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Vibrating slab of Antarctic ice sounds like a horror movie

In the faraway realms at the bottom of the Earth, Antarctic scientists have unexpectedly recorded bizarre drone-like sounds. After burying 34 seismic monitors in the snow atop the Ross Ice Shelf in 2014 — which is a massive Texas-sized slab of ice that floats over the Southern Ocean — the instruments picked up near-constant “buzzing”...CONTINUE READING
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Watch from the cockpit as storm hunters enter Hurricane Michael’s eye

U.S. Air Force pilots spent the cloudy night crossing through the violent winds of Hurricane Michael.  On their sixth pass, the pilots entered the storm’s eye during daylight, capturing footage of the 150-mph hour storm’s steep eyewalls.  Hurricane Michael is making history Wednesday as the first Category 4 storm ever to hit the Florida Panhandle,...CONTINUE READING
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This art installation is made out of plastic waste collected from the ocean

Plastic pollution is huge problem for the world’s oceans, with an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and posing a serious threat to wildlife. Many of us though, only really see its effects from afar, but an Australian artwork is aiming to bring the problem a little...CONTINUE READING
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An Indonesian tsunami’s devastation captured in new, horrifying video

Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest storm this year ravaged the South China Sea, killing over 64 people in the Philippines, a tsunami has hit the coastal Indonesian city of Palu. The tsunami was caused by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake off the coast, according to the BBC, producing waves up to 6...CONTINUE READING
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High-tech paint could cool cities around the world

Cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, Madrid, and Paris have all acknowledged the bubble-like hotter temperatures within their cities, known widely as the Urban Heat Island effect.  Though some cities have tried a couple of different ways to combat the heat — like Madrid’s car-less day or New York’s movement to paint rooftops white...CONTINUE READING
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Why putting crisp packs in mail boxes as an act of protest isn’t as effective as you’d think

We all love a cheeky packet of salt and vinegar. But, what happens to the packaging once we’ve wolfed down those crisps?  In the case of Walkers crisps, the packaging can’t be recycled, and activists have taken to posting the empty packets back to the manufacturer. But, the Post Office has intervened, urging campaigners not...CONTINUE READING
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Large chunk of beach gets eaten up by the ocean in ‘nearshore landslip’ event

A large chunk of an Australian beach has fallen into the ocean, in another incident of its kind in recent years. On Monday morning, approximately 200 to 300 metres (218 to 328 yards) of beach at south-east Queensland’s Inskip Point eroded into the ocean, leaving a gap in the coast which reaches to the tree...CONTINUE READING
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The wilderness has returned to idyllic Cape Cod. That means great white sharks.

On Sept. 14, Wendy Dockray strolled down to Newcomb Hollow Beach, on the shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The waves were mighty that day, so she went to watch the surf pound the shore.  The waves also attracted surfers. “I actually thought, ‘Aren’t they worried?'” Dockray, whose family has owned a house on the cape...CONTINUE READING
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Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut shakes Hong Kong buildings as it moves into China

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall Sunday in mainland China, but not before deadly 100-plus mph winds blew through the Philippines and Hong Kong. In the Philippines, the New York Times reports more than 60 were killed in landslides and flooding, while millions are affected with homes and communities destroyed. Now the storm is in China, where...CONTINUE READING
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These Weather Channel graphics show how terrifying Hurricane Florence could become

It’s one thing to read about a hurricane or even see a photo or a video. It’s another to see its effects on the actual, real-life objects around a reporter.  The Weather Channel has been using mixed reality to great effect with its reporting on Hurricane Florence, showing how the water may rise and swallow...CONTINUE READING
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