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News about Climate Change and our Planet


Meet WASP-121b, a hot ‘heavy metal’ exoplanet

For the first time, heavy metal gases like magnesium and iron have been detected floating away from an exoplanet, a planet orbiting a distant sun. Why? Because the planet – which is about as big as Jupiter – is orbiting perilously close to its star.

Scientists detect more repeating radio signals from deep space

Fast radio bursts (FRBs), mysterious high-energy astrophysical phenoma that have defied explanation, have been blamed on everything from aliens to microwave ovens. They are incredibly strong signals that have puzzling mathematical regularity, and scientists believe they are coming from deep…

Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island.


TECHNOLOGY: Oil scientists say hydrogen is on the way

GOLDEN, Colo. — Top scientists from two of the world’s biggest oil companies agree that hydrogen could help solve the problems of storing energy made from wind and solar while also providing carbon-free fuels.