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  • Leaky methane, neutrinos from a blazar, oldest hominin tools outside Africa: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Leaky methane, neutrinos from a blazar, oldest hominin tools outside Africa: this week in science

    Note: Updated on 7/16 to add Denise Holland’s reaction to iceberg calving. Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Sniffing out the environmental impact of methane Climate change is a clear and present danger to all of us. And while most intelligent, informed, sane people know…

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  • Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Losing a physics superstar The groundbreaking theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died this week. A man with a sharp mind and a biting wit, he was an inspiration to many scientists… and people in general. The story of how he…

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  • NASA and NOAA: 2017 was, again, one of the hottest years on record | Miles O'Brien Productions

    NASA and NOAA: 2017 was, again, one of the hottest years on record

    A new analysis of global temperatures released Thursday by NASA and NOAA confirms that the planet is still warming at an alarming rate. The agencies performed two independent analyses on the newly-available 2017 global temperature data, which showed the world is 1.6°F above the 1951-1980 baseline used. Though they had slightly different approaches and gave…

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  • Will the changing Arctic ecosystem reverse climate change… or make matters worse?

    Phytoplankton blooming under Arctic ice is likely a feedback loop for climate change, but it is unclear yet if it is positive or negative.

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