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Is 2 Degrees the Right Limit for Global Warming? Some Scientists Say No

Is 2 Degrees the Right Limit for Global Warming? Some Scientists Say No

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emissions waft from the smokestacks of a coal-fired influence plant during winter. Photograph by Skip Brown, National Geographic Creative For besides than a decade international climate-discretion discussions have revolved around a in semblance simple goal: Limit the rise in medium global surface temperature to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). But a recent paper argues [...]

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Untethered Electric Robotic Cheetah Runs and Jumps Across the Grass

Untethered Electric Robotic Cheetah Runs and Jumps Across the Grass

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIT researchers be seized of developed a new algorithm that allows their electric powered robotic cheetah to proceed and jump, untethered, across grass. See the MIT cheetah-bot in performance, and learn how it works. Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The assuming predator is the fastest land living being on [...]

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Study Explains Prevalence of Hadrosaur Skin Among All Known Dinosaur Skin Fossils

Study Explains Prevalence of Hadrosaur Skin Among All Known Dinosaur Skin Fossils

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

At lawful is a reconstruction of what the hide of hadrosaur Edmontosaurus annectens might possess looked like, based on the famous hadrosaur mummy at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch)Source featured

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Astronomers Discover Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Neptune-Size Exoplanet

Astronomers Discover Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Neptune-Size Exoplanet

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Neptune-bulk planet with a clear atmosphere is shown crossing in front of its star in this master’s depiction. Such crossings, or transits, are observed through . telescopes like NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer to pick up information about planets’ atmospheres. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechSource featured

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Gap in Diet Quality Between Wealthiest and Poorest Americans Doubles,

Gap in Diet Quality Between Wealthiest and Poorest Americans Doubles,

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The study’s authors declare that healthy fresh food is tough to draw near by for low-income Americans. Photograph by The’ N. Pham, The Virginian-Pilot by way of Associate Press The diets of plebeian-income Americans have worsened in the bygone time decade, even as the diets of the wealthiest Americans take improved, according to a new [...]

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In Jungles of India, New Phone App Helps Indigenous Tribes Embroiled in Maoist Insurgency

In Jungles of India, New Phone App Helps Indigenous Tribes Embroiled in Maoist Insurgency

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shubhranshu Choudhary, a previous BBC journalist, returned to his childhood home of Chhattisgarh to figure out for what reason to give the area’s disenfranchised villagers a utterance. Photographby Spencer Milsap, National Geographic BHANPUR, India—An Android app designed to bestow voice to tribes at the emotion of India’s Maoist insurgency was launched September 20 considered in [...]

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Martian Meteorite Reveals the Possibility of Life on Mars

Martian Meteorite Reveals the Possibility of Life on Mars

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

An strange feature embedded deep within a remnant of a Martian meteorite is helping to construction the case for the possibility of life forward Mars. The finding of a ‘cell-like’ structure, which investigators now be sure once held water, came about because a result of collaboration between scientists in the UK and Greece. Their tools [...]

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Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling’s Future

Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling’s Future

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A liberal plume of smoke rises from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil sportive trick in the Gulf of Mexico adhering April 21, 2010. Photograph by Gerald Herbert, AP More than four years for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew, killing 11 workers and causing the devastating Gulf oil effuse—the worst in U.S. story—a federal judge has [...]

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Fermi Reveals Gamma-Ray Variability of Thirteen Blazars

Fermi Reveals Gamma-Ray Variability of Thirteen Blazars

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

An adept’s conception of the Fermi spacecraft in orbit. Credit: NASA/FermiSource featured

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Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

After some Islamic State (IS) advance into Kurdish-controlled country, some 500 Christian families in Erbil took shield at the Mar Tshmony church, to which place a mother gives her son a reassuring kiss. Photograph Vianney La Caer, LightRocket by way of Getty Images DAHUK, Iraq—Of every part of the many ancient peoples who one time [...]

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