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The World's Lightest Metal is 100 Times Lighter Than Styrofoam

    In 2011, scientists revealed a metal so light that it could sit atop a dandelion without crushing its delicate, fluffy seeds—and now we can…

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Some Penguins Are Projectile Poopers

    YoutubeThese Antarctic birds might look cute and huggable, but you might want to give them a wide berth after mealtime. We’d recommend a di…

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Long-Term Drought Grips the Western U.S. – Soils and Plants Are Parched

    June 5, 2021For the second year in a row, drought has overtaken much of the United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.For …

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Satellite Observations Show Marine Clouds Amplify Global Warming

    Marine stratocumulus clouds along the California and Baja California coastlines, as revealed by a NASA satellite. These and other low-level …

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Pine Island Glacier’s Ice Shelf Is Ripping Itself Apart – Speeding Up Key Antarctic Glacier

    Pine Island Glacier ends in an ice shelf that floats in the Amundsen Sea. These crevasses are near the grounding line, where the glacier mak…

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The Open Laboratory 2008 - less than a week left!

    You have only 6 days left to dig through your Archives for your best posts since December 20th 2007 and submit them. Submit one, or two, or …

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The Open Laboratory 2008 - three days left!

    As expected, the entries have been flying in over the past few days.Keep them coming!You have only 3 or so days left to dig through your Arc…

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The Open Laboratory 2008 - in the final of all final stretches!

    We are in the final strecth!The submissions have been trickling in all year, and a little bit more frequently recently, and many more over t…

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The Open Laboratory 2008 - two weeks till the deadline!

    We are in the final strecth!The submissions have been trickling in all year, and a little bit more frequently recently, and many more over t…

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The Open Laboratory 2008 - in the final stretch!

    We are in the final stretch!The submissions have been trickling in all year, and a little bit more frequently recently, and many more over t…

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African Great Apes Will Soon Have Almost No Habitat Left at All, Scientists Warn

    Humans are driving the extinction of our closest relatives on planet Earth, and if we don't change our behavior, we may be the last gre…

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Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf is ripping apart, speeding up key Antarctic glacier

    Pine Island Glacier ends in an ice shelf that floats in the Amundsen Sea. These crevasses are near the grounding line, where the glacier mak…

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Particles at the ocean surface and seafloor aren't so different

    An Oceanic Flux Program time series sediment trap deployed at 3,200-meter depth comes on board the R/V Atlantic Explorer. Credit: J. C. Webe…

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International study reveals new insight into how continents were formed

    The study highlights a fundamental shift in the nature of crust formation 3.75 billion years ago, which facilitated the formation of Earth’…

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Uncovering cellular mechanisms driving epidermal form and function

    Maximum projection micrographs of day 9 human epidermal equivalent cultures show staining for nuclei (DAPI), F-actin (phalloidin), and immun…

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3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety

    Left: an image of a tree based on LiDAR data. Right: the same image coverted to a hologram. Credit: Jana SkirnewskajaResearchers have develo…

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Heating our climate damages our economies: Study reveals greater costs than expected

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainRising temperatures due to our greenhouse gas emissions can cause greater damages to our economies than previous re…

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Norway sees oil in its future despite warnings

    "We will supply energy to the world as long as the demand exists," Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Minister Tina Bru says.Norway, Western Eur…

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New method makes generic polymers luminescent

    Ball-milling the mixture of polystyrene and pre-fluorescent radical reactants yielded luminescent polymers. Photos show the mixture before (…

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Astronomers spot a 'blinking giant' near the center of the galaxy

    Astronomers have spotted a giant 'blinking' star towards the centre of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away. An intern…

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Finally Hittin

    View of Jezero crater, as seen by the Ingenuity helicopter.With its helicopter babysitting duties all wrapped up, Perseverance can finally g…

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Spectacular LADEE Night Launch Photos by SPA

    LaunchPhotography.com/Ben CooperSpectacular NYC View of LADEE Launch: Ben CooperVeteran launch photographer Ben Cooper captured this spectac…

