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First deep-sea mining operation scheduled to start in 2019 — here are the bots that will do it

Whether you agree to the idea or not, the bots sure are awesome.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from ZME Science

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Harvard Scientists Moving Ahead on Plans for Atmospheric Geoengineering Experiments

The climate researchers intend to launch a high-altitude balloon that would spray a small amount of reflective particles in the stratosphere.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Kaikoura quake may prompt rethink of earthquake hazard models internationally

Last November's magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake was so complex and unusual that it is likely to lead to changes in the way scientists think about earthquake hazards in plate boundary zones ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from

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Arctic Sea Ice Has Disappointing Winter

Temperatures were more than 9°F warmer than average this winter

Wed 22 Mar 17 from TIME

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Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America and Richard Branson says it’s OK to cry

 Alaska Airlines has announced they are killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Sad? Angry? You’re not alone. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, just penned ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from TechCrunch

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Rocks that tell our industrial history

Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Analytical Chemistry have published a study in which they analyse cemented sand formations that contain industrial waste produced as a result of metallurgical ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from

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A round-trip flight just for the view—the Southern Lights

They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane's window, but it was an extraordinary view.

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NASA sees System 91P coming together east of Queensland

The area of tropical low pressure designated System 91P appears to be organizing in NASA satellite imagery on March 24. Visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that the ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from

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Human-Caused Climate Change Made 2016 Way Too Hot

The year 2016 was one for the record books, at least when it comes to the weather. Last year had the highest global temperature in modern history and extremely high levels of carbon dioxide ...

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Scientists respond to criticisms of proposed Anthropocene

A team of academics led by the University of Leicester has responded to criticisms of the proposal to formalise a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene.

Thu 23 Mar 17 from

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