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The timing is right for Yellowstone supervolcano hysteria?don't be duped - Quartz
During a time when America is coping with back-to-back-to-back hurricanes, destructive wildfires raging across northern California, and an unpredictable White House, the social climate is perfect for supervolcano hysteria. This helps explain why there ...

Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe' - BBC News
A Nasa satellite has provided remarkable new insights on how CO2 is moved through the Earth's atmosphere. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) tracked the behaviour of the gas in 2015/2016 - a period when the planet experienced a major El Niño ...

Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors - CNN
(CNN) A penguin colony in Antarctica has suffered a massive breeding failure, with only two chicks surviving the disaster. Terre Adélie (Adélie Land) is home to more than 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins, but this year almost all the seabirds' babies ...

Planet Nine could be our solar system's missing 'Super Earth' - Fox News
A possible "Planet Nine" in Earth's solar system would orbit far beyond Neptune's orbit (visible as a bright ring around the sun in this artist's illustration). (Tom Ruen/nagualdesign/ESO). Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to ...

Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the ?Dark Side? of the Milky Way - Scientific American
our Milky Way galaxy, past the galactic center. Further measurements could, at last, bring long-hidden regions of the Milky Way to light. Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF; Robert Hurt, NASA. Advertisement. Think of the Milky Way?or search for ...

Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on future visit - KTVQ Billings News
This animation depicts the flyby of asteroid 2012 TC4 as it passes by Earth. (NASA/JPL-CALTECH). The house-sized asteroid that just passed by Earth, almost as close as many satellites in orbit, will be back, and a future visit might lead to it taking ...

No, Yellowstone Is Not Going To Erupt As A Supervolcano Soon. No, It Can't Destroy Mankind! - Science 2.0
There are many stories about Yellowstone today by journalists saying it will erupt as a super volcano soon and that the effects will be devastating. No that is not what the study was about. First, there is no sign of it erupting. Then what about the study?
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Scientists designed a robotic skin that can camouflage itself like an octopus - Quartz
Imagine if you could disappear into the background at opportune occasions, blending into the wallpaper when the boss threatens or changing shape when a date is dull. Well, cephalopods can do that sort of thing, and now scientists have created a replica ...

Tiangong 1: Out of control Chinese space station about to fall to Earth, expert says - The Independent
An out-of-control space laboratory is falling towards the Earth and will crash land soon, experts say. The Chinese space station is accelerating its fall towards us and will reach the ground in the coming months, Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan ...

Donald Trump Should Stop Obsessing Over the Moon - Slate Magazine
Donald Trump wants to go to the moon. Since being elected president, both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have offered vague but repeated hints that the administration was interested in sending American astronauts back to it, and finally, at the ...

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