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01-16-2022
Earth’s interior is cooling faster than previously thought
The evolution of our planet is a story of gradual cooling. While 4.5 billion years ago, extreme temperatures and a deep ocean of magma prevailed on the surface of the Earth, the planet’s surface shifted to a cooling phase over the next millions of years that formed a brittle crust. However, the immense thermal energy emanating from the Earth’s core set various dynamic processes in motion, such as plate tectonics, volcanism, and mantle convection. There is still no scientific consensus regarding how fast the Earth has cooled,...
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05-29-2017
Study: Rainfall affects carbon emissions from soil microbes
Soil microbes from historically wetter sites emit significantly more carbon...
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05-29-2017
Vision actually continues to develop until mid-life, study finds
The portion of the brain that processes vision continues to...
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05-29-2017
New desalination system offers fresh water solutions
Until now, the desalination of salt water has been an...
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05-28-2017
Learning to read can completely 'rewire' adult brains
Learning to read and write as an adult has a...
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05-28-2017
Earthquake warning system could fall to federal budget cuts
Among the funding cuts suggested in President Donald Trump’s proposed...
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05-27-2017
Scientists worry that a meteor shower could be hiding asteroids
Scientists have discovered potentially dangerous space fragments that could hit...
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05-26-2017
Fitness trackers found to provide inaccurate calorie burn data
Wristband fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Apple Watch accurately...
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05-26-2017
Over watering lawns lost Los Angeles 70 billion gallons of water
The over watering of trees and lawns caused Los Angeles...
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05-26-2017
Why climate change will make sleep more difficult
Warmer nights as a result of climate change will cause...
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05-26-2017
Why day drinking feels different than drinking at night
As the summer season approaches, many people plan to enjoy...
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05-26-2017
Global risk of natural disasters has doubled since 1975
Millions of people are impacted by natural disasters every year....
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05-26-2017
Scientists discover new tectonic plates in Earth’s mantle
A newly discovered layer of tectonic plates within the Earth’s...
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