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Greenland ice sheet melting has started early

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎19 hours ago‎
In a year of startling data pointing to a warming world, the thin blue line in the chart below of Greenland's ice melt was initially dismissed as just too outlandish to be accurate.
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Australian bearded dragons experience deep sleep, dreams, scientists say

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Research in a German laboratory involving five Australian bearded dragons indicates the reptiles may dream and could prompt a fundamental reassessment of the evolution of sleep.
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Reef's future in balance as bleaching hots up

NT News - ‎9 hours ago‎
General, generic stock photo of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef off the Far North Queensland coast. The photo was taken on March 20 from an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Domier 328 plane, commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef ...
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Coral reef at Amazon River's mouth surprises scientists

CBC.ca - ‎4 hours ago‎
Scientists have discovered a huge, coral reef hidden in a place they didn't think coral reefs could live - under the muddy waters at the mouth of the Amazon River.
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Scientists map brain's 'thesaurus' to help decode inner thoughts

Science Codex - ‎2 hours ago‎
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken a step in that direction by building a "semantic atlas" that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language.
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Large Carnivores May Have Eaten Ancient Hominins

New Historian - ‎7 hours ago‎
The femur bone of a 500,000 year old hominin, discovered in a cave in Morocco, bears telltale tooth marks - making a case for large carnivores having preyed upon these hominins during prehistory.
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British astronaut guides Mars rover

NEWS.com.au - ‎6 hours ago‎
British astronaut Tim Peake has driven a rover on Mars - or at least pretended to by test-driving the exploration vehicle on earth remotely from space.
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The hidden world under western Antarctica 800 metres beneath the ice sheet

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
They say the subglacial Lake Whillans, which lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is similar to a wetland.
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China on the moon by 2036

Sky News Australia - ‎15 hours ago‎
China wants to put astronauts on the moon by 2036, a senior space official says, the latest goal in China's ambitious lunar exploration program.
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New Titanosaurian Dinosaur Discovered in Patagonia

New Historian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Researchers have found a new dinosaur species - the Sarmientosaurus Musacchioi. Based on a partial neck fossil and a complete skull discovered in Patagonia, it's been determined to be a new Titanosaurian dinosaur - a kind of sauropod which ranged in ...
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The 'Other Earth'? A Look At The Exoplanet Hunt Beyond Our Solar System

The Inquisitr - ‎3 hours ago‎
Is the “other earth” among the thousands of exoplanets that have already been discovered outside our solar system? New technology being developed by NASA aims to find that out.
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REVEALED: The mental health benefits of living by the seaside

Express.co.uk - ‎7 hours ago‎
LIVING by the seaside boosts mental health, makes people happier and more relaxed, according to new research. By Sarah O'Grady.
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New space telescope's giant gold mirror unveiled: Bob McDonald

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
The giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope was seen for the first time in its full glory this week, with its 18-segment, gold-coated mirror unfolded as it will be in space.
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Iceland's WOW air turns loss into profit

Iceland Monitor - ‎10 hours ago‎
Fortunes of Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air have taken a turn for the better, according to new figures released for the first quarter of 2016.
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Do you believe in global warming?

Starts at 60 - ‎1 hour ago‎
In more recent years, global warming has been a hot topic for debate among everyone from scientists, to politicians, everyday citizens and even some religious groups.
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JAXA abandons Hitomi/ASTRO-H telescope

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.
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University of Cambridge release images of black hole eating stars 'faster than ever'

Daily Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
Two black holes in nearby galaxies have been seen devouring companion stars at a rate that exceeds the understood limits. And in the process, astronomers saw these cosmic monsters kicking out matter into surrounding space at astonishing speeds of ...
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In the Outer Solar System, Hubble Spots a Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Sci-Tech Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a coal-black moon orbiting a shiny red dwarf planet known as Makemake in the outer reaches of the solar system.
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Rare ice data collected by early 'citizen scientists' confirms warming since Industrial Revolution

University of Wisconsin-Madison - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In 1442, 50 years before Columbus “sailed the ocean blue,” Shinto priests in Japan began keeping records of the annual freeze dates of a nearby lake.
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