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9 interesting facts about the Nile River

The Nile is one of the most famous rivers anywhere on our planet, and rightfully so. While all rivers are important for people and wildlife who live nearby, the Nile looms especially large, both literally and figuratively. Here are a…

Let’s go back to calling it global warming – The Japan Times

NEW YORK – As scientific terms go, “climate change” is lame. It sounds like something created by committee. And it’s hard to understand as a crisis when we also hear scientists talking about ice ages and other natural changes to…

Let’s Celebrate Global Cooling and Fix Global Warming – Yahoo Canada Finance

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Since the 19th century, temperatures have been falling. I was as surprised as you. As it turns out, this isn’t about the climate for once, but about human body temperatures. On average, millennials in the U.S. today…

We just got a treasure trove of photos of the 'dark' side of the moon

It may seem like we always know what’s on the moon’s mind. After all, clouds permitting, we see the same face almost every night — sometimes winking, sometimes frowning and sometimes waxing downright ominous. But there’s another side to our…

Unravelling arthropod genomic diversity over 500 million years of evolution

(Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) The evolutionary innovations of insects and other arthropods are as numerous as they are wondrous, from terrifying fangs and stingers to exquisitely coloured wings and ingenious feats of engineering. DNA sequencing allows us to chart the genomic blueprints underlying this incredible diversity that characterises the arthropods and makes them the most successful group of animals on Earth.

Global warming is a hoax – The Daily Telegram

Global warming/cooling has been the battle cry of liberal icons like Al Gore for quite some time now. Back in the ’70s, they were warning us that we were about to enter an “ice age” and there was speculation about…

Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images “The moment of crisis has come” in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. He spoke as BBC News launched a year of special coverage on global warming. Here are our answers to…

A new way to detect oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres

In recent years, astronomers have pondered the search for biosignatures, or signs of life, in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets. Will the James Webb Space Telescope – due to launch in 2021 – be able to detect them? A new technique says yes.

Did phosphorus-rich lakes help kickstart life on Earth?

The building blocks of life as we know it require chemical reactions involving phosphorus. But phosphorus is scarce on Earth. Where did enough of it come from to fuel life’s start? Carbonate-rich lakes, like Mono Lake in California, might hold a clue.

What can one personally do to help with global warming? – WGN TV Chicago

Dear Tom, Global warming is an issue, but what can I personally do to help?Taylor Johnston,Chicago Dear Taylor,Probably the most important thing we can do as citizens concerned about our planet is to elect people who will work with scientists…