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Sept. 24, 2023: Our weekly roundup of the latest science in the news, as well as a few fascinating articles to keep you entertained over the weekend.
El Niño is a climate cycle in which waters off the tropical eastern Pacific are warmer than usual, which in turn affects global weather patterns.
REFERENCE Equinoxes occur twice a year when the sun is directly above the equator, and herald the beginning of spring and autumn.
Researchers have found a new virus, identified as a bacteriophage, at a depth of 29,199 feet (8,900 meters).
The Argyle formation in Australia, which hosts 90% of the world's pink diamonds, formed when the first supercontinent broke up.
A video of a stinkhorn fungus — a 10-inch penis-shaped mushroom — bursting from the ground, growing and decaying has been captured in a forest in Germany.
Scientists have discovered flowering plants were largely unscathed by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction event 66 million years ago, allowing them to take advantage of the new, dinosaur-free planet.
This guide to the Atlantic hurricane season of 2023, includes predictions, tropical storm science, naming conventions and storm safety tips.
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