Nice sunny days can grow into heat waves and wildfires—summer weather is stalling

Stalling summer weather like that right now in the Northern hemisphere can turn into "extreme extremes," from heat to drought, from rain to flood.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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A 'Fireball' 40 Times Brighter Than the Moon Shoots Across Alabama Skies

A meteor that appeared over Alabama on Friday blazed a fiery trail.

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Observing glaciers in 'real time'

Hot summers cause glaciers to melt. That not only changes the makeup of the landscape and hence the maps of Switzerland, it also affects every area of society. A new, dynamic glacier inventory ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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New kind of aurora is not an aurora at all

Thin ribbons of purple and white light that sometimes appear in the night sky were dubbed a new type of aurora when brought to scientists' attention in 2016. But new research suggests these ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Pseudo-Satellite Drone Flies for 25 Days Straight, Sets Endurance Record

The Zephyr drone could be used for military reconnaissance and wildfire monitoring, among other activities.

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Watery exoplanets may be common, but not very friendly

Watery planets beyond the Solar System may be more common than previously thought, making up 35 percent of exoplanets two to four times the size of the Earth. According to a new study, ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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California plain shows surprising winners and losers from prolonged drought

The Carrizo Plain National Monument is a little-known ecological hotspot in Southern California. Though small, it explodes in wildflowers each spring and is full of threatened or endangered ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Let's count orangutan nests

Known for their distinctive red fur, orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal, spending most of their time in trees. They even build nests in trees every evening to sleep!

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA Celebrated 60 Years With Stunning Lunar Visualization

NASA in July celebrated 60 years of aeronautics and aerospace research with a special shout out to Earth’s satellite. The space agency partnered with the National Symphony Orchestra for ...

4 hours ago from Geek.com

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Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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