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The Great Barrier Reef is at a vital tipping point and might vanish by 2050

The Great Barrier Reef is at a vital tipping point and...

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Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: This is the Great Barrier Reef, and it's dying. Less than 20 years ago, the world's largest living structure looked like this, and this. But today, ongoing pressures from climate change put it at serious risk for being wiped out entirely. In fact, in August, an official…
Excellent Synagogue of Vilna, Damaged by Enemies, Yields Treasures and a Valuable Hebrew Engraving

Excellent Synagogue of Vilna, Damaged by Enemies, Yields Treasures and a...

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The terrazzo floor found surrounding the bimah. Credit: Jon Seligman/Israel Antiquities Authority Inside the buried remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Lithuania, archaeologists have found a priceless inscription, colorful floors, piles of coins and parts of the bimah (bee-ma) — the structure where the Torah is read and Jewish services are led, according…
Great Pacific Trash Spot Swimmer Collects Data On Microplastics

Great Pacific Trash Spot Swimmer Collects Data On Microplastics

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NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with environmental advocate Ben Lecomte, who is swimming through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world's largest accumulation of marine plastic debris. It's estimated to be twice the size of Texas, holding more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. Well, this summer,…
Wolfgang Paul Was A Nice Physicist, Not A Typo Of ‘Wolfgang Pauli’

Wolfgang Paul Was A Nice Physicist, Not A Typo Of ‘Wolfgang...

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Did a Terrific White Shark Truly Go Into Long Island Noise?

Did a Terrific White Shark Truly Go Into Long Island Noise?

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OCEARCH scientists outfitted the great white shark dubbed Cabot with a tracking device in 2018 off Nova Scotia, according to news reports. Credit: OCEARCH A great white shark thought to have entered Long Island Sound — a possible first for a great white shark in that body of water — may not have been there at…
A Huge Great White Shark Is Travelling Towards the Outer Banks. However There’s Absolutely nothing to Worry.

A Huge Great White Shark Is Travelling Towards the Outer Banks....

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A great white shark seen off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico. This is not Luna, the female great white cruising toward the Outer Banks. Credit: Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images A shark longer than a Volkswagen Beetle is hanging out near South Carolina — but there's nothing to fear. The nonprofit organization OCEARCH…
Are We In A ‘Galactic Zoo’ Safeguarded By Aliens? Researchers Satisfy To Examine The ‘Excellent Silence’

Are We In A ‘Galactic Zoo’ Safeguarded By Aliens? Researchers Satisfy...

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Should we be sending more messages to aliens? Getty Are we alone? Probably not. After all, astronomers have already found 4,001 confirmed exoplanets in our Milky Way galaxy, and expect there to be over 50 billion exoplanets. For scientists gathering in Paris today, the question is different: why haven’t we made contact with alien civilizations?…
It’s 150 Days Till The Very First Overall Solar Eclipse Given That The Terrific American Eclipse. Are You Ready?

It’s 150 Days Till The Very First Overall Solar Eclipse Given...

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Why You Required To See The Very First Overall Solar Eclipse Considering That The Excellent American Eclipse In Simply 150 Days

Why You Required To See The Very First Overall Solar Eclipse...

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml=" This artist's impression shows how the total solar eclipse of 2 July 2019 will appear...
The enormous ocean clean-up gadget created by a 24- year-old is spilling plastic in the Great Pacific Trash Spot

The enormous ocean clean-up gadget created by a 24- year-old is...

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It's been about eight weeks since the 24-year-old Dutch innovator Boyan Slat deployed his massive cleanup device in the Pacific Ocean, and there's still no sign of success. In October, the 2,000-foot-long device, known as "Wilson," was supposed to begin harvesting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex that's more than twice…

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