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What are the longest rivers in the world?

There are many long rivers in the world, but which ones are the longest? Naturally, there is a disagreement over the answer to this question. While The Nile has traditionally been considered to be longest ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Timing affects hurricane evacuation decisions

In the US, the 2015 hurricane season begins against a backdrop of other recent extreme weather news. Texas floods and Midwest tornadoes remind us of what water and wind can do. We can take comfort from considerable ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Clues to the Earth's ancient core

Old rocks hold on to their secrets. Now, a geophysicist at Michigan Technological University has unlocked clues trapped in the magnetic signatures of mineral grains in those rocks.. These clues will help ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Sudden draining of glacial lakes explained

In 2008 scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Washington documented for the first time how the icy bottoms of lakes atop the Greenland Ice Sheet can crack open ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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