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2008-07-12 06:00:11

By Aaron Mackey, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 12--UA officials at Biosphere 2 are working to mold the site of the controversial experiment into a premier scientific hub that gives the public unprecedented access to climate and ecological research.

2008-06-17 15:00:00

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - This summer, Environment Canada's Biosphere is pleased to present a very special programming that allows members of the general public to have unique experiences and discover how to reduce their environmental footprint.

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2007-06-05 18:00:00

The landmark glass terrarium known as Biosphere 2, which was built as a self-sustaining environment for humans 20 years ago, and the 1,650 acres surrounding the research site were sold to a home developer for $50 million.

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2006-11-13 10:30:00

Two recent discoveries in astrobiology challenge many of our assumptions about an integrated biological community on Earth.

2006-05-25 07:20:00

By Mica Rosenberg CRUCE A LA COLORADA, Guatemala (Reuters) - The ancient Mayans abandoned their monumental cities in Central America's jungles over a thousand years ago, and many blame their civilization's collapse on massive deforestation.


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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.