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A cloud-to-ground lightning strike during a nighttime thunderstorm in the Midwest
Minutes after lightning lit the dark evening sky in the middle of a blizzard, a team of seven students and researchers rapidly unzipped a bright...
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The U.S. National Science Foundation announces the launch of a new initiative that will invest in the development of artificial intelligence-ready...
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Sea surface anomalies across the Earth in July 2023 during the 2023-2024 El Niño event
From 2023 to 2024, the world experienced a major El Niño event, affecting everything from global weather and climate to ecosystems and economies. Now...
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Analysis of historic baleen plates, the comb structures that are used by some species of whales to filter food, from Southern Hemisphere blue and fin whales.
U.S. National Science Foundation-funded researchers recently released a new study in Ecology and Evolution o utlining their in-depth analysis of...
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Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas.
Regions of the Amazon rainforest respond to drought according to differences in local forest environments and in the properties of trees, Scott...
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An illustration of many faint brown dwarf stars surrounding a galaxy. The galaxy occupies most of the image as a fuzzy oval disk.
Too big to be planets but too small to be stars, distant brown dwarfs are a key ingredient for understanding the history of the Milky Way. These...
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