Nearby Earth-like planet could be the ‘most important’ find in modern astronomy

November 12, 2015 by  
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Scientists are studying a rocky Earth-like planet closely orbiting another star in our solar system, and they say it could be “the most important planet ever found outside the solar system,” the Guardian reports . Located in the Vela constellation in our southern skies, GJ 1132b may not have a very exciting name, but measurements detailing its atmosphere, surface winds and chemical composition could lead to groundbreaking new insights. Read the rest of Nearby Earth-like planet could be the ‘most important’ find in modern astronomy

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Melting polar ice is revealing life forms frozen for thousands of years

February 24, 2015 by  
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As climate change continues to eat away at Earth’s glaciers and melt polar landscapes, things inside them frozen for millennia are starting to come alive again. Thawing permafrost in Siberia and melting glaciers in Greenland are slowly unearthing a host of ancient life forms ranging from viruses and bacteria to plants and even some animals that have been cryogenically preserved there for thousands of years. Read the rest of Melting polar ice is revealing life forms frozen for thousands of years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient , Climate Change , crygenic , discoveries , frozen , Glacier Melt , life forms , organisms , resurrection ecologists , resurrection ecology

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In Peru’s Forests, New Discoveries Signal Encroaching Dangers

December 28, 2010 by  
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Peru is home to more than 200,000 square miles of forest land. Photo credit: tadd_debbie / Creative Commons Peru is famous for the Andes Mountains , but more than 60 percent of the country is covered by the Amazon rainforest—making the country a hotbed of biodiversity and the site of frequent species discoveries

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Giant Pink Snails Invading Miami Beach Vandalized

December 28, 2010 by  
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Parade of pink plastic snails on Miami Beach offer recycling message. Photo by Phillip Pessar via Flickr Dozens of giant pink snails have overtaken Miami Beach this December as an environmental message about recycling by the REgeneration Art Project that’s gone bad.

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More Brits Die from Cold Than Siberians – Utilities and Government to Blame?

December 28, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Liz (perspicatious.org) , used under Creative Commons license. The British government has already faced court action over fuel poverty and the number of poor and elderly dying for lack of warm home

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Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Orders 258 Wind Turbines for Iowa Wind Farm

December 28, 2010 by  
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Commuting by Car is Losing Favor in New York State

December 28, 2010 by  
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For Sale: Naming Rights to Newly Discovered Species

April 19, 2010 by  
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Once biologists started figuring out that their discoveries could get a lot of attention riding the coattails of a famous namesake, they began to get quite creative with taxonomy . As a result, there’s a myriad of new species named after fictional characters, actors, musicians, and politicians–from the Calponia harrisonfordi ant and the Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi spider, to a species of orange-colored … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wild and Weird New Species Discovered in 2009 (Slideshow)

December 14, 2009 by  
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Image credit: David S McLeod / WW Greater Mekong Here is some good news: Every year, new species are discovered. Unfortunately, they are almost always immediately classified as threatened or endangered.

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