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Unexpected Observation of Ice at Low Temperature, High Pressure Questions Ice, Water Theory

Through an experiment designed to create a super-cold state of water, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron scattering to discover a pathway to the unexpected formation of dense, crystalline phases of ice thought to exist beyond Earth’s limits.

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Social Media Data Reveal Benefits or Threats to Biodiversity by Visitors to Nature Locations

Understanding how people use and experience important places for living nature is essential for effectively managing and monitoring human activities and conserving biodiversity.

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Bringing Human-Like Reasoning to Driverless Car Navigation

With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, MIT researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in new, complex environments.

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Subtropical Storm Andrea Gone Girl

Subtropical Storm Andrea was gone before the storm could even reach Tropical Storm status.

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Eating Healthily at Work Matters

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, demonstrated that employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in its cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese, and have risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, compared to employees who made healthier purchases. 

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Massive Martian Ice Discovery Opens a Window into Red Planet’s History

Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars’ north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the largest water reservoirs on the planet, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona.

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Global Temperature Change Attributable to External Factors, Confirms New Study

Researchers at the University of Oxford have confirmed that human activity and other external factors are responsible for the rise in global temperature. 

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18 Earth-Sized Exoplanets Discovered

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and the Sonneberg Observatory have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. 

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Genetic Discovery May Improve Corn Quality, Yields

Researchers may be able to improve corn yields and nutritional value after discovering genetic regulators that synthesize starch and protein in the widely eaten grain, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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Mapping the Global Distribution of Phytoplankton

With some 10,000 to 20,000 different species in the world’s oceans, the diversity of phytoplankton (phyto from the Greek for plant) species is extremely rich.

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