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The Surprising Reasons Some Parts of Earth Are Warming Slower

The Surprising Reasons Some Parts of Earth Are Warming Slower

It has become common to focus on the fastest warming places, regions where human-induced climate change is causing temperatures to rise at an alarming rate. In the Arctic, where sea ice is rapidly disappearing, warming could occur more than four times faster than anywhere else on the planet. The World Meteorological Organization recently said that …

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Drought-ravaged LA seeks surprising water source: Contaminated Superfund site

Drought-ravaged LA seeks surprising water source: Contaminated Superfund site

As drought and climate change ravage California’s once-reliable drinking water supply, Los Angeles officials are turning to a relatively new and nearly untapped resource for the city’s 4 million people: the Superfund site. in their own backyard. Nearly 70% of the city’s 115 wells in the San Fernando Valley groundwater basin — the largest such …

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Cosmic Chocolate Pralines

Cosmic chocolate pralines: surprising discovery of physicists on the structure of neutron stars

Studying the speed of sound has revealed that heavy neutron stars have a hard mantle and a soft core, while light neutron stars have a soft mantle and a hard core – much like different chocolate pralines. Credit: Peter Kiefer and Luciano Rezzolla Physicists are modeling more than a million equations of state to uncover …

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