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Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life Jupiter’s icy moon

Scientists compare primitive Earth scenario with satellite Europa's conditions; the jupiterian moon could host microorganisms at the bottom of a huge warm ocean located underneath its frozen ...

Sat 24 Feb 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

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We may be overdue a massive war, says a statistical analysis

Since the end of the second world war a “long peace” has prevailed around the world, but far from being a new era in history it could just be a statistical fluke

Fri 23 Feb 18 from Newscientist

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Image: Bering Strait

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and the US state of Alaska.

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Watch 'The Top Ten Revealed' count down the best '80s Rock Ballads Feb. 25 on AXS TV

“The Top Ten Revealed” returns to AXS TV on Sunday, Feb. 25 with another exciting fan-voted countdown. Series host and executive producer Katie Daryl will dive into glam rock ...

Sat 24 Feb 18 from AXS

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Drier conditions could doom Rocky Mountain spruce and fir trees

Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado's Front Range, ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from

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Rising sea levels put Pacific salt marshes at risk for extinction, study finds

Climate change is dialing up the pressure on species around the world. Polar bears may be the most iconic example, but creatures from corals to elephants are all affected by a warming, changing ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from

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Sea urchins can drill holes in solid rock with just their teeth

If a sea urchin can't find a suitable pit to live in, it makes one – even if it has to spend months gnawing away at hard granite

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Newscientist

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Meteorological silk road pattern may take a toll on Eurasian climate in north-jet years

The Silk Road pattern in meteorology is a wave-like teleconnection pattern in the summer propagating eastward under the wave guidance of the upper-tropospheric Asian westerly jet stream. It ...

Fri 23 Feb 18 from

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Scientists verify theory of the role of the South Pacific in natural atmospheric CO2 fluctuations

A team led by geochemist Dr. Katharina Pahnke from Oldenburg has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from

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Extinct lakes of the American desert west

Boulder, Colo., USA: The vestiges of lakes long extinct dot the landscape of the American desert west. These fossilized landforms provide clues of how dynamic climate has been over the past ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from

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