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Carbon dioxide soars to record-breaking levels not seen in 800,000 years

There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years — since before our species evolved. Continue reading

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Off the coast of Portugal, the Earth’s crust might be peeling in two

In 1969, a giant earthquake off the coast of Portugal kicked up a tsunami that killed over a dozen people. Continue reading

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Hurricane Michael unearths evidence of fort occupied by hundreds of freed slaves

Tangled up in the root balls of enormous trees toppled by Hurricane Michael , which ripped through Florida last October, was an archaeological treasure: ammunition and artifacts from Fort Gadsden, a site occupied by one of the largest communities of fr… Continue reading

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Antarctic meteorite holds a tiny speck of stardust that’s older than the solar system

A tiny speck of stardust , hidden within a meteorite from Antarctica, is likely older than our sun — and was catapulted into our celestial neighborhood by an ancient star explosion that predates the formation of our solar system. Continue reading

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Black hole spits out high-energy jets at near light-speed

A stunning new image reveals two jets of high-energy material being spewed at nearly light-speed from the first-ever photographed black hole . Continue reading

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Up to 1 million species are at risk of extinction, and it’s all our fault

We are sucking the life out of our beautiful planet. Continue reading

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Living ‘balloon on a string’ discovered in the deepest part of the Indian Ocean

The depths of the Indian Ocean are home to some bizarre creatures — including one that looks like a balloon on a string. Continue reading

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