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Scientists bring back Earth's 'memory' with mountaintop ice

Humans are fascinated by our planet's distant past. Since human recorded history only goes back a few thousand years, we probe Earth's "memory" in various ways to uncover its secrets. One of these methods is to hunt for traces ...

Ozone hole grows this year, but still shrinking in general

The Antarctic ozone hole last week peaked at a moderately large size for the third straight year—bigger than the size of North America—but experts say it's still generally shrinking despite recent blips because of high ...

Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere

Using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT), astronomers have discovered the heaviest element ever found in an exoplanet atmosphere—barium. They were surprised to discover barium at high altitudes ...

Exploring the timing and mechanism of Tibetan Plateau uplift

A research team led by Prof. Ding Lin from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has systematically explained the differential uplift process and its related deep dynamic mechanism of ...

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