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In April, NOAA announced that the Earth experienced its 400th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th Century average. Not surprisingly, the streak moved to 401 in May (data to be released June 18th) and there is no indication the streak will end without a climate catastrophe induced by an asteroid impact, supervolcano, or nuclear war. Ironically,
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In contemporary politics, biblical verses are sometimes used to mobilize supporters or to support policy decisions. Most recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited Romans 13 to justify this administration’s policy of separating the children of asylum seekers from their parents. Later that same day, Pres. Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed Attorney General Sessions by pointing
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Upon hearing NASA’s confirmation that Mars has complex organics, a reader took heart that someday soon we would be colonizing the world next door. But my first thought was why don’t we simply start by cleaning up this one? That is, ridding our oceans of the islands of plastic and our planet’s atmosphere of its
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It’s called MAD. The notion that Mutually Assured Destruction would be inescapable if one nuclear superpower were to unleash its deadly arsenal against another. The reasoning is that by launching a first strike against any nuke-toting enemy, the aggressor would inevitably provoke an automatic counter-attack – ensuring mutual, fiery annihilation. But aside from this fatal
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Scientists have collected the most detailed recordings of narwhals to date, displaying a charming range of click, squeak, and buzz vocalisations that will help researchers understand these ‘sea unicorns’ like never before. This information could help scientists predict how the East Greenland narwhals might be affected by an increase in human-made sounds in their waters,
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