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2005-12-09 07:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Earth's north magnetic pole is drifting away from North America and toward Siberia at such a clip that Alaska might lose its spectacular Northern Lights in the next 50 years, scientists said Thursday. Despite accelerated movement over the past century, the possibility that Earth's modestly fading magnetic field will collapse is remote. But the shift could mean Alaska may no longer see the sky lights known as auroras, which might then be more visible in more southerly areas...

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2005-05-02 22:39:42

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lonnie Dupre decided to risk his life after a glacier went missing. The Minnesota explorer was on a kayaking expedition around Greenland four years ago when his two-man team prepared to navigate around a glacier shown on their 1982 map. But when they paddled into a fjord where the glacier was supposed to be, they found only ice remnants on the side of a mountain. "After that, I thought, if I ever do another project, the whole thing is going to surround global warming,"...


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Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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