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Letting coral reefs actually cost us more than saving them – BGR

Earth's coral reef has difficulty doing things lately. Sea warming – caused by human climate change – causes chaos on established reef systems and researchers do not believe they will ever be able to fully recover. The scientific community is united in the confirmation that humanity needs to do something to save coral reefs, but few legislators (some of whom …

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Antarctica ice loss has tripled in the last decade | Smart News

Antarctica melts and it happens much faster than previously assumed researchers. According to a study from published in Nature on Wednesday, losses in Antarctica ice sheets have reached 60 to 90 percent of the freshwater of the earth, New York Times Kendra Pierre-Louis notes-has tripled since 2007. The study presents the most comprehensive analysis of ice-ticketing in Antarctica so far, …

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Stephen Hawking's voice goes deep into a black hole in space

Celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking's Ash will interred at Westminster Abbey at a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate his life. Part of the ceremony will include sending a message from Hawking to outer space. ( Stephen Hawking | Facebook ) The family of late physicist Stephen Hawking revealed that the iconic researcher's voice was going to travel through space during a Westminster …

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NASA's Opportunity Rover fights for its life in a mardic dust storm

This set of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the growing dust storm (red) that kicks up on the planet. (NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS) For weeks, Mars has been plagued by a massive dust storm. A thick haze fills the atmosphere and expands the sun and expands much of the red planet in an impenetrable, eternal night. Captivated …

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NASA celebrates land in park downtown | News

A pillar in Huntsville celebrates an historic milestone and everyone is invited. Marshall Space Flight Center celebrates NASA's 60th anniversary with its annual NASA in the park, Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00 in Big Spring Park. With the host of Downtown Huntsville Inc., the center will go outside the gates with exhibitions, educational activities and games, motor cars, live music …

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Russia wants to explode space junk with laser cannon

Earth-based lasers developed by the Soviet Union decades ago – conceptually illustrated here by artist Edward L. Cooper – could disturb some American satellites. Credit: US Department of Defense Russian. Space. Lasers. It is true that Russian scientists develop cosmic weapons that can blow up some of the half-million pieces of space rubbish that revolve around our planet in oblivion. …

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Short-term changes in the Antarctic ice shelves are the key to predicting their long-term destiny

The northern edge of the Venable Ice Shelf, near the Antarctic Allison Peninsula. Credit: NASA / John Sonntag, CC BY Antarctica ice sheet contains enough ice to raise the global sea level by about 180 meters if everything melted. However, dramatic, eye-catching changes in Antarctica's floating ice shelves, like calming icebergs, are often highlighted in the news without feeling long-term …

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