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Mammals shrink when the Earth heats up: study

/ Mar 25, 2017

Mammals shrink when the Earth heats up: study

Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again. Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth’s history when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked as part of a natural warming, a new study says. ...

Nov 30, 2015

Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal

This time, it’s a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save. The last time that the nations of the world struck a binding agreement to fight global warming was 1997, in Kyoto. As leaders gather for a conference in Paris ...

Solving the whodunit of the SpaceX rocket explosion

/ Jun 30, 2015

Solving the whodunit of the SpaceX rocket explosion

A rocket’s dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it’s time for “Rocket Science CSI.” After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the rocket was a capsule ...

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get the poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better ...