Massive tank reveals hurricanes' inner workings

Facility simulates the furious winds and waves of the world's most powerful storms.

10 hours ago from Nature News

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Mystery of black hole fireworks solved

Spectacular galactic jets are driven by galaxies melding together.

7 hours ago from Nature News

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NASA begins testing InSight Mars lander in anticipation of a 2016 launch

NASA has begun a comprehensive series of tests for its Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander. Once on the Red Planet, the ...

Thu 28 May 15 from Gizmag

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A century on, experts crack mystery of holes in Swiss cheese

Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese.

Thu 28 May 15 from Phys.org

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NASA orders first ever commercial human spaceflight mission from Boeing

The restoration of America's ability to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil in 2017 took a major step forward when NASA ordered the first ever ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Severe flooding hits central Texas, Oklahoma

A stagnant upper-air pattern that spread numerous storms and heavy rains from central Texas up into Oklahoma has resulted in record flooding for parts of the Lone Star State. One of the hardest ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Little-known quake, tsunami hazards lurk offshore of Southern California

While their attention may be inland on the San Andreas Fault, residents of coastal Southern California could be surprised by very large earthquakes - and even tsunamis - from several major faults ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Black hole seen 'playing billiards'

A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.

Thu 28 May 15 from BBC News

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New technique harnesses everyday seismic waves to image the Earth

A new technique developed at Stanford University harnesses the buzz of everyday human activity to map the interior of the Earth. "We think we can use it to image the subsurface of the entire ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Great Barrier Reef stays on UN watch list

The Great Barrier Reef will remain under surveillance but not be listed as endangered, according to a draft recommendation to the UN's World Heritage Committee, published on Friday.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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