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Michio Kaku on Identifying Potential Asteroid Risks

Michio Kaku on Identifying Potential Asteroid Risks

Apr 21
The Earth will have a close encounter Wednesday with a massive asteroid nicknamed "The Rock."

Florida Tests Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes to Kill Off Bugs

Florida Tests Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes to Kill Off Bugs

By Jennifer Kay | Apr 20
Thousands of bacteria-infected mosquitoes were released in the wild Tuesday near Key West, testing a new way to kill mosquitoes that carry Zika and other viruses.

US: Nuke Site Cleanup Efforts Paying Off for Idaho Aquifer

US: Nuke Site Cleanup Efforts Paying Off for Idaho Aquifer

By Keith Ridler | Apr 17
A giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades of monitoring but the water level of the aquifer is at its lowest ever recorded.

Ocean World Near Saturn Top Contender for Life Beyond Earth

Ocean World Near Saturn Top Contender for Life Beyond Earth

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 16
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected hydrogen molecules in the geysers shooting off the moon Enceladus, possibly the result of deep-sea chemical reactions between water and rock that could spark microbial life.

Oman's Mountains May Hold Clues for Reversing Climate Change

Oman's Mountains May Hold Clues for Reversing Climate Change

By Sam McNeil | Apr 16
Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are searching for an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans - and perhaps begin to reverse climate change.

Iceland's Volcano Due to Erupt

Iceland's Volcano Due to Erupt

Apr 9
As tourism surges in Iceland, many visitors don't realize a large volcano is due to erupt.

Keeping Perspective in the Anthropocene :: A Chat with David Grinspoon

Keeping Perspective in the Anthropocene :: A Chat with David Grinspoon

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 5
Human activity isn't just affecting the atmosphere and climate, but also the oceans, rivers, streams, land -- and, most tellingly, the planet's very geology. But not all is gloom and doom: Dr. David Grinspoon outlines causes for hope.

Ancient Mummy Shroud Discovered in Museum's Storage

Ancient Mummy Shroud Discovered in Museum's Storage

Apr 4
Museum curators in Scotland discovered an ancient Egyptian burial cloth, thousands of years old. The full-length shroud, used to cover the mummified body, depicts the deceased as an Egyptian god.

First on the Martian Menu: Spuds

First on the Martian Menu: Spuds

By Franklin Briceno | Apr 3
If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato.

Climate Scientist Worries About Intimidation, Lack of Funding

Climate Scientist Worries About Intimidation, Lack of Funding

Apr 3
Renowned climate scientist Ben Santer says he is concerned about how President Trump's denial of climate change may result in the elimination of important research.

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