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Scientists Say They Know What's Causing 'Fairy Rings'

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Danish scientists say they've finally figured out what's causing ocean-floor crop circles known as fairy rings. Video provided by Newsy


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Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) — British scientists have created a molecule they say could greatly improve the effectiveness of sun-screens and reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Whereas most sun-screens protect against exposure to short-wave, ultraviolet B rays, the scientists are targetting long-wave UVA rays which they say cause just as much damage. Jim Drury has more.
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Thin and Inexpensive: Organic Solar Cells

Thin and Inexpensive: Organic Solar Cells

Deutsche Welle (Nov. 10, 2011) — Scientists say solar cells made of transparent synthetics could provide energy in the future. Scientists in Dresden are working on what they call "organic solar cells" that they want to eventually market.
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Arctic Ice Levels Hit Low Point, Could Impact All Oceans

Arctic Ice Levels Hit Low Point, Could Impact All Oceans

Newsy (Aug. 28, 2012) — While most scientists think warming is causing the melt, they can't seem to agree on what event is having the most direct impact.
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The Netherlands: Shaken Up

The Netherlands: Shaken Up

Deutsche Welle (June 19, 2013) — No other land in Europe produces as much natural gas as the Netherlands. But this has come at a price for the people who live there. Drilling is causing more and more earthquakes - and stronger ones too.People in Groningen - a densely populated area in the northern Netherlands - live directly above Europe's biggest natural gas field. They've got used to the odd rumble or two, but this year alone 20 earthquakes have shaken the region. Now The Dutch Oil Company (NAM) has announced it wants to increase its rate of gas extraction. Thus far, the quakes have been relatively low in magnitude, but scientists warn this is likely to change. Angry homeowners, complaining of cracked walls and roofs, are demanding the plans be reconsidered.
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