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South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years

It's important to be careful when attributing specific warming events to climate change , Ted Scambos, a senior research scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder's Earth Science and Observation Centre who was not involved in the study, told Gizmodo in an email.

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Planning to Stay Awake for Wednesday Night's Lyrid Meteor Shower? Don't Bother

The meteors are created by debris from the comet Thatcher , and lucky for us, will still be visible without any fancy astronomy equipment, just do not forget to give your eyes some time to adjust to the dark when staring up at the night's sky.

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Eau de Space fragrance will bring space scent to Earth

But what does space smell like, and how on earth do you recreate it? Using details from astronauts who described the space smell, Pearce used his knowledge of fragrance chemistry to produce perfumes that matched those descriptions. Co-developed by NASA and Steve Pearce, a chemist and founder of Omega Ingredients , a company focused on the "creation of the highest quality, provenance driven, natural flavours and ingredients for the food and beverage industry", Eau de Space is supposed to ...

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New swine flu strain with 'pandemic potential' identified in China

Moreover, the journal - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - which published this breaking news has said that the immediate measures should be taken to monitor the swine industry, its workers, and control the virus in case it starts to spread.

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Showers, thunderstorms on tap for a hot, humid Sunday afternoon

Lows will be in the mid to upper 60s. Heat indices all week will range anywhere from 95-106. The Saharan dust reduced our air quality this weekend, especially by Saturday evening. Winds SE 5-15 miles per hour. The sun may peak itself out behind the clouds on Thursday . South southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Continuing rain and storms from Tuesday night into Wednesday , we're shaping up to have another rainy day for Wednesday as well.

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Astronomers, hunters found the living planet not far from Earth

Scientists are now ready to study the red dwarf star called GJ 887, which is also known as Gliese 887. The team of astronomers monitored the red dwarf, using the HARPS spectrograph at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, and then combined that data with data from the Anglo-Australian Planet Search (using the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope near Coonabarabran), the Planet finder Spectrograph (on Cerro Las Campanas in Chile) and the HIRES instrument on the Keck telescopes on Maunakea, ...


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