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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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Volcanic Islands Prove Hottest Photo in NASA Contest
2014 Tournament Earth winner
April 8th, 2014
Wild winds stirring up choppy waves behind the Canary Islands grabbed the top spot in NASA's annual Tournament Earth photo competition.
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How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science
1964 alaska earthquake damage
March 27th, 2014
The geologic discoveries from the 1964 Alaska earthquake transformed how we understand the Earth.
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Deep Dive to Explore Unknown Ocean Life Starts Today
Kermadec Trench fish
April 12th, 2014
An expedition to the Kermadec Trench, one of Earth's coldest, deepest ocean trenches, is scheduled to start today (April 12).
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From Drip to Glide: How Plate Tectonics Started
Plate tectonics
April 6th, 2014
A new model seeks to explain why Earth's plate tectonics is unique among the sun's rocky planets. It all comes down to tiny minerals in rocks.
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Facts About the 1964 Alaska Earthquake
1964 alaska earthquake damage
March 27th, 2014
Some of the interesting facts and figures about the historic 1964 Great Alaska earthquake.
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Colorful Sunset Paintings Reveal Climate Change Secrets
Moonrise on the Yare
March 25th, 2014
Through an artist's eye, scientists are tracking the climate swings caused by volcanic eruptions.
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Barren Colorado Desert Set for Flooding (Photo)
An image of the Colorado delta
April 11th, 2014
Researchers have embarked on an effort to revitalize the Colorado River delta.
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Weird Magnetic Anomaly Reveals Ancient Tectonic Crash
Magnetic anomaly map of North America.
April 4th, 2014
A new look at magnetic signals in the southeastern United States reveals that Florida stuck to North America's heel like a piece of old tape about 300 million years ago, when the central and southern Appalachian mountains were built.
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