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For hundreds of years, geologists have thought the modern-day British mainland was formed by the collision of two ancient land masses, Avalonia and Laurentia. Now, new research suggests a third continent was involved – Armorica, which today makes up the northwestern region of France. That’s according to some geological detective work that considers, among other
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Our lifestyle and daily routine can impact significantly the environment. A 2016 study of pollutants in Great Britain showed, not surprisingly, traces of pesticides, derived from farming, and PAHs, polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons derived from burning fuel, in the groundwater. A cup of coffee. Image by Wikipedia/Julius Schorzman ,
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In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence’s winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose life-threatening hazards: snakes, submerged sharp objects, bacterial infections and disease-carrying mosquitoes. People are trapped by floodwaters and facing dwindling supplies of medicines, food and drinking water. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a danger as people crank up portable generators,
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It was called the Storegga Slide: a massive underwater landslide off the coast of Norway, which generated a towering 20-metre-high (66 ft) tsunami sweeping across the UK’s Shetland Islands. Luckily, that ancient wave of destruction – which also struck mainland Scotland, Norway, and Greenland – happened over 8,000 years ago, leading scientists to think such
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HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) – SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. FILE PHOTO: Yusaku Maezawa, the chief executive of Zozo, which operates Japan’s popular fashion shopping site Zozotown
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This portrait of Goodricke was painted shortly before his death.James Scouler, 1785 September 17 marks the 254th birthday of astronomer John Goodricke, whose brief career laid the groundwork for much of what we know today about variable stars. Like far too many children of his era, Goodricke fell seriously ill as a young boy. We’ll
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States of America What happens when a hurricane hits an active volcano? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Kelly Martin, Geophysicist, on
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