Heena Singla

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The Week in Review: Climate Change on the World Stage

One hundred fifty world leaders met in Paris this week to kick off two weeks of negotiations around climate change at The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC). If a deal is reached, it would be the strongest agreement in history to address greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiators from …

Associated Press News

Curiosity Rover Sees Earth from Mars for 1st Time (Photos)

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home planet …

Pluto might have ice volcanoes

Two of Pluto’s mountains could be cryovolcanoes – ice volcanoes – that might have spewed an ammonia-ice slurry in the recent geological past.<p>New …

Solar System

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

Scientists Unearth Fossils Of Rats The Size Of Small Dogs

What researchers really find intriguing, though, is why they died out.<p>Musophobes, quit reading now.<p>Archaeologists with the Australian National University have discovered the fossils of seven different species of giant rats, one of which could grow to be up to 10 times the size of the critters that …

Martian Gullies Were Carved By Water, Not Lava, And Now We Have Proof

For over a billion years, Mars was possibly the equal of Earth when it came to its geology, its terrain, its conditions, and possibly even for the presence of life. Now that we know the surface contains liquid water even today, it’s tempting to look at a whole diversity of features on the Martian …