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Science Scanner: Bacteria Go Dormant Until Antibiotics Wear Off, Spacecraft Dives by Saturn’s Ring, and Antartica’s Disappearing Penguins

Posted July 2nd, 2014 at 8:22 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA Launches Mission to Study Atmospheric C02 NASA’s successfully launched its Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning. OCO-2’s mission, which is expected to last at least two years, will study atmospheric carbon dioxide, which scientists say is not only an important element of Earth’s carbon-cycle, but also the primary […]

Scientists Explore Mystery of Antarctica’s Rising

Posted May 28th, 2014 at 7:05 pm (UTC+0)
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An altered Antarctic landscape is one of the rarely discussed side effects of accelerated ice melting. For years as the ice grew in Antarctica, its weight compressed the ground beneath it. But when the ice melted and this weight was reduced, the ground sprang back, rebounding over time. However, the ground in the Northern Antarctic […]

New Dating System Could Reveal Secrets of Earth’s Ancient Climate

Posted April 21st, 2014 at 7:51 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have a new tool in the quest to learn more about Earth’s ancient climate, including the mechanisms that plunged our planet into and out of ice ages. The new tool is a scientific technique called radiometric krypton dating, which recently allowed researchers to accurately determine the age of a 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice core sample. […]

Scientists Find the Coldest Place on Earth

Posted December 11th, 2013 at 7:53 pm (UTC+0)
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Winter officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere in about 10 days (12/21/13).  Here in the Washington, DC area, temperatures have already been dropping below 0° C at times. While some of us are already complaining about the recent icy temperatures we know it could be a lot worse! Scientists from NASA and the U.S. Geological […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted January 25th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC+0)
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New Microbes May Hold Clues To Extraterrestrial Life

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC+0)
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Scientists say they have found ancient microbial life in dark and very salty water some 20 meters below the surface of a frozen and isolated Antarctic lake. The finding could provide scientists with insight into how life could possibly exist in the most extreme environments on Earth as well as elsewhere throughout the cosmos. In […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 3:27 pm (UTC+0)
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