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How can coral survive at the mouth of the Amazon?

Geographical - ‎3 hours ago‎
The surprise discovery of a 600-mile long coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river has shocked scientists. Studying such a 'marginal reef' could reveal secrets of marine life in low-light conditions.
This Week: ​The Amazon River's Coral Secret
Scientists discover massive coral reef in location long thought to be impossible: the mouth of the Amazon
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Ottawa company launches platform to help urban planners prepare for climate change

BetaKit - ‎19 hours ago‎
Climate change is set to have a severe impact on many vital aspects of our lives; from water access to the extinction of one-fourth of the Earth's species, there is already a wealth of data that tells us what future we can expect because of climate change.
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US secretary warns of Arctic 'climate refugees' in meeting with McKenna

The Globe and Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the key to dealing with climate change in the Arctic is to have “real conversations” with the Inuit peoples who live there.
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Tim Peake to drive a robotic rover on Earth from the ISS as part of the ExoMars mission

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tim Peake is set to control a robot rover while orbiting the Earth from space in a pioneering experiment later today. The British astronaut will remotely navigate the explorer through a simulated Martian landscape from the International Space Station.
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Dyer: Climate change is not incremental — it could spike

Kamloops This Week - ‎14 hours ago‎
Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 11.37.25 AM If you spend a lot of time talking to scientists about climate change, there's one word you'll hear time and time again, yet it's hardly ever mentioned in the public discussion of climate change.
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Hawaii police make arrest in attack on endangered seal

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
LIHUE, Hawaii -- Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video.
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Transit of Mercury to be marked at The Open University

Milton Keynes Citizen - ‎7 hours ago‎
The forthcoming Transit of Mercury in May will be marked with a special event at The Open University campus. And the public are invited to be there.
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CO2 fertilisation greening Earth: Study

CanIndia News - ‎7 hours ago‎
New York, April 27 (IANS) A quarter to half of Earth's vegetated land has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), says a study.
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Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space

CTV News - ‎8 hours ago‎
TOKYO - Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.
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Study shows not all neonic seed treatments harm bees

FarmersWeekly - ‎1 hour ago‎
New research suggests that one of the three banned neonicotinoid seed treatment actives does not have an adverse effect on bee health.
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Elon Musk-owned OpenAI launches 'OpenAI Gym' for AI systems

Digit - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The OpenAI Gym is an open source code that provides a suite of environments in which developers can work on and test their AI algorithms.
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BC researchers collect indigenous data to fill climate change data gaps

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Canadian scientists have collected stories from more than 90,000 people whose traditional ways of life rely on nature, in an effort to capture signs of climate change where weather stations are absent.

A Round of a "Paws" for Canada's Animal Heroes

Ottawa Citizen - ‎50 minutes ago‎
TORONTO, April 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Three courageous pets and one fearless service animal will be recognized for their live-saving feats on Tuesday, May 3rd at the 48th annual Purina Animal Hall of Fame ceremony. These four-legged heroes will join the ...
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Industry input sought for next NASA Mars orbiter

SpaceFlight Insider - ‎59 minutes ago‎
An artist's rendition of a satellite around Mars using an optical laser for communicating with Earth instead of radio waves. Image Credit: NASA.
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Climate Science Methods That Survived for Centuries

Newsweek - ‎15 hours ago‎
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We like to think of climate science as extremely high-tech—satellites!
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Astronauts try new generation of training simulators at Boeing facility in St. Louis

Maine News Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA astronauts on Tuesday tried their hands on a new generation of training simulators at the Boeing facility in St. Louis. NASA's commercial crew astronauts Suni Williams and Eric Boe who tried the simulators will have an idea about launch, flight ...
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Researchers create natural insecticidal proteins to target resistant bugs

Phys.Org - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Using phage-assisted continuous evolution technology developed by Harvard Professor David Liu and his co-workers, a team of researchers has evolved new forms of a natural insecticidal protein called “Bt toxin.
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Scientists build world's tiniest thermometre using DNA

CanIndia News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have created a programmable DNA thermometre that is 20,000 times smaller than a human hair. This scientific advance reported in the journal Nano Letters may significantly aid our understanding of natural and human ...
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Into the Red: Our Complete Guide to Mars Opposition 2016

Universe Today - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Ready to explore the Red Planet? Starting in May, Mars invades the evening skies of the Earth, as it heads towards opposition on May 22nd. Not only does this place Mars front and center for prime time viewing, but we're headed towards a cycle of ...

Hello! We are not alone in space

Business Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
Recent discoveries of exoplanets have rekindled hope for other advanced technological civilisations that may have ever existed near us, researchers have found.