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Ice ages only thanks to feedback

Ice ages and warm periods have alternated fairly regularly in the Earth's history: the Earth's climate cools roughly every 100,000 years, with vast areas of North America, Europe and Asia being buried under ...

Aug 07, 2013 4.3 / 5 (32) 47 | with audio podcast

Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly ...

Sep 23, 2013 4.5 / 5 (22) 2 | with audio podcast

How the ice ages ended

A study of sediment cores collected from the deep ocean supports a new explanation for how glacier melting at the end of the ice ages led to the release of carbon dioxide from the ocean.

May 01, 2013 4.5 / 5 (24) 48 | with audio podcast