El Niño Brings Wet Summer to Plains; Western Drought Continues
forecast
May 21st, 2015
The West can expect its warm and dry weather to continue through the summer, while the central Plains will be relatively cool and wet.
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Sudden and Rapid Ice Loss Discovered in Antarctica
glacier
May 21st, 2015
Massive glaciers in the southern Antarctic Peninsula suddenly started to crumble and melt in 2009.
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Crazy Carnival of Dr. Seuss Creatures Hidden in the Oceans
array of deep-sea creatures
May 21st, 2015
The oceans are teeming with a hidden web of organisms that may connect tiny bacteria and viruses to larger food webs, new research shows.
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Best Beach of 2015 Is Off the Beaten Path
Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu.
May 21st, 2015
Natural beauty, ample amenities and tempting turquoise waters send one Hawaiian beach to the top of the rankings.
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Climate Change May Put Power Grid at Risk in the West
high-voltage power lines
May 18th, 2015
The West should "climate proof" its power grid or risk electricity shortages, a new study says.
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In Images: The Menagerie of Tiny Alienlike Creatures Under the Sea
amphipod hyperiid of the genus phronima
May 21st, 2015
The oceans are teeming with a hidden web of organisms that may connect tiny bacteria and viruses to larger food webs, new research shows.
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Photos: The 10 Best US Beaches to Visit
View on Santa Barbara from the pier.
May 21st, 2015
Sun, surf and squeaky sand are on the docket at America's best beaches. This year's top 10 span from Hawaii to Florida, with some love for California, Massachusetts and the Carolinas as well. Read on, and dream of your next summer vacation.
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'Crazy Craters' Found in Swiss Lake
crazy crater
May 19th, 2015
Four giant craters were discovered on the floor of Switzerland's Lake Neuchâtel.
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