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A Lush Laptev Palette

A colorful mixture of dissolved organic matter and sediments help trace the sea’s otherwise invisible currents and eddies.

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NASA Animation Tracks the End of Tropical Storm Delta

NASA’s Terra satellite obtained visible imagery as Tropical Storm Delta made landfall in Louisiana and moved northeastward soaking the U.S. southeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

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The Deep Sea is Slowly Warming

A new study finds temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought.

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Tighter Border Policies Leave Migrants Vulnerable to Effects of Climate Change

As the planet continues to warm, people living in the world’s most vulnerable regions — like arid or low-lying nations — must contend with the decision to stay in a place where livability is decreasing or leave for countries with more stable climate and economic conditions.

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Scientists Discover the Unique Signature of a Lion’s Roar Using Machine Learning

Harnessing new machine learning techniques, the group designed a device, known as a biologger, which can be attached to an existing lion GPS collar to record audio and movement data.

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Turning Plastic Waste into Hydrogen and High-Value Carbons

In collaboration with colleagues at universities in the UK, China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, researchers in the Edwards/ Xiao group at Oxford’s Department of Chemistry have developed a method of converting plastic waste into hydrogen gas which can be used as a clean fuel, and high-value solid carbon.

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Extreme Weather Events Have Increased Significantly in the Last 20 Years

There has been a “staggering rise” in the number of extreme weather events over the past 20 years, driven largely by rising global temperatures and other climatic changes, according to a new report from the United Nations.

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Atmospheric Dust Levels are Rising in the Great Plains

Got any spaces left on that 2020 bingo card? Pencil in “another Dust Bowl in the Great Plains.” A study from University of Utah researchers and their colleagues finds that atmospheric dust levels are rising across the Great Plains at a rate of up to 5% per year.

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Stars in the Sea, How the Ability to Clone Itself May Empower a Mystery Globetrotter

It always pays to think outside of the box. Rachel Collin decided to look further afield to find the adult form that matched a larvae from a plankton sample in Panama and was surprised by the result.

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Penn Engineers Create Helical Topological Exciton-Polaritons, a New Type of Quasiparticles with Applications in Quantum Computing

Our understanding of quantum physics has involved the creation of a wide range of “quasiparticles.” These notional constructs describe emergent phenomena that appear to have the properties of multiple other particles mixed together.

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