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What is the largest desert on Earth?

When you hear the word desert, what comes to mind? Chances are, you'd think of sun, sand, and very little in the way of rain. Perhaps cacti, vultures, mesas, and scorpions come to mind as well, or possibly camels and oases? ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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The science of cloud seeding

Experiments to seed clouds and coax them to produce more rain started 70 years ago. Early practitioners claimed a 10 percent boost in precipitation, but their studies lacked statistical rigor. The science of rainmaking has ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Environment
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