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June 4, 2012

 

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Magdeburg

If you can't name a politician who was also an active scientist, that doesn't mean they haven't been out there.

May 24, 2012

 

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Particle Discovered Which Could Cool The Planet

Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.

March 28, 2012

 

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How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

March 12, 2012

 

Fossil shells

Scientists Use Ancient Shells To Learn About The Past

If you needed to know what the weather was like in Singapore tens of millions of years ago, you'd have to consult a different source.

March 9, 2012

 

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High Inflation

What happens to the balloon after it rises out of sight?

January 26, 2012

 

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Why The Sky Is Not Blue

This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.

October 17, 2011

 

Orange full moon behind a tree branch

That Spooky Orange Glow

Why is the moon sometimes orange or red? Why is the sky blue? These questions are closely related!

November 29, 2010

 

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How Much Radiation Are You Exposed To When You Fly?

You are exposed to relatively high doses of radiation from the time you go through security to the moment your plane lands.

September 29, 2010

 

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Who Are the ‘Archaeologists Of The Air’?

Scientists have found aerosol particles that would have dominated the Earth's pre-industrial atmosphere.

July 27, 2010

 

Titan

Titan’s Atmosphere May Hold Clues For The Origin of Life

The study of nitrogen compounds found in Titan's atmosphere may help scientists understand how life originally formed on our own planet.

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