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Saturday, August 15, 2020
How to Ruin the Earth in 3 Easy Actions

How to Ruin the Earth in 3 Easy Actions

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Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and author of "Your Place in the Universe" (2018). Sutter contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Mad scientists through the ages have dreamed of holding the world hostage by threatening to destroy…
Consuming Red Meat Is Ruining Earth. So, Stop It!

Consuming Red Meat Is Ruining Earth. So, Stop It!

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There's a new diet in town, and it offers a two-for-one special: People can help the planet and even live longer … so long as they stop devouring so many burgers, a new report by an international commission finds. The diet, known as the planetary health diet, is essentially a strategy to help people, especially…
Astronomers Aren’t Delighted About a Russian Strategy to Put Signboards in Area

Astronomers Aren’t Delighted About a Russian Strategy to Put Signboards in...

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It was bound to happen. While the rest of us look up at the night sky, and wonder at what we’re seeing, ponder how it all fits together, and strain ourselves trying to understand how our origins are intertwined with all that we see, others don’t. They look up at the magnitude of the night…
Huge spinning ice disc in river appears like the moon was up to Earth

Huge spinning ice disc in river appears like the moon was...

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The City of Westbrook released a drone's view of its insane ice circle. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET The City of Westbrook, Maine, is inviting fans of strange natural phenomena to come check out a massive ice disc rotating in the Presumpscot River -- and perhaps you could patronize some local restaurants while you're at…
Blue Whales: One Of The Most Huge Animals in the world

Blue Whales: One Of The Most Huge Animals in the world

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The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal known to have existed in history. These enormous marine mammals have been known to reach up to 110 feet (34 meters) long, and the largest individuals likely weigh at least 150 tons (136 metric tons), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries. That's…
Substantial asteroid zipping by Earth has its own moon

Substantial asteroid zipping by Earth has its own moon

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Near-Earth asteroid 2016 AZ8 and its companion captured by Arecibo radar. Arecibo Observatory/NASA/NSF The largest asteroid expected to pass by Earth this month has a traveling companion.  Asteroid 2016 AZ8 made its nearest swing by our planet in the 21st century early Monday. As it was approaching, astronomers were able to take a closer look.…
Cosmic crash billions of years off might fling Earth out of Galaxy

Cosmic crash billions of years off might fling Earth out of...

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The Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, is about 200,000 light-years from Earth. It could eventually collide with our galaxy, astrophysicists say. ESA/NASA/Hubble Day to day here on Earth, our biggest threat from space is probably some undetected asteroid smashing into us, but astrophysicists looking at the universe on a much…
2018’s Weirdest Google Earth Phantoms

2018’s Weirdest Google Earth Phantoms

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Do secret undersea tunnels connect Antarctica to Australia? Here's the thing: No. Every now and then, some Google Earth gawker notices grid-like lines on the ocean floor in the program and decides they've uncovered evidence of a vast conspiracy. This year, it was another UFO-obsessed YouTuber, who speculated that lines in the Southern Ocean and…
The remarkable story behind the most well-known image of Earth ever taken

The remarkable story behind the most well-known image of Earth ever...

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The famous "Earthrise" photo taken by Apollo 8 astronauts during their trip around the moon on December 24, 1968.NASA On December 24, 1968 — 50 years ago this Christmas eve — Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders became the first humans to circle the moon. The mission was historic. But equally…
Did You Know that the Earth Loses Numerous Hundred Lots Of Environment to Area Every Day?

Did You Know that the Earth Loses Numerous Hundred Lots Of...

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Scientists have known for some time that Earth’s atmosphere loses several hundred tons of oxygen each day. They understand how this oxygen loss happens on Earth’s night side, but they’re not sure how it happens on the day side. They do know one thing though; they happen during auroras. According to a press release from…

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