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Stunning New Orchid Species Discovered
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April 18th, 2014
A new orchid species has been discovered in Panama.
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Missing Xenon Gas Found in Earth's Core
An illustration of Earth's layers, including the crust, mantle and core.
April 21st, 2014
Mysteriously, most of the expected levels of xenon are missing from Earth's atmosphere. Now, researchers might have the answer: The noble gas, which usually doesn't bond with other atoms, may chemically react with iron and nickel in Earth's core.
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Is Global Warming a Giant Natural Fluctuation? (Op-Ed)
climate change, global warming, lightning, CA, Alabama HIlls
April 18th, 2014
Natural fluctuations have driven Earth's climate for millennia, but they are not the cause of modern warming.
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Mountainous Fib: Andes Lie About Their Age
andes mountains, age, geology, chungar lake
April 18th, 2014
New research into the height of a very remote Andean plateau reveals just the latest surprise from the Earth's second-greatest mountain belt.
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Huge Antarctic Iceberg Drifts Out to Sea (Time-Lapse Video)
An image of an ice island
April 18th, 2014
A massive chunk of ice broke loose and is now drifting away from Antarctica.
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With Climate Change, Wildfires Getting Worse in the West
Las Conchas Fire
April 18th, 2014
Across the West, wildfires grew bigger and more frequent in the past 30 years, according to a new study that blames climate change and drought for the worsening flames.
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Vitamins from Space! B3 Found in Meteorites
Karen SMith
April 18th, 2014
An essential nutrient for life on Earth also cooks up in space, a new study finds.
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