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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Comet ISON: The ‘Comet of the Century’

NASA’s iconic Hubble Space Telescope has snapped stunning new photos of Comet ISON, which could become one of the brightest comets ever seen when it zips through the inner solar system this fall. Hubble captured the new photos on April 10, when Comet ISON was slightly closer than Jupiter. At the time the icy wanderer was about … Continue reading »

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Why 1,600 years of ice melting in 25 years is a bad omen

A glacier in Peru has melted to levels not seen since the end of the last ice age By Keith Wagstaff at The Week Ohio State University glaciologist Lonnie Thompson and a colleague examines dried parts of the Quelccya ice cap in this undated photo. AP Photo/Handout photo by Ohio State University, Lonnie Thompson How … Continue reading »

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Pollution linked to 1.2M deaths in China in 2010

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News More than 1.2 million people died prematurely in China in 2010 as a result of outdoor air pollution, a new analysis of scientific data shows. The summary—released Sunday in Beijing and first published by the Lancet, a British medical journal—is based on 2010′s Global Burden of Disease Study and was … Continue reading »

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