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The long night: Dinosaur-destroying asteroid darkened Earth for 18 months

If you were lucky enough to be in the solar eclipse's path of totality this week, you might have seen a few minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. But that's nothing compared ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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Hidden river once flowed beneath Antarctic ice

Antarctic researchers from Rice University have discovered one of nature's supreme ironies: On Earth's driest, coldest continent, where surface water rarely exists, flowing liquid water below ...

24 minutes ago from Phys.org

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NASA sees major Hurricane Kenneth in Eastern Pacific

Former Tropical Depression 13E has strengthened into a Major Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. NASA's Terra satellite passed over Kenneth and captured an image that showed ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Post-whaling recovery of Southern Hemisphere

By 2100 some Southern Hemisphere whale species will not have reached half their pre-whaling numbers, while other species are expected to recover by 2050.The findings are part of new CSIRO and ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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2.7-million-year-old ice core pulled from Antarctica

A team of researchers from Princeton University, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Maine and Oregon State University has drilled and retrieved a 2.7-million-year-old ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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The Latest: US coast-to-coast total eclipse comes to an end

The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):...

12 hours ago from AP

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Identifying individual atmospheric equatorial waves from a total flow field

Owing to the opposite vertical orientation with respect to the plane of Earth's rotation across the equator from the Southern Hemisphere to Northern Hemisphere, the equator serves as a waveguide ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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The Alaskan tsunami that created waves as high as Seattle's Space Needle

Six-hundred-foot waves crashed down on the coasts of Taan Fiord, Alaska after a massive landslide sent more than 100 million tons of rocks into the water on Oct. 17, 2015.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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Satellite watches remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey near Honduras

NOAA's GOES-East satellite has been watching the remnants for former Tropical Storm Harvey as it tracks west across the Caribbean Sea. Early on Aug. 21 the remnants were just off the coast of ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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