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A Glimpse to the Future

During a supernova, the core of a massive star is compressed, causing it to gravitationally collapse into a neutron star. This is a gorgeous rendition of one particular dying star, our sun, in a hypothetical distant future. 56 more words

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fairies keep their plants on a tight leash

Beneath the piercingly blue skies of the northern Mongolian steppe, the evidence of fairy activity is plain for all to see. While historically the subject of myths and folklore in medieval European cultures, scientists have recently taken an interest in the mysterious “fairy rings” that occur in woodlands and grasslands across the globe. 361 more words

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ocean color may affect hurricane activity

a recently study suggests that the color of the ocean, determined largely by the concentration of phytoplankton at the surface, may affect the development of tropical cyclones. 132 more words

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urban jungles

a study published recently in Global Change Biology found that rainforests have been displaced as ecosystems that store the most carbon- by cities! cities store more carbon in their trees, buildings and dirt, than the densest and most productive tropical rainforests. 174 more words

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