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Space-based solar power is getting serious—can it solve Earth’s energy woes?

Late last month in Munich, engineers at the European aerospace firm Airbus showed off what might be the future of…

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Earth’s surface may be teeming with trillions of dark matter particles

When dark matter is captured inside a planet or star, much of it sinks to the middle – but if…

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Astronomers trace fireball in Earth’s skies to space rock that made it

In an effort to learn more about potentially hazardous asteroids, astronomers have used telescopic surveys to find an image of…

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Earth’s algae and moss could survive under the light of another star

Experiments on Earth mimicking the rays from a red dwarf star show that cyanobacteria, algae and moss can grow under…

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Earth’s ant population of 20 quadrillion outnumbers humans by 2.5 million times, study finds

To say that ants outnumber people on Earth would be a gross understatement. According to a new study, there are…

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Just a small rise in Earth’s temperature could cause irreversible ecosystem and weather changes

From melting ice sheets to stressed coral reefs, global warming is changing our world in unmistakable ways. But identifying “tipping…

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Our neighbouring planets can help us understand Earth’s climate change

Studying the atmospheres of Venus and Mars can help us learn how Earth’s climate will look in the future, says…

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Emissions from rocket launches could affect Earth’s weather systems

Increasing numbers of space launches will put more black carbon high in the atmosphere, where it can trap heat from…

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Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as a GPS, scientists say

Bryan Keller via AP In this Sept. 2015 photo taken by Colby Griffiths on the North Edisto River in South…

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Earth’s oldest minerals date onset of plate tectonics to 3.6 billion years ago

IMAGE: Zircons studied by the research team, photographed using cathodoluminescence, a technique that allowed the team to visualize the interiors of…

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