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Quarter of West Antarctic glacier ice unstable, says 25-year satellite study

With the Earth in a state of flux at the moment, we need to keep a particularly close eye on Antarctica. Plenty of satellites are whizzing overhead to do just that, and now a new study ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Gizmag

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Planetary scientists unravel mystery of Egyptian desert glass

A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact, rather than atmospheric airburst, ...

Wed 15 May 19 from

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3-D Earth in the making

A thorough understanding of the 'solid Earth' system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface that lead to ...

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Monitoring Earth's shifting land

The monitoring of land subsidence is of vital importance for low-lying countries, but also areas which are prone to peculiar ground instability.

Thu 16 May 19 from

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Precursors of a catastrophic collapse

On the morning of the 13th of March 1888, the inhabitants of the Finschhafen trading post on the east coast of New Guinea were awakened by a dull rumbling sound. An eyewitness later reported ...

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Victor Vescovo and the DSV Limiting Factor have found new depths in the Mariana Trench

The DSV Limiting Factor submarine has just yo-yoed its way from the surface to the bottom of the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep point four times in eight days, breaking a ton of records ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Gizmag

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Climate change may make trees live fast and die young

A warmer world with more carbon dioxide may make trees grow faster, but this could mean they live shorter lives and lock away carbon for less time

Wed 15 May 19 from Newscientist

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Warming climate threatens microbes in alpine streams, new research shows

Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to a research ...

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Senators Ask FCC to Rethink 5G Spectrum Auction to Protect Weather Forecasts

The FCC began a new round of auctions earlier this year focusing on the upper microwave band, which could be valuable for delivering 5G mobile service. The post Senators Ask FCC to Rethink ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Extremetech

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New research finds unprecedented weakening of Asian summer monsoon

Rainfall from the Asian summer monsoon has been decreasing over the past 80 years, a decline unprecedented in the last 448 years, according to a new study.

Wed 15 May 19 from

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