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Emails Show NOAA Officials Mocking Trump After Weather Map Flap

Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lashed out at their superiors after President Donald Trump allegedly used a marker on a weather map in 2019, The New York Times reported Saturday. Scientists within NOAA were furious after the…

This is how a woodpecker swap meet works

Tallahassee, Florida — Will McDearman stood on a chair, raised his voice and beseeched the hundred or so wildlife officials gathered in a nondescript auditorium to offer up every woodpecker they could find. “Are all the birds on the table?”…

Were snakes the source of China’s coronavirus outbreak?

A report suggests that snakes – the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra – might have been the original source of the coronavirus that’s triggered an outbreak of deadly infectious respiratory illnesses in China this year.

​Why Carolina bays are an enduring mystery

Carolina bays are best described as temporary, isolated freshwater wetlands. This is Banks Lake in Lakeland, Georgia. (Photo: Robert C. Clark) Earth still holds secrets. Among those secrets, what formed the Carolina bays, Earth’s most mysterious landform? People drive by…

Is cursive handwriting obsolete?

We live in a texting, typing, emailing world — even at school. Sure, kids take notes in class and some even scribble out the occasional phone message at home, but for the most part, their written communication isn’t written that…


Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades

Using a genomics strain-tracking bioinformatics tool, researchers investigated whether shared bacterial strains remain stable and resilient to changes in diet or environment after adult twins — who had lived together for decades — began to live apart. The study analyzed two metagenomic sequencing databases from pairs of twins — one for children who were still living together and the other from adult twins, ages 36 to 80, who then lived apart for periods from one to 59 years.

Top 5 Most Outrageous 2020 Doomsday Predictions That Bombed

Will the world end in 12 years? Maybe 30? If history is any guide, it will not. Many similar predictions have been made in the past, but they came and went without tragedy. Here are the five worst predictions made about…

High-resolution geophysical survey confirms the deep Beyond EPICA ice-core drilling site

(Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) The drill site is located at Little Dome C (LDC), an area of about 10 km2, 40 km away from Concordia Station at Dome C, the Italian-French base on the high Antarctic Plateau. Dome C is 1000 km from the coast, at an altitude of 3233 m above sea level, and is run by IPEV and the PNRA, the French and Italian polar agencies.


Fossil shells reveal both global mercury contamination and warming when dinosaurs perished

The impact of an asteroid or comet is acknowledged as the principal cause of the mass extinction that killed off most dinosaurs and about three-quarters of the planet’s plant and animal species 66 million years ago.