underground well water prior to two different earthquakes that ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Climate change is a fact, and most of the warming is caused by human activity. The Arctic is now so warm that the extent of sea ice has decreased by about 30 pct. in summer and in winter, sea ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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India's First Mission to Mars Set to Arrive at Red Planet

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) should finish its 24-minute orbit-insertion burn at 10:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday. Confirmation of the success (or failure) of this crucial maneuver should come to ground ...

2 hours ago from SPACE.com

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World on track for worst-case warming scenario

As world leaders prepare to talk tough on climate change in New York City, the stark lack of progress made so far in tackling the problem is revealed

5 hours ago from Newscientist

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Engineers call for national approach to flooding

An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars

Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might be "seen" by looking at the stars. The new model proposes ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA image: King Fire rages on in Eldorado National Forest

Evacuations of 2,819 people have occurred in the wake of the huge King Fire blazing out of control near the Eldorado National Forest. The King Fire is burning in steep terrain in the South Fork ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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