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Science Wire | Jul 02, 2015

How do fireworks get their colors?

The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?

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Science Wire | Jun 25, 2015

Earthquakes to blame for Mount Sinabung eruptions?

Scientists think there may be a link between the new volcanic activity at Mount Sinabung in Indonesia and three recent megathrust earthquakes.

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Science Wire | Jun 01, 2015

Now is the time to prepare for hurricanes

Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. Preparing in advance saves lives. Some tips to help you plan, here.

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FAQs | Jun 01, 2015

How do hurricanes get their names?

Atlantic hurricane names for the 2015 season include Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, and Wanda.

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Blogs | May 20, 2015

North Atlantic circulation slowing down already?

A predicted global warming effect is a slowdown in North Atlantic Ocean circulation. New research shows recent decreases that are unprecedented in the past 1,100 years.

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Blogs | May 18, 2015

This date in science: Cataclysmic eruption at Mount St. Helens

The May 18, 1980 eruption at Mount St. Helens was one of the most destructive volcanic events ever recorded in the history of the United States.

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Science Wire | Apr 27, 2015

Carbon from melting permafrost goes back to atmosphere

According to a new study, microbes eat the carbon and release it as CO2, where ends up back in the atmosphere and contributes to further warming.

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Blogs | Apr 20, 2015

Ocean acidification drove Earth’s largest mass extinction

New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most life on Earth.

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Blogs | Apr 01, 2015

Spring means these 4 hibernators are waking up

With the onset of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, animals that hibernate are waking up from a long-period of deep sleep.

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Science Wire | Mar 20, 2015

Why does Earth have four seasons?

Many believe Earth’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. But that is not the case.