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The southern hemisphere is stormier than the north, and we finally know why

The southern hemisphere is stormier than the north, and we finally know why

A new study from the University of Chicago and the University of Washington explains for the first time why the Southern Hemisphere is stormier than the Northern Hemisphere. Above: An extratropical cyclone off the coast of Australia in 2012. Credit: NASA For centuries, sailors who sailed the world knew where the most fearsome storms lay …

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Is the American West finally ready to kill the lawn?

Is the American West finally ready to kill the lawn?

Despite water conservation regulations prohibiting daytime watering, irrigation sprinklers spray water onto a lawn of degraded soil, July 12, 2022, during California’s historic drought. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images The Colorado River is drying up. This day has come since the agreement to share its waters was reached exactly 100 years ago, signified most …

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We Finally Know How Black Holes Produce the Brightest Light in the Universe

We Finally Know How Black Holes Produce the Brightest Light in the Universe

For something that emits no light that we can detect, black holes love to blanket themselves in radiation. In fact, some of the brightest light in the Universe comes from supermassive black holes. Well, not really black holes themselves; it is the material that surrounds them as they actively suck up large amounts of matter …

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