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NASA Releases Photo Showing Pluto’s North Pole Region

NASA Releases Photo Showing Pluto's North Pole Region

OK, Pluto might not be a planet anymore (it’s now a dwarf planet for those living under a rock for the last decade), but it’s still stunning. On Thursday, NASA released a color photo captured by their New Horizons spacecraft which shows off Pluto’s diverse geological and compositional features in …

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Researchers Identify Hundred of Methane ‘Hotspots’ Across Los Angeles Basin

Researchers Identify Hundred of Methane 'Hotspots' Across Los Angeles Basin

Hundreds of methane-emitting hot spots have been identified across the Los Angeles Basin, including a “clean ports” truck refueling facility near the Port of Long Beach, power plants, water treatment facilities, and cattle in Chino, according to new findings by the University of California, Irvine. Atmospheric scientists conducted a mobile …

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Meteor Exploded Above Atlantic Ocean, Nasa Says

Meteor Exploded Above Atlantic Ocean, Nasa Says

The event was the largest atmospheric impact recorded since the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor in Russia, and released energy equivalent to the detonation of 13,000 tons of TNT, NASA said. On Feb. 6, a large meteor exploded over the South Atlantic Ocean, and no one noticed. The meteor released 13 kilotons …

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VIDEO Global Sea Levels Rising Faster Due to Global Warming

VIDEO Global Sea Levels Rising Faster Due to Global Warming

Sea levels are rising several times faster than in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies. An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia. Until …

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Preserved Bronze Age Wheel Discovered in UK, Nearly 3,000 Years Old

Preserved Bronze Age Wheel Discovered in UK, Nearly 3,000 Years Old

Archaeologists say they’ve discovered a wheel that is nearly 3,000 years old in the United Kingdom—the oldest wheel from the Bronze age that is still intact in the U.K. The artifact was discovered at Must Farm in Cambridgeshire, known as the “British Pompeii,” according to the BBC. The wheel still …

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Rings of Saturn Appears to Slice Moon Dione in Two

Rings of Saturn Appears to Slice Moon Dione in Two

Saturn’s rings are channeling exacting chef Gordon Ramsay in a fresh image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Cassini looked out toward the moon Dione and snapped a photo that shows the rings cutting a neat line through the crater-packed satellite. The photo makes it look like the two sides of Dione …

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VIDEO More than 10,000 Sharks Spotted off Coast of Florida

VIDEO More than 10,000 Sharks Spotted off Coast of Florida

More than 10,000 blacktip sharks (Carcharhinus limbatus) have been spotted off the coast of Palm Beach Country in Florida this week. It’s normal for the species to migrate en masse to warmer waters in the winter months, but this year they’re further north than usual, bringing them within 100 meters of the shoreline, as you …

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Easter Island Not Destroyed by War, Analysis of ‘Spear Points’ Shows

Easter Island Not Destroyed by War, Analysis of ‘Spear Points’ Shows

ANALYSIS OF ARTIFACTS FOUND ON THE SHORES OF RAPA NUI, CHILE (EASTER ISLAND) ORIGINALLY THOUGHT TO BE USED AS SPEAR POINTS REVEAL THAT THESE OBJECTS WERE LIKELY GENERAL PURPOSE TOOLS INSTEAD, PROVIDING EVIDENCE CONTRARY TO THE WIDELY HELD BELIEF THAT THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATION WAS DESTROYED BY WARFARE. According to Carl …

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Researchers Enhance Memory Cells Strategy For Fighting Blood Cancers

Researchers Enhance Memory Cells Strategy For Fighting Blood Cancers

Stem cells with memory may improve a powerful new type of cancer therapy. Recently, scientists have engineered cells from a patient’s own immune system to fight blood cancers. The treatment with the engineered immune cells, called CAR-T cell therapy, may work even better if doctors transplant a subset of immune …

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‘Extremely Rare’ Baby Albino Turtle Found on Australia Beach

'Extremely Rare' Baby Albino Turtle Found on Australia Beach

Wildlife volunteers say they were stunned to find an extremely rare albino turtle on a beach in Australia. The tiny creature was one of 122 hatchlings from a green turtle nest on Castaways Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The volunteers from Coolum and North Shore Coast Care were surveying the …

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