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Scientists Discover a 400 Mile Canyon Below Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists Discover a 400 Mile Canyon Below Greenland Ice Sheet

Most of Greenland is covered in a thick sheet of ice, but scientists have just discovered another vast canyon beneath the 460 mile glacier. Headed by Jonathan Bamber at the University of Bristol, the

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British Mission to Drill Down to Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in the Antarctic is Derailed

British Mission to Drill Down to Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in the Antarctic is Derailed

Photo via Shutterstock It appears that the formidable ice sheets of the Antarctic have gotten the best of a UK research team attempting to bore through them to reach the subglacial Lake Ellsworth. The

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It Took Earth’s Species 10 Million Years To Recover After “The Great Dying”

It Took Earth’s Species 10 Million Years To Recover After “The Great Dying”

Considering that our planet may be on the precipice of experiencing its sixth mass extinction event, this makes for pretty disturbing reading. According to researchers from the University of Bristol, it

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Velcro-Like Cells On Petals Help Bees to Keep Their Grip on Flowers

Velcro-Like Cells On Petals Help Bees to Keep Their Grip on Flowers

A team of scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have discovered that velcro-like cells on plant petals help bees to keep their grip while collecting pollen and prevent them from being

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New Magnetic Soap Could Clean Up Oil Spills Quickly and Efficiently

New Magnetic Soap Could Clean Up Oil Spills Quickly and Efficiently

With the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill still impacting the local environment and the recent Costa Concordia accident threatening to leak diesel off the Italian coast, there has never been a better time to

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Scientists Design a Fake Volcano for Climate Change Experiment

Scientists Design a Fake Volcano for Climate Change Experiment

Earlier this year a group of thinkers around the world gathered at Chicheley Hall outside of London to talk about how to stop global climate change. Their almost universal conclusion was that, at this

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