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iflscience.com — The Flat Earth hypothesis is one of the wackiest conspiracy theories out there, but seeing flat-Earthers come up with nonsense explanations is such Olympic-level mental gymnastics that you can’t help being entertained by their work. My favorite lately has to be their explanation of lunar eclipses. …
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vox.com — We’ve come a long way in the past decade. That’s the 10-Year Challenge for humanity, which has seen drastic drops in extreme poverty, child mortality, and youth illiteracy, and a rise in life expectancy. That’s right, despite all the gloomy headlines, in a lot of ways the world has been getting bet…
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bbc.co.uk — See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere. This is what pollution looks like on a European scale. The animation shows the concentration and movement through the atmosphere of nitrogen dioxide. NO₂ is a problem gas that is produced primarily…
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inverse.com — The Earth's magnetic field has always been in flux, due to the changing patterns of swirling molten metals in the planet's outer core, but a new report suggests that Earth's magnetic field is shifting so rapidly and unpredictably that it's rendering scientists' models obsolete at a faster rate than …
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theguardian.com — A Nasa probe will perform the most distant flyby in history in the early hours of New Year’s Day when it barrels past a space rock called Ultima Thule on the outer edge of the solar system. Unless gremlins intervene, the New Horizons spacecraft will zoom by the cosmic body at 5.33am GMT and snap th…
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cnbc.com — Earthquake of 6.9 strikes off Philippines, small tsunami possible The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said hazardous tsunami waves were possible on parts of the coasts of the Philippines and Indonesia. Full Article >>
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mashable.com — There's something orbiting the sun, way, way beyond the distant realm of Pluto. A team of astronomers recently spotted the farthest-known object in the solar system using a telescope atop Hawaii's lofty Mauna Kea, and announced the discovery on Monday. The object, formally called "2018 VG18" but n…
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thisisinsider.com — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday. Social-media images and videos show destroyed roads and schools being evacuated. Images and videos on social media show destroyed roads, schools being evacuated, and items falling off shelves in stores. Authorities have instructed plan…
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nationalgeographic.com — Instruments picked up the seismic waves more than 10,000 miles away—but bizarrely, nobody felt them. On the morning of November 11, just before 9:30 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled around the world. The seismic waves began roughly 15 miles off the shores of Mayotte, a French island sandwiched…
29.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
yahoo.com — A large asteroid could be headed toward us in the near future — barreling through space on a risk trajectory that might cause it to collide with Earth. The news comes from the Express, which cites NASA sources revealing that the space rock could end up engaged in not one, but a staggering 62 differ…
26.11.2018 0 comments From Alex