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Did underground explosions create Titan’s lakes?

The lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan are filled with liquid methane, not water, and some are surrounded by steep rims. A new study suggests these features might have been caused by explosions of warming nitrogen, which created Titan’s lake basins long ago.

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POLITICS: Former disaster chief: ‘Stop looking at FEMA as 911’

The former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on national television that “FEMA’s job is impossible” and that the agency “faces unrealistic expectations by Congress and the American public” to handle disasters that cause only mild amounts of damage.

Snowfall frequency declining across Northwest, PSU study finds

(Portland State University) With warming temperatures, average snowfall frequency is estimated to decline across the Pacific Northwest by 2100 — and at a faster rate if greenhouse emissions are not reduced, according to a new Portland State University study.

New artifacts suggest people arrived in North America earlier than previously thought

Stone tools and other artifacts unearthed from an archeological dig at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years earlier than scientists previously thought.

How many supermoons in 2019?

We had 3 full supermoons (close full moons) earlier this year. Now we’re having 3 new supermoons (close new moons). The dates are August 1 and 30, plus September 28. The August 30 supermoon will be the closest of this year.

Underlying Volcano Melted Iceland’s ‘Funeral Glacier’, Not Climate Change

In an astonishing turn of events, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) just cosponsored a“climate change funeral” for an Icelandic glacier positioned atop a volcano that is part of and fueled by one of the most volcanically active faults on our…