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Greenland's Hidden Ice Layers Revealed in New Map

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Layer by layer, scientists have filled in the hidden expanse of Greenland's vast ice sheet, revealing where the island hides its oldest ice. 

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California's 'Dismally Meager' Snowpack Signals More Drought

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California's snowpack is just a fraction of its normal level for this time of year, suggesting a fourth year of drought is on its way. And the problems extend beyond the Golden State. 

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When Ant-Eating Bears Arrive, A Native Plant Thrives

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When black bears attack ant nests in a Rocky Mountain meadow, they help a native plant, rabbitbrush, grow better and produce more seeds. 

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Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

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The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home. 

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Crude Conspiracies? Data Suggest Nations Do Go to War Over Oil (Op-Ed)

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The “thirst for oil” is often put forward as a near self-evident explanation behind military interventions in Libya, for instance, or Sudan. Oil, or the lack of oil, is also said to be behind the absence of intervention in Syria now and in Rwanda in 1994....(more) 

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Cleanup of Yellowstone's Icy Oil Spill Offers Cautionary Tales

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The Yellowstone River's oil spill was the first in U.S. frozen water in two-plus decades. 

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In Sierra Leone's Chaotic Capital, Ebola Found Fertile Ground

a shared story    7 hours 59 minutes ago
How poverty, density, and fragmentation in Sierra Leone's capital city fueled the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. 

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Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

a shared story    8 hours 59 minutes ago
What do falling oil prices mean for green energy? 

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Get to the Point: 5 Fast Facts About Porcupines

a shared story    9 hours 59 minutes ago
Teddy Bear, the internet's famous porcupine, charms people with his vocals, but in real life porcupines rely less on squeaks than scents. 

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Week's Best Space Pictures: Stars Wheel, a Balloon Hoists, and a Storm Churns

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Stars careen across the Himalaya, scientists search for an afterglow, and a cyclone kicks up a fuss in this week's best space pictures. 

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Giant Asteroid Sails Past Earth, Raising Safety Questions on Terra Firma

a shared story    12 hours 59 minutes ago
The space rock passed by Earth Monday at what sounds like a comfortable distance—about three times the distance of the moon from the Earth—but should we should be doing more to identify potentially dangerous asteroids? 

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Poll Reveals Rift Between Scientists, Regular Folks

a shared story    16 hours 59 minutes ago
Americans don't see eye to eye with experts on the safety of many science-driven advances, from vaccinations to genetically modified foods. 

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