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New Technology Is Keeping The Air We Breathe Under An Unprecedented Level Of Scrutiny

Measure twice, cut once, they say. Unless you are trying to save the planet. In that case, measure and cut constantly.

October 23, 2015
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Ted Cruz’s Climate Change Denial Poses A Big Threat To NASA

The GOP takeover of the Senate threatens the longevity of NASA, NOAA, and the EPA.

March 16, 2015

Orbital Cargo Ship Departs Space Station

Washington (AFP) — Orbital Sciences Corporation’s unmanned Cygnus cargo ship left the International Space Station Friday on its way to a fiery re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. The spacecraft was released from the orbiting lab at 6:40 a.m,. NASA said in a live broadcast of the event. “Cygnus is free of the International Space Station,” a […]

August 15, 2014

Asteroid Impact That Killed The Dinosaurs Also Cooled The Earth

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also caused a temporary but devastating “impact winter” — darkening the sky, cooling the Earth and inhibiting photosynthesis, new research suggests. Sixty-six million years ago, a 6.2-mile-wide asteroid known as Chicxulub struck the Earth off the Yucatan coast, setting off […]

May 13, 2014

Small Microbes Almost Killed All Life On Earth, Study Suggests

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Tiny microbes on the bottom of the ocean floor may have been responsible for the largest extinction event our planet has ever seen, according to a new study. These microbes of death were so small, that one billion of them could fit in a thimble-full of ocean […]

April 2, 2014

Scientists Identify Oldest Crystal On Earth — 4.4 Billion Years Old

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times The oldest known material on Earth is a tiny bit of zircon crystal that has remained intact for an incredible 4.4 billion years, a study confirms. The ancient remnant of the early Earth may change the way we think about how our planet first formed. The crystal is the […]

February 24, 2014