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Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle

Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure...

Astronomer maps out Earth’s place in the universe among ‘Council of...

We live in a galaxy known as the Milky Way – a vast conglomeration of 300 billion stars, planets whizzing around them, and clouds...

Scientists brave the ‘vomit comet’ to improve astronauts’ heart health

The human heart was not meant to pump in space. Early astronauts in the Apollo program performed every conceivable physical test to ensure that they...

Study: Volcanoes contribute to recent warming ‘hiatus’

Researchers find models must account for volcanic eruptions to accurately predict climate change. By the late 1990s, scientists had observed more than two decades of...

Oldest bit of crust firms up idea of a cool early...

With the help of a tiny fragment of zircon extracted from a remote rock outcrop in Australia, the picture of how our planet became...

An extinction in the blink of an eye

MIT researchers find that the end-Permian extinction happened in 60,000 years — much faster than earlier estimates. The largest mass extinction in the history of...

New Technique Could Be Used to Search Space Dust for Life’s...

While the origin of life remains mysterious, scientists are finding more and more evidence that material created in space and delivered to Earth by...

‘Rogue’ asteroids may be the norm

A new map of the solar system’s asteroids shows more diversity than previously thought. To get an idea of how the early solar system may...

Scientists to study Pacific Ocean’s ‘global chimney’

Although few people live in the Western tropical Pacific Ocean region, the remote waters there affect billions of people by shaping climate and air...

Moroccan mountains float on molten rock

The Atlas Mountains defy the standard model for mountain structure in which high topography must have deep roots for support, according to a new...

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