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Melting Ice Means Radioactive Military Bases Are Coming To The Surface

As everyone who believes in science knows, climate changes means melting ice. What some may not know is that melting ice also means a wealth of …

An Amateur’s Guide to Taking Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

Never tried taking pictures of the night sky before? Here are some basics to get you started with a DSLR and some enthusiasm.<p>Get your cameras ready, astro-nerds: This week brings a regular highlight to space-gazing with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, and it's expected to be a particularly …

A cluster of young, blue stars shines hot in new Milky Way photo

A giant new photo reveals clouds of dust and gas stretching around a cluster of young blue stars about 4,600 light-years from Earth.<p>The cluster, …

Universe

Venus may have supported life before Earth

Climate models show the hellish planet may have held liquid water for billions of years.<p>Venus is a hellhole. Despite being much closer to Earth than Mars, its climate is off-the-charts insane, with average temperatures of 864 degrees F, crushing barometric pressure, and did I mention the volcanoes? …

Planetary Habitability

North Korea hopes to plant flag on the moon

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean space officials are hard at work on a five-year plan to put more advanced satellites into orbit by 2020, and don't intend to stop there: They're also aiming for the moon, and beyond.<p>In an interview with The Associated Press, a senior official at North …

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REVEALED: Black holes are 'secret doors to other parts of universe'

It undermines previous research which claims whatever falls into a black hole is never seen again.<p>The void is a tunnel – which acts as a wormhole to …

Proposed sanctuary off New England would protect coral and marine species — and anger fishermen

A plan that would designate a unique undersea area 150 miles off the New England coast as the nation's first Atlantic marine national monument has been met with immediate opposition from commercial fishermen.<p>Connecticut's congressional delegation and environmental and educational groups want …

Senior House Republican Says Earth Is Cooling. Seriously. She Keeps Saying It, Too.

With the election coming up, I hear a lot of people making the claim that both parties are the same.<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and …

Earth’s resources used up at quickest rate ever in 2016

In just over seven months, humanity has used up a full year's allotment of natural resources such as water, food and clean air – the quickest rate yet, according to a new report.<p>The point of "overshoot" will officially be reached on Monday, said environmental group Global Footprint Network -- five …

Aleutian Quake Zone Could Shoot Big Tsunamis To Hawaii, California

Two teams of geologists say portions of the seafloor along the Aleutian Islands in southwestern Alaska could produce tsunamis more devastating than anything seen in the past century. They say California and Hawaii are directly in the line of fire.<p>Tsunamis — the giant waves generated by undersea …

Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View

Tired of waiting for Google to map the archipelago, Faroe Islanders have launched Sheep View 360, enlisting their ovine population to do the leg work<p>Living across 18 tiny sub-polar islands in the north Atlantic, Faroe islanders are used to working in difficult conditions. So tired of waiting for …

Google Street View

Global warming threatens to release nuclear waste from Cold War base in Greenland

Nuclear waste buried underneath the ice in Greenland in a Cold War-era bunker is at risk of being exposed, scientists fear, due to global warming.<p>Radioactive coolant, thousands of gallons of sewage and diesel fuel, and tons of PCBs – a chemical coolant, banned in 1979 - were abandoned at the US …

Humpback whales may be the vigilantes of the sea

For decades, people have observed humpback whales engaging in what appears to be some sort of vigilantism. As a pod of orcas attacks baby whales of …

Animals

We Need To Save Large Mammals From Extinction Before It's Too Late

Elephants are majestic, amazing creatures, but they could be in trouble, along with other species of large mammals. If they disappear, we’d be robbed …

Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea …

Climate Change

The average home has more than 100 kinds of bugs living in it, new study finds

Don't panic, but your house probably has a lot more bugs in it than you think.<p>The average home contains more than 100 different species of flies, spiders, beetles, ants and other bugs — with an even greater variety inside houses in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new study in Biology …

Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'

At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.<p>The paper contends …

Scientists warn world will miss key climate target

Grim backdrop to vital global emissions talks as new analysis shows 1.5C limit on warming is close to being broken<p>Leading climate scientists have warned that the Earth is perilously close to breaking through a 1.5C upper limit for global warming, only eight months after the target was set.<p>The …

Rio Olympics opens with a powerful message about climate change

An estimated 3 billion people worldwide got an introductory lesson about climate change by watching the Brazil Olympics opening ceremony.<p>Things in …

The Meteor Shower of the Decade Is Coming Next Week. Here's How to See It.

Astronomers predict next week's meteor shower will have twice as many meteors as normal.<p>If you find yourself outside during the night next Thursday, don't forget to look up. On Aug. 11 and 12, the biggest meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, will be lighting up the night sky, and this year the …