Monday, May 21, 2018

NPR News: NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth's Lumpy Gravity

NASA Launching New Satellites To Measure Earth's Lumpy Gravity
The two satellites, which are collectively called GRACE and will replace two retired probes, are one of the most important tools for understanding the effects of climate change.

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NPR News: Trump Hints At Plan To Create 'Space Force' As Sixth Military Branch

Trump Hints At Plan To Create 'Space Force' As Sixth Military Branch
While the Pentagon opposes the measure, the military has conducted operations in space for 50 years.

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NPR News: Hawaii Volcano's Lava Spews 'Laze' Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air

Hawaii Volcano's Lava Spews 'Laze' Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air
Lava from the Kileaua volcano is pouring into the Pacific Ocean, generating a plume of "laze" — hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles — into the air.

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NPR News: Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them

Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them
For more than 150 years, scientists have known that levees increase flood risk on the Mississippi River. That hasn't stopped local officials from building up levees in response to more severe floods.

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NPR News: French Researchers: Hitler Really Did Die In The Bunker In 1945

French Researchers: Hitler Really Did Die In The Bunker In 1945
Conspiracy theories have abounded for years about the fate of the F├╝hrer, ranging from his escape to Argentina aboard a German U-boat to living out his days at a secret Nazi moon base.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

NPR News: The Case Of The Stolen Succulents

The Case Of The Stolen Succulents
California Fish and Wildlife agents are combating a rash of succulent poaching incidents on the state's coastline, apparently to satisfy a booming demand for the plants in Korean and Chinese markets.

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NPR News: Magdalena Skipper Is Named New Chief Of 'Nature'

Magdalena Skipper Is Named New Chief Of 'Nature'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Magdalena Skipper, who the journal Nature has chosen as its new editor-in-chief. Skipper is the first woman to hold the post.

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