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New satellite imagery reveals new highest Antarctic Peninsula Mountain

Cartographers surveying Antarctica have discovered Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) at 3,239 m (10,654 ft) above sea level. Until now, maps showed Mt ...

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Scientists use ears in the ground to monitor the eyes of hurricanes

One of the biggest challenges of mitigating the danger of hurricanes is predicting where a storm will make landfall and estimating how powerful it will be when it hits. Researchers Dr. Toshiro ...

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'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at high speed and ...

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Research shows why meteroids explode before they reach Earth

Our atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than researchers thought, according to a new paper published in Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

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Snow grounds flights at Dutch airports

Snow wreaked havoc in the low-lying Netherlands on Monday, closing down Eindhoven airport completely, shutting schools and leading to transport chaos with hundreds of flights and trains cancelled ...

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Starving Polar Bear's Last Hours Captured in Heartbreaking Video

A polar bear searches in vain for trash to eat before collapsing.

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Livescience

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Projected winter Arctic sea-ice decline coupled to Eurasian circulation

Arctic sea-ice cover will diminish rapidly under global warming, but its rate of retreat in boreal winter shows large intermodel differences across the models involved in Phase 5 of the Coupled ...

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Arctic sea ice loss and the Eurasian winter cooling trend: Is there a link?

Observations of Arctic sea ice have shown that it has been melting at a fast pace over the last few decades. However, what is more uncertain and presently a subject of debate is how these sea ...

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Abundant enzyme in marine microbes may be responsible for production of ocean methane

Industrial and agricultural activities produce large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Many bacteria also produce methane as a byproduct of their metabolism. ...

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An animation of nighttime satellite images shows the start and breathtakingly rapid spread of the first SoCal wildfires

A second animation shows the giant smoke plume from the Thomas Fire illuminated by this week's supermoon as it streams over the Pacific Carl Engelking, Discover's online editor, has put together ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Discover Magazine

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