Pilots look to the wind to be their guide as they rise into the sky during the largest summer hot air balloon festival in North America.
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Some believers claim the Loch Ness Monster was a descendant of the plesiosaur.
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A planet-forming disk made from rock and gas surrounds a young star. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Gerald Eichstädt /Seán DoranScientists have discovered over 4,000 exoplanets outside of our Solar System, according to NASA’s Exoplanet Archive. Some of these planets orbit multiple stars at the same time. Certain planets are so close to their star that it takes only a handful of days to make one revolution, compared to the Earth which takes 365.25 days. Others slingshot around their star with extrem
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThe main conversation around climate change primarily focuses on one thing: how much carbon is in the air—and by extension, how to reduce it. However, what is less talked about but may become incredibly important is how much carbon is in our oceans. There is 50 times more carbon in the ocean than the atmosphere. Some climate researchers believe if we could just slightly increase the amount of carbon the ocean can absorb from the atmosphere, we could avo
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Scientists say climate change increases the likelihood of the recurrence of a 'megaflood' like the Great Flood of 1862.
For All Mankind EPs Preview Season 4's Unexpected New Frontier and Why They're Not Done With [Spoiler] Yet
Warning: The following contains spoilers for For All Mankind‘s Season 3 finale. Proceed at your own risk! Sorry, Jupiter, your time has not yet come. Looking ahead at Season 4, For All Mankind showrunners Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert tell TVLine that the Apple TV+ drama will continue to focus on the Red Planet. In […]
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The metaverse is money and crypto is king – why you'll be on a blockchain when you're virtual-world hopping
You may think the metaverse will be a bunch of interconnected virtual spaces – the world wide web but accessed through virtual reality. This is largely correct, but there is also a fundamental but slightly more cryptic side to the metaverse that will set it apart from today’s internet: the blockchain. In the beginning, Web 1.0 was the information superhighway of connected computers and servers that you could search, explore and inhabit, usually through a centralized company’s platform – for exam
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Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill. “I don’t think there is any normal anymore," Kemp said. The impacts of climate change have been felt throughout the Northeastern U.S. with rising sea levels, heavy precipitation and storm surges causing flooding and coastal erosion.
The character of Doctor John Dolitte has remained popular for more than a century, boasting animated movies, radio plays, stage plays, and several live action films, the most recent of which released in 2020 and starred Robert Downey Jr. in the title role. The character's popularity rests on a unique ability to understand and communicate with non-human animals. That’s something many of us secretly wish we could do. It seems clear that many animals do have language systems of varying complexity a
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STORY: These divers are demining experts - searching a river in Ukraine.Ukrainian forces took back the Sumy region from Russian forces in April......but four months on, cannon shells are still being fished out in its waters.Ukraine's environment ministry estimates it'll take at least a decade to clear all the mines and explosives from the country.And there are fears long-term war could mean an environmental disaster.... leaving Ukraine's waters contaminated for years to come.Denys Monastyrskyi is Ukraine's Interior Minister.“It is known that water demining will go on for years. It is the area where we have a lot of work to do. We estimate the work that has to be done to demine Ukraine’s waters will take at least five to seven years. Why? Because it is the most difficult type of demining.” Ukraine's Emergency Service in June said more than 239 square miles of land littered with thousands of explosives had been cleared.But nearly 160,000 square miles are still seen as “contaminated”. Sofiia Sadogurska at The Center for Environmental Initiatives warns that the efforts to remove the unexploded devices may not be enough to protect the ecosystem and human health. “These territories are affected not just by mining itself but also by heavy pollution from explosions and from rockets, and from the moving of the, for example, military troops. So, to just remove mines on these territories will not be enough to restore all these unique ecosystems.”An estimated 27 percent of Ukraine's land needs demining.Last week the U.S. government approved $89 million in funding to help in the efforts.
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A recent discovery by paleontologists working in Morocco’s Sahara Desert has fueled believers of the Loch Ness Monster. Dana Jacobson has more.
- The Hill
The likelihood of a “megaflood” occurring in California has doubled due to climate change, according to a new study published on Friday. The study, published in the Science Advances journal, found an increased likelihood of runoff water occurring from harsher storms, creating the threat of debris flows and landslides later, according to a press release…
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African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies. Wadi Lissa/UnsplashCould your medical treatment one day be tailored to your DNA? That’s the promise of “personalized medicine,” an individualized approach that has caught the imagination of doctors and researchers over the past few years. This concept is based on the idea that small genetic differences between one person and another can be used to design tailored treatments for conditions as diverse as cancer
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Study opportunities offered through Woods Hole Partnership Education Program bring racially diverse science students to predominantly white Falmouth.
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In life, happiness can seem fleeting and elusive, something just out of reach. Steve Corey/flickr, CC BY-NDIn the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the center of psychology research and theory. It continued a trend that began in the 1960s with humanistic and existential psychology, which emphasized the importance of reaching one’s innate potential and creating meaning in one’s life, respectively