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How is Dust Affecting the California drought?

How is Dust Affecting the California drought?

🕔21:46, 3.Feb 2016

The future of the drought crisis in California may depend on an unlikely factor — dust.

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Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

🕔15:42, 2.Feb 2016

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution.

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Solving a Geophysical Puzzle: The softness of the lithosphere

Solving a Geophysical Puzzle: The softness of the lithosphere

🕔19:03, 10.Nov 2015

As a student 40 years ago, Shun-ichiro Karato learned of the physical principles governing grain boundaries in rocks, or the defects that occur within mineral structures. Now, as a Yale professor, he has applied these same concepts to a baffling

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Trillions of Trees: Yale study finds three trillion trees on Earth

Trillions of Trees: Yale study finds three trillion trees on Earth

🕔03:16, 9.Nov 2015

A new study out of the Yale School of Forestry estimates that there are more than three trillion trees in the world. This represents a seven-fold increase over previous estimates.

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Nature’s Blueprint: Solar cells inspired by plant cells

Nature’s Blueprint: Solar cells inspired by plant cells

🕔21:05, 4.Nov 2015

Scientists learn lessons from nature’s greenery, modeling the next generation of solar technology on plant cells.

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Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

🕔20:43, 4.Nov 2015

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution

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Iceland’s Volcanic Activity to Increase from Climate Change

Iceland’s Volcanic Activity to Increase from Climate Change

🕔20:22, 4.Nov 2015

In Iceland, the legacies of volcanoes and glaciers are largely intertwined. As the planet suffers an increasingly climate, a rise in Iceland’s magma levels could spike volcanic activity.

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Debunking Science: San Andreas

Debunking Science: San Andreas

🕔16:57, 4.Nov 2015

San Andreas, Hollywood’s latest natural disaster blockbuster, played on the anxieties of many West Coast denizens by offering a glimpse of what is to come when The Big One — the anticipated mega-earthquake — actually hits.

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Radioactive Elements: Getting Inside the Cell

Radioactive Elements: Getting Inside the Cell

🕔15:28, 4.Nov 2015

Until recently, scientists have known little to none about how cells take in high-energy radioactive materials. This past July, a team led by Rebecca Abergel of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with Roland Strong of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discerned a pathway for the cellular uptake of radioactive matter.

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Book Review: A Disgrace to the Profession

Book Review: A Disgrace to the Profession

🕔14:34, 4.Nov 2015

Mark Steyn’s recent A Disgrace to the Profession attacks Michael E. Mann’s hockey stick graph of global warming — a reconstruction of Earth’s temperatures over the past millennium that depicts a sharp uptick over the past 150 years. It is less of a book than it is a collection of quotes from respected and accredited researchers, all disparaging Mann as a scientist and, often, as a person.

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