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Rock Band 4 announced by Harmonix for PS4 and Xbox One, with catalogue of over 2000 songs available

After almost five years of waiting, Harmonix have finally got the band back together. The long rumoured Rock Band 4 was announced earlier today along with some exciting news for fans of the ...

11 hours ago from The Independent

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El Niño arrives later and weaker than expected

Long-awaited shift in tropical Pacific will have little effect on weather patterns.

5 hours ago from Nature News

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New detector sniffs out origins of methane

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its capacity to trap heat in Earth's atmosphere for a long time. The gas can originate from lakes and swamps, natural-gas ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Protecting crops from radiation-contaminated soil

Almost four years after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, farmland remains contaminated with higher-than-natural levels of radiocesium in some regions of Japan, ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Space technology investigates large-scale changes to Africa's climate

An international research team led by the University of Leicester has mapped the entire African continent south of the Sahara for geographical changes – and has discovered that many areas receive ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Evidence indicates Yucatan Peninsula hit by tsunami 1,500 years ago

The eastern coastline of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, a mecca for tourists, may have been walloped by a tsunami between 1,500 and 900 years ago, says a new study involving Mexico's Centro Ecological ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Huge Japanese WWII Battleship Found

The recovered wreck was one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced battleships deployed during its time. Continue reading ?

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Discovery.com

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Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, Faster

Arctic sea ice isn't just shrinking in area, it's also thinning, and potentially more than previously thought. Continue reading ?

10 hours ago from Discovery.com

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The tides they are a changin'

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that ocean tides have changed significantly over the last century at many coastal locations around the world.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Flash glass: Lightning inside volcanic ash plumes create glassy spherules

Surface tension shapes lightning-melted ash into balls

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Science Now

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