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Thu, Oct 30, 2014 1:00 PM
As waves roll into shore, the edges are often foamy -- sometimes so much so that foam blows off the water and down the beach. Here's why it happens.
The world has 30 years to reverse the CO2 trend before global warming surpasses the 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit target set at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.
Also aboard the capsule is the RapidScat, an instrument that measures the speed and direction of ocean winds on Earth.
In addition to its atmospheric studies, MAVEN will also serve as a communications link between ground controllers on Earth and NASA's Mars rovers.
Learn about the 5 species of rhinoceros, all of which are dealing with major conservation threats.
The Department of Public Works denies permitting for a much-anticipated event involving '1,000 feet of soapy vinyl.' And water. Lots of water.
These little guys had to get their priorities straight, and that meant minimizing their feet.
It takes a lot of work in post-processing to make our home galaxy appear in some photographs.
It's hard not to feel a little more open, a little more hopeful, after reading this quote.
English golfer Andy Sullivan will soon soar to the edge of space aboard the XCOR Lynx space plane. He might want to bring his lucky 9-iron.
Testing for the new engine should begin in 2016, with the first flight due for launch in 2019.
Can you tell the difference between a cat and dog print, or a raccoon versus a rabbit? Test your tracking knowledge with this quiz!
Aggression is a small part of chimps' lives, but it can provide evolutionary insight into human violence.
What makes owl vision so special? Well for starters, they don't actually have eye balls.
If things like saved lives and prevented illnesses have a dollar value, efforts to stabilize the climate might pay for themselves.
Scientists aren't yet sure what the changes would mean for sharks in the wild, and they only have a few generations to wait and find out.
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