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How Dueling Magnetic Fields Give Us Auroras

If not for dueling magnetic fields, we'd have no aurora borealis.

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Global Insect Die-Off Is a Herald of Eco-Collapse
Insect biomass is falling by 2.5 percent a year, eight times faster …
Yalova on Armutlu Peninsula Facing Sea of Marmara and Samanli Mountain Ranges Behind
Almost No One Noticed a 50 Day Earthquake
So-called slow-slip events might be able to forecast more destructiv…
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Polar Bears Descend Upon Remote Russian Village
The bears are searching for sustenance as climate change melts down …
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New Island Oozes Mysteries and Mud
It offers clues to unanswered questions about how volcanic landscape…
Prickly Pear Island Beach, Virgin Gorda
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European Discovery of the Americas Killed So Many People It Made the Earth Colder

The Great Dying saw native populations drop by around 90 percent. So much farmland turned into forest that it triggered a mini ice age.

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NASA Found a Giant Underground Cavern in Antarctica Almost the Size of Manhattan

The cavern sits where nearly 14 billion tons of ice used to be, all of which melted in the last few years.

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The 16 Most Dangerous Active Volcanoes on Earth

And some are located right here in the United States.

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For National Parks, the End of the Shutdown Means the Hard Part Begins

"I don't think we can even understand the ripples" of the shutdown, an expert says.

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Scientists Drilled a Mile-Long Hole in the Antarctic Ice

What's at the end of the hole could tell scientists what will happen to the continent over the next few decades.

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Scientists Made a Wave in a Lab That Looks Almost Exactly Like a Famous Artwork

Researchers studying poorly understood rogue waves inadvertently created a real-life replica of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa."

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Trees Don't Absorb Enough Carbon to Stave Off Climate Change, Says Study

A new study finds that plants get less effective at absorbing carbon dioxide the worse climate change gets.

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More People Than Ever Accept Climate Change Is a Threat to Them Personally
Around three-quarters of Americans are on board with climate change, but that doesn't mean they're all willing to do something about it…
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Climate Change Could Turn Earth's Aquifers Into a Time Bomb

And we might not know until it's too late.

Arctic Air Mass Brings Deep Freeze To Midwest, Northeast
The Return of the Polar Vortex, Explained

The wintry weather pattern is back again, threatening to hit the U.S. with an especially bitter winter in 2019.

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More Than Half of Coffee Species Are in Danger of Extinction

A new study finds that 60 percent of species of coffee could go away—with potential collateral to your morning cup of joe.

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The Government Shutdown Is Messing with North


The fallout from the shutdown is complicating the use of a cardinal direction.

Remnants of one of the largest impact craters still preserved on the surface of the Earth. Occurring about 212 million years ago. Lake Manicouagan in northern Quebec, Canada. June 1, 2001.
Life on Earth May Have Been Born From a Maelstrom of Molten Iron
This theory suggests that the building blocks of life were present on our planet hundreds of millions of years earlier than formerly be…
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