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July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015

Up, Up and Away, in the Name of Science Education

June 29, 2015 — The virtues of high-altitude balloons for science education in a new research paper have been outlined in a new research paper. High altitude balloons are ripe for exploitation in science education ... read more

June 27, 2015 — The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or 'leap' second, will be ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Vast quantities of ocean water circulate through the seafloor, flowing through the volcanic rock of the upper oceanic crust. A new study explains what drives this global process and how the flow is ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated that Earth's daily rotation period (24 hours) is encoded in the KaiC protein at the atomic level, a small, 10 nm-diameter biomolecule expressed in cyanobacterial ... read more

June 25, 2015 — The relentless flow of a glacier may seem unstoppable, but a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the U.S. has shown that during some calving events -- when an iceberg breaks off into the ... read more

June 25, 2015 — In a comprehensive assessment of Antarctic biodiversity scientists have revealed the region is more diverse and biologically interesting than previously thought. The team noted several unusual ways ... read more

June 24, 2015 — A computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean has been developed by ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have discovered how to prise volcanic secrets from magma crystals. These secrets include details of volcanic history, which explain global geography. Their discovery will help to better ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The massive Laurentide ice sheet that covered Canada during the last ice age initially began shrinking through calving of icebergs, and then abruptly shifted into a new regime where melting on the ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Charles Darwin and his captain Robert Fitzroy witnessed the great earthquake of 1835 in south central Chile. The "Beagle"-Captain's precise measurements showed an uplift of the island ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Close to 30.000 high definition images of the deep Arctic Ocean floor were captured on a recent research cruise. This gives us an exclusive insight into the most remote sites of natural methane ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Over billions of years, the total carbon content of the outer part of the Earth -- in its mantle lithosphere, crust, oceans, and atmospheres -- has gradually increased, scientists say. The new ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern US since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A new study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Alaska's melting glaciers are adding enough water to the Earth's oceans to cover the state of Alaska with a 1-foot thick layer of water every seven years, a new study ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Scientists have identified the first sensor of the Earth's magnetic field in an animal, finding in the brain of a tiny worm (C. elegans) a big clue to a long-held mystery about how animals' ... read more

Linking Climate Change to Natural Disasters Influences Charitable Aid

June 16, 2015 — When natural disasters strike, the media, charities, and science organizations appeal to the public for aid to the victims and to communicate the causes of these events. Increasingly, as scientists ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Two new studies show that civilization is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there is little to no accurate data about how much water remains in ... read more

Polarized Public Perceptions of the Polar Regions Revealed

June 16, 2015 — A fascinating new academic study suggests that peoples’ political orientation affects their perceptions and knowledge regarding basic facts about the North and South ... read more

June 16, 2015 — By smoothing the surface of hematite, a team of researchers achieved the first 'unassisted' water splitting using the abundant rust-like mineral and silicon to capture and store solar ... read more

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