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Blue Marble, Eastern Hemisphere -- Image acquired March 30, 2014. Of all the planets NASA has explored, none have matched the dynamic complexity of our own. Earth is constantly changing, and NASA are working constantly to explore and understand the planet on scales from local to global. Though Earth science has been a key part of NASA’s mission since the agency was founded in 1958, this year has been one of the peaks. Two new Earth-observing satellites have already been launched and put to work: the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2). Three more missions are set to take off in the next six months: the wind-measuring ISS-RapidScat, the ISS Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP). And research planes have been flying over polar ice, hurricanes, boreal forests, and pollution plumes. NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS imagery from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA and the Department of Defense. Caption by Mike Carlowicz. You can read more about this image at Credit: NASA Earth Observatory #nasagoddard #BlueMarble #EarthRightNow #earth

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British Shorthair Cat

British Shorthair Cat<br>For people that are looking for a large sized, short coated cat breed, this is the cat for them. The British Shorthair Cat is a popular cat breed originally from Great Britian.This cat breed may also be known as Highlander, Highland Straight, and Britannica in some locations.British Shorthair Cat owners have really enjoyed their time with this feline companion and noted that they are affectionate, easy going, and loyal.Their personality and demeanor is what makes most …

Betelgeuse: The Eventual Supernova

Betelgeuse is a star nearing the end of its life. Because it is creating heavier and heavier elements in its core that could be used for stars after …

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In Pictures: The spectacle of the 'Supermoon'

The term "supermoon" is one borrowed from astrology. Scientists would prefer to call the phenomenon a perigee moon, or perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system. In lay terms, it's when a full moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth. There was one this weekend, which caught the …

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

There's less than expected on the surface. Scientists are trying to find where in the ocean it's gone.<p>When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up.<p>Their work, published this month in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …


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Goths rejoice: Scientists develop material so dark you can’t even see it - News - Alternative Press

A British company has produced a material so black it absorbs all but 0.035 percent of visual light, which is the new world record apparently. …


Europeans Taste-Test America's Trashiest Snacks

Europeans just <i>looove</i> to sit on their high horse and judge America, smugly mocking our short vacations, our proclivity for sneakers and baseball caps, and most importantly, our junk food. From aerosol cheese to cake that can survive a nuclear war, Europeans laugh at (and remain perplexed by) some of …


Expert guide to Berlin

Local laws and etiquette<p>Service in Berlin is generally OK, but when it’s bad it makes nonchalant Parisians look positively proactive. You’ll likely fall victim to the occasional delay, arrogant waiter/waitress or even a withering glare, but don’t take it personally. It’s just the Berlin …

Road Trip: Cornwall, England

A hybrid of historical attractions and natural beauty, this is England at its most unique.<p>With its whitewashed seaside villages and greener-than-green countryside dotted with Celtic ruins, the Cornish peninsula is a hybrid of historical attractions and natural beauty. From its subtropical gardens …


The 20 Best Beaches In America

Because nothing quite says "summer" like sand between your toes, salty air, and the lullaby of waves crashing on shore, we set out to find the best beaches in the U.S.<p>For this list, we looked at six notable beach rankings compiled by travel experts, vacationers, and water quality researchers and …


20 Stunning European Cities To Visit In Your 20s

From major metropolises to charming, overlooked locales, Europe is brimming with cities everyone should visit. But where does a penny-pinching, adventure-seeking twentysomething even begin when it comes to traveling Europe?<p>The big players -- London, Paris, Amsterdam -- are great. Those should be on</i> …

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