Global helium supplies balloon

World supplies of helium, the gas that makes your voice squeaky, may be on the ascent.

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Recent hydrothermal activity may explain Ceres' brightest area

The brightest area on Ceres, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth, according to a new study from scientists on ...

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Light Pollution Tricks Tree Buds into Bursting Early

When cities light up the night, it confuses the trees. In places where night-time light pollution is at its worst, trees burst into bloom a week earlier than trees rooted under dark skies, ...

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Watch NASA's Final Rocket Booster Test Light up the Desert

NASA on Tuesday completed the second and final test of the solid rocket booster that's expected to take humans to Mars. The booster is one of two that will power the space agency's Space Launch ...

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Hubble captures rare "tadpole" galaxy during a dramatic bout of star creation

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a maelstrom of star creation taking place in a nearby "tadpole" galaxy known as Kiso 5639. The activity was unexpected, as the galaxy is thought ...

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Dry Amazon could see record fire season

Forecasters warn that high ocean temperatures presage intense blazes in rainforest.

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Climate study finds human fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere greening

A multinational team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute has found the first positive correlation between human activity and enhanced ...

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Penguin population could drop 60 percent by end of the century

Climate has influenced the distribution patterns of Adélie penguins across Antarctica for millions of years.

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Research reveals widespread herbicide use on North American wildlands

University of Montana researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and they urge land managers to better ...

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Did Prehistoric People Watch the Stars Through This 6,000 Year Old 'Telescope'?

Prehistoric humans may have observed the sky via primitive lens-less "telescopes," according to a team of British astronomers who have studied the long passageways of ancient megalithic tombs. ...

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