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Auroral ‘speed bumps’ are more complicated, scientists find

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Vast patches of glassy rock in Chilean desert likely created by ancient exploding comet

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California got more snow this winter than past 4 total.

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A multi-model analysis of long-term emissions and warming implications of current mitigation efforts

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Icahn's biofuel bet faces significant headwinds.

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Tarantula’s ubiquity traced back to the cretaceous

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Red tides can be predicted, new study shows

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