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Crater Creator Uses Explosions to Find the Secrets of Volcanoes (Op-Ed)
explosive eruption of Sarychev Volcano
April 16th, 2014
You can learn a lot about volcanoes by studying explosions. The more we can learn about their explosive behaviour, the more chance we have of saving lives when they suddenly erupt.
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Unusual Bacteria Gobbles Up Carbon in the Ocean
Debris in the Pacific Ocean, ocean currents
April 14th, 2014
A single bacterial strain may help researchers better understand the processes of global carbon cycling.
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What a Gas! Arctic's Ozone Hole Looking Good
Antarctic ozone levels
April 14th, 2014
The worldwide ban on ozone-depleting chemicals stopped Arctic ozone from disappearing and forming an "ozone hole" similar in size to Antarctica's, a new study finds.
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Chilean Port City Fire Seen from Space (Photo)
forest fire in chile
April 15th, 2014
A fire ravaging the scenic city of Valparaiso, Chile, is visible from satellite on April 13, 2014. So far, 15 people have died in the fire, and thousands of homes have been destroyed.
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Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon from Space
grand canyon from space
April 14th, 2014
In a new image taken by astronauts on the International Space Station, the Grand Canyon stretches across the Colorado Plateau. Entrance to the National Park is free this weekend, April 19 and 20, 2014.
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Silver Lining? Rare Night-Shining Clouds Are Becoming More Common
April 14th, 2014
Rare night-shining clouds that glow across the edge of space tend to appear near Earth's poles. But since the turn of the century, these silvery clouds have become more frequent sights over lower latitudes, new research finds.
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New Earthquake Hits Nicaragua
Nicaragua earthquake
April 11th, 2014
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 shook Nicaragua Friday (April 11), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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Watch Live: Scientists Explore a Mysterious Deep Sea World
Gulf of Mexico brine pool
April 15th, 2014
his month, you can fly along the Gulf of Mexico seafloor and explore an ecosystem fueled by chemicals instead of sunlight, all from the comfort of home.
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Asian Pollution Boosts Pacific Storm Power
Beijing air pollution
April 14th, 2014
Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather, a new study finds.
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Mysterious Ancient Moroccan Rock Pile Explained
The village of Arroumd in the High Atlas, Morocco
April 14th, 2014
The mystery of the giant pile of boulders that a Moroccan village now rests on has been solved; they are the result of a huge, catastrophic rock fall that occurred 4,500 years ago in the Atlas Mountains.
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