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Hundreds of Scientists Rally to Protect Climate Science

SAN FRANCISCO – For a few hours at least, throngs of scientists stepped out from behind their PowerPoint slides approximately sea ice extent & atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to make…

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Huh? Could Cleaner Air Be Worsening Global Warming?

SAN FRANCISCO — It may seem counterintuitive, yet cleaner air could actually be exacerbating global warming trends. The soot & other particles that make up air pollution tend to scatter…

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Cloudiest Places on Earth Revealed in Stunning New Image

"No more cloudy days," The Eagles promise to a new love interest in the 2006 song of the same name. Keeping that promise might require going off-planet. As a new…

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NASA Satellite's 1st CO2 Maps of Earth Revealed

This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is driving global warming. Today (Dec. 18), scientists with the space agency…

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European Comet Lander May Wake Up from Space Slumber

SAN FRANCISCO — Europe's Philae comet lander may be approximately to wake up from its lengthy, unplanned slumber. Philae, part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, went into hibernation…

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Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water

NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to assist scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of years. The rover drilled into…

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Adventures of European comet lander may not be over

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) – Gas jets from inside a comet hosting Europe's Philae lander may launch the hibernating probe out of its ditch & back into sunlight for a…

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Is Voyager 1 Really in Interstellar Space? New Test Could Prove It for Good

A new test could determine once & for all whether NASA's Voyager 1 probe has indeed entered interstellar space, some researchers say. While mission team members declared last year that…

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Can Human Civilization Continue Indefinitely?

SAN FRANCISCO — Human beings have altered the Earth so much that human extinction is a real possibility if people continue on their current path. But if they can figure…

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Curiosity Sniffing the Ground on Hunt for Martian Organic Material

Curiosity had its head in the clouds for the past couple of months, so to speak. Its first scientific reports focused on what was left of Mars' atmosphere, including the…

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