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Planets More Habitable Than Earth May Be Common in Our Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, planets, habitable, earth, common, galaxy, life, universe )

Darren
- 2 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Planets quite different from our own may be the best homes for life in the universe
Rosetta Comet Probe Contradicts Current Theories About Source of Earth's Water
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comets, Earth, ESA, interesting, news, science, space, University of Bern )

Kayleen
- 6 days ago - cbsnews.com
Data from the Rosetta spacecraft flying along with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko concludes that asteroids, not comets, delivered the lion's share of the water making up Earth's oceans. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
I-Wonder: How Can Our Blue Planet Be Running Out Of Fresh Water ?
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Scientists, Earth, Blue Planet, Water )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nearly two million people die from a lack of safe drinking water every year. And in just 15 years time, half the world's population could be living in areas of high water stress - places where there isn't enough water to go round.
Earth Has Its Own 'Star Trek'-Like Force Field
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, Earth, environment, interesting, MIT, news, science, space, University of Colorado Boulder )

Kayleen
- 16 days ago - cnn.com
Scientists just discovered a protective shield 7,200 miles above Earth, similar to the force fields seen on the popular TV show. They're baffled by this phenomenon, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Earth-Earth Magnetic Field Now Flips More Often Than Ever
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, Earth, magnetic field, solar radiation )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
The planet's magnetic field is becoming less stable. In the distant past it reversed direction every 5 million years, but now it does so every 200,000 years
Amazing Time-Lapse of Earth Rotation and Other Space Videos of the Month
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Space, science, Earth )

Ray
- 40 days ago - rt.com
Imagine that you don't have to go to space to actually see the Earth rotate, does that seem crazy? The mind-boggling timelapse posted on Youtube presents a different perspective showing our planet actually move, while the stars stay in place.
Microscopic Vampire Amoebas Are Swarming
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, Microscopic vampire, microbiology, bodily fluids, environment, scientists )

Ray
- 47 days ago - bbc.com
Within a few metres of you, almost certainly, a vampire is feeding. It grabs its victim and punctures its skin, then drains its bodily fluids.
I-Wonder: Did Climate Change Make Us Intelligent ?
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, science, environment, human brains, Earth )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.co.uk
About two million years ago, something extraordinary started happening in the Great Rift Valley in East Africa.
Earth's Magnetic Pole Could Reverse Within A Single Human Lifetime
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, study, space, Earth, magnetic field, north pole, south pole, technology )

Michael
- 66 days ago - iflscience.com
Over the course of millions of years, the Earth's magnetic field can reverse, so that compasses point south rather than north. There has been plenty of speculation that we're heading for another such event quite soon.
Water on Earth Is OLDER Than the Sun: Similarity Between Oceans and Icy Comets Increases Our Chance of Finding Alien Life
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, scientists, science, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, earth, water, solar system, exoplanets, ancient ice, asteroids, sun )

Darren
- 85 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Earth's water may have begun life in the early solar system, says study This means exoplanets may form in environments with abundant water The study took a look at ancient ice preserved in comets and asteroids
How to Put a Human on Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: Mars, Humans, Space, Earth )

Ray
- 100 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One of Earth's closest neighbours, Mars is still some 56 million km away at its closest alignment, a journey of at least nine months. Rovers have landed on the Red Planet, probes have scanned its surface but what would it take to put a human on Mars?
Nasa: Asteroid 2014 RC to Safely Fly Past Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, Asteroid 2014 RC, Earth, NASA )

Ray
- 103 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A small asteroid about the size of a house will fly past Earth on Sunday, US space agency Nasa says.
The Sixth Extinction Is Here -- And It's Our Fault
Science & Tech  (tags: science, history, life, earth, biodeversity losses, study, environment, interesting, humans, research )

Carrie
- 146 days ago - recode.net
The Earth appears to be in the early stages of the Sixth Extinction, the latest in a series of mass biodiversity losses that have punctuated the history of life on the planet, according to a paper published in Science this week.
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now
Science & Tech  (tags: magnetic field, Earth, pole flip )

Freya
- 163 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm.
NASA Launches Carbon-Tracking Satellite
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, satellites, Earth, climate change, carbon dioxide )

Freya
- 170 days ago - news.yahoo.com
NASA on Wednesday launched a satellite designed to track carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that is responsible for global warming.
 

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