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Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island

A mega tsunami taller than a 50-story skyscraper once engulfed an island off the west coast of Africa, researchers say. This finding suggests the giant landslides and killer waves that such tsunamis can trigger might pose a major hazard to … Continue reading

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Six experts vie for top U.N. climate science job

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – Six candidates are vying to become head of the U.N.’s top authority on climate change science this week, seeking to narrow down uncertainties about future warming to guide a trillion-dollar shift to greener energies. … Continue reading

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Big gulp: feeding strategy of blue whales revealed

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The blue whale is the largest creature on Earth and perhaps the biggest that ever lived, so it is no surprise it has a huge appetite. But the strategies this behemoth uses to get … Continue reading

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Water flows on Mars, raising possibility that planet could support life – scientists

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Briny water flows during the summer months on Mars, raising the possibility that the planet long thought to be arid could support life today, scientists analysing data from a NASA spacecraft said … Continue reading

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Mars Gets More Habitable with Water Discovery, Scientists Say

The discovery of liquid (albeit very salty) water on Mars may suggest that the Red Planet is more habitable than previously thought, according to scientists. Strange, dark streaks that run down the sides of hills on the surface of Mars … Continue reading

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Oddly Gigantic Supermassive Black Hole Puzzles Scientists

The supermassive black hole at the heart of a recently discovered galaxy is much larger than it should be, and astronomers don’t know why. The galaxy, known as SAGE0536AGN, lies about 2 billion light-years from Earth and contains roughly 25 … Continue reading

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Rare Fluorescent Sea Turtle Glows Red and Green

Below the tropical waves near the Solomon Islands, nighttime divers spotted a psychedelic vision: an endangered sea turtle glowing bright red and green. The divers immediately began filming the creature, a hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate), following it for a … Continue reading

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Lead scientist of Pluto expedition has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — You’ve seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole story. Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, has a deal with Picador … Continue reading

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Oregon Mass Shooting: How to Talk to Kids About Violence

After the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, which left 10 dead and seven wounded, adults aren’t the only ones who are struggling to make sense of it all. Kids may be grappling with the thought of such … Continue reading

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Lost ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ Verse Depicts Cacophonous Abode of Gods

A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: “The Epic of Gilgamesh.” The new finding, a clay tablet, reveals a previously unknown “chapter” of the epic … Continue reading

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