"Shocking" Greenland Ice Melt: Global Warming or Just Heat Wave?

Jul 26, 2012 by

Nearly the entire ice sheet surface was slush after a few days this month—the fastest melt yet seen by satellites. What does it mean? After just a few days of intense melting this month, nearly the entire of the surface of Greenland’s massive ice sheet had turned to slush, NASA images show—the fastest thaw rate [...]

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Massive solar flare in March unleashed a record

Jun 15, 2012 by

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A massive flare that exploded from the solar surface in March unleashed the highest-energy light ever seen during a sun eruption, scientists say.   On March 7, the sun let loose a massive X5.4 solar flare during its biggest outburst in five years. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope saw an unusually long-lasting [...]

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Ancient Nuclear Wars and Our Future

Feb 03, 2012 by

  Ancient Nuclear Wars and Our Future Madlen Namro The world is witnessing a Pandora’s box that has opened to reveal newly developed nuclear weaponry in the East, that now threatens the whole world. Is there a way to put this terrible Genie back in the box with sanctions and saber rattling? Ancient Hebrew and [...]

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9500 year old obsidian bracelet shows exceptional craft skills | Past Horizons

Jan 13, 2012

Using high-tech methods developed by LTDS to study the bracelet’s surface and micro-topographic features, the researchers have revealed the astounding technical expertise of craftsmen in the eighth millennium BCE.   Their skills were highly sophisticated for this period in late prehistory, and on a par with today’s polishing techniques. This work is published in the [...]

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We should scour the moon for ancient traces of aliens, say scientists

Dec 26, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of pictures of the moon will be examined for telltale signs that aliens once visited our cosmic neighbourhood if plans put forward by scientists go ahead.   Passing extraterrestrials might have left messages, scientific instruments, heaps of rubbish or evidence of mining on the dusty lunar surface that could be spotted by [...]

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Jupiter moon ‘has shallow lakes’

Nov 17, 2011

Scientists find the best evidence yet for a giant lake beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Easy to park: scientists create a single-molecule car

Nov 12, 2011

Researchers build a molecule that takes electrons for fuel and drives across a conducting surface on four “wheels” made of carbon atoms. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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