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Dramatic Changes at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai

NASA scientists have been closely watching the evolution of the volcanic island near Tonga since 2015.

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Eruption Provides Rare Opportunity to Study Volcanic Gas and Ash Injected Into the Stratosphere

Scientists are traveling to La Reunion to intercept the plume from the Tonga volcano eruption.

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When to Expect the Coldest Day of the Year

Map uses updated climate normals to provide valuable climatological information.

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Heat Dome and Other Climate Events Have Growing Impact on Mental Health—Study

Last summer’s heat dome caused more than record-breaking temperature increases - the extreme weather event contributed to rising anxiety about climate change, according to a new study.

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Lighted Nets Dramatically Reduce Bycatch of Sharks and Other Wildlife While Making Fishing More Efficient

In a win-win for commercial fisheries and marine wildlife, researchers have found that using lighted nets greatly reduced accidental bycatch of sharks, rays, sea turtles, and unwanted finfish.

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Consistent Asteroid Showers Rock Previous Thinking on Mars Craters

New Curtin University research has confirmed the frequency of asteroid collisions that formed impact craters on Mars has been consistent over the past 600 million years.

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UBC Scientists Unveil World’s First Molecular-Level Analysis of Omicron Spike Protein

Findings show strong antibody evasion and binding with human cells that contribute to increased transmissibility—and that vaccination remains the best defence.

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Under the Hood: How Environment and Genomes Interact in Plant Development

Iowa State University scientists have harnessed data analytics to look “under the hood” of the mechanisms that determine how genetics and changing environmental conditions interact during crucial developmental stages of plants.

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Extraordinary Black Hole Found in Neighboring Galaxy

Astronomers discovered a black hole unlike any other. At one hundred thousand solar masses, it is smaller than the black holes we have found at the centers of galaxies, but bigger than the black holes that are born when stars explode.

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Ice Age Canadian Lakes

The lakes, wetlands, and glacial landscape of Manitoba were shaped by glaciers and ice sheets.

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