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U.S. ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planning

The ocean plays a critical role in climate and weather, serving as a massive reservoir of heat and water that influences tropical storms, El Nin?o, and climate change. In addition, the ocean ...

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Drilling into the mysteries of seismic activity

An international expedition aims to better understand seismic activity through samples collected from one of the most geologically active areas in Europe.

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Image: Sagaing Division in northwest Myanmar

The Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite brings us over part of the Sagaing Division in northwest Myanmar, and along the border with India.

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Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said.

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Monster discovered in Canadian Arctic

A University of Manitoba graduate student discovered Canada's first, genuine, scientifically sound monster lurking under our Arctic sea ice.

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Earth’s Underworld, Mapped

For quite some time, humans have been mystified by the possibility of worlds beneath our feet. That is what makes Tolkien (and Tolkien-inspired) dwarves so compelling. Their curiosity is natural. ...

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Ice stream retreats under a cold climate

Why did the Jakobshavn Isbræ ice stream in West Greenland retreat under a cold climate period called the Younger Dryas? A research article, published in Nature Communications, shows that a warmer ...

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Researchers build a 'billion sensors' earthquake observatory with optical fibers

Thousands of miles of buried optical fibers crisscross California's San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses.

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Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming

Scientists from Rice University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have discovered that Earth's sea level did not rise steadily but ...

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How Volcanoes Starved Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was the most powerful civilization in the world for a time. The monuments built by laborers to honor pharaohs stand to this day, testament to the vast resources at their command. But ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Discover Magazine

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