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NASA asteroid hunter spies Earth from far, far away     – CNET
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The Osiris-Rex spacecraft sent back a striking view of Earth and the moon looking tiny against the backdrop of space.

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The Last Man on Earth To Speak His Language
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From a report: An elderly man in Peru named Amadeo Garcia Garcia is the last person on earth to speak his native language, Taushiro, the NY Times’ Nicholas Casey reports in a remarkable long-read. A combination of disease and exploitation have led the Taushiro, a tribe of hunter-gatherers in the Amazon, to the verge of […]

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Odds alien life exists boosted by oldest fossils on Earth     – CNET
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Microorganisms in an ancient rock show diverse life existed under harsh conditions on Earth like those seen on other worlds.

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Why Meteoroids Explode Before Hitting the Earth
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According to a new study from Purdue University, scientists have figured out why meteoroids explode before hitting the Earth. “The research, published in the December issue of the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, shows that as meteoroids plunge, the high-pressure air they push against find its way into the objects’ pores and cracks, forcing their […]

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Earth Will Likely Be Much Warmer In 2100 Than We Anticipated, Scientists Warn
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According to a new analysis of the most realistic climate models to date, global temperature rise by 2100 could be 15 percent higher than the highest projections from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). What this means is that cuts in greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) will have to be even […]

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When will the Earth try to kill us again?
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Enlarge “The revolutions and changes which have left the earth as we now find it, are not confined to the overthrow of the ancient layers” – Georges Cuvier, 1831. Our planet Earth has extinguished large portions of its inhabitants several times since the dawn of animals. And if science tells us anything, it will surely […]

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The Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Plunged Earth Into Catastrophic Winter
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The asteroid impact roughly 66 million years ago that wiped out three-quarters of plant and animal species, including the dinosaurs, dropped temperatures globally below freezing for several years. The new assessment, reported in the journal Geographic Research Letters, gives scientists a much clearer picture of the climate catastrophe following the event. BCC reports: The UK […]

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Crunch Report | Using SpaceX Spaceships to Travel on Earth
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Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX spaceships for travel on Earth, Apple has quietly acquired Regaind and South Korea decides to ban ICOs. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets could blast us off to… Earth?     – CNET
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If we’re building rockets to send us to Mars, why not use ’em on Earth? Musk asks the question at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia.

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