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Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled over the last 40 years, scientists say.

2 hours ago from BBC News

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'Boaty McBoatface' maps deep ocean water

The intrepid submarine has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.

Tue 18 Jun 19 from BBC News

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New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future

New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by the year 3000. Even by the ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Have common mynas invaded your neighbourhood? This may be why

Introduced bird species like the common myna are more likely to thrive if the climate's right and there are already other alien species in the area. ...

3 hours ago from ABC Science

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The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate

Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have declined by 2-5% since at least the middle of the 20th century.

Mon 17 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis.

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Everest summits smash records amid deadly bottlenecks

A record 885 people climbed Everest in May this year, figures showed Tuesday, capping a deadly traffic-clogged season that also saw 11 climbers die on the world's highest mountain.

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered

Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen Universities. The thickness ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Plate tectonics may have driven Cambrian Explosion, study shows

The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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