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Gravitational Waves: What Their Discovery Means for Science and Humanity

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves will open up an entirely new window on the universe, researchers say. Read More
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Surgery Leaves Woman with 'Temporary Kleptomania'

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http://feedproxy.google.com — In an unusual case, a woman developed an irresistible urge to steal after she had surgery. Read More
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Meteorites: Rocks that Survived Fiery Plunge to Earth

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Most space rocks burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, creating shooting stars. But some larger, denser extraterrestrial rocks crash onto our planet and become meteorites. Read More
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Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India. Read More
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Catastrophic failure of South American Ice Age dam changed Pacific Ocean circulation and climate

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast south American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research. The study reveals that the lake, which was about one third the size of Wales, drained several times between 13,000 and 8,000 years ago, with devastating consequences. Read More
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Giant flightless bird wandered the Arctic 50 million years ago

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — New research confirms there really was a giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horse's wandering about in the winter twilight of the high Arctic some 53 million years ago. Read More
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Winter feast: Camera trap offers a candid look at Idaho's scavengers

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — A research wildlife biologists have created a series of motion-sensitive camera traps to monitor golden eagle migration and distribution in southwest Idaho. Read More
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First nationwide survey of climate change education

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https://www.sciencedaily.com — How is climate change being taught in American schools? Is it being taught at all? And how are teachers addressing climate change denial in their classrooms, schools, and school districts? Until today's release of NCSE's comprehensive nationwide survey, no one knew. Read More
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