Simulating Sea Spray to Solve Climate Mystery (Gallery)
Phytoplankton
November 26th, 2014
Using a 3,000 gallon wave flume, researchers are teasing out the subtle secrets of ocean aerosols.
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World's Newest Lava Lake Appears in Africa
Nyamuragira lava lake
November 26th, 2014
Heralded by fiery lava fountains and plumes of poisonous gas, a new lava lake has appeared atop one of Africa's most active volcanoes.
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Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice
Bellingshausen Sea
November 24th, 2014
Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than previously thought, a new study reports.
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How Sea Spray Seeds the Sky
Cross section of organic molecules
November 26th, 2014
Scientists in California are bringing the ocean into the lab to learn the full impact of sea spray aerosols.
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Nature's Arches: Photos of Stunning Sandstone in the American Southwest
A constant barrage - sandstone arches
November 24th, 2014
Check out these stunning photos of natural sandstone arches in the American Southwest. These incredible geological formations are a reminder of the power and beauty of nature.
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Sun's Shifting Magnetic Field May Predict Lightning Strikes
Lightning Storm
November 21st, 2014
The sun may be partly responsible for lightning strikes on Earth, and scientists think fluctuations in the sun's magnetic field could be used to predict lightning storms weeks in advance.
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Mass Extinctions: What Humans Can Learn from the Past
T-Rex skeleton
November 25th, 2014
From the space rock that killed the dinosaurs to the supervolcanoes that wiped out nearly 90 percent of the world's species, mass extinctions have occurred a handful of times throughout Earth's history. And if humans aren't careful, the planet may be due
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Expect More Giant Snowstorms as Climate Warms (Op-Ed)
Glacier National Park
November 22nd, 2014
As the climate warms, snowstorms are growing more severe.
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