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Looking ahead to local climate models

When research scientist Jim Kinter describes the interactions between the Earth's ocean, land and atmosphere, he talks of dancing. "The atmosphere and the ocean, and the atmosphere and the land surface have ...

Jul 15, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 5 | with audio podcast

How the mole got its 12 fingers

Polydactyly is a hereditary anomaly that is relatively common in both humans and animals. Moles also have additional fingers. In their case, however, the irregularity compared to the five-finger formula of ...

Jul 14, 2011 not rated yet 1 | with audio podcast

Going to Earth's core for climate insights

(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest evidence of the dominant role humans play in changing Earth's climate comes not from observations of Earth's ocean, atmosphere or land surface, but from deep within its molten core.

Mar 10, 2011 4.2 / 5 (18) 19 | with audio podcast

Four Out of Six Apollos

(PhysOrg.com) -- Their names are now part of exploration history - Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Storms, Frau Mauro, Hadley Rille, Descartes and Taurus-Littrow. They are the sites on the lunar surface visited ...

Dec 24, 2008 4.5 / 5 (6) 3