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10 Funky Facts About Skunks

    You best be avoiding this cute skunk right about now.Tom Brakefield/iStock via Getty ImagesSkunks get a bad rap, but there's amazing ch…

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The Science Behind Super Rare (and Totally Amazing) Volcanic Lightning

    Barcroft TV, YoutubeRecently, a viral video of rare volcanic lightning footage has been making the rounds on social media. It’s easy to s…

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Dogs Have the Potential to Be Bilingual, a Recent Study Finds

    stelo/Getty ImagesThis post originally appeared on Salon by Nicole Karlis.Researchers suspect dogs can learn up to 165 words. While it'…

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Our Skin Is Covered With Invisible Stripes

    aluxum/iStock via Getty ImagesEnvy the tiger and the zebra no longer. You have stripes of your own.Human skin is overlaid with what dermatol…

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Outlook shows bushfire risk for spring

    Credit: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRCThe 2020/21 fire season will be driven by vastly different climate drivers than the previous two fir…

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California is on fire. From across the Pacific, Australians watch and buckle up

    Credit: CC0 Public DomainCalifornia is ablaze, again. Currently, the second and third largest fires in the US state's history are burni…

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Researchers identify the causes of the extreme drought that affected the Pantanal

    The study shows that the 2019-20 drought resulted from a natural meteorological phenomenon similar to the one that caused the 2014-16 critic…

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Failures of Germany's largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

    The chalk cliff of Jasmund at the coast of Rügen. Credit: Kristen Cook, GFZThe ten km long, bright white coast of Germany's largest is…

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Water crisis 'couldn't be worse' on Oregon-California border

    In this handout photo released by the Yurok Tribe shows 70 dead juvenile salmon captured by the Yurok Tribe that are presumed to have died f…

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A Single Clothes Dryer Can Discharge Up to 120 Million Airborne Microfibers Annually

    Clothes Dryers Are an Underappreciated Source of Airborne MicrofibersNo one likes when their favorite clothes develop holes or unravel after…

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Swapping a Single Food Item per Day Can Make Diets Way More Planet-Friendly

    Choosing a turkey burger instead of a beef burger could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water-use impact.Americans who eat beef could sl…

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A New Look at Earth’s Lightning – From a Sensor Installed on the International Space Station

    19952020A sensor installed on the International Space Station is yielding fresh insights on the global distribution of lightning.Since the d…

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A View of Mount Vesuvius – One of the Most Dangerous Volcanoes on Earth

    January 2, 2022Clouds parted for a glimpse of one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth.Mount Vesuvius, located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles)…

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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend: The Past 8 Years Have Been the Warmest in the Global Record

    2021Earths global average surface temperature in 2021 tied 2018 as the sixth-warmest year on record, according to independent analyses from …

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Upper Ocean Temperatures Break Records for Sixth Year!

    The Arctic sea ice extent has decreased in all seasons. Credit: Shaoqing WangAccumulated heat in the upper ocean is at record levels, again!…

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A New Green Solution for Dyeing Blue Denim

    An eco-friendly method for dyeing denim could save the planet from the harmful chemicals and water usage involved in making millions of pair…

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Earth's Black Box Warns of Planet's End Due to Climate Change

    An artist's impression of what Earth's Black Box will look like when it is built in Tasmania, Australia. Earth's Black BoxIn …

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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 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 - 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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