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Plant and animal species are becoming extinct at rates more than 1,000 times more quickly than they did before the arrival of humans, indicating that the Earth could be edging closer to a sixth great extinction.
Two years after from the second-deadliest tornado season in US history, climate scientists are finding it difficult to predict exactly what kind of impact global warming will have on the prevalence of the deadly twisters.
Despite multiple glitches, accidents, and equipment failures in recent months, a NASA representative told reporters on Thursday that the U.S. space agency still had confidence in the Russian space program and specifically the Soyuz rockets used to transport crew and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).
Emissions of carbon dioxide saw their largest ever single-year increase in 2010, with levels of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases surpassing the so-called "worst case scenario" that climate experts described just four years ago.
A University of Alabama climatologist is claiming that temperature-monitoring satellites have revealed "a huge discrepancy" between global warming predictions and the actual levels of heat contained within the atmosphere.
The James Webb Space Telescope, a proposed successor to the Hubble Space Telescope currently under development at NASA, needs additional funding in order to make its scheduled 2015 launch date.
This April Fools' Day, regardless of whether you're the one playing the prank or the victim of someone else's shenanigans, odds are you'll be laughing--and to Baltimore based neuroscientist Robert Provine, that's serious business.
By SETH BORENSTEIN By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON About four out of 10 species of freshwater fish in North America are in peril, according to a major study by U.S., Canadian and Mexican scientists.