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When and where the Murray River flood is expected to peak in South Australia's Riverland

When and where the Murray River flood is expected to peak in South Australia’s Riverland

As water levels rise along the Murray River in South Australia, residents, businesses and authorities are keeping a close eye on what is to come. Many houses have already been flooded with water and others are without electricity. Here’s a preview of what’s to come in the coming weeks. What is the prediction now? The …

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Does Consciousness Require a Brain to Explain Why the Laws of Physics Don’t Actually Exist (Planet Earth Report Weekend)

Published on December 10, 2022 in Planet Earth, Science This weekend’s stories include What the World’s Largest Liquid Mirror Telescope Means for Astronomy to How Mass Extinction and Evolution Are Intertwined, and much more. Consciousness may not require a brain–Are plants conscious? asks Annaka Harris, New York Times bestselling author of CONSCIOUS: A Brief Guide …

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'Early dark energy' could explain the crisis in cosmology

‘Early dark energy’ could explain the crisis in cosmology

The cosmic distance scale, from the solar system to stars to nearby to distant galaxies, is used to measure the Hubble constant. Credit: NASA/ESA/A. Field (STScI)/A. Riess (JHU)) In 1916, Einstein completed his theory of general relativity, which describes how gravitational forces alter the curvature of spacetime. Among other things, this theory predicted that the …

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Essential COP15 reading: six books that explain the biodiversity crisis

The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen Chosen by Patrick Barkham Imagine a beautiful Persian rug 12 feet by 18 feet. Now imagine wielding a razor-sharp hunting knife and cutting it into 36 equal pieces. When you’re done cutting, there’s still nearly 216 square feet of recognizable things like rugs. But are they beautiful …

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