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2011-04-11 12:52:27

The Antarctic Peninsula has warmed rapidly for the last half-century or more, and recent studies have shown that an adjacent area, continental West Antarctica, has steadily warmed for at least 30 years, but scientists haven't been sure why.

2011-03-28 13:13:37

The earliest rocks in our Solar System were more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today.

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2011-02-21 09:30:00

New research gives the first accurate estimate of how much faster the Earth's core is rotating compared to the rest of the planet.

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2011-02-14 07:35:00

A new University of Georgia study that is the first to examine comprehensively the magnitude of hydrocarbon gases released during the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil discharge has found that up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydrocarbons were emitted into the deep ocean.

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2011-02-07 07:47:34

Earth's global temperature has been rising gradually over the last decades, but the warming has not been the same everywhere.

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2011-01-31 09:05:00

The region of Chile that was rocked by an earthquake last February could be at risk for a larger series of tremors.

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2011-01-25 10:25:00

A blanket of dust and rock debris is apparently shielding some glaciers in the world’s highest mountain range from thawing, and varying wind patterns might explain why some are defying a melt.

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2011-01-19 14:00:00

An International research team has discovered that seasonal temperatures in Europe, above all in winter, have been affected over the past 500 years by natural factors such as volcanic eruptions and solar activity, and by human activities such as the emission of greenhouse gases.

2011-01-18 19:19:19

A new analysis of the Northern Hemisphere's "albedo feedback" over a 30-year period concludes that the region's loss of reflectivity due to snow and sea ice decline is more than double what state-of-the-art climate models estimate.

2011-01-07 10:52:18

Collaborating with an international research team, an economic geologist from The University of Western Ontario has discovered how gold-rich magma is produced, unveiling an all-important step in the formation of gold mines.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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