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Fire seasons are becoming hotter, drier and longer

The fast-moving brush fire tearing through the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend is part of a larger trend: Wildfire seasons in the western United States are lasting longer and burning more land, according to a recent report ...

dateJul 26, 2016 in Environment
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Middle atmosphere in sync with the ocean

Water plays a major role for our planet not only in its liquid form at the surface. In the atmosphere too, it considerably affects our lives as well as weather and climate. Clouds and rainfall are one example. Water vapor, ...

dateJul 26, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Japanese tadpoles relax in hot springs

Japanese tadpoles can live and grow in natural hots springs, or onsen, with water temperatures as high as 46.1oC (115oF). Living in onsen may benefit the tadpoles' immune systems, speed their growth, and allow the tadpoles ...

dateJul 26, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Atmospheric chemistry on paper

Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula Kevin Heng of the University of Bern, Switzerland, gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer codes. The astrophysicist ...

dateJul 22, 2016 in Astronomy
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