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LADEE Moon Probe's Minotaur V Rocket Up

    SPACE.com staff writer Miriam Kramer looks on at the Minotaur V rocket that will propel NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Ex…

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Hell Yes, We're Going to Venus

    An illustration of what Venus’ deadly surface might look like to VERITAS.NASA announced Wednesday that two missions will visit Venus by the…

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NASA Interactive Reveals New Earth Perspecti

    Main view of the NASA Mapping Our World Interactive, which allows users to explore data sets from over a dozen NASA Earth science missions.(…

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NASA Has Spotted Sneaky Methane Emissions Fr

    Photo: Jeri Clausing (AP)There’s no such thing as easy climate fixes, but when it comes to methane emissions from oil and gas production, a…

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The Sneaky, Lying Flower That Pretends to Be

    Courtesy of Thomas RuppIt was the butterflies that tipped them off. Thomas Rupp, a PhD student in ecology at the Paris-Lodron University of …

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DONG Energy Invests In New UK Bio Plant

    DONG Energy has announced that it will invest in and build the world’s first bio plant for handling unsorted household waste without p…

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Hot Wheels Unleashed Video Reveals Skatepark

    The latest trailer for Hot Wheels Unleashed has landed, revealing the fourth of six in-game environments and another selection of the game&#…

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India’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Project

    The north-Indian state of Punjab has further strengthened its position in the nation’s solar power market, commissioning another large roof…

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Documentary:Fermat's Last Theorem

    Fermat's Last Theorem is one of the most famous math problems in history, as it remained unsolved for well over 300 years -- and Fermat…

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5 Things You Should Know About the 'New

    Located at the southernmost end of Earth, the Southern Ocean surrounds Antarctica like a gigantic ring. Sometimes called the Antarctic Ocean…

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The Pluto Files:News Veterans Still Outraged

    The buzz continues for The Pluto Files, coming to NOVA on March 2!In the The Pluto Files, we'll learn the inside story of "the rise and…

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Some Penguins Are Projectile Poopers

    YoutubeThese Antarctic birds might look cute and huggable, but you might want to give them a wide berth after mealtime. We’d recommend a di…

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NASA: 2021 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent Ran

    After growing through the fall and winter, sea ice in the Arctic appears to have reached its annual maximum extent. The data visualization s…

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Who's in this ocean? Tracking down spec

    Cassiopea is an upside-down jellyfish that rests on the bottom of the seafloor. Credit: Andre MorandiniSloughed off skin and bodily fluids a…

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Cruise ships restart in Venice, bring enviro

    The the 92,409-ton, 16-deck MSC Orchestra cruise ship exits the lagoon as it leaves Venice, Italy, Saturday, June 5, 2021. The first cruise …

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Just a Few Common Bacteria Account for Most

    Bacterial miners shown in relief working to process soil nutrients, some more efficiently than others. Bradyrhizobium, one of the three top …

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Solar Energy and Pollinator Conservation: A

    Amid the steady growth of solar energy production in the United States, pollinator conservation at solar installations has become an appeali…

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Using the environment to control quantum dev

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainSingapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) researchers have uncovered how the environment can impact high…

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Improved method for generating synthetic dat

    The lack of >### Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributin…

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Salps fertilize the Southern Ocean more effe

    Experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute have, for the first time, experimentally measured the release of iron from the fecal pellets of kril…

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HKUST-Beijing Tiantan Hospital researchers d

    Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Beijing Tiantan Hospital have recently uncovered a new gene …

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Researchers turned transparent calcite into

    IMAGE: Figure shows 3D reconstruction of the golden vaterite and the laser-induced heating of the spherulites. view more  Credit: Tel Aviv…

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Molecular changes in white blood cells can h

    For over a century, researchers have known about “the bends”, a serious condition affecting scuba divers. However, we still know…

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Something Wiped Out Nearly All Sharks 19 Mil

    A careful arrangement of shark scales, or dermal denticles.Scientists have stumbled upon a previously unknown extinction event that decimate…

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