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Africa, from a CATS point of view

From Saharan dust storms to icy clouds to smoke on the opposite side of the continent, the first image from NASA's newest cloud- and aerosol-measuring instrument provides a profile of the atmosphere above ...

Feb 26, 2015
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Several "new" craters found in Siberia

At least seven newly created mysterious craters have now been officially discovered in Siberia, though satellite imagery suggests there may be as many as 20. The discovery of the first three last year caused a small media stor ...

Feb 25, 2015 weblog
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Extreme science in the Arctic

A research team from Northwestern University was dropped by helicopter in the desolate wilderness of Greenland with four weeks of provisions and the goal of collecting ancient specimens preserved in Arctic lakebeds.

Feb 25, 2015
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NASA Terra satellite spots new Tropical Cyclone 14S

A tropical low pressure area designated as System 90S formed in the Southern Indian Ocean on February 21, 2015 and has been slowly organizing and consolidating. Three days later System 90S became Tropical ...

NASA satellite sees a warm winter in the Western US

While people in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S have been dealing with Arctic Air, the bulge in the Jet Stream over the eastern Pacific Ocean has been keeping the western third of the U.S. in warmer than ...

Scientists bring oxygen back to dead fjord

More and more of the world's waters are seriously lacking oxygen. Could we use pumps to bring oxygen and thus higher life back into these waters? A Danish/Swedish research team says yes. They installed pumps ...

Personal care product chemicals found in Antarctica

Researchers bring clean energy a step closer

Coping with earthquakes induced by fluid injection

A paper published today in Science provides a case for increasing transparency and data collection to enable strategies for mitigating the effects of human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater inject ...

Paleoclimate, proxies, paleosols, and precipitation

Precipitation reconstructions are essential for predicting impacts of future climate change and preparing for potential changes in terrestrial environmental conditions, such as shifting amounts of regional ...

NASA sees heavy rain in Tropical Cyclone Lam

Tropical Cyclone Lam made landfall in a remote area of the Northern Territory and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite revealed that it brought heavy rain with it.

Could the Milky Way become a quasar?

The super-resolution revolution

Mystery of the reverse-wired eyeball solved

Google hits back at rivals with futuristic HQ plan

Neurons controlling appetite made from skin cells

A gene for brain size only found in humans

New filter could advance terahertz data transmission

Galactic dinosaurs not extinct

Depth of plastic pollution in oceans revealed

Image: Snow-covered northeastern United States

Yet another potent winter storm battered the northeastern United States on Feb. 14-15, 2015. The nor'easter brought 12 to 20 inches (30 to 50 centimeters) of snow across much of eastern New England, along ...

Broken windows thesis springs a leak

A molecular compass for bird navigation

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