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Rogue winds swept humans to last uninhabited islands

Shifting wind patterns could solve the mystery of how Polynesians colonised the most remote islands in the world

5 hours ago from Newscientist

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Sea Monkeys Stir the Ocean On Par With Tides or Wind

A single sea monkey is an insignificant speck of dust in the vast ocean — or plastic tank. But assemble a swarm of these ocean invertebrates, and they transform into a collective force that ...

35 minutes ago from Discover Magazine

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Australia's 2013 heat waves linked to human-caused climate change, studies conclude

Human influence less clear in other extreme events, such as droughts, floods, and storms

20 hours ago from Science Now

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Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change in Australia

Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake

Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA ocean data shows 'climate dance' of plankton

The greens and blues of the ocean color from NASA satellite data have provided new insights into how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of phytoplankton—microscopic aquatic ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Glaciers in the grand canyon of Mars?

For decades, planetary geologists have speculated that glaciers might once have crept through Valles Marineris, the 2000-mile-long chasm that constitutes the Grand Canyon of Mars. Using satellite ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought

A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate ...

Mon 29 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Unexpected new mechanism reveals how molecules become trapped in ice

Ice is ubiquitous in nature—found within terrestrial and astrophysical environments alike—and contains many atoms and molecules trapped inside it. For example, ice beneath the world's oceans ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA support key to glacier mapping efforts

Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica. This new ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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